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2018 WCASS Spring Conference
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 8:00 AM CST to Friday, May 04, 2018
Category: Events

Join your peers from around the state at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI for the WCASS Spring Conference, May 2-4, 2018. Discover what's new in school mental health issues and solutions, legal updates from various attorneys, special education updates and innovations plus much more. With 20+ general and breakout sessions, and time for networking and learning from peers and exhibitors, you won't want to miss this opportunity.

Who Attends: Directors of Special Education and Pupil Services and Designees, District Administrators, Assistant Directors, Education Consultants, Principals, Program Support Teachers, School Psychologists etc.

Cost(s):
Wednesday PreCon - Leadership Academy $65 (includes breakfast and lunch) | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Member Registration: Full Conference $280
Non-Member Registration: Full Conference $350 
Full Conference | 3 or More from the Same District: $280
     ***At least one person must be a WCASS Member | email Diane ([email protected]) to register
Thursday Only $180

Wednesday Afternoon Golf: $45
Wednesday Afternoon BBQ only: $25

Golf Registration

Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received 10 days prior to the start of the convention.
Following that date, a 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations during the event.

Hotel Information:
Special hotel rate available at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
1 N Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901

In order to receive a discounted room in the block, please make sure to call Reservations at
+1 (920) 230-1900. Ask for the WCASS 2018 Spring Conference Group Block
You will have up until April
 6, 2018 to call to ensure that you receive the discounted block rate of $102.99.
After that date, reservations may be made based on space and rate availability.
As of April 12 - The WCASS Hotel Block is SOLD OUT.  Other area Hotels DO have availability. 

OverFlow Hotel Options:
*Holiday Inn  Express - $129.95/room/night (ten rooms available, and cut-off is 4/20/18)
*Brayton Bed & Breakfast - $99/room/night Standard rooms, $149/suite/night (one bedroom), $250/suite/night (two bedroom)
*Borders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotel:  $79.90/room/night

  

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, May 2
9 -11:30 AM | K.M. Hutchinson | PRE-CONFERENCE: Leadership Academy | 
addt'l registration required
7:30 - 12:30 PM | Concourse: South Half | Conference Registration 
12:20 - 12:30 PM | South Half | Conference Welcome 
12:30 - 2 PM | KEYNOTE- Crisis Rehearsal: Preparing for a Bad Day | Rory Thelan
2 - 2:15 PM | Concourse | Break 

2:15 - 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round One

3:15 - 3:30 PM | Concourse | Break 

3:30 - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round Two

4:30 - 6:30 PM | Oshkosh Country Club | Golf Scramble | 
   Sponsored by: 
Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. | addt'l registration required
6:30 - 8:30 PM | Oshkosh Country Club | Networking Tailgate Buffet | 
   Sponsored by: 
Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. | addt'l registration required

Thursday, May 3
7:30 - 8:20 AM | Concourse: South Half | Registration and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: 
Oasys
7:30 - 4:00 PM | Concourse | Exhibits Open 
8:20 - 8:40 AM | South Half  | Welcome 
8:45 - 10 AM | KEYNOTE: All of the Students, All of the Time: Building a Culture of Universal Design, High Expectations & Shared Responsibility | Daniel McNulty, State Director, PATINS Project
10 - 10:15 AM | Concourse Break | Visit the Exhibitors 

10:15 - 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions | Round Three

11:30 - 1 PM | South Half | Lunch | Welcome: Dr. Tony Evers | WCASS General Membership Meeting
1-2:00 PM | South HalfKEYNOTEManaging Conflict & Working with Difficult People | Bruce Miles, Big River Group, LLC
2 - 2:15 PM | Concourse Break | Visit the Exhibitors

2:15 - 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round Four

3:15 - 3:30 PM | Concourse Break | Visit the Exhibitors

3:30 - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round Five

4:30-6 PM | South Half | Social Networking Event Sponsored by: Davis & Kuelthau, s.c

Friday, May 4
7:30-8:30 AM | Full Breakfast 
8:25-8:30 AM | South Half | Announcements 
8:30-9:30 AM | South HalfWI DPI Special Education Update | Barb Van Haren
9:30 - 10:30 AM | South HalfWI DPI Student Services / Prevention and Wellness Update | Rebecca Collins
10:30 -10:45 AM | Break
10:45- 11:45 | South Half | WI DPI Licensing Update | David DeGuire