This year’s conference will be hosted by Gateway Technical College on September 12 and 13th


  • Overview

    WACADA 2019

    Hosted by:  Gateway Technical College

    September 12-September 13, 2019

    Pre-conference activity: TBD

    Thursday, September 12: 

    10:00 AM 12:00 PM Pre-conference activity
    12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
    12:00 PM 1:30 PM Check In
    1:00 PM 1:45 PM Conference Welcome
    1:45 PM 2:30 PM Keynote: Benjamin Forche
    2:30 PM 2:45 PM Break Walk to Campus
    2:45 PM 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
    3:30 PM 3:45 PM Break Walk to Sessions
    3:45 PM 4:30 PM  System Update Meetings
    5:00 PM 5:30 PM New Member Reception
    5:30 PM 7:00 PM Reception at Boat House


    Friday, September 13:

    7:15 AM 8:15 AM Check In
    7:30 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast (Provided)
    8:00 AM 8:15 AM Friday Welcome
    8:15 AM 9:00 AM Keynote: Dr. Joyce Walsh Portillo
    9:30 AM 10:15 AM Concurrent Session 1
    10:20 AM 11:05 AM Concurrent Session 2
    11:10 AM 11:30 AM Break
    11:30 AM 12:15 PM Concurrent Session 3
    12:30 PM 2:30 PM Lunch/Awards Recognition and Board Meeting

    Reception: Boat House Kenosha, WI


    Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside: 262-658-3281 – A hotel block has been reserved at a rate of $104.99 until August 12th– call the hotel directly to take advantage of the room block.

    The Stella: 262-842-2000

    Best Western Executive Inn: 262-857-7699

    Hampton Inn & Suites Kenosha:

    Comfort Inn & Suites Kenosha: 262-857-3450

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites: 262-942-600

    Parking:  There is open parking

    Campus Map: Click to open Campus Map

  • 2019 Conference

    This year, the 2019 WACADA conference will be September 12 and 13 at Gateway Technical College-Kenosha Campus!
    Be sure to mark your calendar for the following important dates:
    Registration: Opened on July 1st, Click HERE to Register
    Conference: September 12 and 13

    To request disability and accessibility accommodations, contact Raquel Palacios at

  • Presentations

    It’s not too late to submit a conference proposal!

    Deadline: Friday, July 12th

    Submit Your Proposal

  • Keynote Speakers

    Check back soon for more details!

  • “Get Involved! Present, ask questions, apply for can lead to so many opportunities in the future.”
    Melissa Lantta
    Student Pathways Coordinator at Blackhawk Technical College
  • “I chose to become involved in WACADA to further connect and engage in discussions on recent trends and research.”
    Jennifer M. Ball-Sharpe
    Associate Director of Student Services Online at Herzing University
  • “Being connected to advisors with vast arrays of experience and knowledge across the state is a wonderful thing.”
    Blake Bishop
    Academic Success Coach at UW-Flexible Option
  • “It's wonderful to be able to attend events with like-minded colleagues who all "get" advising...”
    Holly Radke
    Academic Advisor at Cardinal Stritch University