Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series held monthly on Tuesday evenings during the academic year that addresses topics that matter to our community and are the subject of research at UW-Madison.

The name Crossroads of Ideas reflects the importance of the Discovery Building as a place for campus and community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Crossroads refers to both the building’s central location on campus and the intersection of the dozens of different disciplines that work and study here.

Upcoming Events

Wisconsin’s Role in Harnessing Fusion Energy

Tuesday, April 11 | 7:00 PM

Fusion holds promise to provide abundant clean energy, but realizing this promise will require partners from academia, government, community organizations and the private sector. Cary Forest, professor of physics and […]

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Crossroads of Ideas is supported by the Morgridge Institute for ResearchUW–Madison and WARF.

The media partner for Crossroads of Ideas is The Cap Times.

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