Conference hotels

Most conference events will take place on the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s campuses with shuttle buses running from the conference hotels, Comfort Inn & Suites and The Astor Hotel.

Comfort Inn & Suites – Shuttle Stop
916 E. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-276-8800

Conference rate is $72 plus tax per night, please mention SGCI Conference Room block to receive the rate.

The Astor Hotel
924 E. Juneau
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-271-4220

Conference rate is $89 plus tax per night for Queen guest rooms and $109 for Double Queen, please mention SGCI Conference Room block or MIAD Room block to receive the rate.

The Plaza Hotel
1007 North Cass Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
414 276 2101

Conference rates are $69 plus tax per night, please mention SGCI Conference or UWM + MIAD to receive the discounted rates.

Other hotels close to conference events:

Approximately 1/2 mile from conference events

Approximately 1 mile

Approximately 3-5 miles


Transportation

Shuttles

Shuttles will be provided to the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s campuses, and to other conference events, with pick up from the conference hotels and service throughout the day and evening. This service is free to all registrants; however, a valid conference badge will be required to board the shuttle. Shuttle schedule will follow shortly.

Airport/Airport Transportation

Milwaukee’s airport is General Mitchell International Airport. For information on airport transportation, including taxi and public transit options, please visit Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport website.

Taxi

Local taxi services include the following:
American United Taxicab Services (414) 220-5000
Yellow Cab Co-Op (414) 271-1800

Public Transit

Milwaukee County Transit System offers adult bus fares at $2.25. Please see their website for routes and schedules.

Rental Car

Please check with each company for rates.

Parking Near Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Surface Lot – $3 a day, approximately 3 blocks from MIAD
631 E. Chicago St. (corner of Chicago and Jackson-entrance on Jackson)

Historic Third Ward Parking Structures – $10 for up to 10 hours, approximately 2-3 blocks from MIAD
212 N. Milwaukee Street (Corner of Milwaukee and Chicago – entrance on Milwaukee)
225 E. Chicago Street (Corner of Water and Chicago – entrance on Chicago)

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