UW Now: Washington DC
Time & Location
About the Event
Our DC Founders' Day Celebration, UW Now, is returning again this year due to last year's popularity and impact!
Meet just a few of the movers and shakers of UW–Madison and discover how UW-Madison is changing the ways we think and live. Join us for lightning talks with top UW experts who will answer your questions.
Hear from UW experts about how massive, world-changing movements begin with the smallest shift.
Ken Mayer — an award-winning political scientist with his finger on the pulse of American government, campaign finance, and election administration
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen — an author and a research historian who specializes in the history of one of the most powerful forces in the world: ideas
Garret Suen — a scientist dedicated to understanding microbial communities and how they impact food production
Hear a campus update directly from Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and help us honor your local Badger of the Year Award recipient Alexis MacDonald ’08.
Then join your fellow alumni and UW leaders for a strolling supper. Cocktails will be included.
Alumni of Color Pre-Reception
This is an opportunity for Badgers of color to connect in a smaller, more casual gathering before the main program begins. Join us anytime from 4–6:15 p.m. for complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing. Plus, connect with special guest Patrick Sims, UW–Madison’s deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion.
6 p.m. | Check-in
6:30 p.m. | Program, followed by a strolling supper
9 p.m. | Event concludes
$40 per person
$25 for young alumni
$15 for students