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Travel Information

Hotel and Travel Information for
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Hotel Information

The 2021 Float Conference, as well as the pre-conference Start A Center Workshop and CPO Training, will be held at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

 

We have promised the hotel that we will fill a certain number of hotel rooms in exchange for a discounted room rate and a great deal on meeting space and catering costs. If we don’t meet our contracted room numbers, our event spaces and food become much more expensive. Filling (or exceeding!) our goal of room reservations will help us to keep our ticket prices affordable for future conferences.

Please help us meet this goal by staying at Potawatomi for the 2021 Float Conference!

We understand that costs can add up when attending a conference. If you’re interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, fill out this form, and we will try to match you up!

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Potawatomi Hotel
and Casino

1721 W. Canal Street

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, is owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Potawatomi offers world-class service and deluxe amenities, seven restaurants, and a massive amount of casino-style entertainment. Potawatomi donates millions of dollars each year to the community and to local children’s charities. The tribe and casino are also dedicated to environmentally friendly business practices, and utilize them whenever possible.

Float Conference Rate:
$139 / night (plus taxes)

To reserve your room at our discounted rate, call 1-800-729-7244 and say you’re attending the Float Conference OR follow the link below and enter Group Code FLO08232021.

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Transportation

Getting to Milwaukee

Your travel plans to Milwaukee could vary greatly based on where you are coming from. One third of the US population lives within a day’s drive of Miluwakee! If you’re coming from the Chicago area or fly into Chicago, and catch a ride on an Amtrak Train.

If you’re coming from a bit (or a lot) further, the General Mitchell International Airport is just 5 miles south of downtown Milwaukee, and is the closest to Potawatomi. Potawatomi offers a free shuttle to and from Mitchell Airport. Check out the schedule on their website.

Public Transportation

Milwaukee has plenty of public transportation available. Visit Milwaukee has all the details, but some highlights are listed below.
 

 

Our Location

Milwaukee, WI

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Potawatomi Hotel
& Casino

While a casino might feel contradictory to our mission in the float community, the resort and meeting spaces are beautifully aligned with the peace and tranquility we promote. 

 

Potawatomi is run by the local tribal community, who share many of the same values as Float Conference, including a commitment to sustainability. 

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The Vibe

The overall feel of our meeting space is natural and calming.  Attendees at the Float Conference will not have to be in the casino area or be in a high sensory area at any point, unless they want to. The hotel rooms and meeting space are serene, calm, and all around aesthetically pleasing. We'll meet in rooms named "Inspire", "Serenity", and others that fit the floaty vibe. 

See the Space

Pleasant, a little bit funky, and still serene - all adjectives that could describe the float experience, just as well as they describe Potawatomi! 

 

Check out this video to see more of the beautiful space where we'll reconnect. 

 

What to Pack
for Milwaukee

 

Weather

In late August, Milwaukee's temperatures are usually quite pleasant, with highs in the low to mid 70s, and lows in the low to mid 60s.

Layers

Because temperatures vary greatly from room to room, we recommend wearing layers to adjust as you need to throughout the day.

Events

Casual or business casual attire may feel most comfortable. Some attendees like to dress up a bit for the Saturday party. 

Hydrate

We try to provide everything you'll need, but you might like to bring a refillable water bottle to refill as needed.