The Third Annual Wisconsin Science Festival kicks off this week Thursday, September 26 and runs through Sunday, September 29.
The festival offers a robust mix of interesting people, music, art, food, explosions and hands-on demonstrations that bring the wonders of science to life. The festival’s 100+ events are primarily based on the UW-Madison campus, but events will also take place in 21 other cities across the state. The goal of the festival is to inspire, educate and develop global citizens by raising awareness and understanding of science. It is produced by UWâ€“Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Morgridge Institute for Research, with assistance from a number of other nonprofit organizations.
For more information and the event list, go here.
CE members Forrest Woolworth of PerBlue, Chris Meyer of Sector67, and Troy Vosseller of Sconnie will be featured on an entrepreneurship panel this Sunday, September 25th at the Wisconsin Science Festival. Also joining them will be Heather Hilleren of LocalDirt. The 4 day festival wraps up on Sunday with a day focused on entrepreneurship, and will feature the panel discussion and a screening of The Social Network.
Local filmmaker and entrepreneur John Roach will lead a panel discussion featuring Madison-area entrepreneurs, exploring the themes of startup culture, innovation and creativity. Meet UW entrepreneurs from all fields, hear about their successes and failures, and learn whatâ€™s next on the horizon for them. After the panel, stay for a free screening of “The Social Network,” the 2010 hit movie charting the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.
The event will be held at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.