PLATO is a community of intellectually curious adults, typically 50 and over, which explores subjects of interest through member-led discussion groups, lectures, travel, and cultural activities.  

Please help keep PLATO going during the pandemic!  Donate to the operating fund.


Guide to Biking Lake Monona

Enjoy our guide to riding Madison's most famous biking route: around Lake Monona. Includes known good ice cream stops!

Current Events PM

This past spring several coordinators switched from in-person to virtual class. Meg Taylor and Greg Bell took their course on line March 18th and the group has had great success. Continued on Courses page.

Self-Guided Walks in Dane County

From Mayor Rhodes-Conway: " Getting outdoors is great for physical and mental health, but please be safe and follow public health orders." PLATO has provided  info on 5 areas for self-guided tours. More to come. 

Theater & Field Trips

PLATO Annual Report

Due to the cancellation of the Annual Meeting, the update of PLATO activities couldn't be presented. A written report is presented instead.

Read the report

Check out this week's feature from The Agora!

Lectures, Local Tours,
Social & General Events 

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

For more information about PLATO, contact:

Edie Urness-Pondillo
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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