Why Meet in Madison?

Want to inspire attendees? To find a host city that shares your passion?

Come to Madison.

We're a city buzzing with ideas. Where groundbreaking research erupts from world-class universities. And innovated businesses create the future.

Come see what we mean.

Peers Who Brought Their Meetings Here

  • American Society for Virology
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • UW Health Public Affairs

Number of Speakers

UW-Madison features 40 expert speakers in the health, nutrition and biotechnology industries. For a full list, and to request a speaker, visit Badger Talks.

Notable Achievements

  • Nobel Prize geneticist Joshua Lederberg discovered sexual reproduction of bacteria
  • Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Har Gobind Khorana synthesized the first gene
  • Biochemist Harry Steenbock spurred the solution to rickets by biofortifying food
  • Geneticist Fred Blattner deepened understanding of lethal strains of E. coli
  • Microbiologist Jo Handelsman pioneered the field of metagenomics
  • World's first laboratory-derived human embryonic stem cells
  • Development of stool-based DNA test Cologuard, a revolutionary resource in cancer detection

Notable Numbers

  • Top 5 university in research spend
  • Top 9 metro in bioscience jobs, investments and innovations – Batelle/BIO Report
  • $500 million – annual spend on biotech and life sciences research at UW-Madison
  • More than 10,000 employees in the biotech and life sciences industry
  • #25 Top 50 Cities for Tech Talent - CBRE

Major Figures

  • Promega
  • Covance
  • Exact Sciences
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development
  • GE Healthcare
  • Cellular Dynamics
  • Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Building the Future of the Industry

Approximately 9,000 industry-related degrees per year in the region

Additional Resources

Madison Region Economic Partnership
Top 50 Cities for Tech Talent

Interested in learning more about how Madison's intellectual capital will add value to your meeting? Contact the Destination Madison sales team.