Proposals for 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival due June 20

Planning is underway for the fourth annual Wisconsin Science Festival (WSF), to be held October 16–19, 2014, in Madison, around the state and perhaps where you live. The festival will welcome people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste, discover and unleash their curiosity. Through interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, lectures, demonstrations and conversations with leading researchers and creative thinkers, festival-goers will experience the wonders of the sciences, arts, food, sports and more like never before. This year’s festival will be presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival. For more information on the Wisconsin Book Festival, visit

If you have a creative idea to connect your Wisconsin event to a celebration of curiosity, this is the place for you!
Building on last year’s festival, which attracted more than 30,000 people from all around Wisconsin and 16 different states, the 2014 festival will again go beyond the expected to explore science through every possible lens, from exploration stations to demonstrations, from music to art, from film to discussion, from food to sports and from nature hikes to craft workshops. The festival will boast hundreds of presenters at locations throughout the state and will connect curious people everywhere to science, creativity and exploration.

How You Can Participate
We seek proposals for engaging activities that explore new ways of thinking, learning, communicating and more. We encourage proposals from colleges, universities, community nonprofits and K–12 schools engaged in the sciences, arts, humanities or creative combinations of any three disciplines. You can submit your new programming ideas or connect your existing programs or events. To be eligible, events must take place between October 16 and 19, 2014. Possibilities include: performances (music, theater, dance, etc.), lectures, workshops (e.g., for teachers, students, general interest), exhibits, demonstrations, discussions, exploration stations or films.

Presentations may range from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the format. Events will be open to the public, and most will be free.

Submit Your Proposal
Applications are due by June 20, 2014. Contributors who submit applications early can benefit from opportunities to be featured on the WSF website, as well as in print materials, social media alerts and news releases related to the event.

For information about how to submit your proposal, click here.