Welcome UW-Platteville Students, Faculty and Staff!
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The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is excited to announce its 2022 fall conference location at the UW-Platteville campus November 2-4th. This will be an opportunity for faculty and students alike to meet professionals in the public works field from around Wisconsin, including engineers with specialties including municipal engineering, transportation, water resources, and sustainability as well as directors and managers of fleets and municipal departments.
The best part? Thanks to the many distinguished UWP alum and companies and agencies who rely on UWP to provide future staff, all these activities and meals are free to UWP faculty and students. Our only request is that you register for the events that require counts and have attendance capacity limitations. This will also give you access to the Whova mobile application we use as the platform for our conference information, feedback and networking.
The conference offers several opportunities to participate:
Wednesday, November 2
Faculty Event: “Get Acquainted Party” at the Broske Center (400 Pitt Street) – This casual meet and greet from 5 PM to 7 PM offers a place to reconnect with UWP alum and other industry professionals and make new connections. Food and beverages will be provided, and significant others are also welcome to participate.
Student Event: Young Professionals Networking at Steve’s Pizza Palace (175 W Main St) – This casual meet and greet event from 7 PM to 10 PM offers students an opportunity to meet young professionals in the engineering and public works field and share their career experiences and prospective future career opportunities. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4
Conference Sessions: Faculty and students are welcome to all/ any of the Thursday and Friday conference sessions. The agenda (link below) includes a mix of technical educational sessions, student and faculty presentations, campus tours, networking activities and meals. Please register for name tag, Whova mobile app access and CEU credit confirmation.
Scholarship Banquet/ Keynote Presentation: The annual Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held at 6 PM Thursday evening in Velzy Commons and is followed by a 7 PM keynote presentation titled “Attracting Tomorrow’s Talent with Today’s Leaders” by Generational Consultant Steve Bench. Steve is an engaging and talented presenter who will share his expertise on generational differences, talent attraction and workforce retention. (Ticket required with meal choice.)
FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM (in development)
Registration: The APWA Wisconsin Chapter uses a mobile application, Whova, for conference event management and registration. Whova also provides outstanding conference information, networking and feedback opportunities to maximize conference engagement and value. You will be offered a download link upon completing the complementary registration.
BE SURE TO ENTER DISCOUNT CODE "uwp" AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TICKET ORDER PAGE!
UWP Classroom Participation: Any faculty member may request a classroom visit by one or more public works professionals during a designated class time to share their professional experience. This could include discussion on engineering topics, projects, company profile, or any other topics the faculty member identifies. To coordinate this, please contact Eric Dundee at EricD@MadSewer.org. Eric, a proud Pioneer, currently serves as the APWA Wisconsin Chapter President and Chair of the Fall Conference.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) is The American Public Works Association is a nonprofit, professional association of public works agencies, private companies, and individuals dedicated to promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy, and the exchange of knowledge. Formed in 1937, and based in Kansas City, MO, APWA currently has 30,000 members throughout North America.