Special Events

Saturday, September 25th, 6:30 a.m (weather permitting!)

Take part in a unique Madison tradition: join us for a close up look at Dane County Farmers' Market on the Square.

Located right outside the hotel door and reported to be the largest producer only farmer's market in the country, over 150 area farmers sell their wares around the Capitol Square. These include vegetables, flowers, and specialty products.

Enjoy a walk around the square complete with live music, coffee, and sweets. Find out for yourself why Saturday mornings in Madison are special.

Participants do not need to register to take part. Simply come to the Local Arrangements Desk (next to the Registration Desk) by 6:30 a.m. We'll get you back to the hotel within an hour's time.

Monona Terrace (photo by Michael Venner)

Sunday, September 26th, 6:15 a.m.

See downtown Madison as it was meant to be seen: on foot.

Join us for a leisurely Sunrise Walk down State Street to the Memorial Union and its famous Terrace on lovely Lake Mendota.

Participants will then circle back to the hotel after a stop at Monona Terrace Rooftop overlooking Lake Monona and the heart of the city.

Participants do not need to register to take part. Simply come to the Local Arrangements Desk (next to Registration Desk) by 6:15 a.m. that morning. The walk will be a little over two miles and should take an hour door to door.

Be sure to bring along a camera!

Overture Center (photo by Jim Brozek)
- photo by Jim Brozek

Art and Hors d’oeuvres

Sunday, September 26th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

"A man has as many social selves as there are individuals that recognize him." - William James

Here's your chance to see and be seen at the Social Event of the season!

Wind up the day on September 26 at a reception with food, fine art and good conversation with your fellow librarians.

Join us at The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on September 26 from 5:30 pm 8:00 pm. Hearty hors d'oeuvres will be served at the reception.

Located on State St., within the Overture Center for the Arts, the museum is within easy walking distance from the conference hotel. Clayton Brothers: Inside Out will be on view in the museum's main galleries.

This is a ticketed event so be sure to sign up for it when registering for the conference.

Monday Night Dine Arounds

Monday, September 27th

"Thou mayst as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading. It is thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind." - Thomas Fuller

Here is the perfect opportunity to connect with your professional colleagues while in Madison…

We will be hosting three guided Dine Arounds on Monday, September 27. There is no charge for this event beyond what you eat and drink.

Each Dine Around group will have a Madison area health science librarian as its guide. All three restaurants will be within easy walking distance from the hotel.

A description of the three restaurants (and approximate cost) will be available at the Local Arrangements Desk (next to the Registration Desk), along with a signup sheet.

Registration is required as the number of participants per group is limited. The signup sheet will be available through Sunday, September 26.