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2017 Aging and Disability Network Conference

Together Towards Tomorrow

Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Bureau for Aging and Disability Resources

September 6-8, 2017

Madison Marriott West

Middleton, WI

Registration is closed

Please note: there has been a time change on Thursday, September 7. The conference will be starting at 8:45 am.


Welcome to the 2017 Aging and Disability Network Conference!

This conference is an opportunity to gather and share common thoughts and concerns, to join forces in making positive change, to build and strengthen new partnerships and take home new skills and ideas that can be used in the "everyday".

This year, our theme is Partnerships and we've named the event "Together Towards Tomorrow". Today, perhaps more than ever before, it is important for us as a network to work together, to build a common identity and remain active and optimistic in these times of change.  Here's why:

  • The next generation workforce has arrived.  Amongst us are leaders and thought leaders, innovators and visionaries, do-ers, diplomats, analysts and advocates.  Having a venue for a new generation to build critical relationships, share unique talents and ideas, and learn about and appreciate what other generations have laid out before us is essential for a network like ours to thrive.
  • Changes are underway. They may bring small or sweeping changes to our service delivery system.  Leadership and innovation in long-term care has always been a strength of the State of Wisconsin.  As they say, "As the pie gets smaller- it's harder to share." We can either compete against each other or come together with common purpose.  It is important that together, we lead through these times of change so that the disability and aging network can maintain, grow, and succeed for the people we serve.
  • You change lives.  Our constituents rely on us to stay focused, active and strong in the services we deliver and the vision we create for the future of our network.  You serve as champions in real people's lives- connecting them with services and supports and delivering what people need to live long, healthy, quality lives.  Broadening our knowledge and partnerships allow us, as a network, to serve a population better and for you, as professionals, to continue to change lives- one person at a time.

On behalf of the Department of Health Services and the Aging and Disability Network, I welcome you to join us for the 2017 Aging and Disability Network Conference.

Carrie Molke
Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
WI Department of Health Services

Registration Information​

Preconference Intensives (September 6)
Ethics and Boundaries for Social Workers: Providing Culturally Sensitive Care: $50
Board Members: Leadership and Partnership: No Fee
Space is limited. Registration required to attend.

Full Conference (September 7-8): $175

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017

Registration is closed

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests need to be emailed to: A $25 cancellation fee will be accessed for notices received by September 1, 2017. No refunds will be given after September 2, 2017. A substitute may attend in your place at any time with emailed notice. No shows are responsible for full conference fees.

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Hotel Information

Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562

For Room Reservations

Call: 1-800-228-9390 and reference the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Reserve online at:

Reservation Deadline

August 16, 2017 is the deadline for reserving a room at the group rate of $82.00 per night (single) or $139.00 per night (double).


Wednesday, September 6
Pre-Conference Intensives

​9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.​Board Members: Leadership and Partnership
​12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.​Ethics and Boundaries for Social Workers

Thursday, September 7
​7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​Conference Registration
​8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.​Breakfast (provided) and Networking
​8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.​Welcome
Linda Seemeyer, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Carrie Molke, Director, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
​9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.​Plenary Sessions
The Legacy of Wisconsin's Aging and Disability Network
​10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.​Concurrent Workshops A1-A6
​12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.​Lunch (provided)
Lunch presentation: Building a Legacy of Character
​1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.​Concurrent Workshops B1-B6
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.​​Refreshment Break
​3: 15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.​Concurrent Workshops C1-C6

Friday, September 8
​8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.​Breakfast (provided) and Networking
​9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.​Concurrent Workshops D1-D6
​10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.​Concurrent Workshops E1-E6
​12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.​Lunch (provided)
Closing Keynote: LeRoy Butler
​1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.​Autograph signing with LeRoy Butler
(one per person, please)

Social Worker Continuing Education Hours (CEH)

Attendance at the Wednesday Ethics and Boundaries session will earn 4 CEHs.
Attendance at the conference will earn 7 CEHs on Thursday and 4 CEHs on Friday.


For questions about registration, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education or call 715-346-3838

For questions about the Aging and Disability Network Conference, contact Peggy Rynearson at or call 608-446-4206