WUD DLS Presents An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall: Inspiring Hope Through Action

March 26, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Shannon Hall | Memorial Union

Dr Jane Goodall

About this event

On Sale Dates
**SOLD OUT** Additional tickets will not become available. Non-ticket holders have an opportunity to enter the venue and fill empty seats beginning at 6:45 pm the night of the event, access will be extremely limited. A livestream is also available, registration required.

UW-Madison Student Presale (online only): March 6 @ 10 am. Promo code required to access event, the promo code will be included in a campus-wide email to @wisc.edu student email accounts on the morning of March 6. Limit 1 ticket per student. Presale for in person event only, livestream available March 8 @ 10 am.

Public Sale (online only): March 8 @ 10 am (if tickets remain after student presale). No promo code required. Limit 2 tickets per person.

**A ticket gives access to priority seating but does not guarantee a seat. Doors will open at 6:00 pm to all ticketholders for general admission seating. ALL TICKET HOLDERS NEED TO BE SEATED BY 6:45 PM. At that time any open seats will become available to non-ticket holders.**

About The Speaker

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world.

Dr. Goodall is known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organization the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program. Today, Jane continues to connect with worldwide audiences, despite the challenges of the pandemic, through ‘Virtual Jane’ including remote lectures, recordings, and her podcast, the “Jane Goodall Hopecast.” In 2021, Jane was the recipient of the Templeton Prize, and her newest book, “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times,” was published. Jane is a global icon spreading hope and turning it into meaningful positive impact to create a better world for people, other animals, and the planet we share.

About DLS:

The Distinguished Lecture Series is an organization committed to bringing the brightest speakers to campus to spread thought-provoking ideas among students, faculty, and the greater Madison community. DLS is 1 of 11 committees comprising the Wisconsin Union Directorate.

Additionally, If you are interested in our programming, we encourage you to join our email list and nominate a speaker


The event begins at 7:00PM and includes a 1-hour lecture followed by 30-minutes of Q&A. Doors open at 6:00 PM. 

Livestream Access

Registration is required, click on the livestream event below. Registrants will receive their link in their confirmation email within minutes of registering as well as in reminder emails sent before the event begins.


Prices (including all fees)

In Person Event - Student Presale Free | Limit 1 Ticket
In Person Event - Public Sale Free | Limit 2 Tickets
Livestream Free, Registration Required | 1 per device