Local Organizing Committee
International Program Committee
What to do in Madison
Arriving before the conference begins? Look here
for things to do.
There will be a welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres Sunday, July
22nd, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Conference Center.
The LTD-9 conference banquet will be held Tuesday evening on a boat
tour of the scenic gorges that form the Upper
Dells of the Wisconsin River.
All costs for this dinner and tour are included in the conference fee.
that the conference mailing is incorrect about
the date of the banquet. The banquet will be Tuesday evening.
There is a choice of three tours of southern Wisconsin attractions, all
starting at 2:00pm on Wednesday:
- Frank Lloyd Wright and William Shakespeare ($65)
- First, a tour of Taliesin,
home of Frank Lloyd Wright and his still
active Taliesin Fellowship architecture school. The tour is led by
current students, who tell stories of what life was like there under
Wright's tutelage. (There are also a few Wright buildings in Madison that
you can visit.)
- Next, an outdoor performance
of All's Well that Ends Well
at American Players Theatre,
home of a world-class professional Shakespeare troupe.
There will be a catered picnic dinner before the performance.
- Wear sensible shoes and bring a sweater;
it may be cool when the sun goes down. Cost includes transportation,
Hillside tour of Taliesin, dinner, and admission to the play.
from the conference center, return to hotels about 11:30pm.
Devil's Lake in the Baraboo Hills. ($30)
Located about 30
miles north of Madison, this unique geological area was shaped most
recently by the Wisconsin ice sheet during the last ice age, but still
shows amazing details of conditions back to the Pre-Cambrian era.
- A graduate geologist
will lead this tour, and make ancient history more
interesting than you ever thought it could be.
- On the way to Devil's Lake,
we will stop for a tour of the International Crane Foundation, currently
raising Whooping Cranes to establish a second migration route for the
long-term safety of this highly-endangered bird (which at one point had
only 10 surviving individuals). Cranes learn the new 2000-mile route
following an ultralight aircraft dressed up as a fellow crane.
- On the way back, we will make a brief stop at
Delaney's Scrapyard to see the largest
and most fantastic roadside collection of scrap sculpture in existence.
Return to Madison at about 7:45 pm.
- Cost includes all transportation and tours.
- Historic Yerkes
- Yerkes is the home of the 40-inch Alvin Clark
refractor - still the world's largest.
- See current work on adaptive optics
and tour the beautiful grounds on the shore of Lake
Geneva (about 70 miles southeast of Madison).
- After visiting the
observatory, we will we will
have about two hours on our own for dinner, shopping, and sightseeing
in the resort town of Lake Geneva.
- Cost includes transportation and Yerkes tour.
*If a tour is cancelled due to low registration, your payment will be
refunded and you will be given the opportunity to register for another
tour. Please be sure to provide a current email address.