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Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium

Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium | Wisconsin Historical Society

Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium

October 14-15, 2015

Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Please join the National Park Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office for a two day exploration of Maritime Cultural Landscapes in Madison, Wisconsin. The symposium will explore how the terrestrial and submerged resources near and in the nation's oceans, rivers, and lakes might be identified, characterized, and evaluated, and what benefits may be derived from the broader recognition of these landscapes as unique entities “worthy of preservation.” Come hear presentations by subject experts and join in the discussions on how agencies, tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and State Historic Preservation Offices might use the MCL concept to more effectively preserve and protect their maritime heritage resources.


Updated Agenda September 29, 2015 (PDF, 19 KB)


The registration deadline is October 2, 2015. Register early to secure one of the limited number of seats available for this event. Please print and mail the registration form with payment to the address listed on the form. No registration refunds can be made after October 1.

Registration Form (PDF, 191 KB)


The room block reserved at the The Lowell Center has expired. However, you may check for additional availability at their website. For more information on other hotel options, see the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau. Select Central/Downtown for hotels closer to the University of Wisconsin campus.

The Pyle Center and The Lowell Center are located along the beautiful Lake Mendota shoreline in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. Both facilities are close to the UW Memorial Union and other key points of interest including vibrant State Street and Capitol Square— providing easy access to the best of downtown Madison restaurants and activities.



  • Flights to Madison arrive at the Dane County Regional Airport served by Delta, United, American Eagle, and Frontier airlines, with non-stop flights to 10 airports. Ground transportation information may be found here. The airport is a 15 to 20 minute drive from the conference location.
  • Badger Coaches runs buses daily to and from Milwaukee Mitchell Field Airport. A one-way trip takes approximately 2.5 hours and visitors arrive on University Avenue, approximately two blocks from The Pyle Center.
  • The MegaBus offers express bus service from Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.
  • The Van Galder Bus Co. runs buses daily to and from Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. Buses arrive on University Avenue, approximately two blocks from The Pyle Center.

Webcast Information

The Pyle Center has established a URL for remote participants who wish to view the Symposium online.


The State Street Campus Garage (also known as the Lake Street Ramp) is the closest city parking ramp. It is located on Lake Street between State Street and University Avenue. Enter the garage on either Lake Street or Francis Street.

Help Spread the Word

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Maritime Symposium Poster- Color (PDF, 787 KB)

Maritime Symposium Poster- Black and White (PDF, 1 MB)

Have Questions?

For more information about the symposium, please contact Barbara Wyatt of the National Park Service at or at 202.354.2252.

The Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium is presented by:

     National Park Service logo       National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo           National Marine Sanctuary Foundation logo

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management logo          National Marine Sanctuaries logo           Wisconsin Historical Society logo and title