Welcome to the Convention Page

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

Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
#wsra19 Convention Registration opens September 13, 2018. 
  • Hotel room blocks are available at: (More information coming soon.)
    • Hyatt Regency, which is located at 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee
    • Hilton Milwaukee City Center at 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
  • To register: Existing users, please enter your username and password.  New users, please enter your preferred email address. 
  • Your user name can be found on the address label for the WSRA Journal and WSRA Update.  Can’t find it?  Contact Joyce at [email protected] or by phone at 262-514-1450.
    • 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. 
    • In order to access the membership rate, join or renew before accessing the online registration.
    • The registration fees in the online form are by member type (Professional Member, Student, Nonmember). This is a change from past practice. The option to join or renew will not be included in the online form. 
    • 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 Profiles:
      • Please 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.
      • Payment is by credit card for #wsra19.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
    • 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 have his/her own nametag visible at all times when at the Wisconsin Center for the 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 Convention Dates: 

Learning Together in Communities of Practice
Colleen Pennell, 2020 Convention Chair
February 6-8, 2020

 February 3-6, 2021

Michelle Mullen, 2021 Convention Chair