Conference 2017


We are excited to formally welcome you to the 2017 WACADA Conference, held at UW Oshkosh’s Alumni Welcome and Conference Center on the UW Oshkosh campus and situated next to the Fox River. The conference will be on Thursday, September 14 th and Friday, September 15 th . The UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center offers scenic and relaxing views of the river, perfect for the conference slogan of "WACADA on the water," and an equally perfect backdrop for the collaboration, networking, and lifelong learning that is fostered at our WACADA Conferences.

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WACADA 2017 Conference Schedule  (download)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 

*Lunch on your own
11:30am-12:30pm Registration/Check-in
12:30pm-12:40pm Welcome
12:40pm-1:20pm Keynote

1:30pm-2:30pm Breakout Meetings for Private/Technical/UW System
2:30pm-2:50pm Beverage/Snacks
2:50pm-4:05pm Hot Topics-Round Table Discussion
4:15pm-4:45pm Continuing/New Member Meetings with Door Prizes
5:30pm-7:00pm Reception- Becket’s Restaurant 2 Jackson St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
7:00pm Dinner on Your Own

Friday, September 15, 2017 

7:30am-8:15am Registration/Breakfast
8:15am-8:25am Intro
8:25am-9:15am Keynote
9:30am-10:20pm Concurrent Session 1
10:20am-10:40am Coffee/Refreshments
10:40am-11:30am Concurrent Session 2
11:40am-12:30pm Concurrent Session 3
12:45pm-2:30pm Lunch/Business Meeting/Awards/Door Prizes/Closing


Hotel Accommodations

We have set aside a block of rooms at both the Best Western and Gruenhagen Conference Center inOshkosh. You can follow one of the links below to reserve your room. You will need to bring confirmation of your tax exempt status in order to have taxes waived at check-in.

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel

1 N. Main Street,
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 230-1900
To reserve a room at the Best Western Premier and Waterfront Hotel you will need to call one of the numbers above to guarantee the state rate.
*The Best Western is approximately one mile away from the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, and is just across the parking lot of Beckett’s, where the reception will be held.*

Gruenhagen Conference Center

208 Osceola Street,
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1106
*Gruenhagen Conference Center is located just across the street from the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.*


Getting There & Parking

The conference will be held at UW Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Conference activities will occur in the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, in area L2 on the campus map. The best parking lot for our attendees will be parking lot 6, which can be found right outside the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, and can be found on the parking map in area L/M 2/3. No parking pass is needed.


We need your help!

Have you, or do you know of anyone who has served on the WACADA Board in the past 20 years? We would like to recognize them at the Business Meeting during the conference. If you have contact information, please send it to Kaye Krueger at Thanks for your help!


Volunteer Opportunity

Are you coming to WACADA on the Water? Would you be willing to volunteer a little of your time while you’re here? If so, we are in need of:

If you’d like to volunteer, please let Kaye Krueger know by sending an email to