APWA WI 2022 Spring Conference - Appleton

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The 2022 APWA Wisconsin Chapter Spring Conference will be held May 4-6, 2022 at the Red Lion Hotel Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel and Fox Cities Exhibition Center in downtown Appleton (map below). The conference will be hosted by the City of Appleton Public Works Department, led by Paula Vandehey, Director of Public Works and the Wisconsin Chapter. APWA Wisconsin President-Elect Eric Dundee of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is the conference chair. 

REGISTRATION: All registration will be completed through the Whova mobile conference app. Here are some registration tips:

  • Select tickets for two free activities in order to help us plan those activities, if you wish to participate:
    • Wednesday afternoon Technical Tour - Unlimited capacity.
    • Wednesday evening YP hosted event at Appleton Axe.
  • All Full Registration options include all conference sessions, the exposition and social events, but not the golf outing. Each Exhibit ticket includes one Full Registration.
  • The Golf Outing is limited to 72 participants and is not included in full registration.
  • Member Discount - members qualify for a $50 discount on the Full Registration tickets by entering a coupon code "m50" when purchasing the ticket. This only applies to the Full Registration tickets for this conference.
  • Exhibitors - 68 exhibit booth tickets are available for this conference exposition, each identified by location number and booth size. Use the (expo map 4-29-22) to identify booth locations and the active ticket list in the Whova app to identify which exhibit spots are currently available. Specific booth tickets will no longer be available in the Whova app immediately upon purchase. 

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM: The conference program follows the standard spring conference format, with a Wednesday golf outing, a walking technical tour (weather permitting) and an evening get acquainted party. Conference sessions, exposition and our annual evening awards banquet follow on Thursday in the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Friday morning's conference sessions in the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel will be followed by lunch and door prizes to end the conference. The conference will begin with an outstanding presentation on new Federal funding programs from the perspective of APWA's Washington, DC staff Thursday morning, and include an ethics session focused on the types of day-to-day situations many of you may routinely deal with in addition to a broad variety of technical breakout sessions. 

Several short-format vendor education sessions will highlight their products and services, and the City of Appleton will share their perspective on a few very interesting issues and projects.

Click the following links to view current spring conference program and speaker information - the linked content will automatically update as we continue to develop the conference program:

 APWA WI 2022 Spring Conference Program

 APWA WI 2022 Spring Conference Speakers 

LODGING: The Hilton (formerly Red Lion) Appleton Paper Valley Hotel at 333 W. College Avenue is the conference host hotel. The hotel is currently FULL for the dates of our conference. To check for an opening due to a cancellation, call the hotel at (920) 733-8000.

There are several nearby lodging options, including the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel, at 330 W. College Avenue (across the street), the Courtyard by Marriott Appleton Riverfront, 101 RiverHeath Way, and several others near the I-41 freeway. A public parking ramp is readily accessible across the street from the conference facilities. 

EXHIBITORS: SETUP WEDNESDAY 1 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 68 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 Nathan Wachtendonk (Nathan.Wachtendonk@GreenBayWI.gov) or (920) 492-3751 for additional information. Exhibitor information will also be available to all registered participants through the conference app: 

 APWA WI 2022 Spring Conference Exhibitors (updated 4/29/2022)

EXPO PASS - A special Expo Pass is available ($25) including lunch, the exposition and vendor presentations from Noon to 4 PM on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

GOLF OUTING:  The shotgun start begins at8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Reid Municipal Golf Course, located a short drive from the conference hotel. Scramble format; $60 per person gets you 18 holes with cart at this course as well as box lunch and the turn. TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON April 29, 2022- LIMITED TO FIRST 72 REGISTRATIONS (Sold Out)

TECHNICAL TOUR: This year’s technical tour will be a walking tour of Appleton’s newly constructed Jones Park, Rocky Bleier Run and Appleton Street Bridge. Aesthetics, mobility, special events and safety were just some of the driving forces behind the design of these integrated projects. No charge for the tour, lunch not included. Meet in the Fox Cities Exhibition Center lower lobby - departure time is 1:00 PM; walking tour returns at 3:30 PM. (2.0 PDH's)

APPLETON BICYCLE TOUR: Join your public works colleagues on a bicycle tour of Appleton; casual 6 and 15 mile options available. Led by Chris Barnes and Glen Morrow, the ride will start at the north side of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center at 4 PM on Wednesday May 4. Rental bicycles are available on a first come/ first serve basis from Appleton Bicycle Shop, 121 S. State St., (920) 733-2595, located just two blocks west of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.  Helmets and comfortable spring weather clothing are recommended. (Click HERE for route map.) Questions? Contact Chris Barnes at cbarnes@town.verona.wi.us or (608) 807-4471.

GET ACQUAINTED PARTY: Meet your old and new public works colleagues at the Wednesday evening Get Acquainted Party! This year's event will be held at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, across the street from the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the great venue, great food and great friends all in a fun, relaxing environment! 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HOSTED EVENT: Join the APWA WI Chapter YP group at Appleton Axe at 8 PM on Wednesday, May 4th, where you can enjoy the company of others while learning to throw axes or try to solve the escape room  (No worries if you’ve exceeded the YP group age – this event is open to everyone and all are encouraged to attend!) Hurry – there’s no charge, but a limited number of open spots! Planning to participate? Fill out the online liability waiver HERE.

AWARDS BANQUET: The Thursday night awards banquet will recognize this year's projects and individuals who are being recognized through the Chapter's annual awards program. In addition to celebrating people and projects with great food and company, the evening's theme will be "alumni wear."

CONFERENCE BENEFIT: Our City of Appleton conference hosts have designated World Relief Fox Valley as our benefit organization for this conference. By the time of our spring conference in May, the Fox Valley will have welcomed 185 Afghan newcomers into our community. The fundraiser will benefit the Afghan Refugees as part of their resettlement effort. World Relief Fox Valley has requested the following items: Cash, Walmart gift cards, adult and children pain relievers, anti-bacterial cream, bandages and thermometers. There will be several opportunities throughout the conference to support this benefit. 

MOBILE CONFERENCE APP: We are excited to be using the Whova mobile app for this conference based on its great success in 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.

Get our official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

QUESTIONS? Contact Eric Dundee at (608) 709-1867 or EricD@MadSewer.org.

WISCONSIN CHAPTER CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made by April 22, 2022 will be granted a full refund less a twenty-five dollar ($25) administrative fee. No refunds are given after April 22, 2022. Special circumstances will be decided on a case by case basis, first by the host committee and then with approval of the Executive Committee. The host committee must receive all special circumstance requests by May 11, 2022. 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.

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Event Date & Time:

5/4/2022  9:00 AM - 5/6/2022  3:00 PM

Venue :

Hilton Appleton Paper Valley
333 W College Avenue
Appleton , WI , 54911

Contact Person :

Eric Dundee
Email : ericd@madsewer.org
Phone : (608) 709-1867
Company : Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Title : Director of Wastewater Operations and Reliability


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