COTS 2017 Hotel & Travel Information

The 2017 Conference on Test Security

September 6–8, 2017
Madison, Wis.

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Conference location

Pyle Center
702 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

General Timeline of Events

Conference Workshops September 6, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Conference Program September 7, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
September 8, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Poster Presentations with Networking Reception September 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Air Travel

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
4000 International Ln, Madison, WI 53704
Approximately 5 miles (15 minutes) from conference location.

Shuttles are not available from MSN to the conference hotel, but taxis are readily available. A taxi from MSN to the Lowell Center typically costs $20–25. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
5300 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Approximately 85 miles (1 hour 20 minutes) from conference location.

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
Approximately 135 miles (2 hours 15 minutes) from conference location.

Hotel Information

The primary conference hotel for COTS 2017 is the Lowell Center (610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706), which is next door to the Pyle Center. Rooms at the Lowell Center are sold out for the dates of the conference. On-site parking is available for $10 per night. Off-site parking (approximately 0.25 miles away) is complimentary.

Other nearby hotels with available rooms, in order of their proximity to the conference, include:

DoubleTree by Hilton
$169 per night
Availability: 09/05–09/07 (for checkout on 09/08)

Hampton Inn & Suites
$169 per night
Availability: all days

Wisconsin Union Hotel
$137 per night
Availability: 09/05–09/07 (for checkout on 09/08)
Location of Bad Genius film screening

Best Western Plus
$159 per night
Availability: all days
Free shuttle available to conference location

Note that prices for these hotels are not fixed and may increase as the conference draws near!

Conference Parking and Transportation

For attendees staying at the Lowell Center, on-site parking is available for $10 per night, and off-site parking (approximately 0.25 miles away) is complimentary. Other attendees may reserve an individual parking space.

Parking is available in Lot 6 (Helen C. White Garage, 600 N. Park St.) for $14 per day per vehicle, or lot 83 (Fluno Garage, 314 N. Frances St.) for $12 per day per vehicle. Parking is extremely competitive on the UW campus, so if you plan to drive and park in one of these lots, please plan ahead and reserve an individual parking space. Public parking is also available at the State Street Campus Garage (415 N. Lake St.) for $1.30 per hour.


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