This event is being held in Vilas Communication Hall, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The panels are being held in the Nafziger Room, which is room 5055 on the fifth level. We've negotiated a block of rooms closest to the conference with a special rate at The Best Western Plus InnTowner (2424 University Ave) for conference attendees.

All guests staying at the InnTowner are treated to free onsite parking, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and a convenient area shuttle with their stay. In addition, they also offer:

- Complimentary Wireless Internet
- Highland Corner Casual Dining and Bar - open from 5:00PM to 10:00PM
- 42" Flat Screen TV's in all Guest Rooms
- Integrated USB ports
- Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Popcorn - daily in the lobby
- 24/7 Grab 'n Go Market featuring freshly made Sandwiches, Salads and Healthy items
- Heated Indoor Swimming Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Center featuring Vision Fitness machines

The hotel just completed a major renovation to all guest rooms and public spaces, including the addition of refrigerators, microwaves and pillow top beds.

Please call The InnTowner directly at 608-233-8778 or use and ask for your reservation to be in the group block named "RACECONF" to receive the discounted price of $129 per night. You must call before September 16th to ensure the rate and availability.

Other hotels within walking distance of Vilas Hall include:

Wisconsin Union Hotel
Hyatt Place Madison
The Madison Concourse Hotel
Doubletree Madison


The city of Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin. While there is an airport in Madison, the Dane County Regional Airport, the city can also be easily reached via other larger airports. It is approximately a three hour bus ride from Chicago O'Hare International Airport and approximately one and a half hours by bus from Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport.

Below are the bus companies that serve Madison:

Badger Bus (Milwaukee Airport)
Van Galder Bus Company (Chicago-O'Hare) & (Chicago-Midway)

Below are some of cab companies that serve the Madison area:

Union Cab
Badger Cab
Green Cab