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Terrace Talks


Terrace Talks is a new series which provides thought-provoking presentation and discussion relating to forward thinkers in design, education, business and technology who break new boundaries. Dynamic speakers, many former TED Talk presenters, share relevant, current topics relating to our everyday lives. The series is geared towards the general public, professionals and learning enthusiasts alike.  Terrace Talks is entertaining, inspiring and educational for the entire community.

Stay tuned for the Fall 2014 schedule!




The Wright Design Series

The Wright Design Series


7pm • Lecture Hall

The design series is sponsored by Southwest Chapter AIA Wisconsin, Monona Terrace, and Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin.

The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.

Here's what some past participants had to say:
We salute your broader scope and found the presentations all excellent!”
- Greg B., Madison

“Loved the whole experience! Wonderful people!” -
Betsy H., Monona

Tuesday, May 6 
“Beyond Buildings: How to Be at Home in the Modern World"
Presented by Aaron Betsky, Director, Cincinnati Art Museum
Explore how architecture can, if it moves beyond its fixation on solitary buildings, become a way in which we can be at home in and make sense of our modern world.

Tuesday, May 20
"Olgivanna Lloyd Wright: Partner to Genius; Author, Composer, and CEO"
Presented by Indira Berndtson, The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives
Discover the uncataloged correspondence of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright along with unpublished photos from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.  This presentation will provide new insight into Mr. and Mrs. Wright's thoughts, life and work.




PechaKucha Night


What is PechaKucha? The concept is simple: Each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece. It’s an event that is never the same twice, so leave your expectations at the door. Monona Terrace is proud to serve as the official Madison site for PechaKucha International. Cash bar on site.

Thursday, April 17
7pm, Madison Ballroom
“Why Madison? x PechaKucha”
Presented by Monona Terrace

“Madison is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.” – Lee Dreyfus
That’s what former governor Lee Dreyfus said about Madison back in 1978 but what are people saying about Madison today? What makes Madison the place you want to: live, work, raise a family, start a business, go to school and so on? See what our presenters have to say about why they chose Madison.


Sponsored  by Monona Terrace
& High Tech Happy Hour
Devised and shared by
KleinDytham Architecture



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