Registration now open for Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium

July 2, 2009

The second annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium, to be held July 23 and 24, will bring together science and technology researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from across the state to help them share ideas and spark new collaborations.

Registration is open for the event, which is intended to encourage interdisciplinary research and offer valuable information and networking opportunities. Academic and industry researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and interested community members are encouraged to participate. Government officials and representatives from key companies also are expected to attend.

The symposium will be held at the Cartwright Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. It will feature the latest scientific discoveries from the UW System and Wisconsin clinical organizations in the areas of biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, tissue engineering, bioenergy and clinical sciences. Participants will include representatives from the UW System, Marshfield Clinic, Aurora Health Care, BayCare Health Systems and private industry and state government. This event is a premier opportunity to network with scientists across the state and form partnerships and collaborations.

In addition to symposium registration, sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space also are available.

“The second annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium will showcase technical innovations being developed by our comprehensive campus faculty and students,” Gov. Jim Doyle says. “I am very encouraged by the efforts of the UW System and WiSys Technology Foundation in bringing together other research organizations to jointly develop discoveries that will benefit all of Wisconsin’s residents.”

“These gatherings strengthen the ties among our campuses, facilitate productive collaborations among all research institutions of our state, and showcase the creativity and innovative thinking of our faculty and students,” UW System President Kevin Reilly says. “The symposium offers a unique insight into the cutting-edge technical discoveries occurring in our comprehensive campuses and the opportunities available to our students.”

The symposium is being organized by WiSys Technology Foundation Inc. and UW-La Crosse.

Visit this site for more information, including registration and sponsorship opportunities. Questions may be directed to Mike Cenci at mcenci@wisys.org or Chandra Hawkins at hawkins.chan@uwlax.edu.