APWA WI 2019 Spring Conference - Oshkosh

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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 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.

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Registration: All registration will be completed through the Whova mobile conference app.



The conference program follows the standard spring conference format, with a Wednesday golf outing, an on-water technical tour (weather permitting) and an evening get acquainted party. Conference sessions, exposition and an evening awards banquet follow on Thursday with conference sessions 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.

The program will also include several exhibitor educational sessions to 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. We are also very excited to welcome current APWA President Dave Lawry - a very familiar face to many of you!

As usual, we’ll close out the conference with an ethics training session, but we’re going to look at it from a slightly different perspective. Click the following links to view the spring conference program and speaker information:

APWA WI 2019 Spring Conference Program

APWA WI 2019 Spring Conference Speakers

LODGING: Rooms at the Best Western Premier Waterfront may be sold out. Check by calling (920) 230-1900 or (855) 230-1900 and ask for the WI Chapter of the American Public Works Association. (Ramp parking is included in the room rate.)

If rooms are no longer available at the Best Western, other nearby options include Holiday Inn Express ($129) at 2251 Westowne Avenue, Cobblestone Hotel ($114-$144) at 1515 Planeview Drive and the Hilton Garden Inn ($159) at 1355 W 20th Avenue. 

EXHIBITORS: EXHIBIT SETUP IS AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY 3 PM TO 6 PM AND THURSDAY 7 AM TO 8 AM. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE SET UP BY 8 AM THURSDAY. The spring conference will feature up to 63 exhibits 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. (Sponsorship Program) Contact Randy Herwig at rherwig@msa-ps.com or (608) 242-6657 for booth selection and additional information. Exhibitor information will also be available to all registered participants through the conference app: 

APWA WI 2019 Spring Conference Exhibitors

EXPO PASS- a special Expo Pass is available ($50) for participation in the exposition and vendor presentations, including lunch, from 10:30 AM to 2 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

GOLF OUTING:  CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER 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 Museum. Our scramble format will be the perfect way to enjoy this historic course which has been open since 1899. $80 per person gets you 18 holes with cart at this championship course as well as box lunch and the turn. RSVP by 4/30 - TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON APRIL 30.

TECHNICAL TOUR: CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER This year's technical two-hour tour will be a cruise up the Fox River through the City of Oshkosh, highlighting the many waterfront developments that have transformed the City's waterfront, and including stops at project sites to tour key features. Our cruise ship for this tour will be provided by On the Loos Cruises, on their double-deck paddle boat with a 39 passenger capacity. Cost for the tour is $50, including 2.0 PDHs, but not including lunch! Launch time is 12:30 PM.

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! 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT: Join the APWA WI Chapter YP group at Escape Oshkosh at 146 Algoma Blvd Suite C, in Oshkosh at 9 PM on Wednesday, May 8th, where you can race the clock to escape one of their interactive game rooms! You and your team will enter one of the themed rooms to test your problem solving skills by solving puzzles, cracking codes, and finding clues to “escape” within a set amount of time. This is an informal event where you can have fun while networking with your fellow APWA peers. (No worries if you’ve exceeded the YP group age – this event is open to everyone!) Hurry – there’s only a limited number of open spots - tickets are just $20!


Get our official event app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here

We are excited to be using the Whova mobile app for this conference based on its great success at last year's fall conference. All the conference information is available through it, saving the cost and waste of printed conference programs. Whova provides automatic conference updates with the conference program and speaker information for your access. Setup assistance will be available at the conference check-in desk.

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 :

Bob Givens
Email : bob.givens@omnni.com
Phone : (920) 830-6171
Company : OMNNI Associates
Title : Program Manager


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