Midwest Child Life Conference: Educate Your Mind, Rejuvenate Your Spirit

Child Life

Midwest Child Life Conference: Educate Your Mind, Rejuvenate Your Spirit


(608) 890-8095


The Child Life program at American Family Children's Hospital, along with Edgewood College, is hosting the 22nd Annual Midwest Child Life Conference Nov. 4-5.

Registrants should have received an email with details about the conference. In case you need to refer to the information, here's what you need to know:

Before You Arrive:

  • Please plan to make a copy of the conference brochure PDF for yourself from our website to reference during the conference
  • When you check in:
    • Your name tag will have your sessions identified
    • Your folder will have a sheet with sessions & rooms

At a Glance:

  • The conference is being held in our Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) on the UW Health main campus, 750 Highland Ave., which also includes the American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) – see map
    • HSLC building is a short walk up the road from the Inn Towner hotel or you can take the hotel shuttle
    • Parking available in the ramp adjacent to the HSLC - please park only in Parking Lot 75 (Patient-Visitor Ramp at UW Hospital and Clinics) – parking validation provided at check-in
  • Registration check-in and conference located on the 1st floor of HSLC building
    • Front door of HSLC faces Highland Ave.
    • If walking - sidewalk will take you to front door – follow signs
    • If taking shuttle from hotel - can drop off at front door
    • If parking in ramp 75 - signs will be posted from parking ramp to front door (also see map above)
  • Daylight Savings is the weekend of conference – don’t forget to “fall back” (and take advantage of an extra hour of sleep)

Contact Information:


View conference details and agenda (pdf)

Conference Details

Location and Parking

Conference Hotel

Conference mapHealth Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave
Madison, WI (Map and directions)

Parking Details

Please park only in Parking Lot 75 (Patient-Visitor Ramp at UW Hospital and Clinics), your parking will be validated each day. The ramp is located off Highland Avenue and Observatory Drive. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus InnTowner, please utilize the complimentary shuttle or walking directions provided upon check-in. (View larger map)


Conference Hotel

Best Western Plus Inn Towner
2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Group Rate: $129/night

Block Name: CHILDLIF (no E)

Phone: (608) 233-8778; Reservations: 1-800-258-8321

Free parking, free shuttle, continental breakfast, pool/gym, and restaurant/bar

Local Attractions

While you are visiting Madison, feel free to check-out some of our favorite restaurants and fun things to do. Don't forget to reference the relaxation section of the listings to make the most of your visit.

View a list of local attractions (pdf)