The Summit Locale

img_20160807_140526The Conference Center at George Williams College is located in charming Williams Bay, Wis., across the lake from the town of Lake Geneva. Centrally located, we will be in close proximity to four major metropolitan areas—about an hour from Milwaukee, Madison and Rockford and two hours from downtown Chicago.

As part of the Geneva Lakes area, the region is historically known as a resort location for prominent Chicago families who flocked to the area after the Chicago Fire of 1871. Summer mansions were built by families while waiting for the City of Chicago to be rebuilt. Today, the banks of Geneva Lake are still lined with these magnificent mansions, and it remains a popular area for residents and visitors alike.img_20160809_130612

There is always something happening in the Lake Geneva area, no matter what time of year it is. The campus is home to Music by the Lake, the summer musical festival that brings a variety of music to Ferro Pavilion each summer. Events continue year-round with Sundays at 4, the exciting series that presents today’s leaders in arts and ideas.  Additionally, be sure to visit Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Walworth County Convention and Visitors Bureau for a calendar of events, ideas on where to dine and shop and so much more! Here are a few favorite local activities...


♥ Yerkes Observatory  |  ♥ Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy  |  ♥ Geneva Lake Museum  |  ♥ Pearce's Farm Stand  |  ♥ Old World Wisconsin  |  ♥ Animal Gardens  |  ♥ The Dancing Horses  |  ♥ Lake Geneva Canopy Tours  |  ♥ Lake Geneva Cruise Line Boat Tours  |  ♥ Studio Winery  |  ♥ Apple Barn Orchard & Winery  |  ♥ Staller Estate Winery  |  ♥ Geneva Lakes Brewing Company

Airport Information

deplaneGeneral Mitchell International Airport (MKE)—Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee's Mitchell International, located about an hour from The Conference Center at George Williams College, is the airport of choice for ease and accessibility.

Transportation Services from MKE

Airport Connection—800-236-5450  |  Cardinal Transport Service—262-245-0675  |  JADEX, Inc., limousines and buses—262-723-8456

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)—Chicago, IL

O'Hare Airport is a two-hour drive from The Conference Center at George Williams College.

Transportation Services from ORD

Cardinal Transport Service—262-245-0675  |  O'Hare/Midway Limo Service—312-558-1111  |  Out of State Callers—800-468-0211

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Driving to the Summit

ba9899b94e95aa7e39141145e4aafc06The Conference Center of George Williams College is located in the beautiful Williams Bay/Lake Geneva regional area and in close proximity to many major metropolitan areas in Illinois and Wisconsin—a mere two hours from downtown Chicago, and only one hour from Milwaukee, Rockford and Madison.

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