Local Information

Photo of Madison Skyline at night over Lake Monona
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Meeting venue

Shannon Hall, Memorial Union

Plenary sessions and morning coffee breaks will be in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union.

Address: 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

The Pyle Center

Parallel sessions and afternoon coffee breaks will be held in the Pyle Center.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, 26 June, 2016 at the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge at 7pm.

The Pyle center fully conforms to the 1990 Americans with Disabilities code specifications. Program participants who have specific questions or wish to request a reasonable accommodation because of a disability may contact the Pyle Center.

Address: 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706-1420

Collaboration dinner

The collaboration dinner will be held on 28 June, 2016 at 7pm at the Fluno Center in the Executive Dining Room. Dinner preferences may be selected when paying the registration fee.

Drinks and appetizers will be served from 7–7:30 pm and the main course will be served at 7:30 pm.


Book by 26 May, 2016 to receive listed rates.

  • Lowell Center
    Rooms available 24 June - 1 July 2016.
    24-25 June: $114/night + tax for a standard room; $139/night + tax for a deluxe room.
    26 June - 1 July: $94/night + tax for a standard room; $119/night + tax for a deluxe room.
    To reserve a room, please book online using the code "SLOAN" to receive the shown rates.
  • Fluno Center
    $159/night + tax. This rate is valid 25 June - 3 July 2016.
    To reserve a room, please book online using the code "SDD" to receive the shown rate.

Getting to Madison

By plane:

Madison (MSN):
The Dane County Regional Airport (airport code MSN) is located on the far northeast corner of Madison. Taxis can take you to town for approximately $15 one way. Major airlines serving Madison include: American, Delta, Frontier, and United. Rental cars are available. The driving distance is about 15 minutes (directions).

Milwaukee (MKE):
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee is the next closest airport, about 1.5 hours driving distance. Bus service from MKE to Memorial Union in Madison is available from Badger Coaches (608-255-6771) with 6 trips daily for $23-30 one way. Travel time is ~2 hours.

Chicago O’Hare (ORD):
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) is the region's largest international airport. It is about 2.5 hours driving distance from Madison (depending on traffic). The highway between ORD and Madison is a toll road with cash required. Convenient bus service between Chicago and Madison is available from the Van Galder Bus Company (800-747-0994) with 12 trips daily for $30 one way and $60 round trip (travel time is ~ 3 hours).

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW):
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) serves only domestic flights and is about 3 hours driving distance from Madison. Convenient bus service is available from the Van Galder Bus Company (800-747-0994) with 8 trips daily for $32 one way and $64 round trip (travel time is ~ 4 hours).

Visa Information

International attendees with passports from 38 countries may be eligible to enter the United States without a visa through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Travelers with the VWP must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to travel. Please verify you meet all of the requirements on the VWP webpage.

International attendees from other countries will need a B Visitor Visa. Obtaining a visa may require significant wait time.

If you require an invitation letter, contact us using the "Get In Touch" form at the bottom of the page. Please include your full name, title (e.g. Dr., Professor, Mr., Ms., etc.) and the approximate dates of your travel.


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Madison FAQs

Where should I eat in Madison?

A thorough list of eateries around Madison has been compiled by Zach Pace.

Do I need a car in Madison?

Short answer: probably not.

The hotel, meeting venue, and conference dinner venue are all located in easy walking distance from one another in the heart of downtown Madison (see the map below). Many restaurants, bars, museums, etc., are a short walk away. Parking can be somewhat difficult to obtain downtown. If you do have a car, both the Lowell and Fluno centers have parking available for an extra fee.

What can I do for fun in Madison?

Check out Visit Madison for things to see and do around Madison.