University of Wisconsin–Madison

Save the Date! April 16-17, 2020

April 16 – 17, 2020

*** The complete 2020 Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion presenter lineup and program details will be announced in December 2019, registration opens in January, and Travel Award Applications will be accepted from Dec 15 through Feb 15, 2020. Please stay tuned and check back soon for updates! ***

Please join us for the 26th Annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion, Thursday and Friday April 16 & 17, 2020.

Additionally, there will be a free public talk at 5:00pm on Wednesday April 15th 2020 on a topic related to mental health. Details/location TBA. Please stay tuned!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is planning to present at this year’s symposium.

As always, we will have an outstanding lineup of leading scientists presenting their research, along with in-depth discussions led by our students. The symposium includes breakfast, presentations, breakout discussions, Poster Session, and opportunities to engage with a variety of investigators from programs across the country. Every year we hear from participants that this meeting, where experienced scientists make a special effort to reach out to trainees, helps forge enduring collegial relationships. We hope you can join us as we deliver lively discussions on the origins of psychiatric illnesses and provide creative insights into new potential treatments.


The UW HealthEmotions Research Institute aims to offer 20 travel award grants to bring the best and brightest student researchers in affective neuroscience to the University of Wisconsin to participate in the Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion. These travel grants are funded by support from our sponsors and thanks to gifts from generous donors.

Can you help us reach our goal?