2018 Allerton Conference

Registration || Hotel Accommodations || Traveling to Madison || Parking || Schedule || Breakout Sessions || Things To Do

Allerton Big 10+ Conference – Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is excited to host the 2018 Allerton Hire BIG10+ Conference! We look forward to welcoming you to Madison and the opportunity to connect with fellow Big 10+ career service professionals in engaging conversations and sharing of best practices.

The Conference will kick off on Monday, June 11 with a reception at the famous Memorial Union Terrace. Consider signing up for the optional Monday afternoon employer site visit to Epic from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. The Conference will wrap-up on Wednesday, June 13 with breakfast and a final program.

We look forward to your participation in this annual event!

Tara Milliken
Experiential Education Coordinator
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science
Phone: 608-262-3921 (main office) | 608-265-0545 (direct line)
Email: tara.milliken@wisc.edu


We will be utilizing our campus system to collect registration and payment. Complete your registration here. Click on any one of the links titled “Big 10+ Allerton Careers Conference 2018.” Then click the “login and register” button. You will then be asked to log in as a guest to register and pay for the conference.

Upon completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a survey asking for your preferences of topics for session breakouts, as well as dietary and accommodation needs. The email will also include a link to sign up for the optional Epic site visit.

Registration cost and deadlines:

Early Bird Registration: $260
(Register AND Pay by April 1)

Regular Registration: $300
Registration deadline is June 1, 2018

Fees are non-refundable but substitutions may be made. Your conference fee includes all meals and coffee breaks.

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Hotel Accommodations

Arrangements have been made with local hotels for special pricing. Early reservations are suggested, as rooms may be limited. Contact your hotel to inquire about a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel  (Allerton block now full)
525 West Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Cost Per Night: $159.99
Reserve by phone: 608-251-5511 or use this link
Free parking available

The Graduate Madison 
601 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
Cost Per Night: $169
Reserve by phone: 608-257-4391 or use this link
Group Block Name: Allerton Conference
Parking (Valet only) is $12.00 per day per vehicle
Reserve by May 4, 2018

Hampton Inn 
440 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Cost Per Night: $169
Reserve by phone: 608-255-0360 or use this link
Group Block Name: Big 10 Allerton Conference
Group Code: ALL
Self-parking: $15.00
Reserve by May 11, 2018

For additional area hotels, click HERE 

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Traveling to Madison

Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin and is accessible via several major highways. Madison is:

  • 78 miles or a 1 ½-hour drive from Milwaukee, via Interstate 94
  • 147 miles or a 2 ½-hour drive from Chicago, via Interstate 90
  • 269 miles or a 4 ½-hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul, via Interstate 94
  • 93 miles or a 2-hour drive from Dubuque, via US 151

Long-distance intercity bus services providing scheduled service to Madison include Badger Coach, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Megabus and Van Galder bus lines. There are daily connections to Milwaukee and Chicago airports, and Amtrak in Chicago. Many buses stop at Memorial Union.

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), on Madison’s northeast side, provides regional and national air service to and from Madison. Taxis, city bus service, and ride-sharing service are available from the airport.

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Visitor Parking

Parking on or near campus is limited. Allow extra time in your schedule to find parking. Visitor parking is available in city-run ramps and lots, and in university garages and ramps. Street parking near campus is usually restricted to two hours.

Parking close to the east side of campus is available at the city’s State Street Campus Ramp, located north of University Avenue with entrances on both Lake and Frances streets.

The campus map shows locations of public parking on campus. Select “Show me… Public Parking” and locations will appear. Click on any “P” for details of that location, including real-time availability.

Or, check online for current parking availability in campus ramps and garages, or visit the Transportation Services drive-through location at 21 North Park St. upon arrival.

Metered public parking is very limited in campus surface lots. Meters on campus no longer accept coins. They now use the Parkmobile Parking Meter System. Signs in each lot give time limits, fee rate, parking zone #, and contact information for Parkmobile.

For complete details of all parking options available to visitors, contact Transportation Services.

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Conference Schedule

Monday, June 11
12:30 – 4:30 PM:         Employer site visit to Epic Systems (advance registration required)
5:30 – 8:00 PM:           Meet and greet at Memorial Union Terrace

Tuesday, June 12
7:45 – 10:00 AM:          Conference check-in available
8:00 – 10:00 AM:         Breakfast available
8:30 – 9:45 AM:           Welcome and Hire Big 10+ Consortium meeting
10:00 – 11:00 AM:        Session block #1
11:15 – 12:15 PM:           Session block #2
12:30 – 1:45 PM:           Lunch and keynote speaker Tori Svoboda
2:00 – 3:00 PM:           Session block #3
3:00 – 5:00 PM:           Break and optional tour of Camp Randall Stadium or Wisconsin State Capitol
5:30 – 6:30 PM:           Social hour and appetizers
6:30 – 8:00 PM:           Dinner and Hire Big 10+ Consortium awards
8:00 PM:                       Optional social

Wednesday, June 13
8:45 – 10:00 AM:         Continental breakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM:         Session block #4

If you plan to stick around for the weekend, check out the fun “things to do around Madison” below!

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Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, 12 June
Session Block I (10:00-11:00 AM)
Industry Specific Hiring Trends and How Career Services is Navigating Them
Supporting Special Student Populations: Students of Color, LGBTQ Students, First Generation Students, Undocumented Students
Employment Outcomes, Data Collection, and Reporting
Generating Revenue Streams in Career Services
Building Faculty and Departmental Partnerships
Session Block II (11:15 AM-12:15 PM)
Student Programming and Experiential Education
Supporting Special Student Populations: International Students, Veteran Students, Non-Traditional Students
Career Courses: Curriculum, Implementation, Teaching, Partnerships
Building Employer Relationships: Advisory Boards, Cross-Partnering, and Corporate Partnerships
Engaging First- and Second-Year Students
Session Block III (2:00-3:00 PM)
Engaging Employers in Career Fairs and Special Events
Marketing and Communications Strategies: With Students, Employers, and Stakeholders
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Career Services: Programming, Policies, Approaches, and Initiatives
Alumni Support and Engagement
Advising Trends and Challenges
Wednesday, 13 June
Session Block IV (10:15-11:15 AM)
Knowledge Community Gathering: Assessment
Knowledge Community Gathering: Students with Disabilities
Knowledge Community Gathering: Leadership Coaching and Development
Knowledge Community Gathering: Liberal Arts
Knowledge Community Gathering: Employer Relations
Knowledge Community Gathering: Technology User Group

Things To Do

Explore Madison!

Visit the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau for some more great ideas about what to do in Madison.

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