Preparing for BaseCAMP
Start: Tuesday, August 13, 9:00 am CT
End: Thursday, August 15, 12:10 pm CT
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee | website
333 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Transportation to the hotel
The hotel is about a half-mile from the Milwaukee Amtrak Station (Milwaukee Intermodal Station) and 10 miles from Mitchell International Airport. The hotel does not offer a shuttle to either.
GO Airport Shuttle offers the most affordable option from the airport. You can book the shuttle ahead of time. The cost is $16 each way. Ride share services and taxis are another alternative. The airport website provides more information.
Parking at the hotel
If you are driving, the hotel offers both valet (discounted to $25/day) and self-park ($20/day) options. For self-parking, the parking deck is connected to the hotel by a skywalk.
Check out the BaseCAMP agenda
Prior to the meeting, review the BaseCAMP schedule and topics. Giving some thought to the topics and coming armed with questions will make your experience that much more valuable.
OBTAIN YOUR CAMPer CREDENTIAL and other important meeting materials (like stickers) starting Tuesday morning, August 13, at 7:30 am. Registration is located on the second floor in the Regency Ballroom Foyer.
BaseCAMP session locations
All BaseCAMP sessions are located on the second floor in the Regency Ballroom, except the Tuesday night reception, which is on the 21st floor “Vue” room. BaseCAMP starts at 9 am each day.
We will use the hotel’s wireless network, which is available at no cost in your sleeping room and throughout the meeting space.
BaseCAMP is a workshop; dress is casual. Hawaiian shirts are optional. Shoes and socks possible. Flipflops preferred.
Meals and refreshments
BREAKFAST: We do *not* provide breakfast in the morning, although we do endorse the concept that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ll have doughnuts at the opening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday (we’ll keep it on the down-low if you pretend that is a balanced meal).
LUNCH: Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday is provided as part of your registration. We end at 12:10 pm on Thursday, so lunch is not provided that day.
REFRESHMENTS: Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water will be available all day Tuesday and Wednesday and all morning on Thursday. Hydration is important!. Snacks will be available at morning and afternoon breaks.
RECEPTION: The BaseCAMP reception is on Tuesday evening on the top floor of the hotel. We’ll have beer, wine, and plenty of hors d'oeuvres. You will receive one free drink ticket with your registration; you can purchase additional beer and wine at your leisure.
DINNER: You will hear more about dinner sign-ups at the meeting. We’re arranging for optional small groups to dine at nearby restaurants on Wednesday. Note that the cost of these dinners is on your own.
BaseCAMP Schedule and Resources
We are using a wiki space to list the program details and related resources, such as slides and notes from presentations.
If you have questions related to BaseCAMP, email Dean Woodbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org).