WiSys SPARK Symposium

The WiSys SPARK Symposium is where research, innovation, and entrepreneurship collide. The annual event brings together the best and brightest faculty, staff, students, and alumni from across the Universities of Wisconsin to network, collaborate, and celebrate great ideas. You'll find networking and collaboration opportunities, hear about impactful faculty research projects, and see students present research posters & innovative projects. 

The 2024 WiSys SPARK Symposium will be held from July 24-26 at UW-Superior in Superior, Wisconsin, a top state tourist destination on the shores of Lake Superior. Make a vacation out of the conference and stay for the weekend!

Registration is now open. A detailed agenda and hotel information will be added soon.

The registration deadline for all attendees is June 28. Student admission is free and includes dormitory housing. General admission is $75/person.

Agenda items include:

  • Pre-conference reception on Wednesday, July 24
  • Research talks
  • Student poster and innovation showcase
  • WiSys Quick Pitch Statewide Final
  • Innovation Awards reception on Thursday, July 25
  • Student career panel
  • Faculty workshops


A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Superior. Reservations can be completed here.
  • Hampton Inn Superior Duluth. Reservations can be completed here.
  • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Superior. Please call 715-319-3050 to reserve a room.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted rate is Monday, June 24, 2024. Discounted rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.