The conference will be held at the Monona Terrace, a magnificent lakeside conference center inspired by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Lodging is available at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, a 240-room hotel with direct access to the convention center. Be sure to mention the conference name (Games, Learning and Society) in order to receive the conference rate Other lodging and accommodations for the conference are also available.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace (Conference Rate: $145)
The Best Western Inn on the Park (Conference Rate: $89)
The Edgewater (Business Rate: $179)
Memorial Union & Union South
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Bed & Breakfasts
Hotel Ruby Marie
Collins House
Mansion Hill Inn


Nonstop flights to Madison's airport are available from major airline hubs in Chicago (American, United, and ATA Connection), Cincinnati (Delta Connection), Cleveland (Continental Express), Denver (United Express), Detroit (Northwest), Memphis (Northwest), Milwaukee (Midwest Express), Minneapolis (Northwest), Pittsburgh (US Airways Express), and St. Louis (American Connection).

Madison’s airport is about ten miles away from downtown Madison, where the Hilton and Monona Terrace conference facility are located. Taxis are available from the airport and cost about $15.

Madison is in south central Wisconsin, about 80 miles west of Milwaukee on I-94; about 150 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, 120 miles northwest of O'Hare International Airport on I-90; and about 250 miles southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul on I-94.

Parking is available through Monona Terrace, the Hilton, and other downtown hotels. Some parking near the Capitol square (adjacent) might also be available.

The Badger Bus Company provides service from Milwaukee's Mitchell
Field and downtown Milwaukee to the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Van Galder Bus Company provides service from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Chicago's Midway airport, and from downtown Chicago to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, about 1 mile from the conference facility and the Hilton. Transportation from bus drop-offs may be available courtesy of conference organizers.


Home of the University of Wisconsin and the capitol of Wisconsin, Madison is a vibrant, beautiful city of 210,000 people, located on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota--a city often rated as one of the best cities in which to live in the United States. During the summer, Madison offers wonderful and varied walking, biking, shopping, and cultural activities.

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