CHANGE AGENTS: As you make your travel plans, please remember that the workshop will begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 with a reception at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and the evening program at 7:00 pm. The workshop will conclude after dinner on Friday, June 21. Travel days for the Changes Agents are Tuesday, June 18 and Saturday, June 22.
ADMINISTRATORS: The administrator workshop will begin on Wednesday, June 19 with a session beginning at 3:00 pm, a reception at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and the evening program at 7:00 pm, and will end late afternoon on Thursday, June 20. Administrators will arrive on Wednesday, June 19 and are welcome to stay for dinner and overnight on Thursday, June 20 (traveling home late afternoon / early evening on June 20 or on June 21).
Arriving by Air
Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport. The airport is on Madison's northeast side, located approximately 6 miles from the Lowell Center (15-30 minutes by car, depending on traffic).
Change Agents, if you arrive by air, we recommend that you schedule your flights to Madison to arrive no later than 4:30 pm so that you will have enough time for travel from the airport and check-in at the workshop.
Administrators, if you arrive by air, we recommend that you schedule your flight to Madison to arrive no later than 2:00 pm if possible so that you have enough time for travel from the airport and check-in at the workshop.
Ground transportation from the airport to the workshop location includes:
Taxis: located at the north end of baggage claim at door #7. Taxi service to the Lowell Center is approximately $30 one-way. Save your receipts.
Transportation Network Companies (e.g. Uber, Lift): Pick up is between door #3 & #4 on the roadway median.
Madison Metro Bus: As you arrive at the gate follow the signs to baggage claim. Once you have descended to level one via the escalator or stairs, turn to the right. Past the baggage claim area, located outside door #6, look for the bus stop sign on the roadway median. The route to the UW Madison campus (and Lowell Center) is Route 20, which runs between the North Transfer Point and East Towne Mall via the Airport every thirty minutes during weekdays, and hourly weeknights, weekends, and holidays. Take the "Route 20-North Transfer Point" bus to the North Transfer Point, stay on the same bus, and travel west-bound to the University Ave & North Lake Street stop. Depart the bus and walk North on N Lake Street for 2 blocks. Turn right (east) onto Langdon Street and walk 1 block to the Lowell Center. Metro bus service to the Lowell Center is approximately $2.
Arriving by Car
If you are arriving by car, complimentary parking is available at nearby parking facilities. Please note, if your driving expenses exceed the cost of a flight, you will only be reimbursed up to the cost of a flight.
We will cover your travel (economy air fare and ground transportation in Wisconsin, and any parking fees). We can book your flight through our travel agent, or you can make your own flight arrangements. If you choose to book your own flight, we cannot reimburse you until after the workshop takes place. It usually takes 4-5 weeks for reimbursements to be completed once all the necessary paperwork has been received, so it is advantageous for you if we book your flight. If you choose to book your own fare, please be sure to choose an economy fare. Complete the Travel Information Form to either give us the information necessary to make your arrangements or to tell us about the arrangements you have made for yourself.
Hotel Check-in: Workshop participants will be staying at the Lowell Center. Front Desk: 608-256-2621. The Lowell Center is one of the UW-Extension Conference Center facilities. Check-in time at the Lowell Center for hotel rooms is at 3:00 pm. If you arrive early, you can check your bags at the front desk until your room is ready.
- Participant name-tags and notebooks will be distributed at the workshop check-in on Tuesday, June 18 in the lobby area at the Lowell Center, located at 610 Langdon Street in Madison, WI from 5:00 pm through dinner. The reception and dinner will also be held in the Lowell Center.
- Administrator name-tags and notebooks will be distributed at the workshop check-in on Wednesday, June 19 in the lobby area at the Lowell Center, located at 610 Langdon Street in Madison, WI from 1:30-3:00 pm.
The Lowell Center offers free wireless internet access throughout the building. Access codes are necessary and may be obtained through the front desk.
What to bring
Dress will be casual during the workshop. The weather might be variable. Please be prepared for cool air-conditioned buildings and warm or cool outdoors. Rain sometime during the week is possible.
All participants should bring a laptop or tablet computer they are comfortable typing on for extended periods.
All breakfasts will be provided at the Lowell Center. The complimentary, expanded continental breakfast is served in the dining room located on the B-level. Hours are: M-F 6:30-8:30 am, Sat-Sun 7:30-9:00 am. Other meals will be catered at the workshop site or will be at a local restaurant within walking distance to the Lowell Center. All meals will have options, including vegetarian entrees. We expect to be able to satisfy most food preferences and restrictions.
The Lowell Center offers a swimming pool and sauna located on the B-level. Your room key will allow you access through the locker rooms. Hours are 6:30 am-10 pm. A fitness room is located in Room 217. The room includes a stair climber, treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bike, and free weights. Your room key will allow you access. Hours are 6:30 am – 10 pm.
Located less than a block away is a public walking/running/biking path along the shore of Lake Mendota.