This year’s Day on Campus event at UW-Madison will bring in companies from around the state to explore partnerships between businesses and the university.

Amy Achter, managing director for the school’s Office of Business Engagement, says the event has historically been “fairly Madison-centric.” But she notes this year’s event is drawing folks from Outagamie, Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Marathon, Waukesha and Washington counties, as well as other states including Illinois and California.

“It’s not only for Madison companies; our attendance this year shows that more than ever before,” she told “This is the place to be if you want to learn more about how you can engage with UW-Madison.”

Day on Campus is being held Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus.

In the early afternoon, a panel of industry representatives will discuss their companies’ links to the university, spanning a wide range of projects and partnerships. Those companies include Foxconn, American Family Insurance, Lands’ End and Morningstar.

“This is kind of our signature event of the day,” Achter said. “Companies represented are at various points in their journey with the university, in their partnerships with us. And they all came at it in different ways.”  Read the full story here.