Site Venue:   Madison, WI

follow link MADISON – Located on an isthmus between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, Madison is the capital of the state of Wisconsin and an eclectic gem often ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in the United States. Its main downtown thoroughfare is State Street, which links the University of Wisconsin campus with the State Capitol Square, and is lined with restaurants, espresso cafes and shops. Only pedestrians, buses, emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles and bikes are allowed on State Street. On the other side of Capitol Square is King Street, which is developing along the lines of State Street, but with less of a student character and more appeal to the growing young white-collar high-tech population in Madison. King Street has more upper-end restaurants and cafes than are found on the more student-budget State Street.

Madison boasts a vibrant music scene, its nationally recognized education system, unending recreational venues, and a number of professional performing arts companies from opera to the symphony orchestra, among other things. With State government and the University located here, Madison is a melting pot of ethnicities, often reflected in the vast selection of cuisines available in local restaurants.

Meeting Venue: Concourse Hotel

THE MADISON CONCOURSE HOTEL – This upscale hotel/conference center in downtown Madison is a 3 minute walk from the State Capitol, a 20 minute walk to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and only 5 miles from the Dane County Regional Airport or a 2.5 hour drive from O’Hare airport in Chicago.

The largest convention hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, The Concourse features state-of-the-art convention services and contemporary rooms and suites. On site amenities include a bar and grill, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. There is also a free airport shuttle. The hotel is known for friendly staff and genuine hospitality.

A room block for Analytical Week participants has been reserved. Click here to make your online reservation.

Welcome Reception Venue:
Top of the Park

We will enjoy the start of Analytical Week 2017 in a venue with a beautiful view of our state capitol on one side and Lake Monona on the other side. THE TOP OF THE PARK is located in the Best Western Premier Park on the capitol square at 22 S. Carroll Street. It is a short walk from the Concourse, around the state capitol building, to reach this newly renovated hotel.

Wisconsin Hospitality Night Venue: Wisconsin Brewing Company

THE WISCONSIN BREWING COMPANY is located in Verona, Wisconsin, a small community southwest of Madison. With its start in 2013, The Wisconsin Brewing Company prides itself in the fact that everything used to build the factory was from local products. Even the German brew house, designed in Germany, was built in Wisconsin. The brewery even boasts a Campus Craft Brewery, which is a collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences that allows students to learn the craft of brewing while developing their own beer. This year’s Campus Craft Brew is called “Red Arrow” and will be available May 1st, just in time for our Wisconsin Hospitality Night.

Tour Venue: Covance

Tour the Madison laboratory at Covance and learn more about the Covance Food Solutions business. Covance offers integrated analytical and product development that span the life cycle of a product. As a full-continuum partner of choice, Covance experts offer insights and services including:

• Concept to Commercialization
• Culinary Services/Recipe Development
• Product and Process Development
• On-site Pilot Plant Facilities
• Consumer and Sensory Testing
• Risk Assessment
• Nutritional Chemistry
• Contaminant and Non-Targeted Analysis
• Microbiology Testing
• Harborage Point Investigations
• Food Safety and FSMA

Consulting and Training
Covance drives industry advancement through leadership, partnership and collaboration. Their experts work with clients to help ensure the protection of brands and the satisfaction and health of consumers. Clients benefit from the unique perspectives of the industry’s best minds, shaped by decades of hands-on experience. They provide custom, precision delivery and a passion for breakthrough products and science at locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Covance will provide a presentation about its history and current work, a tour of the laboratory facilities, and refreshments during our afternoon.

A reminder: you must register by May 1 in order to join this tour; and you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement before the visit to Covance.