2021 Rendezvous

Join us virtually or in person for a special 2021 Nelson Institute Rendezvous, as we recognize our Alumni Award winners and celebrate with friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Friday, September 17, 2021
Noon–1 p.m. (virtual) and 5–7 p.m. (in person)

Please register by September 10

Join Us Virtually, In Person, or Both!


Noon1 p.m. (central time)

Join us for a virtual lunch conversation with Dean Paul Robbins and 2021 Alumni Award winners.

Dean Robbins will share what’s new at the institute and then moderate a discussion with the 2021 Alumni Award winners, who will share stories about their work.

Here’s a sneak peek at the topics our winners will be talking about:

  • Renewable energy
  • Climate change and health
  • City management

In Person

57 p.m. (central time)
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
702 Langdon St., Madison

Join us for an opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet fellow alumni, and chat with Nelson Institute students, faculty, and staff in person! We will be presenting the 2021 Nelson Institute Alumni Awards and recognizing our 2020 Alumni Award winners with a brief presentation beginning at 5:45 p.m.

This is a FREE event hosted by Nelson Institute Dean Paul Robbins. One drink ticket and a complimentary tailgate dinner will be provided.

You must register to attend the in-person Rendezvous on Terrace. Attendance will be limited to 200 guests.  Masks will not be required for those who are vaccinated, but are encouraged for anyone who is not vaccinated.  Masks will be made available for anyone who would like to wear one.