Upcoming Conventions

WSRA 2017 Convention

Location - Wisconsin Center District, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 through SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017

Reading Our World(s)
Composing Our Lives
Realizing Our Humanity

Please see the description below for submitting a proposal.
 Click here to submit a proposal.

Deborah Cromer, WSRA's 2017 convention chair, is seeking your expertise for next year's convention. The window for submitting a proposal for WSRA's 2017 is now open.  This window closes on May 15, 2016. 

For the 2017 WSRA Convention, we are looking for proposals that focus on the big ideas that serve as the touchstones for our practices as literacy educators, the threads that connect educators across different grade levels, in different roles, and with different perspectives. The theme for the 2017 convention is Reading Our World(s), Composing Our Lives, Realizing Our Humanity, a theme chosen to help us reflect on why we read and write and teach reading and writing in the first place.  Please carefully consider the criteria listed below as you develop your proposal.

  1. Relevance to convention theme
  2. Focus on ways to engage students in applying their literacies in meaningful ways in a changing world
  3. Focus on developing thinking and expertise of convention participants
  4. Use of research to ground content of presentation
  5. Focus on literacy as a complex process that requires a comprehensive approach and a mindset shift

Proposals will be read and considered by the 2017 Program Committee.  The person who submits a proposal will receive communication in the month of August regarding whether the proposal has been accepted.  Thank you for the work you do in reading our world, composing our lives, and realizing our humanity.


 

2017 Convention Registration fees Your WSRA membership must be current in order to register at the member rate. The online registration form includes the opportunity to renew or join at the same time as you register for the convention if you so choose.  If someone other than yourself completes the registration for you, please be sure to provide that person with your membership data. 
Payment for the convention is appreciated by February 9, 2017. WSRA accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover credit card payments.
Registration is online only and will open in October, 2016.

Early Bird
Online Registration
Received by January 18, 2017
Convention fees for registrations received beginning January 19 
  At member rate At nonmember rate At member rate At nonmember rate

single day
Thursday 2/9/17

$195
per person
$250
per person
$250
per person
$300
per person

single day
Friday
2/10/17

$195
per person
$250
per person
$250
per person
$300
per person
single day
Saturday 2/11/17
$125
per person
$175
per person
$175
per person
$225
per person
Thursday & Friday $380 per person $430
per person
$430
per person
$480
per person
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday $450 per person $500
per person
$500
per person
$550
per person
  • In order to plan for the meal count accurately, registrations received after January 25, 2017 will receive a voucher to the OutTakes Cart rather than admittance to the convention sit-down luncheon.
  • Communication regarding a registration cancellation must be received by January 30 at wsra@wsra.org
  • A $60 cancellation fee will be assessed for cancellations between January 25 and January 30.
  • No refunds will be granted for cancellations between January 31 and February 11, 2017.
  • If necessary to transfer a registration from one registrant to another, it must be done through communication with WSRA at wsra@wsra.org.
  • Purchase order numbers must be entered in the online registration form if required by the school district.
  • No registrations will be accepted via fax or by mail. Registration is online only.

2017 Convention Chair - Deborah Cromer cromer.reads@gmail.com
2017 Convention Coordinator - Donna Scheidegger djs@wi.rr.com
2017 Administrative Assistant - Joyce Uglow wsra@wsra.org

WSRA 2017 Vendor Contact  - Kathy Liddell  kliddell@wi.net


2018 Convention Chair - Cindy Cate

February 8 - 10, 2018

Exploring Language and Learning through the Eyes of the Whole Child


International Literacy Association (ILA) Conventions:

  • ILA's 61st annual convention will be in Boston, MA on July 8 - 11, 2016