ProComm 2017: Come to Madison!

Madison, WI is a fantastic place to visit, whether for work or vacation. It is our hope that you find plenty of work and play opportunities!  Madison is a family-friendly city, and ProComm 2017 will be in the heart of it all.

Our conference facilities will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison‘s Pyle Center, lakeside. Conference rooms will be available at the Lowell and the Hampton Inn (both within two blocks of the venue). We will also be within steps of the famous Der Rathskeller, the Student Union Terrace gathering place (shown below, foreground). There’s a great video about the Rathskeller.

Pyle Center, the ProComm 2017 venue, circled here.

Pyle Center, the ProComm 2017 venue, circled here.

City of Madison general information: https://www.cityofmadison.com/

Restaurants:

Madison is a well-known foodie destination, from local breweries, vegetarian, farm-to-table, supper clubs and more.  Here are a few favorites near our venue.

  • The Old Fashioned (15 minute leisurely walk from our venue, fun dining and drinks with Wisconsin flair)
  • L’Etoile   (15 minute leisurely walk from our venue, high end lovely dining)
  • Porta Bella’s (5 minute easy walk from our venue, crazy baroque interior, italian food)
  • Ian’s Pizza (two locations, both about four blocks from venue. Experience the famous Mac n Cheese Pizza! It’s even been in Bon Appetit.)
  • Here is a complete listing of the many, many places to dine in easy distance of our venue: DownTown Madison Dining
  • Check out the many fantastic food carts, most within one block of our venue

Around Madison:

Madison has much to offer visitors. https://www.cityofmadison.com/visit-play/attractions

Wisconsin State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin Historical Museum

Wisconsin State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin Historical Museum

Things to do with kids in Madison:

Madison Children's MuseumHenry Vilas Zoo

Vacationing (before or after the conference):

  • Wisconsin Dells (Waterpark Capital of the World! )
  • Wisconsin State Parks 
  • American Players Theatre (One of the best companies around, and in an outdoor theatre! It’s about 45 minutes out of Madison.)
  • House on the Rock (There is no explaining the wacky, wonderful House on the Rock. You just have to experience it.  Give yourself a whole afternoon! Around 45 minutes out of town, just near the American Players Theatre.)

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