Wisconsin Peer Recovery Conference

           "Recovery Outside the Box"         

Thursday and Friday, August 1-2, 2019
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
Onalaska, WI


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Registration Information

Registration fee: $75

Please read the breakout session descriptions prior to registering. 

If you would like to pay by check, please complete the Paper Registration Form and mail with payment.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations/ Substitutions/No Shows: Per the agreed to terms and conditions, full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu. Request must be received by July 18, 2019. Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. You will need to contact UWSP Continuing Education at the above address to make the cancellation. Refunds requested on or after July 19, 2019 will be assessed a $25 processing fee.  No refunds will be given after July 25, 2019. Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals or materials.

​​​Who should attend?

  • Advocates
  • Individuals interested in supporting others more effectively
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Peer Specialists


  1. Demonstrate aspects of effective peer support within community services of mental health and substance use recovery
  2. Enhance individual skills to provide more effective personal support
  3. Explore innovative applications of peer support in communities


Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
Author and Co-Founder of Serenity Academy

"The Therapeutic Benefits of Humor for Peer Specialists"

Author and Founder of Serve2Unite

"Embracing Survivorship and Repairing Harm"


 Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Agenda

​7:15 - 8:15 a.m.​Registration/Breakfast/Explore Booths
​8:15 - 8:30 a.m.Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Presentation
Katie Kress, Statewide Coordinator of Peer Run Organizations
​8:30 - 10:00 a.m.​Keynote Presentation: The Therapeutic Benefits of Humor for Peer Specialists
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADA, Trainer/Consultant, On the Mark Consulting
​10:00- 10:30 a.m.​Break/Explore Booths
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Morning Workshops
Breakout Sessions 1-5

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.​Lunch
​1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Workshops

Breakout Sessions 6-10

​2:30 - 3:00 p.m.​Break/Explore Booths
​3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon Workshops
Breakout Sessions 11-15

 Friday, August 2, 2019 - Agenda

​7:15 - 8:15 a.m.​Breakfast
​8:15 - 8:30 a.m.Day Two Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Presentation
Katie Kress, Statewide Coordinator of Peer Run Organizations

​8:30- 10:00 a.m.

​Keynote Presentation: "Embracing Survivorship and Repairing Harm"

Pardeep Singh Kaleka
​10:00- 10:30 a.m.​Break/Explore Booths
​10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Morning Workshops
​Breakout Sessions 16-20
​12:00 - 1:00 p.m.​Lunch and Closing Remarks/Conference Information
​1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Workshops

Breakout Sessions 21-25

 Scholarship Information

The deadline has passed and scholarships have already been awarded for the 2019 conference.  Please check back again in 2020!

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Kress at Katie.Kress@ilresources.org or via phone at 608-787-1111.

 Lodging Information

A room block has been reserved at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. For reservations call 1-800-659-2220 and request the "UWSP Wisconsin Peer Recovery Conference" room block. Saturday, June 29, 2019 is the deadline for reserving rooms at the rate of $82 per night.

 Exhibitor Opportunities

The 2019 Wisconsin Peer Recovery Conference welcomes exhibitors! 

$100 - Non-Profit Exhibitor

$125 – For-Profit Exhibitor

Exhibitor registration includes the fee for one (1) conference registration.  Click here to register as an exhibitor.           

If you have questions about exhibiting at the conference, please email katie.kress@ilresources.org

 ‭(Hidden)‬ 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 in your registration folder 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.
10.25 Continuing Education Hours will be applied for.
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