The Nelson Institute hosts a number of public events throughout the year that join the community and the university around environmental themes. Whether for a thought-provoking day of presentations and discussions at our annual Earth Day conference, an evening of cinematic journey at the Tales from Planet Earth film festival, or a gathering of perspectives on the latest environmental science or challenge, we invite you to attend.

Upcoming Nelson Events

click to learn more about this Weston Roundtable Series
FALL 2014


Speakers and topics (TBA) change weekly.

Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM
Mechanical Engineering Building

click to learn more about the CPEP Seminars
FALL 2014


Speakers and topics (TBA) change weekly.

Fridays, 1:30 PM
Room 811 AOSS Building

click to learn more about the Chris Sandbrook lecture
FALL 2014

Chris Sandbrook
The Social Implications of Using Drones for Wildlife Conservation

Wednesday, September 17, 4:00 PM
Room 15 Science Hall

click to learn more about the Jordahl Public Lands Lecture
FALL 2014

Jordahl Public Lands Lecture: William Cronon

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 PM
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union

click to learn more about the Wisconsin Ecology Symposium
FALL 2014

Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium
with keynote speaker Greg Asner

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 21 & 22
Ebling Symposium Center

click to learn more about the Chad Wilsey lecture
FALL 2014

Chad Wilsey
Conservation Status of North American Birds in the Face of Future Climate Change

Monday, November 17, 7:30 PM
H.F. Deluca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

click to learn more about the Earth Day Conference

Earth Day Conference, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson

Monday, April 20, 2015
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center


The university is rife with opportunities to engage in environmental activities. Our calendar is your guide: browse the listings, submit an event or subscribe to our weekly email digest and you'll receive a list each Monday of upcoming events.

link to events calendar


earth day conference link
tales from planet earth link
jordahl public lands lecture link
community environmental forum link
gaylord nelson lecture series link
weston roundtable series link
climate people and environment program seminar series link
land tenture center speaker series link
che environmental history colloquium link
Yahara Lakes Conference link


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