Flights and local transportation.

All delegates, youth and adult, are required to stay at the conference lodging facilities. The lodging facility is the Madison Marriot West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53563, tel (608) 831-2000. Lodging reservations are made by submitting the “Registration and Lodging Reservation Form” to your state or province contact person who will register the entire state or provincial delegation electronically by mid August 2023. Dairy judging teams may NOT stay at the Madison Marriot West due to space limitations.

Each room will have two queen beds and house two to four delegates of the same gender. We will do our best to keep delegates from the same state together. Youth from small delegations may be housed with delegates from other states. If you have an odd number of delegates, they may also be housed with delegates from other states. Delegation adult chaperones will share the two queen bed rooms with another adult chaperone.  Adult chaperones will be housed in close proximity to their delegates when possible. If someone has special needs, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. Plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Check out by 11:00 a.m. on day of departure.  If your State or Province has additional lodging rules, you must notify hcooper@cdr.wisc.edu by mid August 2023 as registration numbers may be limited due to lodging restrictions.

Parking: Madison Marriot West will have free parking for Conference registrants.

Flight and local transportation
Travel dates: Please Plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Flight arrangements: You have several choices of destination airports: Dane County Regional Airport is located on the north side of Madison, 25 minutes from the Madison Marriot West Hotel. It may be more economical to fly into Chicago or Milwaukee than into Madison, making the connection via bus.

Badger Bus from Milwaukee: Badger Bus Company offers shuttle buses from Mitchell International Airport to Madison for approximately $50 (please check for current prices) round trip when fare is purchased online. Visit their website at www.badgerbus.com for schedules, airport boarding site, and other information.

Van Galder Bus from Chicago: For schedules and tickets, visit:  https://www.coachusa.com/airport-transportation/van-galder

Greyhound bus: If you arrive by Greyhound bus, disembark at the Madison Greyhound drop-off point, which is in the process of finding a permanent location, and take a taxi to the Madison Marriot West. Call 1-800-231-2222 for current schedules and fare information or visit their website at www.greyhound.com.

Shuttle Between the Madison Airport and Madison Marriot West: States/provinces must make their own travel arrangements between Dane County Regional Airport (Madison) and the Madison Marriot West hotel (conference site). You may wish to coordinate your trips with other states/provinces. Listed below is information regarding some available taxi/shuttle service options. All costs are approximate and are subject to change.

Taxi and Ride Share Service

  1. Madison Taxi: 608-255-8294 or book online at http://www.madtaxi.com/ This taxi service will accept reservations for airport and bus terminal service. Taxi cabs will be standing by for small groups at the airport. Up to four persons may ride in a single cab, otherwise a minivan will hold up to 6 passengers. A full-sized van will hold 14 passengers (needs to be reserved at least 1 day ahead). Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover card.
  2. Union Cab of Madison: 608-242-2000 or book online http://www.unioncab.com/ – Standard meter service. Four (4) person per car maximum. Would be able to accommodate larger groups if called a day in Also, a van service is available (6 people maximum per van) at the standard meter cost. Accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
  3. Green Cab of Madison: (608) 255-1234 – or book online http://www.greencabofmadison.com/ Inexpensive shared rides.
  4. Badger Cab Shared Ride Service: 608-256-5566 or book online at http://www.badgercab.com/ To use Badger Cab service, when exiting the Madison Airport go to Door 7, where there is a taxi stand. If there are no Badger Cabs available there, then call the service to request one. Badger Cab does not have any vans. They accept debit cards and all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. NOTE: “Shared ride” indicates that if the cab is not full, the cab may stop and pick up additional passengers on the way to your destination.