Our annual conference convenes researchers, policymakers, and community leaders to address major policy issues.
American Power, Prosperity & Democracy
On May 4, 2022, policy experts and top journalists addressed challenges facing the U.S.: the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crises, the rise of China, and authoritarianism and threats to democracy.
Policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and researchers discussed solutions for addressing climate issues and improving the lives of people in Wisconsin on October 6, 2021.
On March 2, 2020, the inaugural forum convened participants from across Wisconsin to address critical health policy topics and ways to improve the health of Wisconsin residents.
The Kohl Initiative
The La Follette Forum is made possible by the Kohl Initiative.
Funded by former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, the Kohl Initiative has transformed our ability to expand public outreach, train future public leaders, and support influential research.