APWA WI 2019 Fall Conference at Three Bears ....

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The Golf Outing scheduled for November 6 has been CANCELLED as the golf course has closed for the season. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please consider joining us for the USEMCO tour. We ask that you use the Whova app to register for the (free) tour by November 4 so we can arrange sufficient bus transportation. - Jim Hessling, Conference Host

The 2019 APWA Wisconsin Chapter Fall Conference will be held November 6 - 8, 2019 at the Three Bears Resort in Warrens, WI. The conference will be hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter. This year's Conference Chair is Jim Hessling, Village of McFarland and the Conference Program Chair is Bob Givens, OMNNI Associates. 

Three Bears Resort is family-friendly, with a water park, game arcade and plenty of fun activities including half-price tokens for the Laser Maze. 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM: The fall conference will begin Wednesday with a golf outing (weather permitting) followed by an evening Get Acquainted Party at the resort. Thursday's agenda includes a mix of great general and technical breakout sessions, a Chapter membership/ business meeting, committee meetings and our annual scholarship awards banquet, with entertainment. Friday's agenda includes conference sessions, installation of the Chapter's 2020 officers and concludes with lunch and door prizes. As always, you'll be able to select from several topics and sessions to keep your continuing education efforts up to date!

APWA WI Fall 2019 Conference Program

Conference Speakers Website

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


LODGING: Note that all available individual rooms at the resort have been taken; villa housing is still available. Other lodging is available nearby in Tomah, WI. Conference lodging for the WI APWA 2019 Fall Conference is now OPEN at Three Bears Resort in Warrens, WI. Lodging rates for the conference start at $99.95. Interested in staying as a group? Rent a variety of villas that can accommodate up to 20 people! Great for after-hour sponsor meet and greets! To reserve your room, call (608) 378-2500 and mention American Public Works Association to get conference pricing. All resort fees for hotel rooms and villas have been waived!

$99.95 per night (SOLD out)

$119.95 per night (Still available)

  • DBQS- Double Queen suite (2 rooms, 1 with 2 queen beds, separate living area with single pull out couch- sleeps 5)
  • FamS- Family suite (master bedroom with King bed, separate bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds, plus living area with a double pull out couch-sleeps 8)

$318.00 per night (Still available)

  • Wood Duck & Drake Villas - Sleep up to 10 with various room layouts

Villas Available Upon Request – Call for pricing

  • Hooded Merganser - Hooded Merganser Walkout - Canvas Back Walkout - Mallard


GOLF OUTING: CANCELLED As with all fall conferences in Wisconsin, our golf outing is contingent on weather conditions. This year's golf outing will be held at the Hiawatha Golf Club, just outside Tomah, WI. Shotgun start at 9:00 AM. This course features rolling hills and great views. The scramble format presents the perfect opportunity to take on this course! You will get to play 18 hoes with a cart, as well as a box lunch for the low cost of $50. Registration is due by November 1st. (The golf outing is NOT included in the full conference registration.)

AFTERNOON TOUR: Universal Sanitary Equipment Manufacturing Company, USEMCO, will  host an afternoon tour of their manufacturing facility in Tomah, WI. USEMCO is an industry leader for the custom engineering and manufacture of package or prefabricated pump stations, control systems and access doors for municipalities and industry. A shuttle will be provided from the Three Bears Resort for the tour; check back here for the departure time. (There is no charge to participate in the tour!)

GET ACQUAINTED PARTY:  Meet your old friends and meet new ones at the Wednesday "World's Best" Get Acquainted Party! This year's event starts at 6:00 PM right on the Three Bears Resort property. Enjoy the beautiful setting, great food and a good time with your public works friends and colleagues! (The Get Acquainted Party IS included in the full conference registration!)

SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET: The Thursday evening Scholarship Banquet will recognize students who are being awarded APWA WI Chapter scholarships to support their education in support of a career in public works. Following dinner, we will be graced with the presence of comedian Roger Radley. Since 1984 this Wisconsin native and one time farm boy has been making audiences laugh all over the United States, from Atlantic City to Honolulu.

He has performed for colleges, appeared in casinos, comedy clubs and past APWA Wisconsin Chapter conferences, while also being in demand for corporate shows. Drawing upon his rural background Roger will take you on a rollicking trip down the human highway and bring you back home. Roger has toured with the likes of B.B. King, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. As he puts it, “Been doing this so long everybody I have worked with is either dead or so famous they ignore me.” (The Scholarship Banquet is included in all Full Registration tickets, and also available a la carte.)

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT: The Young Professionals committee will lead a "Minute to Win It" event open to all conference and banquet attendees following the Thursday night entertainment. Further details are being worked out.

MOBILE CONFERENCE APP: We are excited to again be using the Whova mobile app for this conference based on its great success at our past conferences. 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.

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Conference Details/ Golf Outing: Jim Hessling, (608) 838-7287
Conference Program: Bob Givens, (920) 830-6171
Registration/ Whova App: Jeff Mazanec, (920) 843-5734

WISCONSIN CHAPTER CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made by the late registration date listed on the registration form (10/25/2019) for either the paper or electronic versions. A full refund will be made for any refund request received by the close of that day. A twenty five dollar ($25) administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds are given after the late registration date has passed. Special circumstances will be decided on a case by case basis, first by the host committee and then approved by the Executive Committee. The host committee must receive all special circumstance requests within seven (7) days after the start of the event (11/13/2019). All requests received after this date will be denied. Individuals requesting a refund are required to submit their requests to the host committee and copy the treasurer and must include their mailing address and to whom the check should be written. All approved refund requests will be issued after completion of the conference/event.

Event Date & Time:

11/6/2019  9:00 AM - 11/8/2019  2:00 PM

Venue :

Three Bears Resort
701 Yogi Cir, Warrens, WI 54666, USA
Warrens , WI , 54666

Contact Person :

Jim Hessling
Email : Jim.Hessling@McFarland.wi.us
Phone : (608) 838-7287
Company : Village of McFarland
Title : Director of Public Works


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