Frequently Asked Questions for 2022
What is the registration cost for the 2022 convention?
What is the cancellation policy for the 2022 convention?
The deadline to cancel has been extended to Friday, Jan. 14 at 5 pm. After that date, no refunds will be issued.
What information is needed to complete a registration?
There are many events that occur at the Wisconsin State Education Convention. In addition to the general registration, school board members and administrators may want to attend a pre-convention workshop, ticketed meal or tour. Administrative assistants can use the Registration Form to have school leaders manually indicate which events they will be attending before using the online system to officially register them.
What are the health protocols for the 2022 convention?
Visit this page for the updated information.
Where can I find a 2022 convention agenda suitable for printing?
The agenda can be printed by day.
A printed convention guide will be available on site in Milwaukee.
Where is on-site registration?
Registration is located on the third floor of the Wisconsin Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of convention and on the first floor on Friday. Badges are printed on site so attendees are welcome to go to any registration booth.
For 2022: Each attendee must pick up their own badges at registration and show proof of vaccination or a recent, negative COVID test. Attendees are not allowed to pick up badges for other attendees.
Delegates may pick up their credentials for the WASB Delegate Assembly at the delegate booths immediately outside Ballroom AB on the ground floor of the Wisconsin Center the morning of the Delegate Assembly.
Why are the Delegate Assembly credentials not included in the convention registration materials?
The WASB Delegate Assembly registration is handled separately because the Delegate Assembly is a separate event from the State Education Convention. The two events are held simultaneously for the convenience of members.
Convention registration is not required to attend the Delegate Assembly. In addition, it is imperative that only one member from each member board be given delegate credentials for voting purposes. By handling the Delegate registration immediately outside the Delegate Assembly room, staff is able to easily hand out credentials prior to the onset of voting. Staff is also able to readily confirm which board member has the district’s credentials and whether an alternate delegate may be admitted to the Delegate Assembly. Delegates may pick up their credentials on the ground floor, immediately outside the Delegate Assembly hall during designated hours on the day of the Delegate Assembly.
How long are the convention handouts available online?
The WASB maintains each year’s convention website for a full year so you can continue to access handouts months after the convention. If you are looking for a handout from a previous year’s convention, contact the WASB staff – we may be able to provide it.
To find a handout, visit the convention agenda (coming soon).
Why aren’t all of the convention session handouts available online?
The convention coordinators make numerous requests to presenters for their handouts. Unfortunately, not all presenters provide copies.
Why is the internet not more readily available at the Wisconsin Center?
The Wisconsin Center provides free internet throughout the convention center. However, it is limited and it will be slow if a large number of people utilize it simultaneously. It is not recommended for use in presentations. Breakout rooms can be hard-wired for internet access. However, it is cost prohibitive and the State Education Convention budget is not large enough to absorb this cost even if it were possible to negotiate a reduced rate, which has not been an option.
Why is the food at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee so expensive?
The Wisconsin Center contracts with a vendor to provide all food and beverages for conventions and other events. The WASB is required to work with the designated vendor and is not able to set prices directly for food and beverages provided in the Exhibit Hall or at the take-out carts.
Where can I find out about restaurants, sporting events and other entertainment options during the convention?
Why is the State Education Convention always in Milwaukee?
The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee is the only facility large enough in Wisconsin to accommodate all of the State Education Convention breakout sessions, general sessions and exhibit hall under one roof. In addition, Milwaukee is the only city with enough hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center for the State Education Convention. If we held the convention in any other city in Wisconsin, including Madison, Green Bay or Wisconsin Dells, multiple venues would need to be utilized, which would necessitate shuttling services for the various sessions, and many attendees would need to stay at hotels up to several miles away from the convention site(s).