Meet us in Milwaukee!

Milwaukee Weather

  • Milwaukee in October tends to be mild-to-cool.
  • Average high temperatures are in the mid-to-upper 60s, average lows in the upper-40s.
  • Milwaukee falls tend to be crisp, dry and really lovely to see. We should be visiting the area just as the trees really hit some strong fall color!
  • We’ll update as we get closer with more specifics about how MKE will look and feel during our time in Wisconsin.

Conference and Event Attire

As you prep your suitcase for #heweb19, know that dress at the conference is business casual – with a strong emphasis on the “casual.” Jeans, tees, khakis and comfy kicks are common, too, both during the conference sessions and at evening events. 

Remember, session rooms can be chilly, so you may want to throw in a sweater for daytime wear.


Registration hours
Sunday, Oct. 13: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 14: 7 a.m. – noon

Your first stop at HighEdWeb 2019 should be the registration desk in Wisconsin Center 102 Foyer. Check in to grab your conference badge, the important info you need, and your conference gifts/swag.

Note: For Annual Conference attendees registered for one of the Academies (Leadership, Content/UX, or Technical): Report to the Wright Ballroom Foyer on the Hilton’s fourth floor between 8:30-9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, to check in to your Academy. Academy planners will coordinate your Annual Conference check-in there.

ID Badge/Lanyard

When you check in at the registration desk, you will receive your conference ID badge. Your ID badge must be worn at all presentation sessions, meals, and all conference after-hour events. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun, as well as your Conference program and your source for lots of critical information — so be sure to keep it handy!

Conference Map

Milwaukee Public Market, North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI, USA

HighEdWeb Welcome Reception

Milwaukee Art Museum, North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, USA

HighEdWeb Big Social Event

Wisconsin Center, West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Conference Location

Hilton Milwaukee City Center, West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Conference Hotel

Milwaukee Intermodal Station, West Saint Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

MKE airport (MKE), South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Evening Networking Events

Eastside Milwaukee at night

Sunday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

HighEdWeb Welcome Reception at Milwaukee Public Market (including our Meet & Greet for First-Time Attendees!) It’s an easy ten-minute walk to the Market. There will also be limited van shuttles available beginning at 6:30 p.m. that will run throughout the event. Pick up/drop off will be at the Sixth St. entrance of the Hilton

Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

HighEdWeb Big Social Event at the Milwaukee Art Museum (sponsored by OmniUpdate). Shuttles will depart from the Sixth St. entrance of the Hilton beginning at 6:15 p.m. They will run continuously until the end of the event.

You can also check out LINK Online Journal for more information on other unofficial Monday evening events hosted by our sponsors.

Airport Parking

HighEdWeb negotiated a special rate with Parking Access, a national provider of airport parking reservations, for airport parking at your departure airport. 

To receive your 5% discount:

  • Go to
  • Enter “HIGH2019” into the “Group/Discount Code” at checkout.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete your reservation. 

You can also reserve by calling 800-851-5863. 

The discount is valid in any U.S. airports served by Parking Access.

Airport Transportation

You’ve registered for the Annual Conference, booked your flight and hotel, and now it’s time for the last piece of the journey ground transportation. Check out all your airport transportation options from MKE’s Mitchell International Airport.

ShuttleFare Airport Ground Transportation is offering a $5 discount on transportation between the MKE airport and the heweb19 hotel. Make your reservation now using the coupon code HIGH2019. 

ShuttleFare Customer Service

For reservation changes or questions contact customer service:


Monday – Friday 8 a.m. ­- 8 p.m. EST, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST

Volunteer at #heweb19!

HighEdWeb is made possible every year by our hard-working volunteers. From the planning committee to the programming team to the on-site staff, the Annual Conference happens because amazing pros like you share their time and talents. Awesome, right? We agree, and we’d love you to be a part of making HighEdWeb 2019 come to life! 

Join our Volunteer Corps and give an hour or two of time in Milwaukee to help with things like setup, registration check-in or helping others find their way around the conference. Help make #heweb19 happen: volunteer!


Pre-conference workshops begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, in the Wisconsin Center. Allow time on Sunday to check in at the registration desk before your workshop. (Note there are generally some lines during this busy period). 

Lunch will be provided at noon on Sunday in the Hilton’s Crystal Ballroom for all pre-conference workshop attendees and HighEdWeb conference presenters.

Post-conference workshops begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Wisconsin Center.

If you would like to add an available pre- or post-conference workshop to your conference experience, use the link in your registration email or add on and pay for the workshop at the registration desk.

Livestreaming at #heweb19

Asking a question during a session

Our program committee has selected four can’t-miss sessions** covering a range of topics — from social media to accessibility; front-end development to team management — and we’ll be livestreaming those sessions, well, live!

Tune in to the livestream

Please share this great news and invite your colleagues who could not join us in Milwaukee to view and participate!

And note: Anyone attending these livestreaming sessions in-person may have their voice broadcast via the livestream feed. Plan accordingly!

Code of Conduct

24-hour HEWEB Emergency Hotline

The HighEdWeb community is awesome. And we want it to keep on being awesome for everyone. As we look forward to a great conference, we want to remind everyone of what we know you already know: HighEdWeb is dedicated to working toward a harassment-free community and conference experience for everyone. Read our full Code of Conduct policy.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately — you can also call our 24-hour HEWEB Emergency Hotline: 339-36H-EWEB.

Connect with Us

Official Conference Communication

  • Follow us on Twitter at @HighEdWeb to stay up-to-date on announcements such as program changes, get general details, or ask any questions you may have.
  • Use the conference hashtag #heweb19 to follow discussions, add to the conversation and make new friends.
  • Use the session hashtags to comment about what you’ve learned and share about a particular presentation.
  • Join our Slack channel #heweb19-attendees.

This page will be updated regularly, so check back soon for more information.