We’re back For 2021!

Coming up — Sept. 13-18

Coming out of the tumultuous changes of last year, we’re looking ahead to what the future will look like here in Madison and Wisconsin. In the fifth year of Cap Times Idea Fest, our theme is focused on how we reckon with the change brought by pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and other forces.

Reach A Better State

Once again, Cap Times Idea Fest will cover topics relevant to your life and the future of Wisconsin. Our event this year will be a hybrid. There will be free virtual, on-demand sessions posting early in the week — plus live episodes of Cap Times Live and Cooking with the Cap Times — ending with two days of live sessions at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18. Keep your eyes on this site for updates soon about speakers, tickets and the schedule of sessions.


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