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:


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
The Affordable Housing Crisis in Dane County and Beyond
It’s hard to imagine an issue that affects more people than the cost of housing, one of the most basic needs. Join local experts to discuss the future of affordable housing in Dane County and beyond. Hear what’s happening right now and what needs to happen around the state to address this critical social issue.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
Creating Climate Ready Communities in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), a partnership between UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is working with local governments to support efforts toward climate decision making. Learn more about this initiative and their work with the city of Madison to adapt to anticipated climate change impacts. Featuring Steve Vavrus, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts and Nelson Institute, and Christie Baumel, City of Madison.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
Reclaiming Indigenous Land Stewardship
We're counting down to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join us for the second of three Crossroads events in March. Grace Bulltail will explore why environmental resource management is vital for building capacity and equity in tribal communities.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Science to Script, Speed Science-ing
Women in Science
You're invited - join us for a lively evening of science stories for entertainment. Our March event honors that 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment - guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. We celebrate this centennial by featuring Women in Science. Three scientists will be your science speed-dates as entertainment writers explore science topics for the stage, screen, page and more! A featured talk by Dr. Claudia Solís-Lemus will follow at WN@TL.
5:30 pm-7:00 pm Discovery Building

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Film Screening: Human Nature
A film and panel on gene editing
Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR gene editing’s far-reaching implications through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. An expert panel will follow the screening sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the MS Biotechnology program. https://wondercollaborative.org/human-nature-documentary-film/
6:30 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
How We Talk About Climate Change
We're counting down to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join us for the final talk of our three Crossroads events in March. Featuring Kendra Pierre-Louis, Science Writer-in-Residence, and Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
Crossroads is a public lecture series that brings campus and the community together to learn about challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
Crossroads is a public lecture series that brings campus and the community together to learn about challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Crossroads of Ideas
Crossroads is a public lecture series that brings campus and the community together to learn about challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.
7:00 pm H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tiny Earth Symposium
Studentsourcing Antibiotic Discovery
Students, instructors, and community members from around the world will come together to share ideas, present research, and continue to develop the Tiny Earth program and its far-reaching network of antibiotic discoverers.
12:00 am Discovery Building

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tiny Earth Symposium
Studentsourcing Antibiotic Discovery
Students, instructors, and community members from around the world will come together to share ideas, present research, and continue to develop the Tiny Earth program and its far-reaching network of antibiotic discoverers.
12:00 am Discovery Building

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tiny Earth Symposium
Studentsourcing Antibiotic Discovery
Students, instructors, and community members from around the world will come together to share ideas, present research, and continue to develop the Tiny Earth program and its far-reaching network of antibiotic discoverers.
12:00 am Discovery Building

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 across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Discovery Building

Friday, October 16, 2020

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

Saturday, October 17, 2020

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

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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



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