Wednesday, August 23 | Union South | Varsity Hall
8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration begins and Campus Showcase opens
Get a jump on your day and connect with units and departments ready to engage with business and industry. Light breakfast served.
9:00–10:00 a.m. Campus Welcome and Corporate Engagements 101
10:00–10:45 a.m. Campus Showcase and Engagement Conversations
Connect one on one with representatives from units and departments from across UW–Madison who are ready to engage with business and industry.
11:00–11:50 a.m. “RED” Talks – Research, Education, Discovery at UW–Madison
Enjoy a Badger spin with these quick, thought-provoking talks from five of our leading researchers.
“Life with out UW–Madison” Laura Heisler, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
“Math and Food Carts” Jordan Ellenberg, Mathematics, College of Letters and Science
“Influencing Creativity” Page Moreau, Marketing, Wisconsin School of Business
“How can you NOT be interested in Weather?” Jonathan Martin, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, College of Letters and Science
“Design Thinking” Sarah Marty, Arts Program Area Director, Division of Continuing Studies
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking
Connect with dozens of campus business engagement representatives and network with peers.
12:45–1:15 p.m. Keynote Address and Q and A
Tom Falk ’80, Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
1:30–2:30 p.m. ImPaC Talks – Partner and Collaborate with UW–Madison
Businesses share their experiences and outcomes in the areas of recruitment, research partnerships, and professional development.
Professional Development Outcomes
Moderator: Jeff Russell, UW–Madison Division of Continuing Studies
Industry Partners: Michael Mucha, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and Suzanne Sherry, Rexnord.
2:30–3:15 p.m. WIDENing your view – Wisconsin Idea – Delivering Emerging kNowledge
The needs of today’s workforce have UW–Madison experts expanding the scope of their research and focus, as the university faces many of the same issues as other employers. This session will provide insights and actionable strategies in the areas of diversity, digital media and mindfulness.
“Making the Case: Diversity and our Values in the 21st Century” Patrick Sims, Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate
“The Secrets to Success Online” Dexter Patterson, Digital and Social Media Specialist, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
“Mindful Workplace” Shilagh Mirgain, Clinical Psychologist, Health and Sport Psychology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
3:15–4:00 p.m. Babcock and Bucky – Reception
Join us for additional networking, Babcock Dairy Hall Ice Cream, and a visit from everyone’s favorite Badger.
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Super Sessions – West End, Varsity Hall, Union South
Recruiting: Grab a scoop and meet employer relations teams from across campus for a one-on-one discussions regarding recruiting at UW-Madison.
Research: Interested in learning more about research agreements? Meet our Office of Industrial Partnerships contracts team for a quick overview of opportunities.