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ENVIRONMENTAL


Why Meet in Madison?

Madison is a distinct blend of innovation and conservation. A marriage of science and conscience. The national leader in green space. With nature woven throughout a unique isthmus.

Green is our way of life. We play in parks – the most per capita in America. We splash in 15,000 acres of lakes. We commute with compassion. 38 percent of residents walk, bike, carpool, or take public transit to work.

Meet one of America’s greenest cities. Meet in Madison.


Peers Who Brought Their Meetings Here

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Society of American Foresters
  • The Wildlife Society
  • American Fisheries Society


Number of Speakers

UW-Madison features 34 expert speakers in the energy and environment industries. For a full list, and to request a speaker, visit Badger Talks.


Notable Achievements

  • Governor Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day
  • First research building to control factors like temperature, humidity, airflow and length of day for experimental purposes
  • Aldo Leopold first published textbook in the field of wildlife management
  • America's first department of wildlife management
  • Simon Gilroy – UW-Madison botany professor – helps NASA grow food in space


Rocking the Rankings

  • #1 Greenest City in America – NerdWallet
  • #1 Greenest City in Wisconsin – Insurify
  • UW-Madison voted #4 green college in American – College Consensus
  • #1 in the nation with 11.6 parks per 10,000 residents


Additional Resources

Destination Madison Green Meetings
The Impact of Going Green at Your Next Meeting