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Free For Now

Annual membership dues are normally $60 but given the many disruptions to regular course structures, lectures, and trips, we are waiving the dues until the 2021-2022 membership year when the $60 renewal fee will be applied.

Member Benefits

If you enjoy self-directed, volunteer-led lifelong learning, PLATO is an ideal way to learn, contribute to others’ learning, enjoy new experiences, and meet new friends.

Members enjoy:

PLATO is about more than information.  It’s about interactions.  Meet other people with curious minds through classes, special events, bus trips, and member committees.

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New Members

Temporarily new members can join for free.  Click the Join button to get started.


Please Help

You can help us to continue to provide great programming by making a donation.  Please consider making a donation of at least $60.00, the regular annual dues amount.


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

For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
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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