Great Lakes Panel Meetings

The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (GLP) meets twice a year in locations around the Great Lakes basin. Information on upcoming and recent past meetings is  provided below. If you would like further information on Great Lakes Panel meetings, including meetings not listed below, please contact Erika Jensen at ejensen@glc.org.

Next Meeting: April 14-15, 2015 – Madison Wisconsin

The spring 2015 meeting of the Great Lakes Panel will be held April 14-15, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The meeting will be held jointly with the Mississippi River Basin Panel. Please read below for more information.

Registration - Deadline is April 7!

If you plan to attend any portion of the upcoming meeting, please register at http://bit.ly/2015ANSpanel  by April 7. If you are unable to access the online form, you may use this PDF Registration Form and email the completed form to Katherine Hollins at khollins+panel@glc.org.

 

Location and Transportation

The meeting will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at the Pyle Center.

The Pyle Center
University of Wisconsin-Extension
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1420
Guest Services and Front Desk: 608-262-1122

Directions: http://conferencing.uwex.edu/directions.cfm

*When using GPS or other directional services to locate The Lowell Center, ECC recommends using 610 North Francis Street as the destination address for the most accurate directions.

The closest airport is the Dane County Regional Airport (http://www.msnairport.com/). Generally, it isn’t necessary to rent a car if you arrive via Dane County Regional Airport. The airport is located only about six miles from the downtown Madison and UW campus area, and taxi service is available.

 

Overnight Accommodations

There are three options for overnight rooms. The deadline for making reservations is March 13.

1: The Lowell Center
The Lowell Center is located next to the Pyle Center on the UW campus. Make reservations under the code “GREAT” by calling 866-301-1753 or online at http://bit.ly/great13apr. The room rate is $94/night.

The Lowell Center
University of Wisconsin-Extension
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703-1104
Reservations: 866-301-1753
Guest Services and Front Desk: 608-256-2621

Directions: http://conferencing.uwex.edu/directions.cfm

*When using GPS or other directional services to locate The Lowell Center, ECC recommends using 610 North Francis Street as the destination address for the most accurate directions.

Parking for Lowell Center Overnight Guests:  On-site parking is available to overnight hotel guests (one space per room) in The Lowell Center ramp for $10 per day. Complimentary parking is also available at a nearby parking facility. Please indicate your parking preferences when you make your reservation. After you check-out, your vehicle may remain parked until 5 pm on the day of check-out.

2: DoubleTree Madison
The DoubleTree is located next to the UW campus and approximately ½ mile from the Pyle Center. Make reservations by calling the hotel at 1-608-251-5511 and referencing the “USFWS” or “US Fish and Wildlife” group or online at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSNDTDT-FSH-20150413/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.  The room rate is the federal per diem rate of $97/night; please be prepared to show Government ID to secure the government rate.

DoubleTree Madison
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
Phone: 1-608-251-5511

Directions: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/wisconsin/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-madison-MSNDTDT/maps-directions/index.html

Parking and shuttle: Free self-parking is available for hotel guests. A complimentary shuttle from the Dane County Regional Airport to the hotel is also available. The shuttle is also available for other transportation needs within a 2 mile radius.

3: Best Western Plus Inn on the Park
The Best Western Plus Inn on the Park is located next to the state capitol and about 1 mile from the Pyle Center. Make reservations by calling the hotel at 800-279-8811 or 608-285-8000 and request the “Great Lakes/Mississippi River Panel Meeting Block.” The rate is $97/night for one person; please be prepared to show Government ID to secure the government rate. (You cannot access the group rate online; you must book over the phone)

Best Western Plus Inn on the Park
22 S Carroll Street
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-3309
Phone: 608-285-8000

Directions: http://www.innonthepark.net/madison-wisconsin-hotel.aspx

Parking and shuttle: Valet parking is available for $10/night (no self parking). Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the UW campus and the Dane County Regional Airport.

Recent Meetings

November 19-20, 2014 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
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April 29-30, 2014 – South Bend, Indiana
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December 10-11, 2013 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
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May 7-8, 2013 – Duluth, Minnesota
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December 4-5, 2012 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
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May 22-24, 2012 – Rochester, New York (Joint meeting with the Northeast ANS Panel)
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November 30‐December 1, 2011 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
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May 17-18, 2011 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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December 8-9, 2010 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
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April 27-28, 2010 – Maumee Bay, Ohio
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