Taking a Break
Opportunities for socializing and relaxing punctuated the many academic posters and PowerPoint® presentations at the conference.
The Sunday evening opening reception was held on the rooftop of the Monona Terrace Convention Center and featured hors d’oeurves and jazz standards from Michelle Duvall and Doug Brown.
Many participants let loose their inner rock star Tuesday night at Madison’s High Noon Saloon. A favorite local band, the Gomers, backed up conference participants as they took the stage and belted out tunes by bands from Aerosmith to ZZ Top.
Attendees got a feel for other local attractions Wednesday afternoon, when they toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen, checked in at the headquarters of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, hiked around Devil’s Lake State Park, canoed the scenic Wisconsin River, enjoyed a dinner cruise on Lake Mendota, or visited a farmer’s market, a community food cooperative, and a renowned Madison restaurant.
The closing reception was also held outdoors on the Monona Terrace rooftop and featured the soulful blues of the Westside Andy and Mel Ford Band.