Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

Reserving Your Room

 

Please complete the Housing Reservation Form (to come) by clicking this link or button above and submit online after saving to your computer. You may also email the form to the Brown Swiss Association (BSA) directly at wbsconference@brownswissusa.com. Reservations will be accepted until August 15, 2021, but a limited amount of rooms are available so we encourage you to make your reservations early. Please use only one method of communication to make your reservations, and be sure to include a email address to receive your confirmation

 

Room reservations will not be accepted by the hotel. Any questions or concerns regarding room reservations, please contact BSA at wbsconference@brownswissusa.com.

 

Suites/Upgrades are noted below under the property. Please contact BSA for information and availability of suites or upgrades at a higher room rate.

Please note that the room rates listed are subject to applicable taxes at the time of check-in.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace Hotel

9 East Wilson                                                    

Madison, Wisconsin 53703 USA

www.hiltonmadison.com 

Connected to Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Rates: $265 per guestroom per night plus applicable hotel taxes and fees. 

 

Suites (Corner King, Lakeview and Club Rooms) are $285 per guestroom per night plus applicable hotel taxes and fees.

 

Deluxe rooms are $295 per guestroom per night plus applicable hotel taxes and fees.

* Single (1 King bed) or Double (2 Queen beds) rate.

* 1-4 people per room at rate.

* Rate does not include sales and/or occupancy tax.

Amenities include complimentary airport shuttle, Wi-Fi, fitness area and pool, business center with printing, in-room mini refrigerator, and more.
 

This newly renovated hotel is located in the heart of downtown Madison, overlooking Lake Monona. It is connected to Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center via a skywalk and just a block from the Capital City Trail. The Overture Theater District, dining, and entertainment are within blocks of the hotel. This is a pet-friendly hotel (extra fees apply).

Travel Information

​The following information is provided to make travel, especially international, as convenient as possible. The conference management staff is willing to provide information whenever possible. However, please note the following:

  • Invitation and participation letters cannot be issued to potential attendees until registration and full payment are made.

  • Conference organizers are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates on behalf of a potential attendee. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are emailed directly to them.

  • It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed in a timely manner before you start your journey. It is recommended that application for a visa be made at least 10 weeks prior to the proposed travel dates.

  • People visiting from Canada and from non-U.S. countries are required to have a valid passport and possibly other documentation. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate with any questions or concerns regarding your travel requirements.

 

Travel by Air

If you are traveling by air to the United States and are not a U.S. citizen, you must present a valid passport. For more information, please go to: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors.

 

Visa Requirements

To find out if you need a visa in order to attend the meeting and for more information on applying for a visa to enter the United States, please go to: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html.

Airline Reservation Assistance

The airport providing service is Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), approximately a 20-minute drive from downtown Madison. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to and from their property.

 

Other surrounding airports include General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, located about 1.5 hours from Madison and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, located about 2.5 hours from Madison. Both airports offer bus services to and from Madison:

MKE to Madison available on Badger Bus

ORD to/from Madison available on Coach USA/Van Galder

 

Taxi cabs, Uber, and Lyft are available for pick-up and drop-off all around Madison and at the airport.

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is one of only two U.S. cities built on an isthmus. Nestled between lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison is renowned for its beautiful, four-season scenery. The State Capitol building is the city’s signature landmark. No building in Madison can rise higher than the 284-foot granite dome, which is modeled after our nation’s capitol. State Street, a mile-long pedestrian mall, links the Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and offers shopping, museums, theaters, restaurants and lounges. Finally, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the nation's first established dairy school, is home to state-of-the-art research facilities, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital & Clinics, the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletics, the Wisconsin Memorial Union, and more nationally known programs and landmarks. 

Time Zone​

Madison is in the U.S. Central Time Zone, which is one hour behind the Eastern Time Zone Standard Time, one hour ahead of Mountain Time, and two hours ahead of Pacific Time.

International Time Zone examples: 07:00 AM in Madison is 14:00 (02:00 PM) in Paris, France, or 09:00 AM in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or 20:00 (08:00 PM) in Beijing, China.

Weather

The average daily temperature in Madison is high 60 degrees Fahrenheit in September and October with lows in the high 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind, however, that no matter what the weather may be outside, meeting rooms at the convention center may be cool, so please plan accordingly.

Venue and Attractions

The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 USA
www.mononaterrace.com

Monona Terrace meets the high-tech demands of today’s conferences. It is designed for complete accessibility and civic enjoyment, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and a rooftop garden that celebrates the cityscape. On the shores of Lake Monona, the State Capitol dome and park-like setting are visible.

Parking

Parking is available at $3.00 per hour. Additionally, bike racks are available on the 3rd and 4th levels. Complete information is available online, www.mononaterraceparking.com.

Sustainability Efforts

Frank Lloyd Wright first envisioned Monona Terrace at its present site in 1938. This dream became reality in 1997 with its creation, honoring the legacy of the renowned architect. This continues through its sustainability initiatives as a “green building”. The facility was first certified in 2007 at the Silver Level of the U.S. Green Building Council at the Silver Level. In 2015, the efforts were further recognized with advancement to the Gold Level, certified by the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB). The award recognizes the continued efforts of Monona Terrace to promote a whole-building approach to sustainability.

Additionally, Monona Terrace and Monona Catering have been in partnership with UW Wisconsin’s WE CONSERVE composting program since 2010. The project annually diverts about 20 tons of organic kitchen waste from landfills, reducing the production of methane into the atmosphere. The organic materials are then recycled into a nutrient-rich soil amendment which is sold to area farmers and used on campus landscaping projects.

ADA Statement / Special Needs

If you have a disability, limitation or dietary restriction that may require special consideration in order to fully participate, please contact the Brown Swiss Association office to see how we can accommodate your needs, wbsconference@brownswissusa.com.

World Dairy Expo

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison, Wisconsin 53713 USA

www.worlddairyexpo.com

World Dairy Expo is the largest dairy cattle show in North America. Each year during the 5-day show, it hosts over 60,000 attendees including 2,100 international guests from about 100 countries, over 2,300 head of cattle, and over 850 trade show vendors.

Visit Madison
For information about restaurants, shopping, culture, etc, please visit www.visitmadison.com.
World Brown Swiss Conference Contacts

Conference Information, Registration, & Hotel Reservations

Conference Planning Committee

wbsconference@brownswissusa.com

 

Brown Swiss Association

Allicia Horn

ahorn@brownswissusa.com

 

Norman C. Magnussen

nmagnussen@brownswissusa.com

 

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