Learn about innovative ideas from campus colleagues at March 23 UW Showcase

If you’re interested in picking up some great ideas, be sure to attend the 12th Annual UW Showcase the morning of Wednesday, March 23.  Showcase is a free all-campus event where presenters from dozens of units share innovative ideas they have implemented in the past year so that others can collaborate and work more effectively.  It is typically attended by 400 to 500 people.

Besides the 50 posters on display from 8AM to 11AM in Great Hall of Memorial Union, there will be five optional break-out sessions:

  • Getting the Most Out of Showcase
  • Transplanting Ideas – Bringing in Great Ideas from Outside Your Organization
  • Creating an Exceptional Website
  • Creating a “Question-able” Survey to Avoid Questionable Results
  • Tools for Users in the New HRS system

Finally, a lunch keynote presentation (at no charge but separate pre-registration is required) will begin at 11:15 in Tripp Commons.  This year’s keynote will consist of five “Pecha Kuchas,” in which speakers cover a topic with 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each.  Speakers will come from throughout the campus community and speak on building trust in teams, sparking innovation, recruiting talent, developing new ideas, and other topics. It promises to be an enlightening and entertaining event.

Additional information is available at  the Office of Quality Improvement Web page at, including links to register for Showcase and to attend the lunchtime keynote presentation. For more details, download the Showcase flyer.

Again this year, Showcase promises to be a great place to pick up lots of ideas and make contacts with innovators from across campus.  I hope you can attend – and please invite others in your unit to join you.