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

2020 November Election Recap

Nov 10 - Dennis Dresang will discuss the dynamics and implications of the US Senate and Presidential elections.

Transition from Face-to-Face Courses to Online a Success

October 5 - A few glitches here and there didn't stop 36 coordinators from offering a fall line up of online courses to our members.  Many courses are member favorites, a few topics and coordinators are new.   


Women and the Vote

Oct 29 - See the Wisconsin Historical Society exhibit on the centennial of the 19th amendment.

Theater & Field Trips


Check out this week's feature from The Agora!

PLATO Annual Report

Review last year's PLATO activities in the 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Read the report

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
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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