Jeanan Yasiri Moe
WARF Director of Strategic Communications

Wisconsin Science Festival calls for participation

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Science Festival, which engages tens of thousands of people each year in celebration of research, the arts and humanities, seeks participation from campus groups.

The festival will be held October 20-23 in Madison and at sites statewide. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 17.

Campus groups can take part by hosting a program or open house at their location and/or leading a station as part of the Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building all four days of the festival. Proposals should be educational in nature and can be designed for any age group. Events must be open to the public and are strongly encouraged to be free.

Examples include:
  • Hands-on activities
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Tours
  • Community conversations

For more information, ideas and a submission form, visit All proposals will be reviewed and approved by the festival planning team.

"Participating in the Wisconsin Science Festival is tremendous exposure," says Laura Heisler, director of programming for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). "It's an opportunity for our campus partners to talk about their research, open up their labs and perhaps make a difference in someone's life."

About the Wisconsin Science Festival

Reaching more than 123,000 people since 2011, the annual Wisconsin Science Festival connects learners of all ages with science, technology, engineering, art and math. The festival is produced by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research.