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Conference LOcation


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UW-L)
Student Union
521 East Ave North
La Crosse, WI 54601

U.S. National Grid (USNG) for the East Avenue Entrance: 15T XJ 4240 5308

Phone: 608-785-8888

 General Location Map

UW-L Campus PDF Map:         UW-L Map

Room Locations

Main Events Location, 2nd Floor, Union Bluffs Ballroom

Breakouts, 3rd Floor, Room Locations


Student Union PDF Floor Plans:         3rd floor              2nd floor              1st floor             Basement

Computer Labs

Lab Assignments

Two UMGEOCON workshops will be conducted using the geospatial computer labs in Cowley Hall. Those assignments are as follows:

Computer Lab 204A

Leveraging Amazon Web Services

Computer Lab 245

Introduction to Python/ArcPy for Automating Geoprocessing and Map Production in ArcGIS

Cowley Hall Location

Please note - the parking lot directly across from Cowley Hall (C-2) is CLOSED to UMGEOCON attendees.  Thus, the closest available parking lot for workshop attendees is R-4.  Map below shows the locations of the UW-L Student Union, Cowley Hall, and Parking Lot R-4.  Additional information about event parking can be foud by scrolling down this page.

Meals and More

UMGEOCON provides attendees with:

  • Wednesday, May 23 - Mid-afternoon networking break of cookies and assorted drinks
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Vendor reception with hor d'oeuvres and cash bar
  • Thursday, May 24 - Continental breakfast
  • Thursday, May 24 - Mid-morning networking break of yogurt covered pretzels, fruit and assorted drinks
  • Thursday, May 24 - Buffet lunch of lasagna, chicken parmesan and accompaniments.  Vegetarian and dietary sensitive options will be available.

There are also a variety of options available for grabbing a quick snack or meal in near vicinity of the UW-L Student Union.  They include:

The food court on the main level (1st floor) of the Student Union will have the following open during each day of the conference:

  • Grilled It:  10:30 am-1:30 pm
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels™:  7:15-10:30 am

Local restaurants around the perimeter of the UW-L campus.  Location of the UW-La Crosse Student Union in the map below is denoted by a yellow circular home symbol.


There is dedicated FREE event parking in all Residential (R) and Commuter (C) lots of the UW-L campus EXCEPT for C-2 (in use by another event) and the multi-level parking ramp adjoining the Parking Services and Police Station building (closed for maintenance).  Red X's on the map below denote the off-limit parking lots relative to the Student Union.  The closest usable parking lots to the UMGEOCON event site are R-4 and C-12. The closest over-flow parking lots after R-4 and C-12 are C-7 and R-5.  There is no need to place anything in the window of your car. Additional parking information is available by clicking here.