Doors Open at 7:30 AM. Information Area (aka the Gateway, see Information Area tab) will be available from 8 AM- 1PM.

Order of Speakers subject to change.  Seminar starts at 8am.

  • Seating, Welcome and Appreciations
  • Gary Cannalte – Media’s role during severe weather, forecast and public warnings.
  • Midland Radio Corporation – Severe weather and emergency warnings, alert methods.
  • Tim Halbach, National Weather Service – Weather Ready Nation, MKX Sullivan WI Weather Office
  • J. McLellan, Dane County Emergency Management – Emergency Preparedness
  • Break
  • Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, Lightning Specialist – Formation, Myths, Mechanics, Injury and Prevention
    Please visit for additional lightning information.
  • Lunch on your own
    Lunch items will be available in the Madison Cafeteria area.  This will be on a cash basis – no credit/debit cards and/or checks please.  This is provided by the Madison College Geology Club!
    There are numerous eatery venues within minutes of Madison College.
  • Dr. Matthew Lazzara – Climate Association
  • Rick Kohls – Satellite Imagery & Weather Pehnomena
  • Rusty Kapela – Radar Interpretation
  • Chad Woodward – Severe Weather/Spotter Class
  • Break
  • Closing Remarks and Door Prizes