70th Physical Electronics Conference

Travel and Lodging

The 70th Physical Electronics Conference, including the prestigious Nottingham Prize Competition for best presentation based on doctoral research, will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. This topical conference provides an annual forum for the dissemination and discussion of new research results in the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces.


The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an urban campus located in the residential East Side of Milwaukee, WI. Maps of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Campus are available: (Printable map and Campus map website).


Milwaukee is served by General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Campus is about a 25-minute drive from the airport. Taxis and rental cars are available.

There is also a shared-ride (airport shuttle) service called “Go Connect” which is considerably cheaper than a taxi. Moreover, a conference discount is available. (Use the code PHYSICS06 on the "Go Connect" website www.goairportconnection.com.

Alternative ground transportation and on-site car rental information is available from the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) website.

The closest alternate airport is Chicago's O'Hare, which is about 90 miles from Milwaukee. A bus is available from O'Hare to downtown Milwaukee from Coach USA. Buses depart hourly, and the trip is about 1:45 duration, arriving at the Amtrak station (see below).


The AMTRAK train services the Milwaukee area arriving at the downtown station numerous times during the day. Taxis for the 15-minute trip to the university are available.

Driving Directions

Maps and driving directions are available to campus and toSandburg Hall, the on-campus lodging site. Detailed directions are available to the Manfred Olson Planetarium, the site of the first night's reception.


Parking permits are not included in the conference registration fee. Parking is located underground at Sandburg Hall for $9.00 per day.

Lodging - On Campus

Sandburg Hall will provide dormitory-style housing for Conference participants. Each suite of rooms shares a bath and a common area. Breakfast will be served in Sandburg's Dining Facility and is included in your room charge.

Within each suite, single- and double-occupancy rooms are available for the following fees:

  • Sandburg Hall Housing Package for double occupancy is $132 per person.
  • Sandburg Hall Housing Package for single occupancy is $171 per person.

Sandburg housing packages include 4 days and 3 nights, and breakfast on June 16 - 18. On the online Sandburg Hall Guest Lodging Form, please indicate single or double occupancy, your gender, and, if desired, a roommate preference for double occupancy (indicate name). For your convenience, you may check in for both housing and the conference at Sandburg Hall on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 3 pm to 9 pm.

Check-out is Friday, June 18, 2009 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm.

Complete the Sandburg Hall Guest Lodging Form to reserve a space.

For those staying off-site, breakfast can be purchased at The Union Station on campus.

Lodging - Off Campus

The County Clare, an Irish bed and breakfast, is a favorite of many travelers. The Knickerbocker Hotel, built in 1929, is full of old-world charm and is another of our favorites. Both are located near downtown and close to the Lake, less than 10 minutes' drive from campus. Hotel Metro Milwaukee is a very upscale hotel offering a luxurious spa ambience. There are many other hotels in the downtown area that would also be great choices. All will require ground transportation to the conference at the university.