We’ve Gone Virtual
2020 sessions available to view
Life will be forever altered by COVID-19 and other events of 2020. What we don’t know is what the future will look like here in Madison and Wisconsin. In year four of Cap Times Idea Fest, our theme is focused on how we think about the future and influence it.
Reach A Better State
This year’s virtual festival remains thought-provoking — covering topics relevant to your life and the future of Wisconsin — and it has the added benefit of being available any time. Other than members-only sessions, all of the others — 25 of them — are now available and you can watch them at your convenience — for free!
Watch on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you have a smart TV, Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, you can watch the sessions on the Cap Times YouTube channel.
Exceptional speakers with a cadre of superb journalists, together shedding light on our new world with the focus on our city and our state.
Blank became chancellor of Wisconsin’s flagship university in 2013, bringing with her a deep commitment to educational excellence and innovation. She is an internationally respected economist who has twice served as the acting secretary of the U.S. Commerce...
Evers, a Democrat, is the 46th governor of Wisconsin. Prior to that, he worked in education throughout his career, including a stint as the superintendent of the Verona Area School District. He became the state superintendent of schools in 2009 and held that position...
The committee, which is affiliated with the Democratic Party, aims to combat gerrymandering and Wisconsin is one of its target states. From 2009 to 2015, Holder served as the U.S. attorney general under President Barack Obama.
In 2004, Moore became the first African American to be elected to Congress from Wisconsin. She represents the state’s 4th Congressional District, which covers Milwaukee and some adjacent suburbs. Moore serves on the House’s powerful Ways and Means Committee, and she...
Omar represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. An experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate, Omar was sworn into office in 2019, the first Somali-American member of...
Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for 49 years and reported on every American president from Nixon to Trump. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and...