Conference Details and Frequently Asked Questions



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Sessions Hotel Room Block 
Student Scholarships
Awards Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

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PDF of the room assignments for WSRA 2020
Q: Who is presenting at Learning Together in Communities of Practice? ASee Conference Presenters
Q: How do I register for WSRA 2020?  A: Registration is online. Click HERE to register.  *If you are a member of WSRA and employee in the City of Milwaukee, please see the MPS' Thursday publication to receive the MPS discount code to register for Saturday, February 8, 2019. Alternatively, you may contact Joyce with your City of Milwaukee school name and obtain the discount code. Email: [email protected] Phone: 262-514-1450

Q: How can you save money on registration?
A: Membership has its privileges—including significant savings on events. Not an WSRA member? Join now! Membership is $39. The membership fee will be included in the online registration if you choose to join.

Q: When will the online registration close? A: Feb. 5, 2020
Q: May I mail in my registration? A: Registration is online only. 
Q: What should I do with the invoice generated when I choose to "pay later"? A: Forward it immediately to the Business Office of your school district or agency for immediate payment. 

Q: My school district uses a Purchase Order to guarantee payment. To whom should the Purchase Order be emailed? A: Please include the Purchase Order number in the online form. Then email the purchase order to Joyce at [email protected].  The unpaid invoice will remain open, however, until the actual payment is made. 

Q: Where will I find a confirmation email for my completed registration? A: The confirmation will be emailed immediately upon the completion of the registration. Please look for it in your inbox for the email address used to register. It can also be found in My Profile in the Messages box. 

Q: Is it possible to register our full group rather than registering individually? A: Yes. Please contact Joyce at 262-514-1450 or by email to [email protected] to set up the Organizational Profile for your school, school district, or agency. The organization must agree that each person in the group profile is or becomes a WSRA member. 

  • Check-in at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
  • Breakout sessions In the online registration form, you will be asked to select your preferred breakout sessions. The WSRA 2020 conference will offer first come, first seated sessions. 
  • Unconference 
    An unconference “topic” could be just about anything about literacy instruction. The unconference is not a preplanned presentation. Each unconference session has a host, who facilitates, captures actions, decisions, and/or insights. Attendees can roam freely without a schedule. Everyone chooses where to go, based on the "Law of 2 Feet." If you aren't learning what you need or contributing or having fun, you just might decide to use your two feet to go to a different unconference session. The Thursday and Friday 2020 unconference sessions start at 3:15 but your conversation will likely expand. Snacks and beverages will be available near the Unconference sessions' rooms.
  • Meals are a part of the registration fees. 
  • Lunch for Thursday and/or Friday is included in your paid registration. Breakfast on Saturday is included in your paid registration for Saturday. 
  • Scholarships The Pat Bricker Memorial Research Scholarship information can be found HERE. 
  • Awards and Honors Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020. 
  • Conference Mobile App
    • WSRA's free conference mobile app can be downloaded onto your mobile device from the App Store and from Google Play Store. Search: WSRA
    • Those who register for WSRA 2020 and download the app will have access to handouts and much more. The email address you use when registering, is used to log onto the app. 
    • Notifications about changes as well as Information about the unconference choices will be distributed on the mobile app.
  • WSRA 2020 Cancellation and Transfers
    • WSRA does not cancel the conference due to weather.
    • Refunds are not granted for no shows.
    • Personal cancellation must be received via email to Joyce at [email protected] by January 28, 2020 to receive partial credit.
    • A $35 processing fee will be charged for the cancellation received by January 28, 2020.
    • Refunds are not granted after February 5, 2020.
    • If you would like to transfer your paid registration to an unregistered person, please contact Joyce at [email protected] by February 5, 2020.
  • Name tags All attendees must wear his/her own name tag at all times when at the Wisconsin Center for the #wsra2020 conference.  
  • Certificate of Attendance A certificate of attendance will be on each person's name tag sheet. Please retain it for your records. 
  • Safety and Questions while at WSRA's conference
    • WSRA is dedicated to providing a professional, safe, and harassment-free environment for attendees.
    • Please make note of the exits in the Wisconsin Center.
    • The Help Desk is located on the main floor at the check-in area.
    • If you're in need of a lactation room while at the conference, please stop at the Help Desk for the key or directions to the space. 
    • Fire code does not permit standing in the back of the room or sitting on the floor. Please use the tables and chairs provided. 
    • Do not leave personal items unattended or to reserve seats for yourself or others.
    • Attendance at the WSRA conference constitutes consent to be photographed and recorded for use in publicity for WSRA.