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Lodging & Travel

Welcome to Madison! The capital of Wisconsin, Madison is 150 miles northwest of Chicago. In addition to driving, Madison is also accessible by air via the Dane County Regional Airport and by bus, with the campus/downtown bus stop just a few blocks from the conference venue. Getting to Madison, WI.

Pyle Center Memorial Union

MwALT 2018 will be held at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706 (Directions). The Pyle Center is convenient to both campus and the heart of downtown Madison. There are numerous lodging options nearby, and it is a 15-minute drive from the Dane County Regional Airport.

The hotels listed here are all 0.5 miles or less from the Pyle Center. WIDA has placed a hold on a block of rooms at the Lowell Center, effective until 8/20/18.

Lowell Center: To reserve a room by phone, call 866-301-1753 and use group code MALT

Graduate Madison

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison


There is no free parking available close to the Pyle Center. There are multiple public and university lots available for hourly or daily parking. For further details about parking, see the Pyle Center website.

While you’re in Madison, relax on the Memorial Union Terrace watching sailboats on Lake Mendota, window-shop on State Street, or explore Saturday morning’s farmers’ market, a local institution. Just make sure you’re back to the Pyle Center in time for the plenary!