2017 Conference Information

September 24 - 26, 2017

"It Starts With Us. Be The Change"

Best Western Premier Hotel and Convention Center - Oshkosh, WI
We are looking forward to another great conference. See everyone soon!
 

This year WCA is trying something new - we're moving to online conference registration!
WCA will still be collecting payments, but all attendee information will be done electronically.

Registration instructions:
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Chad Engebregtsen

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact
Ashley Melanson or Byron Wirth

  1. Click on the "Register Now" button below to access the registration website
  2. Select the appropriate registration ticket (Early bird member or non-member, Regular registration, student, etc).
  3. Enter all information on the next page. 
  4. Select "check" as your payment type even if you are not the one making the payment or you need to pay with another form.  See below for instructions on payment.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email for your registration.  See you in September!

If you are registering as a DOC employee & DOC is paying:
The DOC will only pay for the early bird member rate ($110), so be sure that you have applied and paid for an ACA/WCA membership.  Click here to do so! Your division's administrative staff will process your registration payment with everyone else's in the form of a check.  Administrative staff should send an attendee list with payment of who is covered for that payment.  

If you are registering & not a DOC employee or the DOC is not paying for your registration:
You may mail your check or contact Kalen Ruck, WCA Treasurer, for other payment options.

Please mail all checks to:
Columbia Correctional Institution
ATTN: Kalen Ruck
2925 Columbia Drive
Portage, WI 53901

Want to win a prize at the conference? 

For every 5 items you bring for the Omro Food Pantry or the Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. to the conference, 
you'll receive 1 raffle ticket for a $25 Target gift card!    
Click here for more information about both organizations and the items to bring!

Want to win another $25 Target gift card? Make sure you fill out your evaluation form and turn it in at the end of the conference.  Winner will be drawn at Tuesday's lunch and you must be present to win!

What's for breakfast & lunch?
We all know that food is an important piece of a conference. Want to know what's for breakfast & lunch for both days? Us too!
Check out the choices here!


Sunday, September 24th
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
9:00am - 12:00pm
Golf Outing
Registration starts at 9:00am. Tee-off is at 10:00am.
Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course, Oshkosh
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Convention Center Lobby
6:30pm - 8:30pm
President’s Welcome Reception & Registration
WCA Board of Directors, Committee, Exhibitors
& Attendees
Convention Center Ballroom
Monday, September 25th
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
7:00am
Conference Registration
Convention Center Lobby
7:30am – 8:00am
Breakfast with the Exhibitors
Convention Center Ballroom
8:00am – 8:45am
Opening Ceremony
Convention Center Ballroom
8:45am – 9:45am
Keynote Speaker
Convention Center Ballroom
9:45am – 10:00am
Break with the Exhibitors
Convention Center Ballroom
10:00am– 11:30am
Breakout Session # 1
See breakout descriptions for locations
11:30am – 12:00pm
Time with the Exhibitors
Convention Center Ballroom
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Awards Luncheon
Convention Center Ballroom
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Breakout Session # 2
See breakout descriptions for locations
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Break & Networking
Convention Center Lobby
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Keynote Speaker
Convention Center Ballroom
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Social Networking Hour
Hotel Ballroom – Lower level
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Entertainment w/ appetizers
Hotel Ballroom – Lower level
Tuesday, September 26th
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
7:30am
Plated Networking Breakfast
Convention Center Ballroom
8:00am – 9:00am
Keynote speaker
Convention Center Ballroom
9:15am – 10:45am
Breakout Session #3
See breakout descriptions for locations
11:00am – 12:30pm
Breakout Session #4
See breakout descriptions for locations
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Scholarship Luncheon, Raffle Drawing and Swearing-In of New Board Members
Convention Center Ballroom
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