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.  

Please help PLATO community outreach by giving to the PLATO Education Fund


Virtual Theater Trips

PLATO theater trips will return! But during the COVID-19 era, we have some suggestions for you.

On-line Courses Start this Week

September 21 - About a third of the on-line courses start this week, with the remaining courses starting next week.  On Course page  are tips on How to join a google meeting.  Learn More -> Course Schedules.

Deciding What's True in a Polarized Society

Oct 15 - UW Professor Michael Wagner will review fake news, fact-checking, and selective exposure to like minded media outlets. He will describe the implications of each of these for democracy.

Theater & Field Trips

PLATO Annual Report

Due to the cancellation of the Annual Meeting, the update of PLATO activities couldn't be presented. A written report is presented instead.

Read the report

Check out this week's feature from The Agora!

Lectures, Local Tours,
Social & General Events 

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

Christine Bartlett
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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