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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will host the 2023 WiSys SPARK Symposium Aug. 6-8 at the Culver Family Welcome Center on the Oshkosh campus.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register. Students attend free and, as the host site, UWO can extend free registration for up to 45 faculty and staff members who sign up and use the code UWO20.

As billed by WiSys—the UW System’s official designated technology transfer office for the comprehensive institutions—the SPARK Symposium “is where research, innovation and entrepreneurship collide.” SPARK travels to different UW System campuses each year, bringing together the best and brightest faculty, staff, students and alumni from across the UW System to network, collaborate and celebrate great ideas. It provides outstanding opportunities for UWO students to present their research and creative activities in posters and prototypes for an audience of statewide peers while learning about further studies, scholarship and career pathways after graduation.

The upcoming three-day symposium’s lead UWO host is the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations, and the event is taking on a sustainability theme. The conference agenda is still developing; however, you can expect talks and presentations on a variety of innovations and advancements in environmental sustainability, sustainable agriculture and related science and technology.

The symposium also will feature rapid-fire research talks, panels on student-career success and research-collaborations, poster and innovation showcases, the WiSys Quick Pitch contest finals and plenty of time for networking with peers from throughout the UW System.

SPARK was last hosted at UW Oshkosh in 2016.

Registration is open at the SPARK Symposium website. Registration closes July 21. More conference details are available at the site, and more information will be available as the event draws near.

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