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8th Annual Symposium for Research Administrators

Wednesday November 8th, 2023 - Union South

Page Updated: September 26, 2023

The Symposium for Research Administrators is an exciting opportunity to establish connections and expand the knowledge of research administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year, symposium attendees will be offered a variety of in-person concurrent sessions to choose from depending on their interests. We will also hold discussion groups and roundtables to dive more deeply into research administration topics. Throughout the day we will touch on issues that involve multiple stages of the award life cycle. The Symposium aims to strengthen collaboration through shared learning experiences and conversation. We hope you enjoy the variety of topics, speakers, and networking opportunities!

Keynote Speaker:

Walker Chris

Chris Walker is the Director of the Division of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Professor in the Dance Department and founding artistic director of the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Program at UW–Madison. Walker is a multi-hyphenate contemporary dance and performance artist from Jamaica whose creative research reengages the technology at the core of the traditional and urban ritual practices across the African diaspora. His research intersects dance choreography for the concert stage, movement as dramaturgy for theatre as well as devised movement collaborations with visual and performance artists for museum, alternate spaces, and video/film.