City Spotlight | Madison

By Connect Staff, June 5, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to a one-of-a-kind college culture known for both its progressive attitude and its thriving arts scene.

Noteworthy: Madison is home to exciting teambuilding opportunities, including going on the water with Brittingham Boats, comedy with the improv troupe Monkey Business Institute and a baseball game with the Madison Mallards.

The vibrant capital city has two convention centers for meeting planners to consider. For something traditional, there is Alliant Energy Center, which is accessible from the Beltline Highway, connected to Clarion Suites and has plenty of parking. A 290,000-sq.-ft. pavilion is scheduled for completion in 2014. Centerplate provides professional catering service and customized menus.

Monona Terrace, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a more distinctive option. The LEED Silver-certified building is connected to Hilton Madison with views of Lake Monona’s shores.

Penny Molina, conference coordinator for Biodynamic Conference, held her event in Madison for two main reasons: its central location and Monona Terrace. “We wanted to be in a space that was not only accommodating, but had a warmth and sensibility that would make our guests feel well,” says Molina. “The staff was impeccable. IT was on-call, so all presentations went off smoothly, and the catering department even took on our challenge of a full organic menu.”

Madison Quick Facts

Area guest rooms: 9,000-plus | Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport | Convention center: Alliant Energy Center

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