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Our Professional Development Conference is held during the summer so that our professional staff can build or maintain industry connections; attend workshops taught by industry leaders, innovative instructors, and foundation supporters; and conduct the organization's business at our annual meeting.

Future conference dates:

  • June 24-28, 2018 in Appleton
  • June 23-27, 2019 in LaCrosse
  • June 28-July 2, 2020 in La Crosse

Professional Development Conference (PDC)

General Information

2018 WAAE Professional Development Conference
WAAE is pleased to hold its 2018 Professional Development Conference June 24-28 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin.


Thank you to our 2018 Conference sponsors. We greatly appreciate your support of Wisconsin's agricultural educators.

Platinum
Cooperative Network







Gold


Silver
AgEdNet.com a service of Stewart-Peterson Inc.
CAERT
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation
Wisconsin Farmers Union

Bronze
Don and Mary Josko
Russ Davis Wholesale
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
University of Wisconsin - River Falls

In-Kind Support
Fox Valley Technical College
MinnTex Citrus
Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association

Conference Fees and Payment

Fees
Conference registration*: $400
Daily registration*: $133 (dues) + $125/day
Workshop Session fees: Varies by session selected. Many are offered at no additional cost.
Monday dinner socials (optional)
Bowling: $30
Baseball: $30
Golf: $50
Additional banquet ticket(s): $25 each
Instructional kits (optional): $100

*Conference registration includes all workshop sessions, WAAE/NAAE dues, meetings, meals, refreshment breaks, and materials, with the exception of additional fees stated in the session descriptions. Meals included in the conference fee include Monday lunch, Tuesday lunch and evening picnic social and Wednesday lunch and one banquet dinner ticket. Breakfast is included in the hotel reservations.

Carl Perkins Funding
In most cases Carl Perkins Funding can be used to pay for attendance at the conference. Discuss this with the individual in charge of these funds at your school.

Invoice and Payment
After completing and submitting the online registration form, there will be a link to print an invoice. If you do not receive a confirmation email or see a place on the website to print an invoice then you are not registered for the conference.

Payment should be sent to the following address. 

Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators
PO Box 935
East Troy, WI 53120

Payment is required by the time conference attendees arrive onsite. If not, participants will be responsible for working out their personal reimbursement with their respective schools.

Registration

Registration is open now!

  1. Click here OR click on the "My Account" button on the left navigation bar of this page
  2. Select "Conference Registrations"

If you do not receive a confirmation email or see a place on the website to print an invoice then you are not registered for the conference.

WTCS Dean's Meeting Registration - http://waae.com/pages/wtcs-registration/

20-Year Club Registration - http://waae.com/pages/20-year-banquet/

Conference Schedule

2018 Professional Development Schedule

Sunday, June 24
11 a.m. 
1 p.m. 
3 p.m.
4-8 p.m.
8-9 p.m.
New Teacher Program
Agriscience Inquiry Institute begins
WAAE Board Meeting 
Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up
Conference Registration

Monday, June 25
7-8 a.m.
8-9 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
10-11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
1:30-2:15 p.m.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
3:45-4:45 p.m.
Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up
Educational Expo Opens - View Exhibits! 
Professional Development Sessions
Educational Expo Resumes
Opening Luncheon
Educational Expo Resumes
Statewide committee meetings
Sectional committee meetings

Tuesday, June 26
6 a.m.
6:30-8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.
9-11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
1:15-3:15 p.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Walk with the Wellness Committee
Breakfast & Business Meeting, meeting begins at 8 a.m. 
Wisconsin FFA Center Board Meeting
Professional Development Sessions  
Post-Secondary Luncheon / Secondary Luncheon
Professional Development Sessions  
Idea-Sharing Sessions
 
Wednesday, June 27
6 a.m. 
6:30-7:45 a.m. 
8-11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
1:30-4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.   
5:30 p.m. 
 
Walk with the Wellness Committee
Breakfast
Professional Development Sessions
Luncheon
Professional Development Sessions
Banquet Reception
Banquet
Social following banquet
 
Thursday, June 28
6 a.m.
7:00-9:45 a.m.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
10 a.m. 
12 p.m.
Walk with the Wellness Committee
Breakfast & Business Meeting, meeting begins at 8 a.m.
Professional Development Sessions
Wisconsin FFA Center Board Meeting
Conference adjourns
Post-Conference Meetings
12:15 p.m.  
4 p.m.

WAAE Board Meeting
Agriscience Inquiry Institute adjourns

 

Sessions

(Click here to get more details about submitting session proposals.)

2019 sessions will be available by March 1. 

There are currently no professional development sessions and descriptions found at this time.
Please check back at a later date.

Exhibitors

Exhibitor Registration Form

The Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators would like to invite its partners to be a part of the 2018 WAAE Professional Development Conference Educational Expo.

2018 Educational Expo Exhibitor Information Letter

About the Educational Expo
Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Location: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, Wisconsin

Set up: Sunday, June 24 - 4-8 p.m. and/or Monday, June 25 - 7-8 a.m.

Display area: 3'x8' table or comparable floor space if a table isn't used. Each additional space/table is $75

Door prizes: All exhibitors are asked to donate a door prize, which will be given out at the end of the Educational Expo.  

Exhibitor Fees: $175, and includes

  • WAAE Associate Membership
  • One display space/table at the Educational Expo. Each additional space/table is $75
  • Ticket(s) for Monday's Conference luncheon
  • WAAE plaque or year tag acknowledging your support of WAAE

How to Register

  • Click on "My Account" link on the left side of the page
  • Create or log in to your account.
  • Click "Exhibitor Registration"
  • Click "Register as an Exhibitor" on the right side
  • After completing the registration, you'll be able to print out an invoice to submit with payment
  • Mail payment to:

    Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators
    PO Box 935
    East Troy, WI 53120

Deadline: April 15

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Nicole Nelson, executive director, at nicole@waae.com or 262-470-8369 (voice or text).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your consideration to be a sponsor at the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Professional Development Conference. WAAE is the professional development organization for our state's secondary and post-secondary agricultural educators and provides its members with opportunities for technical training, networking and to support the recruitment and retention of agricultural educators. As a membership dues funded organization, we truly appreciate the support that sponsors provide. This year's conference is June 23-27, 2018, in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

We are pleased to offer several options to support our state's agricultural educators, while giving recognition and appreciation to those organizations that decide to sponsor. 

WAAE Conference Sponsorship Information Letter

How to Become a Conference Sponsor

  • Complete the Sponsorship Form and return it to WAAE
  • For customized sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Nelson, executive director, at nicole@waae.com or 262-470-8369 (voice or text)

Deadline for recognition: March 31

Questions: If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Nicole Nelson, executive director, at nicole@waae.com or 262-470-8369 (voice or text)

Hotel Reservations

Radisson La Crosse.Housing block is open now! 

Ways to book:  


Room rates:

  • $99 - Standard King City View
  • $99 - Poolside Doubles
  • $129 - Standard 2 Queen Riverview 

Region III

NAAE Region III
Wisconsin was pleased to host the NAAE Region III Conference in 2014. Thank you to everyone who attended.