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 a relaxing atmosphere with stunning views of Lake Monona and the surrounding area. The Café is closed Mondays and open Tuesdays from 11:00-15:00 and Wednesday-Sunday from 11:00-19:00, weather permitting.

The Grandview Coffee Kiosk is located in the Garden Terrace on Level 4. This provides service from 08:00-11:00 during the business week.


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 a 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-building 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 2024 ASLO 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].

Roommates Wanted

Roommates Wanted is a free online service for students 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 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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