Wisconsin Idea Forums
The Wisconsin Idea Forums focus UW System resources on Wisconsin’s most vexing social, environmental, and economic challenges. These forums will inform the debate around selected current issues confronting Wisconsin residents by bringing objective, research-based information to the dialogue. Wisconsin Idea Forums will be held twice annually at UW System institutions. Forums are to utilize experts to cover national issues impacting the state of Wisconsin. The targeted audience includes state lawmakers, community leaders, business people, faculty, staff, and students.
The Wisconsin Idea Forums:
- UW-Milwaukee hosted the Fall 2010 forum, which focused on water issues.
Past Wisconsin Idea Forums:
- UW Colleges/Extension hosted the Spring 2010 forum, which looked at building sustainable communities. This forum was designed to combine the educational programming focus of Cooperative Extension with the expertise on the UW Colleges campuses, the other three divisions in UW-Extension, and other UW System institutions to work in partnership with local communities.
- UW-Madison hosted the Fall 2009 forum, which focused on financial aid policy issues in Wisconsin
- The UW-Eau Claire Public Policy Forum, held on May 14, 2009, focused on alcohol abuse.
For more information: Contact Bob Jokisch, UW System Administration Special Assistant, 608-262-5450, email@example.com