Pack Your Bags!

The Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual meeting is less than a week away!


Here are some suggestions on what to pack:

Bring layers

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.

Be casual

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.

Walking shoes

The conference hotel is connected to many downtown buildings by a series of skywalks, so you can get your steps in without having to go outside. We are leading a walk to the Fiserv Forum on Saturday night to the local Oktoberfest.

Business cards

Stay connected with your colleagues after the conference by handing out your business cards and contact information.

Packers & Brewers gear

The Pack is playing on Sunday night – show some Wisconsin love by wearing green & gold. We will know soon if the Brewers are still in the playoffs, but you can never go wrong with a Brew Crew t-shirt or hat.

Refillable coffee mug & water bottle

Stay hydrated all day long with your favorite beverage container. The retail & gift shop in the hotel lobby serves Starbucks coffee and various drinks and snacks from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Parking information

For those who need to park a car, set your GPS to 310 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 and look for the big blue building in downtown Milwaukee. The parking garage is connected to the hotel by a skywalk.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in a few short days. Safe travels!

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