Travel Info
The University of Wisconsin is located on the shore of Lake Mendota in the state’s capital, Madison, and is accessible by car, plane, or bus. [map]

By Car
Madison lies approximately 150 miles / 240 kilometers northwest of Chicago (3 hour drive), 80 miles / 130 kilometers west of Milwaukee (1.5 hour drive), and 270 miles / 440 kilometers southeast of Minneapolis (4.5 hour drive).

Parking: Parking in Madison is very limited. As a courtesy to conference participants, a limited number of campus parking permits will be available for purchase closer to the event date.

By Plane
Madison is accessible by air via Dane County Regional Airport, which provides connections to a number of domestic airports:

Taxi Services
Individuals will need to arrange for their own transportation to the Dane County Airport in Madison. Below is a listing of taxi cab companies in Madison.
Union Cab: (608) 242-2000 or
Green Cab: (608) 255-1234 or
Madison Taxi: (608) 255-TAXI (8294) or toll free at 1 (800) 894-3866 or
Badger Cab: (608) 256-5566 or

Car Rental
Alamo: (608) 249-1449/(800) 462-5266
AVIS: (608) 242-2442/(800) 831-2847
Budget: (608) 249-5544/(800) 527-0700
Dollar: (608) 661-4941/(800) 800-4000
Enterprise: (608) 661-4900/(800) 325-8007
Hertz: (608) 241-3803/(800) 654-3131
National: (608) 249-1614/(800) 227-7368
Thrifty: (608) 661-4940/(800) 847-4389

More information:

Other Airports
Alternatively, the nearest major airports are Chicago-O’Hare and Milwaukee International, from which there are several ways to travel on to Madison:

Traveling to Madison
Milwaukee: The Badger Coach Bus Line runs 6 trips daily from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport directly to the Madison Meeting Site for $23 one way. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Please call (608) 276-7490 for more information or visit

Chicago: The Van Galder Bus Company runs several times daily from both O’Hare and Midway Airports, directly to the Madison Meeting Site. The one-way fare is currently $30 – $32 and travel time is approximately 3.5 hours. Please call (800) 747-0994 for more information or visit

Greyhound bus lines also run to Madison. Please call (800) 231-2222 for fare and schedule information, or visit Taxis are available at the bus terminal, which is approximately 0.5 mile from the University.

More information on inter-city transit: