Upcoming Lectures

    • March 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online
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    Life’s A Daring Adventure

    and You’re Not Done Yet!


    Mary Helen Conroy

    Thursday, March 18, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone


    Description:  Mary Helen Conroy will examine the good, the bad and the ugly, the scary and sad, and the awesomeness of building our lives after we end our career. Whether you’re nearly or newly retired, Mary Helen will share 15 essential tips for making your next chapter your best chapter. Her Amazing Itty Bitty Retirement Book became a #1 best seller. Join us as you gather the tips that will make your retirement exceptional, a true daring adventure.


    Speaker bio: Mary Helen Conroy is an inspirational speaker, reinvention life coach and author of a Kindle #1 Best Seller, The Amazing Itty Bitty Retirement Book. Mary Helen’s reinvention story has been featured in the  Huffington Post, Wisconsin Public Radio and a variety of podcasts. She has been named the “Midwife for Midlife” and her company, Life’s a Daring Adventure has sought to remind folks that regardless of their age, they are not alone, and they’re not done yet!  


    FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND.  PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS. QUESTIONS CAN BE WRITTEN IN DURING THE EVENT.

    As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.

    If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.

    Questions? - contact lecture organizer,  Joy Cardin at cardinjoy@gmail.com


    • April 06, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online
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    Hidden in Plain Slight: Native American Cultural Landscape


    Omar Poler

    Tuesday, April 6, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone

    Description: 

    Omar Poler is the Indigenous Education Coordinator for UW-Madison's Office of the Provost / School of Education. He will discuss the Native American cultural landscape present all around us. He will also talk about using place-based experiential learning to explore the revolving relationship between Indians and non-Indians in the development of campus buildings and landmarks over time, and how people can examine and interrogate Indigenous landmarks created between 700 and 2500 years ago. Join PLATO for a very informative lecture on how interpreting the significance of the landmarks provides an overview of American Indian history and leads to a greater awareness of modern Indigenous nations and peoples.


    Speaker bio: 

    Omar Poler is an enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community and serves as the Indigenous Education Coordinator at the School of Education. In that position, he leads UW-Madison First Nation Cultural Landscape Tours and is involved with campus and community signage projects to support learning about First Nations cultures, languages, histories, and sovereignty. He has also served as an Outreach Specialist at the UW-Madison Information School, where has worked closely with tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.


    FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND.  PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS. QUESTIONS CAN BE WRITTEN IN DURING THE EVENT.

    As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.

    If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.

    Questions? - contact lecture organizer,  Trish Iaccarino  trish@uwalumni.com


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