Wisconsin Science Festival As Case Study for Regional Collaboration

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Grand Ballroom B (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Laura M. Heisler , Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Science Festival, based in Madison, has grown rapidly in the past three years to involve scores of collaborating organizations, including research universites, informal science institutions, area companies, and arts groups. In concert with the overall symposium, we will discuss ways in which the inherently collaborative nature of the festival has led to consolidated effort by these organizations, and what opportunites remain to be seized as we work to increase the impact of our collaborators by working together.