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2015 Biennial Summer Institute

University of Wisconsin - Madison

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2015 Institute

Michael Bernard-Donals, Director

6th Biennial RSA Summer Institute
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
June 1 - 7, 2015

After receiving a huge number of applications, workshop and seminar leaders have made a record number of acceptances for the 2015 RSA Summer Institute, to be held 1-7 June 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin.   With over 160 in the seminars and over 425 in the workshops, this will be the most inclusive institute since the first one was held in 2005.

Beyond workshops and seminars, the week will feature a variety of events, including a plenary luncheon on Friday June 5 with keynote speakers Bill Keith and Roxanne Mountford, special-interest discussions, and social gatherings planned for evenings. Attendees will certainly find plenty more to explore and enjoy in Madison as summer brings beautiful weather and lively entertainment. Choices of lodging are available from a range of inns and hotels around Madison as well as campus residence halls, where rooms will be reserved at discount and block rates. 

Look around the Institute webpage – -- for information about the institute, including a schedule of events and information about Madison..

If you’ve applied to the Institute and are still waiting for word about your application, or if you have any questions about the Summer Institute, please contact Michael Bernard-Donals ( In the meantime we’re really looking forward to the Institute in Madison this June.