CAP Times Idea Fest

We Went 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.

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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.

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Exceptional speakers with a cadre of superb journalists, together shedding light on our new world with the focus on our city and our state.

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Cap Times members get access to members-only sessions at Idea Fest plus other benefits too. Become a member today!

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