Magazine article The Masthead

Easy to Get to, Easy on the Budget

Magazine article The Masthead

Easy to Get to, Easy on the Budget

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NESTLED AMONG four lakes, bubbling with intellectual and political activity, preparing for a march to the Rose Bowl -- well, we can dream, can't we? -- Madison offers a scenic, lively, affordable, and accessible site for the 1997 NCEW convention.

At one end of State Street is the Capitol, the hub of political activity for Wisconsin. At the other end of State Street is the University of Wisconsin campus, one of the world's top research universities. In between, the shops, restaurants, and bars offer something that will appeal to just about everyone.

By 1997, a brand new Frank Lloyd Wright-designed convention center will overlook one of the lakes just off Capitol Square. This comes after a 50-year fight in Madison over whether to actually build this dream of Wisconsin's most famous -- and most controversial -- architect. We'll have some of the convention sessions in this elegant facility.

We'll be based in the Madison Concourse Hotel, overlooking the Capitol. The hotel has offered us rooms at $94 single, $99 double -- great rates for a convention four years away. And getting here -- in the centrally located Midwest -- is easy. There are more than 100 flights at the airport in Madison every day on seven different airlines.

One of the strengths of this convention will be the team of people who will put it together. The publishers of both daily newspapers in Madison, the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times, have made commitments to host the convention along with the management of WISC-TV. …

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