Another great year!

2021 sessions available to view

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

Reach A Better State

77 speakers. 26 sessions. 6 days. Our event this year was a hybrid: virtual-only  sessions Sept. 13-16, 2021 combined with in-person sessions at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union on Sept. 17-18. All are available to view and check out the Cap Times’ complete coverage of the festival.


2021 Speakers


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