Social Justice | It Takes Everyone

We’re excited to host our in-person 2021 Fall Conference on October 7-8 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI! Check out the details below.


Conference Registration

TypePositionCostDeadline
Early BirdProfessional Staff$200September 17
Early BirdGraduate Student$125September 17
StandardProfessional Staff$225October 1
StandardGraduate Student$150October 1
One-DayAll staff$120NA

Location and Lodging

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Room TypeRate
Single Room$82 per night
Group Room (2-4 guests)$129 per night
  • Room reservations must be made by Sunday, September 12 using the conference block of rooms.
  • Cancellation Policy: 72 hours or more prior to arrival – receive full refund less $25.00 processing fee. Less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival – forfeit entire deposit.
  • To receive tax-exempt status for lodging, you will need to bring your institution’s tax-exempt certificate.

Program Proposals

Social Justice: It Takes Everyone
Have you implemented a new program on your campus related to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Consider new and ongoing initiatives, collaborations, assessments, discussions, and strategic plans happening on your campus. WCPA wants to hear more about it! Submit a program proposal today to share your ideas and lessons-learned to help make a better campus climate for everyone.

Program proposals due by September 19, 2021

Scholarship and Awards

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.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker(s) for the Fall 2021 WCPA Conference will be announced shortly. Check back for updates.

Conference Schedule

The Fall 2021 WCPA Conference Schedule will be announced shortly. Check back for updates.

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. SA 101 participants join Friday’s sessions and have special programming on Saturday.

For questions related to Student Affairs 101, please contact Tonya Schmidt, WCPA Immediate Past President at tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu Or find more information on the Student Affairs 101 page.

Conference Sponsorship

If you are interested in being a conference sponsor, please contact Tonya Schmidt at tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu.

Past WCPA Conferences

The 2020 Fall Conference was held October 8-9 virtually.

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.