Welcome to the Convention Page

La Tasha Fields, Conference Chair
February 7 - 9, 2019

Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
If you do not yet have a WSRA profile, you can create it at the beginning of the convention registration form.
Enter your email in the new user text box. Then the form will ask you to create a password. The next part will prompt you about membership.
If you would like to register at the member rate, click the dropdown menu and select Professional Member or Full-Time Undergraduate Student.
If you bypass the membership before choosing to join, the convention registration rate will be at the nonmember rate.
Question? Call Joyce at 262-514-1450
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Volunteer to Introduce Presenters

Here is a the program if you'd like to download it.  PDF of the program with presenters, times, descriptions 
Download the At-A-Glance brochure with session titles. 
#wsra19 handouts will be on the mobile app for each session and HERE
  • PAYMENT for the #wsra19 convention is preferred by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card.  If you or your organization chooses to "Pay Later" with an invoice, the invoice must be paid in full by February 6, 2019 in order to attend. 
  • Membership can be accomplished as a part of the registration form This is in response to members' request. .
  • DISCOUNT CODE: Presenters and co-presenters, please enter the discount code on the summary page of the online registration form. You can find the discount code in the letters and/or email communication to you regarding your session(s). The discount code is not transferrable. 
Thursday Friday Saturday

  • Is this going to be your first time attending a WSRA convention? Join us in the First Timers Welcome in the WSRA Membership Booth.
  • Literacy Lunch Conversations ~ The drawing has been held with registrants up to Jan. 1. If your name was drawn, your ticket will be attached to your nametag sheet. 
  • There is no on-site registration. Please save your itinerary email, which will be emailed to your preferred email address that was used to register.
  • Student membership is $10. The fee for a WSRA Full-Time Undergraduate Student member is $35 per convention day.
KEY CONTACTS for Organizational ProfilesPlease contact Joyce to be sure that the staff members who will attend the #wsra19 convention are linked to your organization/school/district. When registering the team for your Organizational Profile, complete all registrations before clicking submit.
SCHOLARSHIPS: WSRA offers the potential of five scholarships to full-time undergraduate students as well as five graduate scholarships.  Please contact [email protected]. The deadline for scholarship application is November 1, 2018.
    • The Wisconsin State Reading Association sponsors conventions and institutes focused on the improvement of literacy instruction. Its institutes are located throughout the state of Wisconsin. WSRA’s policy is to conduct its own conventions and institutes. Periodically, these may be coordinated or sponsored in conjunction with WSRA’s local reading councils or WSRA committees, accredited universities, DPI, CESAs, an other organizations in Wisconsin. WSRA does not promote products.
    • The WSRA convention is not cancelled due to weather conditions.
    • Refunds are not granted for no shows.
    • Personal cancellation must be received via email to Joyce at [email protected] by January 28, 2019 to receive partial credit.
    • A $70 processing fee will be charged for the cancellation received by January 28, 2019.
    • Refunds are not granted after February 5, 2019.
    • If you would like to transfer your paid registration to an unregistered person, please contact Joyce at [email protected] by February 5, 2019.
    • All attendees must wear his/her own name tag at all times when at the Wisconsin Center for the #wsra19 convention.  
    • Do not leave personal items unattended or to reserve seats for yourself or others.
    • Attendance at the WSRA convention constitutes consent to be photographed and recorded for use in publicity for WSRA.
    • Lunch for Thursday and/or Friday is included in your paid registration. Breakfast on Saturday is included in your paid registration for Saturday. 
    • WSRA is dedicated to providing a professional, safe, and harassment-free environment for attendees.
    • Please make note of the exits in the Wisconsin Center.
    • The Help Desk is located on the main floor at the check-in area.
    • If you're in need of a lactation room while at the convention, please stop at the Help Desk for the key. 
    • Fire code does not permit standing in the back of the room or sitting on the floor. Please use the tables and chairs provided. 

Future WSRA Conference Dates: 

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2020 Conference Cover art
Colleen Pennell, 2020 Conference Chair
February 6-8, 2020
Submit a proposal between February 1 and June 1, 2019. 

 February 4-6, 2021

Michelle Mullen, 2021 Conference Chair