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, April 20, 2021

Crossroads of Ideas
Going Forward with Equity on Climate Change
What do we gain when we include diverse communities in the conversation about climate change? And what do we lose when we don’t? Scientists, engineers, experts and leaders from diverse backgrounds who work with BIPOC communities bring their perspectives to the state of the regional, national and global conversation around climate change. Featuring: Mandela Barnes, Andrew Curley, Dorothy Lsoto, Yaa Oparebea Ampofo, Yiying Xiong and Dawn Crim.
7:00 pm-8:00 pm Online

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Emmanuel Abbe
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Seminars are virtual. Sign up for the SILO email list to receive the links to each talk at https://groups.google.com/ and browse for silo
12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Martin Wainwright
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Seminars are virtual. Sign up for the SILO email list to receive the links to each talk at https://groups.google.com/ and browse for silo
12:30 pm

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Online: Story Versus Science - Science to Script Mini Symposium
FILM & TV INDUSTRY, STORYTELLING + SCIENCE, rsvp required for virtual event link
Ever wonder how writers find the balance between fact and fiction and their narrative and science? Join the Screenwriting Roundtable Discussion, Story Vs. Science! Explore how professional screenwriters, producers and scientists work and collaborate within mass media entertainment. All events are free and will be hosted on Zoom, participants can register for one event, or the entire series. RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/S2SMiniSymp For more info, visit: https://sciencetoscript.
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Friday, April 30, 2021

Online: ♀ In Post Production - Science to Script Mini Symposium
FILM & TV INDUSTRY, POST PRODUCTION + SCIENCE, rsvp required for virtual event link
Women in the screen industry are transforming the historically male dominated post-production culture. Join us as experts discuss insights into the art, craft, and technology of post production within show business. All events are free and will be hosted on Zoom, participants can register for one event, or the entire series. RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/S2SMiniSymp For more info, visit: https://sciencetoscript.
3:00 pm-4:00 pm



Online: Writers Workshop - Science to Script Mini Symposium
WRITING, STORYTELLING + SCIENCE, part one, rsvp required for virtual event link
Want to bring your science to the big screen? Bring your science related stories (or any story ideas!) for an opportunity to workshop narrative storytelling with Michael Graf, the WID's Science to Script Writer In Residence. All events are free and will be hosted on Zoom, participants can register for one event, or the entire series. Session One: 4/30 4:30 - 5:30PM; Session Two: 05/07 4:30-5:3oPM RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/S2SMiniSymp For more info, visit: https://sciencetoscript.
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Yuanzhi Li
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Seminars are virtual. Sign up for the SILO email list to receive the links to each talk at https://groups.google.com/ and browse for silo
12:30 pm

Friday, May 7, 2021

Online: Writers Workshop - Science to Script Mini Symposium
WRITING, STORYTELLING + SCIENCE, part two, rsvp required for virtual event link
Want to bring your science to the big screen? Bring your science related stories (or any story ideas!) for an opportunity to workshop narrative storytelling with Michael Graf, the WID's Science to Script Writer In Residence. All events are free and will be hosted on Zoom, participants can register for one event, or the entire series. Session One: 4/30 4:30 - 5:30PM; Session Two: 05/07 4:30-5:3oPM RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/S2SMiniSymp For more info, visit: https://sciencetoscript
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Rashmi Vinayak
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Seminars are virtual. Sign up for the SILO email list to receive the links to each talk at https://groups.google.com/ and browse for silo
12:30 pm

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Dimitris Tsipras
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Seminars are virtual. Sign up for the SILO email list to receive the links to each talk at https://groups.google.com/ and browse for silo
12:30 pm

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: TBD
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Seminars are virtual. Sign up for the SILO email list to receive the links to each talk at https://groups.google.com/ and browse for silo
12:30 pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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 22, 2021

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 23, 2021

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 24, 2021

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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