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Climate Fast Forward 2022 - Logistics & FAQs


The Wisconsin Academy has reserved hotel blocks at the Hilton Monona Terrace and at the Holiday Inn Express – John Nolen Drive. As a Climate Fast Forward attendee, you have access to rooms in our hotel blocks. Please see your conference registration email for information on how to reserve a room at these hotels at the conference rate.


On Sunday, October 16, the Wisconsin Academy is pleased to present chamber music ensemble Friction Quartet, who will perform a concert exploring the global climate crisis through sound. Climate Fast Forward registrants have access to concert tickets at a discounted $20 rate (normal price $35). Please check your conference registration email for the discount code, then click here to buy tickets.

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What are the COVID policies for Climate Fast Forward (CFF)?

CFF is a highly participatory conference that relies on attendees to interact with each other to accomplish the goal of creating a collaborative roadmap for immediate action on climate change in Wisconsin. The opening and closing plenary sessions will both be offered in virtual formats, but the main work of the day will be in five facilitated working groups. This work is most easily accomplished in person.

Based on current COVID levels and guidelines, Academy staff will evaluate and determine which precautionary measures must be taken to ensure participant safety. Measures could include proof of vaccination and booster, a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the conference, and/or face coverings to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking. 

If national or Dane County guidelines prohibit large indoor gatherings, we will cancel the in-person conference and move to a completely virtual format. We will make a final decision one week before the conference. In the event of an in-person conference cancellation, we will offer 50% refunds on conference tickets. 

Can I switch to a different track after lunch?

Please plan to stay in the track you selected during registration (which will be indicated on your name tag that you will receive at event check-in). Climate Fast Forward is designed as a working conference with breakout tracks. Each track will follow an innovative, facilitated process that will build from start to finish and synthesize the direct, co-generated strategies of all participants into an action plan. The resulting plan will be shared with decision-makers around the state—both at the conference and at a follow-up briefing in the new year that  will be open to the general public and a variety of invited policymakers. As such, we strongly recommend that all participants stick with their track throughout the day to see the process through, beginning to end.

Conference travel and registration support. 

To ensure diverse attendance from all across Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters has raised funds to support individuals or organizations for whom the cost of travel and/or registration would be a burden. To indicate your interest, complete this form by August 18. Notifications will be made on August 19 at which time you may register for the conference. Questions can be directed to with the subject line CFF: Conference Support. Please note that we have limited funds for travel and registration subsidies and will distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis.

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