Event Location: Madison, WI

Primary conference site:
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
504 S. Brearly St.
Madison, WI 53703

Additional conference activities will take place in the surrounding neighborhood, including Memorial Union Terrace, Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, and BB Clarke Beach.


Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center is located in downtown Madison, across the street from a city bus stop with routes to the University, local co-ops, and more. The center is within walking distance from downtown restaurants, a local food co-op, and other attractions. 

The City of Madison's Metro Transit service is transitioning to new bus routes in June 2023. If you look up Metro Transit directions ahead of time, make sure you are using the updated routes.


There is ample parking available at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center. Their lot is at the intersection of Jenifer Street and Brearly Street next to the playground and basketball court. Additional parking may be found in the neighborhood.


Conference registration includes coffee, tea, snacks, and onsite lunch on Thursday and Friday. All other meals will be "on the town," at your own expense.


Payment should be made at the time of registration via our online payment system. If you need to pay in CAD and have trouble with our payment processer, please reach out to staff@nasco.coop to request an alternate payment method.


We are working with Madison co-ops and colleagues to offer a limited amount of free solidarity housing for attendees who cannot afford other options, on a first-come-first-served basis. Most solidarity housing will be couch and floor space. If you are interested in free housing, please indicate that on your conference registration, and we will contact you by early July to confirm if we have a spot for you.
The Marquette Hotel and Hotel Indigo are located less than half a mile from our primary conference site.

Covid Safety

NASCO's work is rooted in disability justice, and we honor calls from disability community advocates to continue taking prevention measures against Covid-19. In order to enjoy the benefits of convening in person, all attendees take on the following responsibilities for community care:

  1. Wearing a high-filtration mask (N95, KN95, or equivalent) is required during all indoor conference activities. For eating, we encourage everyone to spread out and/or move outdoors, and to step out of the room if you need to eat a snack during program content. Out of respect for conference attendees who may be high-risk, we ask that you also wear your mask in indoor public spaces in the days leading up to the convening, especially during your travel (planes, buses, airports, rest stops, etc).
  2. If you are experiencing symptoms (such as a cough, shortness of breath, fever or chills, aching, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, etc.), even if you have a negative covid test, please stay home! We will refund registrations for anyone who cannot attend due to illness or a positive Covid test.
  3. Please plan to complete a rapid Covid test prior to traveling to Madison and pack a few tests for use as needed during the convening.

If staying in free housing at a local co-op, additional requirements may be provided by the co-op. Registering for the convening and requesting free housing indicate your agreement to follow all Covid safety guidelines.

We will have a limited supply of rapid tests and face masks available at the event for attendees who are unable to obtain their own supplies.