The Greater Madison area welcomes more than 14 million visitors each year. Being home to Wisconsin’s state capital and the world-renowned University of Wisconsin-Madison gives our city an undeniable intellectual and emotional appeal. In addition, our destination has the distinction of being honored with numerous accolades and rankings, largely due to the experiences that make Madison memorable:
Stunning meeting spaces: From the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace® Community & Convention Center situated on the shores of Lake Monona to the sizable (and flexible!) spaces at Alliant Energy Center to the volume of unique venues found in hotels, art centers and more, there’s a space suited for your needs.
Year-round recreation: Lakes and landscapes are one of our greatest assets. Our city plays host to five lakes for boating, swimming, skating and more, plus there are 260 parks to play in and more than 120 miles of shared-use paths and trails that wind their way throughout the area.
Green scene: Madison’s green history has been alive for more than 100 years, dating back to pioneers John Muir and Aldo Leopold. Cutting edge research and a commitment to green practices can be found around every corner, including at our two major convention venues which have earned LEED and Travel Green certifications.
Culinary cache: From hosting the nation’s largest producers-only farmers’ market to the awards and accolades that have honored our eclectic mix of restaurants and savvy chefs, food is one of the most fun parts about visiting Madison.
From housing to restaurant menus to marketing assistance and more, our Convention Services team is dedicated to making sure that hosting a meeting in Madison is a memorable experience.
The GMCVB is your resource for tips and tools that will help you plan your next event.
• Submit an RFP form to begin the planning process
• Find a facility that's a perfect fit
• Meet our convention services team
• Discover details on resources from tool kits to parade permits, maps and more!