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WACADA 2013 Conference
WACADA is pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Conference
"Brewing Up Success: Advising from Orientation to Graduation"
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
WACADA 2013 is happening in Milwaukee and we invite you help us "brew up success" by attending and/or presenting at the conference!
Helping a student move from orientation to graduation successfully takes a campus community. Therefore, the conference sessions include topics from within academic advising as well as from other student service professionals working in orientation, career services, student accessibility, multicultural student services, study abroad, and financial aid, just to name a few.
WACADA 2013 has gone mobile! Download the Bloodhound app to have easy access to the 2013 conference information.
Bloodhound is a free mobile application that provides access to information about events. The 2013 WACADA conference is loaded in to the Bloohound app, and information about sessions, schedules, maps, and more can be found there. All you need to do is search your application store for Bloodhound, and download the free app. From there, you will need to create an account with Bloodhound, and can do so either with an email address, or by signing in in with your Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin account. When signed in, simply search Events for WACADA, and load the event.
The Bloodhound app is available with full versions on the iOS and Android operating systems, and has limited services in an HTML5 app for Blackberry and other touchscreen smartphones.
Pre-Conference: Thursday, September 26
10:30 a.m. – Registration opens – UWM Student Union 2nd floor
10:30 a.m. - New Advisor Session - Union 240
10:30a.m. – Veterans’ Services and Benefits – Union 280
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm - Lunch and Welcome - Union Wisconsin Room
12:30 - 4:00 pm – Updates & Roundtables--Private Colleges and Universities and Wisconsin Technical College System
1:10 - 4:00 pm – Afternoon Sessions* – Union
4:15 p.m. – WACADA New Member Session – Union 250
4:15 p.m. – WACADA Reception – Union Ballroom East
*Concurrent Afternoon Sessions:
Session 1 (1:10- 2:00 pm): Get to Know UW HELP, UW-Flexible Option, an Innovative Student-Centeric Approach to Learning and Student Support, Building College to Career Success
Session 2 (2:10- 3:00 pm): First Year Experience Initiatives: Increasing Student Success, UW-Flexible Option, an Innovative Student-Centeric Approach to Learning and Student Support, Prior Learning Assessment
Session 3 (3:20- 4:10 pm): Academic Progress and Financial Aid: Party or Hangover?, Current Trends in Transfer, College Knowledge: Issues Confronting First Generation College Students
Friday, September 27
7:30 a.m. – Registration opens – Union 2nd floor
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Welcome – Union Wisconsin Room
8:30 a.m. – Keynote Address – Union Wisconsin Room
9:30 a.m. – Session One – Union
10:25 a.m. – Session Two – Union
11:10 a.m. – Break
11:30 a.m. – Session Three – Union
12:25 p.m. – Session Four – Union
1:15-3:00 p.m. – Lunch and Business Meeting
The conference will be held in the UW-Milwaukee Student Union.
Undergraduate, graduate students and retirees - $30 ($8 membership; $22 conference fee)
All others - $70 ($15 membership; $55 conference fee)
Parking Garages – Rates vary from $0.85–$1.25/hour; please see details below for rates based on location. Do not park in spaces marked reserved for faculty/staff as you will be ticketed/towed. All meters accept quarters or Visa and MasterCard.
Union (Recommended) – adjacent to UWM’s Union, this garage is located directly east of the Union and can be entered from E. Kenwood Boulevard. Parking is $1.25/hour and paid in cash upon exiting garage.
Sandburg – located (1-1/2) blocks north of UWM’s Union, this garage can be entered from N. Maryland Avenue. Limited public parking is available on the first floor for $0.85/hour. Pay parking in advance at one of the meters located on garage’s perimeter.
Pavilion – located (1-1/2) blocks north and (½) block east of UWM’s Union, access this lot from N. Downer Avenue. Public parking on floors 1–3 for $0.85/hour. Pay parking in advance at one of the meters on garage’s perimeter.
Helpful links for parking:
First time on campus info:http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm
Campus Map (download campus map)
Ramada City Centre (http://www.ramadacitycentre.com/)
Please call the hotel directly in order to be a part of the room block and receive all of its benefits – do not book online or through the 800-number.
Breakfast, parking, and WI-FI included free of charge.
Ask for the "WACADA" block by August 25th, 2013 to get the conference rate ($80).
Limited shuttle service will be available to transport guests between the Ramada City Centre and UW-Milwaukee campus.
Shuttle Service -Limited shuttle service will be available to transports guests between the RAMADA and UW-Milwaukee Campus. (30 passenger shuttle)
Approximate shuttle times for Thursday September 26:
Departure from RAMADA: 10:00 a.m.
Arrival to UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 10:20 a.m.
Departure from RAMADA: 10:40 a.m.
Arrival to UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 11:00 a.m.
Departure from RAMADA: 11:15 a.m.
Arrival to UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 11:30 a.m.
Departure from UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 5:15 p.m.
Arrival to RAMADA: 5:35 p.m.
Departure from UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 6:10 p.m.
Arrival to RAMADA: 6:30 p.m.
Approximate shuttle times for Friday September 27:
Departure from RAMADA: 7:15 a.m.
Arrival to UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 7:30 a.m.
Departure from RAMADA Milwaukee Downtown: 8:00 a.m.
Arrival to UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 8:20 a.m.
Departure from RAMADA Milwaukee Downtown: 8:40 a.m.
Arrival to UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 9:00 a.m.
Departure from UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 2:30 p.m.
Arrival to RAMADA: 2:50 p.m.
Departure from UWM-Union (Kenwood entrance): 3:10 p.m.
Arrival to RAMADA: 3:30 p.m.
The conference is held September 26-27, 2013. Due to catering deadlines, no refunds will be issued after Friday, September 13.
Registrants who have not paid their conference fee and fail to cancel their registration by September 13 will be responsible for paying the total conference fee even if they do not attend the conference.
Membership fee is nonrefundable.
Questions about program sessions please contact the WACADA 2013 Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Tina Current - email@example.com
Kristin George - firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional conference information please contact the WACADA 2013 Conference Co-Chairs:
Kristin Roosevelt - email@example.com
Christine Wolf - firstname.lastname@example.org