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 keep PLATO going during the pandemic!  Donate to the operating fund.


Self-Guided Bike Routes for Madison

The most popular bike routes around Madison mapped out for you. Complete with ice cream and electric bike stations. No excuses now!

Fall Courses Online are a Go

In preparation for this significant change in how courses are offered, Curriculum has been busy training coordinators and creating write-ups for participants on how to access online courses.   Continued on Courses page.

Questions on How to Access an Online Course?

Your questions on what you do to go from an email link to an online course can be answered in the practice sessions scheduled in August.  Check Events for days and times.  Open to all PLATO members.

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:

Edie Urness-Pondillo
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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