Conference Contact

For questions about the conference, please contact our conference co-chairs:
Jackie Lee – leejacqu@uwec.edu

Conference Registration

Fall Conference registration information will be updated following the WCPA Spring Professional Development Institute and registration will open July 1, 2020.

Registration Rates
Professional Registration-$TBA*
Graduate Student Registration-$TBA*
One Day Registration-$TBA*

  • *Plus service & processing fees.
  • **Online registration ends TBD at 11:59pm.

Location and Lodging

A room block will be available starting July 1, 2020. The 2020 conference will be hosted at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.  To reserve rooms contact the Kalahari Resort at 608-254-5466 on or before (Date to be announced). When calling to make you reservation, please mention the WCPA – Wisconsin College Personnel Association Room Block.

Please note that to receive tax exempt status for lodging, you will need to bring your institution’s tax exempt certificate.

Student Affairs 101

Student Affairs 101 is a program for undergraduate students and professionals interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs. Seasoned professionals in the Student Affairs field lead the entire conference and help guide conversations based on where each person is at in their Student Affairs journey.

Click the link for more information regarding Student Affairs 101.

Program Proposals

Program proposal proposals and information will be available mid-summer for the Fall 2020 Annual WCPA Conference.

Awards and Scholarship Opportunities

WCPA offers a variety of different scholarships and awards to recognize outstanding students and professionals and to provide opportunities for its members throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Nominations for award will open mid summer for the the Fall 2020 Annual WCPA Conference. Award and Scholarship Form.

Tentative Schedule

WCPA Annual Conference Schedule Fall 2019

Thursday, October 3rd
8:00AM – Registration/Check In & Light Breakfast
9:00AM – Conference Welcome & Overview
9:30AM – Opening Keynote Address
10:30-11:15AM – Break-Out Session #1
11:20AM-12:05PM – Break-Out Session #2
12:10PM – Lunch & Annual WCPA Business Meeting
1:20-2:05PM – Break-Out Session #3
2:10-2:55PM – Break-Out Session #4
3:00-3:30PM – Snack Break & Mentor/Mentee Networking Session
Socials

Friday, October 4th (School Spirit Day)
8:00AM – Case Study Competition
8:00AM – Breakfast & Exec Board Info Session & Hello to SA 101
9:00-9:45AM – Break-Out Session #5
9:50-10:35AM – Break-Out Session #6
10:40-10:50AM – Mindfulness Break
10:55-11:40AM – Break-Out Session #7/ Past Presidents Meeting
11:45AM-1:30PM – Lunch, Awards, Closing Keynote

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker(s) for the Fall 2020 WCPA Conference will be announced Spring 2020. Check back for updates.

Conference Sponsorship

Thank you to our Fall 2019 conference sponsors!

Interested in being a conference sponsor? Please contact Jacqueline Bonneville at bonnevillej@uwstout.edu.

Refund Policy

If you need to cancel you registration to our event, you will be reimbursed based on the following schedule:

  • – More than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event: You are eligible for 100%
  • – 14 days or less before the start of the event: You are eligible for 50% reimbursement

Past WCPA Conferences

The 2019 Fall Conference “Moving Forward” was held October 3-4 at Kalahari Resort.

The 2018 Fall Conference “Celebrating Wisconsin Success” was held October 4-5 at the Kalahari Resort.

The 2017 Fall Conference was held October 12-13 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2016 Fall Conference “Make Every Connection Count” was held October 6-7 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2015 Fall Conference “Change. Challenge. Opportunity.” was held October 8-9 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2013 Fall Conference “Community” was held October 17-18 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2012 Fall Conference “Staying Connected” was held on October 11th & 12th at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2011 Fall Conference “Celebrating the past, Living in the present, Creating the future” was held on October 19th & 21st at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2010 Fall Conference “Being your Best: Navigating from Challenge to Opportunity” was held on October 21st & 22nd at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2009 Fall Conference “Improving our Practice, Renewing Our Passion” was held on October 22nd & 23rd at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2008 Fall Conference “Campus Safety: Everyone’s Responsibility” was held on October 25th & 26th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2007 Fall Conference “Sustaining our Campus’s Future” was held on October 18th & 19th 2007 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2006 Fall Conference “Framing our Lens, Finding Our Focus” was held on October 19th & 20th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2005 Fall Conference “Zing! Bang! Boom!” was held on October 20th & 21st at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2004 Fall Conference “Blueprints for Building Success in Student Affairs” was held on October 13th & 15th at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.