University of Wisconsin–Madison

The university is committed to supporting every employee and student in being their best self while at UW–Madison. This symposium will help you find your energy, engagement and connection with what being your best self means to you as you continue your studies or employment at UW–Madison.

No matter where you are in your wellness journey, you’ll find breakout sessions and resources that meet your needs. You can learn how to be more mindful and resilient, cultivate more energy, eat a nutritious, balanced diet, or manage stress. Join us for a full day or part of the day.

If you’d like to take a moment to care for yourself in the midst of your everyday work or studies at UW–Madison, this symposium is a great place to start. The UW–Madison Wellness Symposium is open to all UW–Madison employees and students. The symposium is designed to support your well-being through a day of experiential breakout sessions, inspiration, connection with others and helpful resources that cover all areas of your well-being.

“UW–Madison is committed to the overall well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. That commitment is an important component of an engaged, inclusive and healthy campus culture. The Wellness Symposium is an excellent opportunity to connect with others on campus who are working to build an environment in which all members of our community will thrive.”

-Laurent Heller, UW–Madison Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration

“The Wellness Symposium is a great opportunity for our students to practice well-being, and also for our faculty and staff to care for themselves in order to create healthy environments that allow students to thrive.”

Dr. Bill Kinsey, UW–Madison Chief Medical Officer and UHS Interim Executive Co-Director

Who should attend?

This conference is for you if you’re a UW–Madison student or employee who would like to:

  • Develop tools and resources for stress management and resiliency
  • Explore how to support aspects of your well-being while at work/school and home
  • Define or reassess your wellness goals
  • Start on a path to a healthier life
  • Connect with others who are interested in wellness on campus

Managers and supervisors are encouraged to approve requests from staff to attend the conference.


Please register by Tuesday, October 11, 2019 to secure your spot at the conference.

  • Registration includes workshops, the keynote session, and lunch.
  • Come and go throughout the day based on your interests and schedule.
  • Walk-in attendance at workshops may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Now: UW–Madison Faculty/Staff

Register Now: UW–Madison Students

Register Now: UW Health Employees

This conference is hosted by Learning and Talent Development in the Office of Human Resources, working in partnership with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and University Health Services.

We would also like to thank our campus partners in making this day financially possible:  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Letters and Science, Division of Continuing Studies, School of Human Ecology, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Veterinary Medicine, Wisconsin School of Business, Wisconsin Union, Office of the Registrar, and University Housing.