2018 Aging and Disability Network Conference

Sponsored by the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources

September 13-14, 2018
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI

​Thank you for a wonderful conference!

​This statewide, two-day conference provides attendees opportunities to learn, network, and collaborate to improve the way they deliver services to older people, adults with disabilities and their caregivers in their communities.

For more conference information, and to view session descriptions, visit the GWAAR website here.

Conference handouts are now available to view! Click here to access the handouts. You will need to create an account with the Whova app.

 Schedule for Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13

​7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.​Conference Registration Open
​7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.​Exhibitor Set-up
​7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.​Conference Breakfast (provided) and Networking
​8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.​Welcome
Bob Kellerman, Executive Director, GWARR
Carrie Molke, Director, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
​9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Keynote Address: Creating a Culture of Health
Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, AARP National Volunteer President
​10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.​Break
Visit Exhibits
​10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.​Concurrent Workshops A1-A8
​12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Conference ​Lunch (provided)
​12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.​Wisconsin Association of Senior Center Awards Luncheon
​12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.​Administration on Community Living Updates
​1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.​Concurrent Workshops B1-B8
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.​​Refreshment Break and Ice Cream Social
Visit Exhibits
​3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.​Concurrent Workshops C1-C8
​3:00 p.m.​Exhibitor tear down
​5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.​WI Aging Network Conference Reception and Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers Auction

 Schedule for Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Conference ​Breakfast Buffet (provided) and Networking
​7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.​Aging & Disability Professional Association of Wisconsin Breakfast and Meeting
​8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.​Concurrent Workshops D1-D8
​9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.​Keynote Address: Thinking Bigger and Working Together: The Importance of Collaboration, Community and Connections in a Changing LTSS World
Sharon Lewis, Principal, Health Management Associates
​10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.​Break
​11:00 am - 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Workshops E1-E8
​12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.​Lunch (provided)
ACE Award Ceremony
​1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Closing

 Lodging Information

Single occupancy is $82, double through quadruple occupancy is $129. A one-night deposit is required at the time of reservation. The single occupancy rate quoted above is based on the State of Wisconsin's current per diem reimbursement for single occupancy lodging in the Wisconsin Dells area and, as such, is subject to change based on the State's adjustment of said per diem reimbursement.

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local tax unless a S211 form is presented at check-in.

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​Registration Information

Registration Fees​

Both Days​$175
​Thursday Only​$100
​Friday Only​$100

Fee includes conference materials, breakfasts, luncheons and afternoon refreshments

Cancellation Policy

Contact UWSP Continuing Education at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu with a written request to cancel. Full refunds granted to requests received by August 29, 2018. A $25 cancellation fee will be accessed for notices received by September 5, 2017. No refunds will be given after September 5, 2017. Substitutions can be made at any time. No shows are responsible for full conference fees.

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

Continuing Education Hours are a measure of participation in continuing education programs. A 2-ply certificate of completion form will be available when you arrive at the conference and will be your proof of attendance and continuing education hours. It is your responsibility to report your hours earned to your appropriate credential or licensing board.

The 2018 Aging and Disability Network Conference has been approved for 9.5 Continuing Education Hours. Continuing Education Hours for this conference have been endorsed by the UW-Stevens Point Sociology Department.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 = 5.75 CEHs
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3.75 CEHS


For questions about registration: contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-3838

For questions about the Aging and Disability Network Conference: contact Peggy Rynearson at prynearson@gmail.com or call 608-446-4206