The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703

Monona Terrace meets the high-tech demands of today’s conferences. It is designed for complete accessibility and civic enjoyment, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and a rooftop garden that celebrates the cityscape. On the shores of Lake Monona, the State Capitol dome and park-like setting are visible.

Dining at the Convention Center

The Lake Vista Café is located in the Rooftop Gardens and provides lunch service beginning at 11:00 am.

This provides a relaxing atmosphere with stunning views of Lake Monona and the surrounding area. The Café is open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, weather permitting.

Grandview Café is located in the Garden terrace on Level 4. This provides service from 7 am to 11 am.


Parking is available at $3.00 per hour. Additionally, bike racks are available on the 3rd and 4th levels. Complete information is available online,

Sustainability Efforts

Frank Lloyd Wright first envisioned Monona Terrace at its present site in 1938. This dream became reality in 1997 with its creation, honoring the legacy of the renowned architect. This continues through its sustainability initiatives as a “green building”. The facility was first certified in 2007 at the Silver Level of the U.S. Green Building Council at the Silver Level. In 2015, the efforts were further recognized with advancement to the Gold Level, certified by the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB). The award recognizes the continued efforts of Monona Terrae to promote a whole-bui9lding approach to sustainability.

Additionally, Monona Terrace and Monona Catering have been in partnership with UW Wisconsin’s WE CONSERVE composting program since 2010. The project annually diverts about 20 tons of organic kitchen waste from landfills, reducing the production of methane into the atmosphere. The organic materials are then recycled into a nutrient-rich soil amendment which is sold to area farmers and used on campus landscaping projects.

ADA Statement / Special Needs

If you have a disability, limitation or dietary restriction that may require special consideration in order to fully participate, please contact the 2020 Joint ASLO-SFS Meeting Conference Management office to see how we can accommodate your needs. Call 254-776-3550 or contact the project coordinator via e-mail at [email protected].

Child Care Sharing

We are not able to provide licensed childcare at this meeting. However, if you would be willing to share child care responsibilities with other families during the meeting, please indicate your interest on the registration form once it is open. You will receive a list of those who have indicated such interest, and you may contact them directly. All arrangements are strictly between you and the parent(s) whom you contact. You would need to provide any portable cribs for sleeping, food for meals, toys and games, etc. The meeting and its organizers are not responsible for any arrangements other than facilitating contact with others interested in sharing child care during the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Rulla at [email protected].

For Parents and Family

We understand the unique challenges posed when raising a young family while traveling and support the needs of all working parents. The following amenities are provided for those who attend the meeting in Madison and all rooms will be at Monona Terrace. Exact room locations and how to access them will be published at a later date.

  • Family Room
    This room will be open throughout the meeting and will be available to families with young children. The family room is a quiet out-of-the-way place to read a book, play a game, take a nap, eat a snack, or just regroup and recharge. This room will be set with some tables and chairs. Parents and families must bring their own toys, books, and snacks. Children may not be left in the room unattended but must have supervision in the family room at all times.
  • Nursing Mothers Room
    Meeting participants and guests who are nursing infants are encouraged to use this room to breastfeed. The nursing mothers room will include a comfortable chair and provides privacy in a sanitary, relaxed setting to spend special time with your baby.
  • Lactation Room
    Mothers who are breastfeeding and need to express breastmilk may do so in the comfort offered by the lactation room. This room will be equipped with comfortable furnishings including a table for a pump and supplies, sofa and chairs, mirrors, electrical outlets, refrigerator, microwave, and a private bathroom with a clean sink and hot water for washing a breast pump and parts.

Roommates Wanted

Roommates Wanted is a free online service to student and early career members who are seeking roommates during meetings. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this service since hotel costs can be expensive. More information on this service will be available closer to the meeting dates; please continue to check back for more information.

Make sure you check the box on the registration form if you are interested in sharing a room at the meeting. Neither ASLO, SFS, nor the conference management organization is responsible for individual roommate choices or referrals. Conference management is not able to assist in the process beyond sending the list. Rooming arrangements and hotel reservations are your personal responsibility and should be made at one of the hotels listed in the Accommodations section. We are not able to coordinate any actual room sharing assignments during the conference.

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