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What is the registration cost for the 2023 convention?

The early bird registration fee is $260 per person until Dec. 15.

After Dec. 15, the registration fee is $295 per person.

Use the online system to register members.

The registration form is available for your convenience.

What is the cancellation policy for the 2023 convention?

The deadline to cancel is Friday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. 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.

Where can I find a 2023 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.

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 use it at the same time. 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.

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).

Wisconsin State Education Convention
122 W. Washington Ave., Suite 400 · Madison, WI 53703
toll-free 877-705-4422 ph 608-257-2622 · fax 608-257-8386
convention@wasb.org

 

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