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Brittingham Viking Organization
70th Annual Convention

Madison, WI, USA
17 - 20 August, 2023

The 70th Annual Convention of the Brittingham Viking Organization will take place
17 - 20 August, 2023, in Madison, WI.


American Vikings are eager to welcome everyone back to Madison for a great convention! Many events and locations for the weekend have already been booked, but there is plenty more planning to do and details to be announced. Check back here for regular updates. We can’t wait to see you soon! 

If you have any questions after reading this webpage, please reach out to us at


In the Bonds,

Madison 2023 Convention Committee

Register for Convention 2023 today! Complete the registration form to secure your spot at Convention, and then follow the directions to complete your payment through PayPal.

Be sure to register with the registration

form before you make any payments.

Registration opened on March 1st. Early bird rates were available March 1st through April 30th, and then regular registration rates went into effect on May 1st. Registration will close on July 16.

Read about our hotel block and other accommodation options below, and remember to book soon!

Events and Venues

Click on the images below to visit webpages for each of the Convention 2023 venues we have booked so far, or scroll down to read the itinerary in more detail. More information and activities will be added as plans are solidified.

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Thursday, 17 August, 2023

Pre-Registration Event

17 Aug, 2023, time TBD @ Camp Trippalindee

601 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703

Welcome back to Madison! Join us for laid back appetizers, drinks, and unparalleled views of State Street and the Capitol at the Graduate Hotel’s rooftop bar. Pick up your registration materials for the weekend and let the fun begin.

Dress Code: Come as you are!

Friday, 18 August, 2023

Annual Meeting

18 Aug, 2023, time TBD @ the Fluno Center

601 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715

The Annual Meeting will be conducted on campus midday at the Fluno Center Auditorium with lunch provided. Members only; guests are welcome to join afterward for Ted Talks and Viking Memorials. Stay tuned for information on a guest activity during the meeting. 

Dress Code: Business Casual

Cocktail Hour

18 Aug, 2023, time TBD @ Blind Shot Social Club

77 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Blind Shot offers indoor golf simulators, games, and a great atmosphere. We'll have the place to ourselves, so spend the afternoon here with us prior to Informal Dinner, which is just next door! Drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres included.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Informal Dinner

18 Aug, 2023, 6:00 pm @ Garver Feed Mill

3241 Garver Green, Madison, WI 53704

Informal dinner will be held at the newly renovated Garver Feed Mill on Madison’s Near East Side. Entertainment for the evening includes a classic Wisconsin polka band and dance lessons!

Stay tuned for information on a shuttle bus from the Concourse Hotel.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Saturday, 19 August, 2023

Formal Dinner

19 Aug, 2023, time TBD @ Memorial Union Great Hall

800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53715

Join us for Formal Dinner at Memorial Union’s Great Hall. We are excited to have a special keynote speaker to be announced at a later date. There will be a cocktail hour onsite immediately beforehand and Babcock ice cream for dessert!

Dress Code: Black Tie

Sunday, 20 August, 2023

Farewell Brunch

20 Aug, 2023, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Coopers Tavern

20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Wrap up your Convention experience with a farewell brunch on the square. The BVO will take over Coopers Tavern's second floor Bier Hall for a buffet-style meal from 10 am to 1 pm. Come and go as you please!

Dress Code: Come as you are! (Last night's tuxes and dresses welcome.)

Where to Stay

We have a 25-room block at the Madison Concourse Hotel for the nights of August 17th - 20th.

  • 20 Concourse Premiere Level rooms are available at $189 per night.

  • 5 Governor's Club Level rooms are available at $239 per night.

Rates are pre-tax and parking is an additional $15 per night. The hotel block is open for booking now! Please follow this link to book your room at the Concourse. 

There are many additional hotels and Airbnbs in Madison you are welcome to explore and book independently. We recommend booking as soon as possible, as August is a busy time in Madison!


We will do our best to provide free accommodations with Viking hosts for all Vikings who are any of the following:

  • Current undergraduate students

  • Under the age of 25

  • Completing their Viking Scholarship in 2023

If any of these apply to you, please complete this form to request free accommodations in Madison.​

If you live in or near Madison and are able to help host, please let us know by completing this form. Thank you for your willingness to open your home!


Pre-convention is happening! Plans are still in the works, but those who are interested should tentatively mark their calendars for August 14 or 15 through 17. Stay tuned for more information.


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