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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upcoming Conferences Hosted in Madison (summer 2018)

Local hosting offers lower-cost opportunity to explore programs.

Society for Economic Botany / June 3 – 7, 2018
The 2018 Joint Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology and Society of Economic Botany promotes the theme of Food Security, Sovereignty, & Traditional Knowledge. Conference presenters and attendees come from a variety of fields and backgrounds, including academic faculty and students, Native/Indigenous community members, government personnel, museum staff, and individuals from private consulting and nonprofit agencies.  The schedule includes multiple days of oral presentations, breakout sessions, active/applied demonstrations, and cultural field trips. Register.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference / June 5 – 6, 2018
The two-day 16th annual Wisconsin Technology Council Entrepreneurs’ Conference is one of the Midwest’s premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from ‘treps who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding. These businesses cover a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and from business services to consulting. Talks on marketing and social media may be relevant to cores seeking exposure.  Agenda and registration.

Child Language Disorders / June 7 – 9, 2018
The Symposium For Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD) is a forum for scientific exchange of high quality research on language disorders in children, and is the only national conference devoted solely to language disorders research. The meeting is held annually in Madison, Wisconsin.  The 2018 meeting will be at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.  See the program and register on site any time during the conference.

Forest Products Society / June 11 – 14, 2018
Join the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry.  Network with hundreds of researchers, scientists, industry professionals, consultants and students to discuss the state of forest products and learn about innovations in the field.  The FPS International Convention is held in conjunction with TAPPI’s 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials.  Exhibit space and opportunities for student recruitment available.  Program and registration.

International Zebrafish Conference / June 20 – 24, 2018
The 13th International Zebrafish Conference promises to be an extraordinarily exciting and informative conference including plenary, concurrent, workshop, and poster sessions highlighting the latest zebrafish research advances and informing participants about the newest cutting-edge fish research tools and technologies. For the last several decades this has been THE key conference for the worldwide zebrafish community. Register.

Small World Initiative / June 21 – 22, 2018
The Small World Initiative is “crowdsourcing antibiotic discovery.”  The SWI 2018 Symposium will feature a  poster competition, highlight innovative research and discovery across SWI’s community, and serve as a connection hub for SWI’s students-scientists and implementing instructors. The Symposium is jam-packed with opportunities for SWI students, instructors, and other supporters to take our initiative to the next levelSchedule and (maybe free) registration.

Conference on Beneficial Microbes / July 8 – 11, 2018
The 2018 Beneficial Microbes Conference will provide a forum for the exchange of the latest conceptual and technological developments in the fast-moving field of beneficial host-microbe interactions. By bringing together US and international researchers across multiple disciplines (microbiology, immunology, developmental biology, neurobiology, physiology, nutrition, genomics, ecology, systems biology, evolutionary biology and clinical science), the conference will continue its 16-year tradition to examine the central role of microbes across biology.  Program and registration.

International Conference on Polyphenols / July 16 – 20, 2018
Groupe Polyphénols, the Local Organizing Committee invites you to the XXIX International Conference on Polyphenols (ICP) and the 9th Tannin Conference (TC). Groupe Polyphénols, founded in 1972, is the world’s premier society of scientists in the fields of polyphenol chemistry, bioactivity, nutrition, industrial applications, synthesis, and ecology. The XXIX ICP will be the first one to be held in the United States. In addition to the tannin conference sessions, the ICP will also have sessions on 1. Chemical and Physical-Chemistry, 2. Biosynthesis, Genetics and Metabolic Engineering, 3. Human and Animal Nutrition and Health, 4. Roles in Plants and Ecosystems, and 5. Applied Polyphenols.  Agenda and registration.

Cognitive Science Society Meeting / July 25 – 28, 2018
CogSci 2018 provides an opportunity to consider the ways cognitive science bears on issues of change, learning, growth, and adaptation, but, as always, the conference will also reflect the full breadth of the discipline and of the society’s membership. We encourage researchers from around the world to submit their best basic and applied work in cognitive science to CogSci 2018, and to attend in order to discuss the latest theories and data from the world’s best cognitive science researchers. Schedule, workshops and registration.

Forward Fest / Aug 16 – 23, 2018
Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from the Midwest in an 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship at The Forward Festival.  The Wisconsin Ag Innovation Forum on Aug 20 showcases tech innovators with Wisconsin roots that are helping to push the frontiers of data-driven agriculture and demonstrate the connections within our community that make Wisconsin a leader in the industry.  The Forward Technology Conference on Aug 21 offers everything from best practices to war stories for startups, with real concrete learnings and actionables – not high level generalizations about broad topics.  Purchase a Forward Pass.