Monday, March 18, 2024

Fifteenth Annual
Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Lawrence University
Warch Campus Center
711 E Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
The Wisconsin Grassroots Network (WGN) provides support to community-based grassroots organizations, helping them to grow. Our Grassroots Festival encourages networking among these organizations and is an ideal venue for connecting them to citizens who are looking for a way to get involved. We provide these services to promote democracy, justice, and equality throughout Wisconsin.

For details and updates, click "Wisconsin Grassroots Network Website"

Organizations begin tabling set up at 7:30 am. Click Tabling to see the suggested donation and other details. You can reserve online until May 1 or send your information and donation by mail.


The Grassroots Festival presents a unique opportunity for organizations and citizens to meet, exchange ideas, and establish mutually beneficial connections.

Registration on site begins at 8:00 am. Click Register to see ticket categories and suggested donations. Food is included with admission categories. You can register ahead of time online until May 1, or register on site the day of the event.

The Festival's opening event begins at 9:00 am.

Keynote Speakers:
  • John Nichols, journalist, author, and national affairs correspondent

  • Alan Minsky, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America 

  • More to come…
Breakout Sessions:

Choose 3 of 18 breakout sessions. Here’s just a sample of the sessions: 
  • Youth in Activism
  • Money in Politics
  • Rights of Nature 
  • Farm Sustainability Rewards Project
  • The State of School Finance in Wisconsin: 2024 Edition


  • Tom Kastle

  • The Raging Grannies of Madison 


  • Garrison Keillor

  • Our Wisconsin Revolution Live Music


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