GLS 4.0 Location Details

Conference Center

Monona Terrace · Downtown Madison’s magnificent lakeside conference center, based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright.


Hilton Madison Monona Terrace · A 240-room hotel with direct, skywalk access to the convention center. To reserve rooms within the conference block, please make your reservations before June 10, 2008.


By Air · Madison’s airport (Dane County Regional Airport / MSN) is about 10 miles from downtown Madison and the Monona Terrace. Nonstop flights are available from major airline hubs. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown is about $15.

By Car · 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 (see map here). Parking is available at the Monona Terrace, the Hilton, and other downtown hotels. Parking may be available near the Capitol square, adjacent to the Monona Terrace.

By Bus · The Badger Bus Company provides service from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field (airport) and downtown Milwaukee to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The Van Galder Bus Company provides service from Chicago's O’Hare International Airport, Chicago's Midway airport, and 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. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.


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.