Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI
March 13-15, 2020
Co-Trip Leaders: John Carlson and Bob Hart
Type of Trip: Convention/Paddle
Trip Cost/Deposit: $200/$100
Cancellation Date and full payment: February 14, 2020
Wilderness Level: 1
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 10 Maximum
Canoecopia at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI is the largest paddlesports trade show and educational symposium in the world. The show features more than 200 exhibitors, outfitters, and guides, in a 250,000 square foot exhibition hall full of canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, outdoor equipment, and clothing. Over 100 presentations scheduled at multiple times over the weekend will inform, entertain, and inspire you. We will be occupying two rooms at the Clarion Suites Hotel, which is attached to the Alliant Energy center. The rooms are furnished with two queen beds and a queen size sleep sofa. Rooms include a complimentary breakfast buffet and exercise room. The trip fee does not include admission to the three-day show. The three-day weekend pass be purchased at the box office for $30.00, or may be ordered online from Rutabaga (the show sponsor) at https://www.rutabaga.com,. To view the Canoecopia 2020 show guide, go to: http://www.canoecopia.com. You can request a Show Guide be mailed to you, and order wristband admission tickets on the www.canoecopia.com.
We will travel in the CIWC van, leaving at approximately 9:00 a.m. from the northeast side of Indianapolis. We will eat lunch on the way and arrive in time to check in at the hotel by 3 p.m. The Friday show hours start at 4:00 p.m. We will leave the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m., and arrive home around 9 p.m.All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.
Effective on all 2019 trips, there will be a $50 nonrefundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel, even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the roster (i.e. who stay on the waitlist) will not be charged the fee.