Antarctic Science Symposium 2011

Antarctic Science Symposium 2011

Wednesday, April 27 - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monona Terrace

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Antarctic Sciences Symposium 2011


The completion of IceCube marks a major milestone in big science. Innovations and expertise in hot-water drilling made it possible to finish the project under budget and well within the planned time for completion.

A number of auxiliary instruments such as a dust logger, microinclinometers, thermistors, an in-ice camera, and standard candles served valuable roles. Building on the success of IceCube, we seek to bring together scientists from diverse disciplines and drilling experts to participate in panel discussions designed to encourage brain-storming for future research in Antarctic ice.

Panel participants include researchers studying the flow of low-temperature ice, sub-glacial lakes and ice streams, searching for life in Europa's ocean, searching for million-year-old ice, and searching for dark matter. The meeting provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary connections and new explorations at the end of the Earth.

Travel Information

Airport: Dane County Regional Airport
Airport Code: MSN

Taxi service is located at the north end of the baggage claim at door 7. Taxi fare will be approximately $25.00 including tip.

Hotel shuttles are available, please call the hotel upon arrival using the courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area.

See the event map or visit the Maps & Visitor Info section for more resources.


NOTE: In order to receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be made by March 26, 2011

See the lodging section for a list of recommended hotels in Madison for attendees of the 2011 Antarctic Science Symposium.

Some hotels are offering discounted rates for this event, simply mention the applicable code when you call in to make your reservation.


  • Hotels can accommodate cars, while some will charge a nightly fee
  • Monona Terrace parking is ∼$12.60 for a weekday (08:00 - 17:00 M-F), and $4 flat rate after 17:00 M-F and all day on weekends
  • Additional information on parking around the city can be found at the Visitor Parking Page

For questions or comments please e-mail: Kim Kreiger