Venues, Lodging, and Partners

From the 2017 event.  We’ll be updating for the 2021 event in the near future.

The Food Sovereignty Symposium & Festival includes multiple venues and partners across Madison, Wisconsin.  The main event spaces on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus include Union South, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and De Jope Residence Hall.  Click here to access an interactive, online version of the map below.


An event hotel room block is available at the Best Western Inn Towner that offers free shuttle service to campus locations.

  • The rooms will be held until midnight March 1st at the negotiated rate.  Any rooms that are not reserved by then will be released.
  • Reservations can be made at 608-233-8778 or using the group code.
  • The group code is FOOD17
  • The negotiated rate is $82/night for one person and $92/night for two people for state employees who show a state employee ID.
  • For all others the room rate is $119.99 per night, plus tax.
  • Any room cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before check-in time to avoid a charge.

Pop-ups of indigenous foods at local restaurants featuring the work of:

Participating restaurants featuring indigenous ingredients include:

Indigenous food products are also available at Willy St Co-op and Native Market.
Food Sovereignty display, courtesy of the UW Geography Department at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Union South
De Jope Residence Hall
The Crossing