Target Audience

The primary audience for this symposium is teams or individuals working directly on hate/bias education, prevention, response, and healing within a higher education setting, which typically includes: 

  • Chief Diversity Officers
  • Affirmative Action Directors
  • Counseling staff
  • LGBT+ Directors
  • Multicultural Directors
  • Campus Climate Coordinators
  • Residence Life stakeholders
  • Violence Prevention Specialists
  • University Police
  • Student activists

This symposium will also benefit higher education faculty/staff/administrators who understand this work is bigger than one person or any team, anti-racist and social justice-centered K-12 educators, businesses/organizations who care about people, and those who want to do their part to advance inclusivity, equity, and justice within our collective spheres of influence. 

Hotel Block

Rooms are being held for at:

Hampton Inn & Suites
511 Third Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

When booking reservations online or by phone, please reference the room block code:

  • Hate Bias Symposium

Room rate:

  •  $82/night + taxes

Rooms must be reserved by November 9, 2019 to qualify for the special rate.

Please refer to the hotels website or contact them directly for check-in and check-out times, services, amenities, directions, and other hotel information. 

Event Parking

Parking is included in your registration fee. You will receive a parking code in your final confirmation email.


Driving Directions

From Interstate I-90:
Exit 3, Exit 4 and Exit 5 all lead to the UW-La Crosse campus, but only the closest exit is listed below for each direction. Exit 3 travels along the scenic Great River Road and is the main route to Historic Downtown La Crosse.

Exit 4 is a direct route south linking Hwy. 53 from the north with Hwy. 16.

Exit 5 is the most easterly route into the City of La Crosse via Hwy. 16.

From the West (I-90): Exit Interstate I-90 at Exit 3 onto US 53 South. Drive 3.9 miles and turn left on La Crosse Street; continue for almost 1 mile and turn right on 16th Street onto campus. Turn left on Farwell Street. 

From the East (I-90): Travelers heading west to La Crosse on Interstate I-90 exit at Onalaska-La Crosse Highway 16 (Exit 5). Turn left onto Highway 16. Drive 4.8 miles and right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue onto campus. Turn right on Farwell Street. 

From the North (Hwy. 53):
If traveling south on Highway 53 (go over I-90 at Exit 4). Follow Highway 157 to Highway 16. Turn right on Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. Turn right on Farwell Street. 

From the South (Hwy. 14, 61, and 35):
Highway 14, 61, and 35 enter the city on the south. Follow the green "UW-La Crosse" signs north on Losey Boulevard to Highway 16 (3.0 miles). Turn left on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. Turn right on Farwell Street. 

About La Crosse

La Crosse is a community of approximately 50,000 located in western Wisconsin and lies on the Mississippi River, nestled between majestic bluffs. It is often called "God's Country" due to its picturesque beauty. Scenic bluffs, coulees, woods and streams surround the city making it a favorite stop for boaters and campers in the spring, summer and fall as well as skiers and snowmobilers in the winter. La Crosse is a river town, with all the charm and romance of the steamboat era.


La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) | 6.9 miles
2850 Airport Dr. 
La Crosse, WI 54603

Rochester International Airport (RST) | 76.8 miles
7600 Helgerson Dr. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) | 130 miles
4000 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) | 151 miles

Terminal 1: Lindbergh
4300 Glumack Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55111
Terminal 2: Humphrey
7150 Humphrey Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55450