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

Push to Play Polka!

Milwaukee is just 80 miles north of Chicago, on the shore of Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin.

A Button that reads "Push to Play Polka!"

With more than 600,000 residents, Milwaukee provides the resources of a large city with the feel of a small, friendly community. This is the Annual Conference’s fourth time in MKE, and as repeat HighEdWebbers will tell you, all one has to do to have a great time is “Push to Polka!” Learn more at Visit Milwaukee.

Conference Facility

HighEdWeb 2019 will be held at the Wisconsin Center, a state-of-the-art convention center in the heart of Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee

Opened in 1998, the Wisconsin Center is a large, modern, and functional space that connects to the HighEdWeb 2019 hotel, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, via skywalk. As well, The Wisconsin Center is situated near the Riverwalk in the heart of Downtown MKE, making it a great place to learn and visit.

The Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Conference Hotel

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

view of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and the skywalk
  • Rate: $183/night (USD)

The HighEdWeb 2019 block at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center is now closed. Please contact the hotel directly for any questions or concerns.

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

NOTE:  The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is the official hotel of HighEdWeb 2019. HighEdWeb 2019 does not have any blocks/rooms held at any other MKE hotel. Please note, no one will contact you directly to initiate your reservation; if someone tries to contact you directly, please let us know at conference@highedweb.org.

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is connected via skywalk to the Wisconsin Center , the main #heweb19 conference facility. All rooms include complimentary Internet access for HighEdWeb attendees.

Hotel guests can park in the secure, covered parking garage adjacent to the hotel, for an additional fee (check with hotel for current pricing). Additional street parking and parking garages are also available nearby.


By Air

Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport offers non-stop jet service to more than 40 cities and connections worldwide through several airlines. Just 80 miles south of Milwaukee, O’Hare International Airport also provides flexible flight options.

By Car

Milwaukee is conveniently located off of Interstates 94 and 43, and is within a day’s drive to over one-third of the United States. Driving distance from Chicago is 80 miles, from Cincinnati is 384 miles, from St. Louis is 375 miles, and from Des Moines is 370 miles.

By Rail

A regular stop for Amtrak, Milwaukee offers daily departures to Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis.

Questions? Email conference@highedweb.org.