SAVE THE DATE: WACADA 2020 Annual Conference

@UW-Superior on September 24-25

  • Overview

    WACADA 2019

    Hosted by:  Gateway Technical College

    September 12-September 13, 2019

    Pre-conference activity: Click for more Details

    Click to view the full Conference Agenda

    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 – September 11th, Click HERE to Register
    Conference: September 12 and 13


    To request disability and accessibility accommodations, contact Raquel Palacios at


  • Presentations
  • Keynote Speakers

     Thank you to Talent Hub for sponsoring Thursday’s Keynote Speaker Benjamin Forche!

    Benjamin Forche

    On Friday, September 13th Keynote Speaker WACADA presents Joyce Walsh Portillo


    To read the biographies of each Keynote Speaker, click on their names above.

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    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