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Professional Development Conference (PDC)

2020 Professional Development Conference (PDC)

WELCOME TO THE 2020 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATIONS INC.

DIRECTIONS FOR ACCESS TO THE VIRTUAL PDC

1. WORKSHOPS:

Every paid member receives an access code via email for the “Virtual PDC 2020” event on Blackboard. workshop schedule

2. MEETINGS:
  1. SECTIONAL MEETINGS
  2. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
    • After each state-wide committee meeting, please send a copy of the minutes to President Kevin Rauchholz or the Executive Director for publishing. Feel free to post the meeting minutes yourself.
      Committee shared folder
3. AWARDS:

Awards presentation will be available to view on the WAAE website by clicking “Awards Presentation” at the bottom of the PDC banner on the main page.

4. WORKSHOPS:

Workshop sessions can be found on Blackboard at this: https://www.fvtc.edu/MyFVTC

Instructions for Blackboard use can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1FvwdbR5NVpagBHtts7XcgAVu7zZo7Wrv

5. BUSINESS MEETING

The Business Meeting will be via zoom on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.

Zoom link: zoom Business mtg 7/1/20 12:30
Meeting ID: 920 7021 7220
Password: 8Tgx15

Agenda link: Agenda-July 1 Business Mtg

Meeting minutes of June 25 & 27, 2019 to be approved.
link: 2019 bus mtg mins

Budget for 21-22 link: Budget for 2021-22
On Blackboard you will find a recorded presentation of the 21-22 Budget being proposed for adoption at the Business Meeting. Please take a look at it in Blackboard at this link:
Budget presentation by Kevin R

6. BEN MEYER, NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Ben Meyer's session can be found on Blackboard under live sessions - Keynote Speaker.

After the session is complete, Ben will be available for a Question and Answer session on Monday, June 29 at this link:
Ben Meyer
You can dial in: 1-571-392-7650
PIN: 545 329 1506

7. SPONSORS

Please feel free to thank and/or support all sponsors found at this link: Sponsors for 2020 PDC

8. SURVEY FOR VIRTUAL PDC

After you have completed all portions of the 2020 Virtual PDC, please complete and return the survey found at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13Ym5R7SJioWtioIiZee3rHo5LIMwhcpZHEXAGuLkOvc/edit?ts=5eceb8c5

9. APPAREL FOR PURCHASE

WAAE apparel is available for each to purchase and have shipped directly to you. The apparel sheet is posted on Blackboard called "Apparel".

To order WAAE apparel online click here!


Future conference dates:

  • June 28-July 2, 2020 in La Crosse (Rescheduled as an online experience this week)
  • June 27-July 1, 2021 in La Crosse
General Information
2020 CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO AN ONLINE CONFERENCE

The 2020 Professional Development Conference will be held June 28-July 2, 2020  ONLINE.  Payments for exhibitors, sponsors and/or attendees can be done online via credit card or by mailing a check to Executive Director, WAAE, PO Box 87, Sauk City, WI 53583 Ph: (608)354-6450). 
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.
Tuesday dinner socials (optional)

Bowling: $20
Golf: $50
River Boat Tour $55

Additional banquet ticket(s): $30 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 87
Sauk City, WI 53583

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

 Pay dues online by

  1. Go to your WAAE online account  at https://wisconsinaged.org/waae/membership/
  2. Login or create a login
  3. At bottom of login page choose "Join/Renew Membership" and it will also print an invoice for you.

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.

Conference Schedule

2020 Professional Development Schedule - Radisson Hotel, 200 Second Street South, La Crosse, WI 

Sunday, June 28
11 a.m. 
3 p.m.
4-8 p.m.
8-9 p.m.
New Teacher Program
WAAE Board Meeting  
Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up                                                              
Conference Registration                                                                                                

Monday, June 29
7-8 a.m.
8-9 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12:30-2:15 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 - Walking Lunch
Opening Session
Statewide committee meetings
Sectional committee meetings

Tuesday, June 30
6:30-8:45 a.m.
9-11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
1:15-4:30 p.m.
1:15-3:15 p.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Breakfast & Business Meeting, meeting begins at 8 a.m. 
Professional Development Sessions  
Post-Secondary Luncheon / Secondary Luncheon
Wisconsin FFA Center Board Meeting
Professional Development Sessions (FFA Center Board Mtg)
Professional Development Sessions (FFA Center Board Mtg)
 
Wednesday, July 1
6:30-7:45 a.m. 
8-9:30 a.m.
9:45-11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
1:30-4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

TBD
 
Breakfast
Professional Development Sessions
Professional Development Sessions
Luncheon
Professional Development Sessions  
Banquet Reception
Banquet
Social following banquet
20 Year Club Meeting
 
 
Thursday, July 2
7:00-9:45 a.m.
8:00-9:00 a.m.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
12 p.m.
Breakfast & Business Meeting, meeting begins at 9 a.m.
Mentor/Mentee Breakfast 
Professional Development Sessions
Conference adjourns
Post-Conference Meetings
12:30 p.m.  

WAAE Board Meeting

 

Sessions

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

Click to access sessions grid.

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 2020 WAAE Professional Development Conference Educational Expo.

THE 2020 CONFERENCE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED AS AN ONLINE EXPERIENCE.
All exhibitors who have paid their booth fee will be highlighted online.  Contact executivedirector@waae.com or call (608)354-6450 if you choose not to exhibit in 2020.  All refunds must be requested through the office.

2020 Educational Expo Exhibitor Information Letter

About the Educational Expo
Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Location: Radisson Hotel, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Time: 8-9 a.m. 
         10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with "walking lunch"
          Opening session and prize drawing to follow.

Self-directed set-up: Sunday, June 28 - 4-8 p.m.
Registration and set-up: Monday, June 29 - 7-8 a.m.

Display area: 3'x6' 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

  • Go to WAAE online account - https://wisconsinaged.org/users/
  • 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 87
    Sauk City, WI 53583

Deadline: April 15

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kathy Hartmann-Breunig, executive director, at executivedirector@waae.com or 608-370-6251.

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. 

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. 

As an online conference for 2020, WAAE will highlight all sponsors on the website using logos supplied by each business.  

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 the executive director at executivedirector@waae.com. 

Questions: If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the executive director at executivedirector@waae.com. 

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 

***Recommended overflow hotel: Holiday Inn & Suites La Crosse
   There is not a block, so just reserve your room for the lowest rate available.
   608-784-4444 or online