Innovation that Defines the Future

UW–Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank is visiting Boston with three of UW’s most brilliant professors to give alumni and friends like you a glimpse into the innovative, world-changing work that is being done at the university. A panel discussion will feature:

  • Barry Burden, who studies American politics and political methodology.
  • Tom Friedrich ’97, PhD’03, who directs a lab that studies pandemic viruses.
  • Rebecca Willett, who researches machine learning and signal processing.

Mike Knetter, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, will moderate the panel.

Event Details

Join faculty experts, alumni, and friends for a moderated panel discussion followed by a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

  • 5:30–6 p.m. Registration
  • 6–7:30 p.m. Program emceed by Ted Kellner ’69 and John Oros ’71
    • Opening remarks by Chancellor Rebecca Blank
    • Panel discussion moderated by Mike Knetter, president and CEO, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
    • Closing Remarks
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m. Reception
  • 8:30 p.m. Event Concludes

This event is made possible in part through generous support from our All Ways Forward campaign co-chairs, Ted ’69 and Mary ’68 Kellner and John ’71 and Anne Oros.

Harvard Club of Boston
Back Bay

374 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

Questions? Contact Kelsey Dodson at or 608-308-5249.