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Conference Pricing

  • Early registration, through September 25: $400
  • Regular conference registration, beginning September 26: $500
  • Faculty registration: $150
  • Student registration: $75

Register online for Focal Point 2020

Travel, lodging and area information

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is conveniently located a 25-minute drive from Central Wisconsin Airport. Major highways serving Stevens Point are Interstate 39/U.S. 51 north/south and U.S. 10 east/west.

We have blocked a limited number of rooms at a hotel convenient to the university for the night of October 21, ahead of the conference. Country Inn and Suites: Call the inn directly at 715-345-7000 to book and reference Focal Point 2020 to receive a rate of $129 plus tax. Reservations must be made by Sept. 20 to receive the conference rate. 

Information about alternative lodging in Stevens Point is on the website of the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Here is an interactive map of the UW-Stevens Point campus. And here's a link to a static campus map that you can print if you wish.

The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website​ has additional area information.​ If you're traveling from a distance or internationally and are interested in extending your stay for tourism, visit the Travel Wisconsin website​ for ideas and detailed information.

Other important conference information

Continuing Education Units

You may earn continuing education units for participation in this conference. A CEU form will be made available by date of conference.

Registration Cancellation Policy 

If you must cancel your conference registration, notify WIST in writing via email at prior to the conference date. We will refund according to the following scale: 100 percent refund if notice is received by September 25; 50 percent refund if notice is received after September 25 but by October 12; no refund will be issued for notice received 10 business days or less prior to class start date. Substitutions, in which the conference registration fee is applied to a different WIST event or course, will be accepted at any time without penalty.

If you arrive early for Focal Point, enjoy the nearly five miles of trails, Lake Joanis and the visitor center at Schmeeckle Reserve​, a 280-acre natural area on the campus of UW-Stevens Point.​​​

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