October 18-20, 2017
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton

See registration options at the bottom of the page.

Click on green underlined titles to see workshop descriptions.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:00 a.m.
Registration opens


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Concurrent Deep Dive Sessions
  1. SOLD OUT! TACTICS FOR FUNDING DEVELOPMENT Bus/Walking Tour
  2. PLACEMAKING TIPS & TACTICS Walking Tour
  3. ALCOHOL CULTURE & LICENSING TRENDS
  4. CYBERSECURITY TACTICS

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
Exhibition Hall Open
Exhibit Hall Map PDF
Light lunch items served in the Exhibition Hall at noon.

1:00 p.m.
General Session
Welcoming Remarks
Local Spark Awards
League Thank You's
119th Annual Conference Business Meeting
  • Outgoing President
  • Incoming President
  • Resolutions
1:30 p.m.
MUNICIPAL ROUNDTABLE


3:00 p.m.
Exhibition Hall reopens


3:30 p.m.
ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS ROUNDTABLE*


4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

President's Reception in Exhibition Hall
 

5:30 p.m.
Prize Drawing for Exhibit Hall League Crossword Raffle 


6:30 p.m.
Table for 10 Networking Dinner
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 a.m.
5th Annual Walk/Run 
Sponsored by WEA Trust

8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Active Transportation: Driving Local Economies
  2. Open Meetings Compliance, a 21st Century Perspective
  3. Working with Railroads
  4. Complying with Levy Limits & Qualifying for Expenditure Restraint Program
  5. Construction Contracting 101*
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Municipal Liability Issues
  2. Get the Lead Out!  
  3. Housing Development Panel
  4. Distinctive P-5 Partnerships: Civic Responsibility & Community Improvement 
  5. The Importance of Urban Trees as Infrastructure
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Tax Incremental Financing
  2. Landlord Connections
  3. Project Development:  Idea through Construction
  4. Ask the Attorneys
  5. Ethics for Engineers*
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Women In Government Reception

Friday, October 20
 
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Scrambled Eggs & Bacon & Politics

9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  ANATOMY OF A PERMIT

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. The Hidden Costs of Health Care
  2. Effective Pavement Ratings & Forecasting*
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Legislative Update
11:15 a.m.
Closing Address
Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism Stephanie Klett


*These workshops are part of the Engineering & Public Works Institute.  Anyone registered for the Annual Conference can attend them.  EPW Workshops will provide course abstracts to assist in the PDH documentation.

Four ways to register online:

Online Credit Card Registration Form for full conference or Thursday only.

Online Invoice Registration Form for full conference or Thursday only.

Online Credit Card Registration form for Anatomy of a Permit

Online Invoice Registration Form for Anatomy of a Permit

Two ways to register by mail or fax:

Print a registration form to mail or fax

Print a Mini Bar Anatomy of a Permit only registration form to mail or fax


Hoping to find information on a particular aspect of local government?  Check out these workshops!
Economic Development
Funding and Finance
Successfully Working the Problem
Legalities
Health and Happiness