University of Wisconsin–Madison

2017 Working Agenda

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 Wednesday, August 23

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.

9:00–10:00 a.m. Campus Welcome and Corporate Engagements 101

A welcome from Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Learn the essentials on how to do business with UW–Madison from Office of Corporate Relations Managing Director,
Susan LaBelle.

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.

Laura Heisler, Director of Programming, WARF
Jordan Ellenberg, Professor of Mathematics and Discovery Fellow at WID
Page Moreau, Director of the Center for Brand and Product Management, Wisconsin School of Business
Sarah Marty, Arts Program Area Director, Division of Continuing Studies
Jonathan Martin, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

 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.
Hear from peers at Covance, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Caterpillar Inc., Promega and Bemis Company.

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, mindfulness, and digital media.

Patrick Sims, Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate
Shilagh Mirgain, Clinical Psychologist, Health and Sport Psychology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Don Stanley, Faculty Associate, Department of Life Sciences Communication

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.


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*Special end-of-day sessions are being planned with a focus on recruiting and sponsored research. Show your interest during registration and we’ll get you additional details as they become available.




Thank you to our sponsors

  • Fluno Center
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
  • UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations