Your Hospitality Team is made of local Midwest Chapter, WHSLA and SWHSL members who are excited to show off Milwaukee to you! A member of our team will be located at the registration booth during the conference and we will all be wearing green buttons, so flag us down with any questions/concerns about Milwaukee or our hospitality events. The weather forecast calls for upper 50’s and low 60’s and some rain during the conference, so please plan accordingly. It can be just as windy downtown as the Windy City to our South.
Our optional walk to Oktoberfest on Saturday evening at 7:15 pm will take place even if moderately raining. Those interested can gather in the Hyatt lobby. There are a number of restaurants along the way and at the district so you can choose to dine indoors. We will plan to walk to Pere Marquette Park to take in some of the Oktoberfest events there, and then depending on weather and group consensus continue up Old World Third Street to the Fiserv Forum to experience the “Fear District”. We do have maps available for those who prefer to walk directly to the “Fear District”. You can obtain those at the hospitality/registration booth.
The Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual meeting is less than a week away!
Here are some suggestions on what to pack:
Milwaukee went from 56 degrees to 85 degrees this past Sunday to Monday. According to the weather service, it will feel like fall this weekend with temperatures around 50-60 degrees. It’s usually a little cooler and windier downtown due to the proximity to the lake.
As in past years, this is a “jeans and khakis” conference. Wear what feels comfortable, whether that be your favorite weekend jeans, or your more standard business casual attire. The social events are all casual affairs.Continue reading “Pack Your Bags!”
The Sunday evening social event for our Midwest MLA Chapter Conference will be dinner and exploration of the Harley- Davidson Museum. Gather at the 3rd Street entrance to the Hyatt Regency Lobby at 5:20 pm to board the shuttles. Shuttles will depart at 5:30 to take you to the museum. At 6:00 pm our food stations will open in the Rumble Room. You will be free to discover the museum and the gift shop at any time.
Want to take it easy and just connect with friends? We will have a Milwaukee themed crossword puzzle available for collaboration.
Dress Code: Be casual, jeans encouraged!
The Experience gallery in the museum features motorcycles of various sizes that you are encouraged to touch, sit on and photograph. At 8:00 pm the shuttles will return to take you back to the Hyatt.
The Hospitality committee invites you to our opening reception to meet our exhibitors. The reception will be held in the Regency Ballroom on 2nd floor of the Hyatt from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Light appetizers will be served. Your first drink is complimentary and you may purchase additional beverages if you wish. Casual attire/jeans are appropriate.
Dinner after the reception is on your own.
At 7:10 pm from the main Hyatt Lobby, those interested can walk with the hospitality committee to explore Oktoberfest at the Fiserv Form plaza known as the Deer District. There are many restaurants along the walk and around the plaza. The walk is approximately a third of a mile north from the Hyatt on either Old World 3rd Street or Vel A. Phillips (4th street) Avenue. A map to the district is provided in your registration folder. In addition to the classic German celebration of Oktoberfest, the Deer District will be transformed into the “Fear District” for Halloween. Haunted house tour tickets are available for purchase online or at the Fiserv Forum ticket office.
Anne Getzin, MD is a family physician with AdvocateAurora Health, a not-for-profit health care system. Her roles include providing full spectrum primary care with low risk obstetrics and is medical director for the Aurora Midtown Health Center. She is teaching faculty in the Aurora Family Medicine Residency Program and an adjunct clinical professor in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Continue reading “Dr. Getzin to Join the Social Determinants of Health Panel Discussion”
Raise Scholarship Funds for the Midwest Chapter/MLA
See you soon at the annual conference in Milwaukee! Check out the silent auction items including several new donations. Learn more about the owl painting purchased on Mackinac Island and donated to the auction.
If you prefer to donate directly to the scholarship fund, we welcome online donations any time or in-person (by check).
Now that we’ve convinced you to come to Wisconsin for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Annual Meeting , why not spend a few extra days discovering all that our state has to offer. Here are some of our recommendations:
If waterparks are your thing, you’ve got to check out Wisconsin Dells. The Dells has more waterparks per capita than anywhere else on the planet! And there’s no need to worry about the weather – indoor waterparks were pioneered in Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is located about 2 hours northwest of Milwaukee.
Located on the thumb of Wisconsin, Door County is peninsula that is bordered by miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and where you will find islands, small cities and lighthouses. Door County is a popular get away for nature lovers, small town explorers and those looking for a romantic getaway. Door County is located about 2 hours north of Milwaukee. Continue reading “Come for the Conference, Stay for the Scenery”