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Great conventions are built on quality content, beautiful venues, and a host city bursting with amenities. You bring the first, and Madison will take care of the rest. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Alliant Energy Center of Dane County, or one of our other unique accommodations provide attendants with invigorating spaces to engage. Madison’s eclectic community offers a nationally-praised food scene with rousing livability to keep guests enthralled and entertained.

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Our focus on making Madison a vibrant visitor destination isn't the only reason to host your next meeting in Madison. We've earned a reputation for walkability, safety and service that help you: increase attendance and net income, receive rave reviews, connect to campus and add value.


Percentage of respondents who said Madison met or exceeded meeting expectations


UW-Madison's ranking among U.S. universities in total research expenditures


Number of buildings, including the Monona Terrace, which are LEED certified

Alliant Energy Center


“Thank you, team Madison! You guys were there every step of the way, and we had the most attendees we’ve had in a decade—more than 1,750. Attendees loved the event, and those who completed the survey gave us a 4.2 out of 5 stars for overall experience at this event.”

–Christopher Whited, Senior Director of Marketing & Conventions, Society of American Foresters

"Madison and Destination Madison are a wonderful combination when planning or hosting an event. The staff at Destination Madison are responsive and helpful, As an event planner, I always feel very supported. They care about the attendees' experience as much as I do!"

–Karen Andriacchi, Outreach Specialist, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders-UW Speech and Hearing Clinic

Perfect location. The lakes make for a beautiful backdrop, and you can also have your group take a cruise or rent boats. Amateur baseball team is a good option for private events. They have a rooftop for private parties and suites to rent.

–Audrey Baker, Manager - Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

The national conference that I booked into Madison was a big success. The city drew great attendance and the attendees loved downtown Madison and Monona Terrace. The Destination Madison staff service and support went way beyond expectations!

–Jill Stone, Senior Director - Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe