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Conference Location

The 12th annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference will will be held on April 23, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center located at 1 John Nolen Drive on the shore of Lake Monona in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.


By Car
Get driving directions from your point of origin. You will arrive at the John Nolen Drive entrance to the Monona Terrace parking ramp.

By Air

By Bus

By Bike
Get biking directions on Bike Madison's Plan Your Trip site. Enter 1 John Nolen Dr. as your destination.

Public Transportation
Visit Madison Metro's Plan Your Trip site to get bus schedules from your point of origin.

Wisconsin's RIDESHARE program
RIDESHARE brings commuters together for carpooling and bicycle commuting. It is a free service provided by the State of Wisconsin, serves all of Wisconsin and bordering counties in neighboring states (IA, IL, MI, MN). The program serves individual commuters who drive, ride, or bike, as well as employers to help improve air quality, reduce congestion, and provide ‘green’ alternative commuting options and programs.


Monona Terrace features a 600-space, cashier-operated parking structure, which is accessible via East Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive. Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison.

Click here to view the Monona Terrace parking map.

Bicycle Parking
There are nine bicycle parking racks at Monona Terrace:

Accessible Parking
Disabled parking stalls are available at no cost for Monona Terrace event parking on the upper drive-through/drop-off level near the parking meter areas on both sides of Monona Terrace. Disabled parking stalls are available for a charge on the lower parking level in front of the Level Three entrance. Curb cuts are located in close proximity to accessible parking and make travel to the building convenient.


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