Evening of Discovery and Wonder with Dinner/Cocktails

Three years ago, a fabulous new facility of scientific discovery, beauty, and wonder opened in the heart of the UW campus. It is here that the secrets behind the potential healing power of stem cells are becoming known. It is here that new medical devices are being developed to deliver this healing power to damaged tissues and organs. It is here that popular outreach activities teaching people of all ages about science occur, making it more fun and accessible to everyone. What is this marvelous place? Why, it's the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery! On Friday evening, January 10 at 5:30 PM, I will lead a special VIP, all-access tour for the Energizers. If you've ever wondered what's inside the "Discovery Building," I'd be happy to show you. After the tour, we can meet for cocktails and/or dinner at Steenbock's on Orchard inside the Discovery building. Its Chef Michael Pruett has been named one of Madison's best chefs. Here is a link to the dinner menu if you'd like to peruse:
http://www.steenbocksonorchard.com/Portals/43/Menu/SteenDinner.pdf

Here are a few more details:

Where to park: The best option is Lot 20 on University Avenue, across from the Discovery Building. After 4:30, there is a small fee for parking. It will probably be around $3.

Where to meet for the tour: At the Visitor's Information Desk on the main floor near the main entrance on Orchard Street.

Time tour departs: We should start gathering at 5:15, and I will wait until 5:30 to lead people around the building.

Duration of tour: About 60 minutes.

Dinner/Cocktail hour: We can meet at Steenbock's at 6:30 PM for dinner and/or cocktails. I have reserved the private dining room for our group. Hope to see you there!

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  • Jean A.

    Thank you, everyone, for braving the horrible weather and road conditions to participate in this event. I appreciated everything you went through to be there. It was a great pleasure to take you through the Discovery Building and share a delicious meal with you at Steenbock's. I will schedule another event like this in the near future, and of course, we will return to Steenbock's patio in the summer.

    1 · January 12

  • Lisa B.

    Went to get into my car only to find out that someone had hit it. The mirror on the driver's side was ripped off, scrapes on the door, trim ripped off, had to wait for the police. Just glad to be home!

    January 10

    • Lisa B.

      I hope another tour can be scheduled. I'd really love to see it!

      1 · January 11

    • Jean A.

      I hope everything worked out OK, Lisa. So sorry this happened.

      January 12

  • Matt F.

    Thanks Jean, It was a great tour and I've ordered a magnifying glass.

    1 · January 11

  • Chas

    Thanks Jean for a fascinating tour!

    1 · January 11

  • Terrie H.

    Thank you, Jean. I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about WID and to meet great people.

    1 · January 11

  • Theresa

    Wonderful event Jean. You are so kind to give us the tour of the building. Great food and fun table conversations.

    1 · January 11

  • Karen

    Another great tour. I love that building. Thank you Jean!
    Good to see old friends and meet new one.

    1 · January 11

  • Sheila

    Jean, this was a great event! We are so fortunate to have a resource like WID in our fair city. Grateful to you for organizing it!

    1 · January 10

  • Robin

    Thank you so much Jean! :)

    1 · January 10

  • Susan

    Thanks for organizing the tour, it was really neat! This is a great group of people too. I really enjoyed the conversations along the way and over dinner!

    1 · January 10

  • Charlyne

    Another great evening!!! Thanks Jean.

    2 · January 10

  • Patrick

    Very good meetup, nice tour, amazing people. Thank you so much.

    1 · January 10

  • Christine

    Sorry I did not make it to event. Sounded like fun.

    January 10

  • audrey

    Sorry to cancel on such short notice.

    January 10

  • audrey

    I live an hour away from Madison. I would have to travel on a 2 lane road. Already there are 2 cars in ditches. I decided to turn back.

    January 10

  • Jim T

    Ooops there goes another kissing the curb....gotta bail too

    January 10

  • Sheila

    Very close but in traffic on univ ave at charter. Hope to catch you

    January 10

    • Robin

      Me too. On a bus in very slow traffic!

