APWA WI 2019 Spring Conference - Oshkosh

Description :

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming spring conference! Much information is here, and details are being added as available. Lodging information is below, so reserve your room now. Registration will be opening, soon!

The 2019 APWA Wisconsin Chapter Spring Conference will be held May 8-10, 2019 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Oshkosh. The conference is being co-hosted by the City of Oshkosh Public Works Department, led by James Rabe, Director of Public Works and by OMNNI Associates, Inc. led by Bob Givens, APWA-WI President Elect. 


All registration will be completed through the Whova mobile conference app, not directly on this web page. Click HERE to connect to the conference registration site. 

Conference Program

The conference program follows the standard spring conference format, with a Wednesday golf outing (weather permitting) and an evening get acquainted party, conference sessions, exposition and an evening banquet on Thursday and conference sessions on Friday morning followed by lunch and door prizes. We will kick off the conference with an outstanding speaker from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) on Thursday morning. After lunch, the exhibitor’s educational sessions will show off their products and services followed by additional technical breakout sessions and committee meetings. On both days, we’ll highlight some very interesting City of Oshkosh projects. As usual, we’ll close out the conference with some ethics training, but we’re going to look at it from a slightly different perspective.

Get Acquainted Party

Meet your old friends and meet new ones at the Wednesday evening Get Acquainted Party! This year's event will be held at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum and a shuttle will be available from the convention center starting at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy the historic aircraft in the museum, flight simulators, great food and great friends all in a fun, relaxing environment!


The spring conference will feature over 50 exhibitors and will include several vendor presentation opportunities within the program. Booth selection will be prioritized in order of reservation and for those exhibitors that are also APWA Wisconsin Chapter sponsors. More information is coming; in the meantime contact Randy Herwig at rherwig@msa-ps.com or (608) 242-6657.

Golf Outing

The shotgun start begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Oshkosh Country Club situated next to Lake Winnebago, not too far from EAA. Our scramble format will be the perfect way to enjoy this historic course which has been open since 1899. $75 per person gets you 18 holes with cart at this championship course as well as box lunch and the turn. RSVP by 4/30.


Rooms are available at the Best Western Premier Waterfront, which is connected to the conference center. To reserve your room, call (920) 230-1900 or (855) 230-1900 and ask for the WI Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Or click HERE to register online, but be aware that link will display only room options within the reserved block.

Mobile Conference App

We are again using the Whova mobile app since it was such a big success at the fall conference. It will have all the conference information loaded into it in lieu of paper conference programs. Whova provides automatic conference updates with the conference program and speaker information for your access. You can download the Whova App from the Google Play or Apple App Store. Setup assistance will be available at the conference check-in desk. Finally, you will be able to register for the conference directly through Whova or the website, which will streamline the whole process. 

Questions? Contact Bob Givens at (920) 830-6171 or bob.givens@omnni.com.

Event Date & Time:

5/8/2019  9:00 AM - 5/10/2019  1:00 PM

Venue :

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center
1 North Main Street
Oshkosh , WI , 54901

Contact Person :

James Rabe
Email : jrabe@ci.oshkosh.wi.us
Phone : (920) 236-5065
Company : City of Oshkosh
Title : Director of Public Works


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