Lodging and Travel

Make your hotel reservations at the conference hotel, the Madison Concourse Hotel before midnight (CST) March 11, 2019, to get a discounted rate

Lodging is on your own. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel, which is the site of the conference. Concourse level rooms are available for $156, Governor’s Club rooms for $206.

This block and discount expire midnight (CST) March 11, 2019. To reserve your room, call the hotel directly at 800-356-8293 and identify yourself as part of the UW 2019 Writers’ Institute.

To register online at the discounted rate, follow these steps:

Guest room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in. Current tax rate is 15.5%.


You’ll receive parking information with your enrollment confirmation. The Madison Concourse hotel offers an indoor parking garage. The rate is $10 per night if you are an overnight guest. If attending the conference on a daily basis, the rate is $1.50 per hour up to a maximum of $17 per day. Additional parking is available across the street at the State Street Capitol ramp (214 N. Carroll Street).

You can also call 608-262-1122 for advice and maps and information about daily UW Parking Permits.

Visiting Madison

The Madison Concourse Hotel, the location for this year’s event is located at One West Dayton, one block from the State Capitol and our downtown square and a block away from colorful State Street with many restaurants, stores, the Overture Center for the Arts, and more along the way. For the family, the free Henry Vilas Park Zoo is very nice, with a nifty new habitat for endangered frogs and more. We are just steps away from the UW–Madison campus. Go to visitmadison.com for a comprehensive look at what you might do before or after the Institute.