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2019 Great Lakes Public Forum
June 17-19, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Travel & Lodging

The Great Lakes Public Forum will be held Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Select the Hotel Information tab below to find information to make your sleeping room reservation at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

For EPA attendees, select the Project Code tab below to find information to assist you in entering the site-specific project code for the program. The project code for the Great Lakes Public Forum is MS050504.

The Great Lakes Public Forum travel and lodging document provides travel information for the Milwaukee area in one document as a Adobe Acrobat PDF for you to download.

Project Code

For EPA attendees, the project code for the Great Lakes Public Forum is MS050504. All EPA participants must follow the directions below to enter the project code in your travel authorization or travel voucher.

To enter or edit the site-specific project code in Concur, please follow the directions below:

  • The project code is entered into the SITE PROJECT field under the Accounting Tab of Concur.
  • If you have already prepared your TA or voucher, you will need to edit and amend it.
    • Open your voucher and select the Accounting Tab
    • Select the Edit icon for the voucher you need to edit
    • Enter the project code in the SITE PROJECT field.

Schedule of Events

Onsite check-in for the Great Lakes Public Forum will begin at 2:00 p.m. Central time on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and will continue Monday through Wednesday beginning at 7:00 a.m. Central time each day. Onsite check-in will be at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center hotel.

For additional details please visit the Program Agenda page.

Hotel Information

The Great Lakes Public Forum will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The room block is now both closed. If you still need a sleeping room, please contact Jodi McCarty at

Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel
509 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 271-7250

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The lodging rate is $120 per night plus sales tax. Reservations need to be made before Tuesday, May 24, 2019, to receive the group rate. Included in the room rate is complimentary wireless internet in your guest room.

You are responsible for cancelling your hotel reservation if you cannot attend. The Hilton Milwaukee requires a notice of cancellation by 11:59 p.m. local time, 72 hours prior to the day of your scheduled arrival. If you fail to provide notice, one night's lodging and tax will be charged to your credit card.

Hotel check-in begins after 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is at 12:00 p.m.

The Hilton Milwaukee offers the following dining options:

  • Miller Time Pub and Grill is open daily at 11:00 a.m. for lunch.
  • Milwaukee Chophouse is open for dinner on Monday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Monarch Lounge is open for dinner on Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • The Cafe is open daily for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on weekends.
  • Starbucks® opens daily at 6:00 a.m. is in the lower lobby of the hotel.

The hotel is also steps from the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Theatre and U.S. Cellular Arena, providing easy access to many local restaurants.

For More Information

For more information or if you require special assistance please contact Jodi McCarty, ICF, at

Getting to Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee area is served by the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). The airport is located approximately nine miles from the Hilton Milwaukee hotel. Additional information for MKE is available at Milwaukee, Wisconsin is in the Central Time Zone.

Ground Transportation Options to and from the General Mitchell International Airport

GO Riteway Transportation Group: GO Riteway provides shuttle service from MKE to the Hilton Milwaukee. Ticket counters are located across from Baggage Claim No. 3 and are staffed 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. While reservations are highly recommended, walk-ups are accepted at the ticket counters. The cost is $17 per person one way, not including gratuity. Service is also available from the Amtrak Station at MKE for the same price. For more information or to make reservations, contact GO Riteway directly at (800) 236-5450 or online at

Amtrak:Amtrak provides service to the Milwaukee area. The trains arrive and depart from MKE.

Uber and Lyft: Both ride sharing services are located next to Baggage Claim No. 2. Exit Baggage Claim and follow the signs that say, Exit to Ticketing. Uber and Lyft services are approximately $20 to $25 one way, not including gratuity.

Taxi: Taxi fare between MKE and the Hilton Milwaukee is approximately $30 each way, not including gratuity. Taxi service is available via the taxi pickup station, located outside of Baggage Claim No. 3. After exiting the airport, cross the Baggage Claim roadway and follow signs to the taxi lane behind the rental car area.

Hotel Parking: Self-parking is available at the hotel for a reduced rate of $15 per night plus tax with in and out privileges. Valet parking is not available at the Hilton.