WID Events

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and its collaborators host events focused on nucleating research at UW–Madison and beyond, creating opportunities for new connections, and engaging with the public. Most WID events take place in the Discovery Building, though it is important to note that not all Discovery Building events are affiliated with WID. For a full listing of events in the Discovery Building, please visit discovery.wisc.edu/events.

Please join us for these upcoming events:


Thursday, July 23, 2020


Thursday, August 6, 2020


Thursday, August 27, 2020

WID Symposium
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery annual internal symposium
WID's annual symposium features lightning talks, poster sessions, networking opportunities, and more. The event focuses on building community and shared expertise within WID.
9:00 am-5:30 pm Great Hall, Memorial Union




Thursday, October 15, 2020

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held online and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science activities, demonstrations, performances, tours, workshops and more.
12:00 am Online

Friday, October 16, 2020

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held online and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science activities, demonstrations, performances, tours, workshops and more.
12:00 am Online

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held online and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science activities, demonstrations, performances, tours, workshops and more.
12:00 am Online

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held online and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science activities, demonstrations, performances, tours, workshops and more.
12:00 am Online



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