• CanoeCopia 2024, Madison, WI, March 8-10, 2024

CanoeCopia 2024, Madison, WI, March 8-10, 2024

  • March 08, 2024
  • March 10, 2024
  • 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713


  • Deposit Trip Fee Payment is due at sign up. Any remaining balance of the Deposit Trip Fee Payment is due February 8, 2024.
  • Wait List Payment is due at sign up. This registration DOES NOT QUARANTEE a place on the trip. You will be notified when space becomes available.


CanoeCopia 2024

Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI

March 8-10, 2024

Co-Trip Leaders: John Carlson and Janice Windes

Type of Trip: Convention/Paddle

Trip Cost/Deposit: $310/$155

Cancellation Date and full payment: February 8, 2024

Wilderness Level: 1 

Trip Difficulty: 750 miles round trip

Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

Group Size: 7/6 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

***Before registering***

While considering your participation in CIWC trips, be aware that some trips will involve shared transportation, lodging, and other activities. Each participant is encouraged to evaluate your comfort level with such arrangements based on your health condition, vaccination status, and unknown COVID positivity rates at the time of the trip.  Members are encouraged to review the COVID waiver as a part of this evaluation.

Canoecopia at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI is the largest paddle sports 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 at the Alliant Energy Center. The rooms are furnished with two queen beds and a 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 $35.00 or may be ordered online from Rutabaga (the show sponsor) at https://www.rutabaga.com.

To view the Canoecopia 2024 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.

Questions may be submitted to ciwcinfo@gmail.com.

All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.  

Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable 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 active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee. 

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