Travel & Logistics

Braver Angels
National Convention 2024

Carthage College
Kenosha, Wisconsin
June 27 – 29, 2024

Travel by Car

Parking is free on campus.

Travel by Airplane

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is a roughly 30-minute drive to campus.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a roughly 60-minute drive to campus.

For airport shuttles, we recommend using CoachUSA. They provide hourly shuttles that go directly to Kenosha from O'Hare and Milwaukee International. Tickets can be purchased at the airport. Here are directions for how to find CoachUSA at O'Hare.

Travel by Train

The Chicago Metra Rail runs north to the Kenosha train station, located in downtown Kenosha.

About Carthage College

Carthage College, originally named The Literary and Theological Institute of the Lutheran Church in the Far West, was founded in 1847 in Hillsboro, Illinois, largely supported by area Lutheran congregations.

In 1852 the institution relocated to Springfield, Illinois, and became Illinois State University. During this period, a rising Springfield attorney and political leader, Abraham Lincoln, served on its Board of Trustees (Lincoln served as a Trustee through his first year in the White House) and his and Mary’s oldest son, Robert, was a student there.

In 1870, the institution relocated to Carthage, Illinois, changing its name to Carthage College, and ten years later moved to its present home on the lakeshore of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Today about 2,800 students attend Carthage.

Carthage’s current president is Dr. John Swallow, and his wife, Cameron Swallow, is a national leader of Braver Angels.

Carthage College Housing


All delegates who pay for basic registration will be provided with on-campus housing for a 3-night stay (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night) at Carthage College. 

The college is offering two kinds of housing:

  1. Suite-style dormitories. Each suite will have two private bedrooms that share a common space, kitchen, and bathroom. Suites are air-conditioned.
  2. Traditional dormitories. Rooms come in a variety of single occupancy, double occupancy, and quad occupancy rooms. Shared bathrooms on each floor. Fans provided.

Delegates will be placed in housing based on individual needs and availability.

All delegates staying on-campus will also have access to amenities such as Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center for daily wellness.

If you’d prefer to stay off-campus, we have access to reduced rates at a few hotels in the area. Contact for more information.


During the 2024 Braver Angels Convention, Braver Angels and its representatives may take photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings of delegates, presenters, and activities. These photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings may be used by Braver Angels for various purposes, including but not limited to promotional materials, marketing campaigns, social media, and websites. By attending the Convention, you assume the risk that you may be included in photographs or recordings.


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