Past Conferences

The first WCA conference was held in 1984 in Milwaukee.
Take walk down memory lane as you scroll through the history of WCA conferences below.

Year
Location
Conference Theme
September 24-26, 2017
Best Western - Oshkosh
It Starts With Us. Be The Change.
September 25-27, 2016
Best Western - Oshkosh
Pathways to Resiliency: Promoting Personal & Professional Growth
October 4-6, 2015
Grand Geneva Resort - Lake Geneva
Success is a Journey rather than a Destination
October 5-6, 2014
Grand Geneva Resort - Lake Geneva
Teamwork: Many Minds, Many Hands, One Goal
September 22-24, 2013
Wilderness Resort - Wisconsin Dells
Partnering for Safety and Success
September 23-25, 2012
Wilderness Resort - Wisconsin Dells
Pride, Professionalism and a Positive Attitude
September 26-27, 2011
Marriott West - Middleton
Honor the Past: Envision the Future
September 27-28, 2010
Marriott West - Middleton
Making a Difference
September 28-29, 2009
Radisson Paper Valley - Appleton
Portraits of Progress: Future Forward
September 29-30, 2008
Radisson Paper Valley - Appleton
Winds of Change
September 17-18, 2007
Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells
Building the Bridge Home
September 18-19, 2006
Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells
From Silver to Gold-Vision for the Next 25 Years
September 26-27, 2005
Olympia Resort - Oconomowoc
Investing in Lives
September 27-28, 2004
Olympia Resort - Oconomowoc
Juggling Home & Work
September 29-30, 2003
Marriott West - Middleton
Thinking Outside the Bars
September 30 - October 1, 2002
Marriott West - Middleton
Juggling Home & Work
September 24-25, 2001
Radisson Paper Valley - Appleton
Commitment-Go the Extra Mile
September 18-19, 2000
Radisson Paper Valley - Appleton
Correctional Partnerships
September 27-28, 1999
Sheraton Four Points - Milwaukee
Forward to the Millennium & Beyond
September 17-18, 1998
Holidome - Stevens Point
The Winner Within
October 13-14, 1997
Grand Geneva Resort - Lake Geneva
Working Together to Meet the Challenges
September 14-15, 1996
Grand Geneva Resort - Lake Geneva
Managing Change Thru the Next Millennium
October 12-13, 1995
Radisson Paper Valley - Appleton
Image, Perception, Reality: Feeling Good About You & Your Profession
September 19-20, 1994
Radisson Paper Valley - Appleton
Violence In Your World, It’s Not an Illusion
September 28-29, 1993
Holidome - Stevens Point
The Criminal Justice System: Balancing the Challenges
September 18-19, 1992
Chula Vista Resort - Wisconsin Dells
Corrections, a Tough Job: Staying on the Right Track
September 9-10, 1991
Holidome - Stevens Point
The Criminal Justice System: Planning Today to Manage Tomorrow
September 27-28, 1990
Abbey Resort - Fontana
Corrections Growth-Boldly Managing the Options
August 6-9, 1989



May 12, 1989
Hyatt Regency & Expo Center - Milwaukee
Joint APPA/WCA National Conference


Holiday Inn - Madison
The Community & Corrections: A Partnership for Excellence


1 day Annual Meeting & Conference, 3 workshops
May 5-6, 1988
Olympia Village - Oconomowoc
Update ’88-Partners in Correction
May 14-15, 1987
Lakelawn Resort - Delavan
Experience 1987-A Time for Reflection & Celebration
May 5-6, 1986
Embassy Suites Regency Conference Center - Green Bay
Update ’88-Partners in Correction
May 6-7, 1985
Concourse Hotel - Madison
You Make The Difference
April 12-13, 1984
Marc Plaza Hotel - Milwaukee
The Changing Face of Corrections
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