      January 10

  • Sara F.

    In traffic as well. Where can I find you?

    January 10

  • Karin C.

    Hi, As one who fell last winter on ice and broke all three ankle bones and had surgery, and after three cars run off the road on my way back to Madison from work, I am staying in. I never, ever thought I would make it off the waiting list. What a terrible way to make it though... hope everyone stays very safe. Thanks to all the courageous folks who make it possible for this to go on.

    January 10

  • Promita

    Caught up at work. Wil not be able to make it in time.

    January 10

  • Robin

    I'm running late. How will I find you?

    January 10

  • Diane

    I am going to have to cancel too. My road is ice and a four wheel drive truck just went sliding up the road. Sorry to cancel so late Jean. Safe travels everyone.

    January 10

  • Didi

    So sorry to miss the event Jean. Neighbor just came in with dire road conditions. Look fwd to next time!

    January 10

  • Jean A.

    The event is still on. We have power in the Discovery Building. No worries!

    January 10

    • Gwen Stellberg L.

      Hubby just came home and does not want to go out in the sleet. I really want to see the building but don't really want to drive by myself. Sorry to cancel. I hope you can do this again sometime soon.

      January 10

  • Teri G

    I really wanted to attend but sounds like the roads are a mess.

    January 10

  • Carol G.

    I will be missing the tour but will assess the streets closer to 6 vis a vi dinner...really sorry to miss this...

    January 10

  • John C

    well my last post is deleted but it's nothing but glare ice here and I couldn't even get off my street. Safe safe everyone.

    January 10

  • Jeremy M

    Just left home to head to Madison and the roads are incredibly slick already. Disappointed will not be making this event. Hope those who make it have a great time.

    January 10

  • John C

    I was just sent a power outage notification for that area. I'll be on the road for over an hour. If things are canceled can someone call me at[masked]? Thanks

    January 10

  • Gwen Stellberg L.

    I'll be bringing my husband along as it looks like a few are opting out due to the weather. See you at 5:20.

    January 10

  • Michael T

    Hwy 151 is stopped. Must be bad accident. I may be late if this doesn't clear up. Michael

    January 10

  • KIM

    Sorry to cancel at last minute. Don't want to chance driving in freezing rain. I hope there is another opportunity for this as I really wanted to go :(. Hope this opens a spot for another to enjoy.
    Thanks,
    Kim

    January 10

  • Jean A.

    Hi, everyone! Thank you for your interest in tonight's event. I added a few more spots so please check your RSVPs and update accordingly. See you soon!

    January 10

    • Marcia P.

      Also sorry to cancel so late-feeling ill and not up for food or drink. Hope someone else can get in!!

      January 10

  • Penny

    Sorry for late cancellation, but I came home with a severe migraine from work.

    Penny

    January 10

  • Annie F

    I just joined the group and I hope this event can be offered again sometime.

    January 5

  • Gwen Stellberg L.

    Great idea. Thanks Jean. I'll watch to see if I get off the wait list.

    January 4

  • Marilyn

    I'm working that day and would never make it there at the start time, so I'm clearing a spot for someone else. Jean, I do hope to join you for one of these tours someday!

    January 4

  • Mary Kay B.

    just wanted to update ---I am very excited about coming to this event looking forward to meeting everyone…..

    1 · January 4

  • Anita

    Since I have seen the tour from another venue I will have someone take my spot. It's wonderful so enjoy!

    January 3

  • Robin

    I hope I get off the waitlist; this sounds fantastic!

    January 2

  • Barbara B.

    This sounds really great

    December 7, 2013

  • Steve Van A.

    This sounds like a get opportunity to appreciate more of what is being done within the Institute walls. I love cutting edge research, science and discovery! Thanks for setting this up Jean.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Peggy

    This sounds like great fun!

    1 · November 19, 2013

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