Talking About PLATO Just Got Easier!

Your neighbor asks “So what is this PLATO thing you go to?” Do you find yourself stumbling through an explanation? You’re not alone. The Communication Committee found that members were wanting a concise and easy description of PLATO that would help them explain its benefits to friends and acquaintances.

There already are a number of formal descriptions of PLATO, including a comprehensive mission statement, but our goal was to give you a short, compelling sentence (see New Descriptor below) to express your experience with PLATO and its offerings.

While we were at it we updated the logo and added a tagline or slogan, again, with the goal of differentiating and describing PLATO more easily.

We hope you’ll agree that the updated logo, and the tagline and new descriptor will help you articulate the benefits and attributes of this unique organization. You will be seeing these new tools in PLATO communications in the next few weeks.

Our Updated Logo:


Our New Descriptor:

PLATO is a community of intellectually curious adults, typically 50 and over,
which explores subjects of interest through member-led discussion groups, lectures, travel and cultural activities.

Today PLATO has about 1,200 members.  That's an impressive number of individuals who value how PLATO enriches their lives.  Imagine how many additional people could join and enjoy the PLATO community if they were aware of it and understood its potential.  Please tell your friends about PLATO and share the experience!

updated: February 2017


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For more info about PLATO contact:

Louise Fowler
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715

Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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