Ideas into Impact: How the UW Is Changing the World

Join fellow UW alumni and friends to discover how your world-class university is leading the way for our changing times. Meet UW experts, connect with other Badgers, and hear a campus update from Charles Hoslet JD’89, the UW’s vice chancellor for university relations. Plus, help us honor Forward under 40 Award recipient Erin Banco ’11.

The evening’s speakers will include:

  • Kathleen Glass PhD’02 — associate director of the Food Research Institute at UW–Madison and the 2017 National Cheese Institute Laureate
  • Young Mie Kim — professor of journalism and mass communication at UW–Madison and a key expert on stealth media groups influencing American elections
  • David Noyce — an award-winning engineer and director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory, exploring creative new ways to save lives on the road

Alumni of Color Reception

This is an opportunity for alumni of color to connect in a smaller, more casual gathering before the main UW Now program begins. Join us anytime from 4 to 6:15 for complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing. Plus, meet special guest Emilie Hofacker ’04, MS’06, MS’13, director of the UW–Madison Posse program.

If you have any questions about the event, please email Kelsey Dodson at or call 608-308-5249.

Event Details

  • 4 p.m. Alumni of color reception
  • 6 p.m. UW Now check-in begins
  • 6:30 p.m. Program featuring a campus update and faculty lightning talks
  • 7:40 p.m. Strolling Supper
  • 9:30 p.m. Event Concludes

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Register by March 24.
$40 per person
$25 for young alumni
$15 for students

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Join UW alumni who will be at the Capitol in Washington, DC, the day after The UW Now to speak with their elected officials in support of UW–Madison and higher education. Learn More.