Lodging Options – All conference rate room blocks have been released as of March 10.
Address: 610 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53706
This hotel is just a few steps away from our conference site at the Pyle Center. It is located in the heart of Downtown Madison, near the shops and restaurants of State Street and on the UW-Madison campus. Parking is $10/day on-site; complimentary parking is also available at a nearby parking facility.
Or, call The Lowell Center Guest Services: (608) 256-2621 or toll-free (866) 301-1753
Address: 525 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 251-5511
This hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the conference site (about 3 blocks). It is convenient to campus and downtown. Parking is free, and a complimentary shuttle is provided.
Please call the hotel direct at (608) 251-5511, toll free reservations number at (800) 222-TREE
Address: 440 West Johnson St, Madison WI 53706
This hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the conference center, and is convenient to restaurants and shopping in downtown Madison. Free breakfast is included with your stay. Parking is $12/day and limited to 1 car per room.
Please call the hotel at 608-255-0360.
There is virtually no parking directly at the Pyle Center and, even with a permit, you will likely need to walk a block or two to get to the conference facility.
If you need to park a car during your time in Madison, please tell your hotel that you would like to include parking with your room and they will be happy to give you more information. The three hotels listed above are within walking distance. The DoubleTree Hotel provides a free shuttle service to their guests.
If you are driving to the conference site, the nearest parking lot is the State Street parking garage, which has two entrances: 430 N. Frances St. (Frances St. side) or 415 N. Lake St. (Lake St. side). The Lake street side is closer to the Pyle Center, and about one block away. The fee at this garage is $1.30/hour, which may be paid by credit card or cash.
The other option is to reserve parking through the Pyle center here, which is $12/day and must be done in advance. Keep in mind that this lot is a little bit farther away from the Pyle Center than the State Street city ramp. The reserved space will be located in UW-Campus Lot 83 under the Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue.
Bus Connections are available from Chicago and Milwaukee airports (see the Flights section below for specific bus options for airports). Most bus companies have a drop-off and pick-up option on the UW-Madison campus at the intersection of Langdon Street and Lake Street, conveniently just across the street from our conference location at the Pyle Center. This stop is also an easy walk to any of the hotels. Please see here for more information about inter-city bus service. Lamers bus connections also may be an option for Wisconsin travelers.
Madison – Dane County Regional Airport is about a 15-20 minute drive from the conference hotels and Pyle Center. Taxis and rental cars are available.
Milwaukee – General Mitchell International Airport is about 1 hour and 40 minutes from campus. You can purchase round-trip tickets on Badger Bus that will provide transportation from and to the Milwaukee airport to the UW-Madison campus.
Chicago – Midway or O’Hare Airports are about 2.5 – 3.5 hours away from Madison (depending heavily on traffic). Bus service to Madison is available through Van Galder Bus Company. Van Galder also serves Chicago Union Station/Amtrak.
Complimentary coffee and light breakfast items are available both mornings of the conference. Lunch is provided on Thursday to all attendees. Thursday will also include a complimentary afternoon snack as well as light appetizers and a cash bar at the early evening reception at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. If you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate these when you register and your meal will be arranged for you.
Dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday are not included. The Pyle Center is located just one block from State Street, the downtown corridor that links UW-Madison with the Wisconsin State Capitol. State Street and Capitol Square are home to many tasty dining options. As a general rule of thumb (with some exceptions), the options closer to the university campus are cheaper, getting more expensive as you travel up State Street toward the capitol building.
Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-890-0364