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Events

Aug 17, 2017

Better By Design Workshop

Dig in with thought leaders and experienced practitioners in UX, user research, accessibility, and more. Round out your experience at the Better by Design conference the following day, on Aug 18.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Union South

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Better By Design Workshop

Aug 18, 2017

Better By Design Community Social

Are you wondering where Madison's UX and design community is? We want to meet you! Join design-minded folks from Madison and beyond for a social hour. Connect with other UXers and designers and enjoy a summer evening on the patio of Union South. Don't be shy - this event is open to and inclusive of all!

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Union South

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Better By Design Community Social

Better by Design Conference

Get inspired by practitioners using thoughtful design to make things better for projects, people, and our world. Enjoy one full day of expert presenters and inspiring case studies on design thinking, user experience (UX), product design and more! Round out your experience with a workshop (or two!) the day before on Aug 17.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Union South

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Better by Design Conference

Aug 19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017

makeshift

A new festival that celebrates the visual & culinary arts alongside the rich history of Madison's public spaces.

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Olbrich Park

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makeshift

Aug 21, 2017

ART+ Mass

ART+ Mass will offer a dialogue on art as a lens and tool for exploring and documenting new discoveries in particle physics. The panel will feature:• Artist Sonja Thomsen, whose immersive lobby installation at MMoCA is meant to transform a viewer's encounters with light, space, time, and movement. Thomsen's interest lies in “creating spaces that highlight the inaccessible. There should always be a place for wonder; it is a direct line...

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MMOCA

  • Social
  • Focused Discussion
ART+ Mass

Drop In Workday at Revel

Attending Forward Fest? Use Revel as your downtown office on a busy day of sessions! Take a break between sessions to catch up on emails, snack, network, and perhaps enjoy a cold beverage ;) Revel's inspiring space is conveniently located just off the Capitol Square and has ample room for co-working, conversation, and more. Drop in any time between 9am-5pm and enjoy high-speed Wifi, complimentary snacks generously provided by Bassett...

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Revel

  • Social
  • Coworking
  • Craft
Drop In Workday at Revel

Mead, Music, and Microfinance

This is a fundraiser for Wisconsin Microfinance that will feature Unity the Band, along with other bands opening for them, performing reggae music. Guests will be invited to try mead and a featured island-inspired cocktail. It will be a fun happy hour/Monday night concert. Recommended donation of $15 at the door.

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bos Meadery

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Mead, Music, and Microfinance

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