Pro Tips (a.k.a. Things You Need to Know)

  • Registration opens Friday, February 14, 2020 online or by mail. Early bird registration closes Friday, March 13, 2020. Registration deadline is Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • All attendees must be registered by name and wear their conference name tag at all times to be admitted to any part of the conference, including the Resource Fair and Used Book Sale.
  • Children are welcome with parents. Parents are responsible for their children at all times. During workshops, please sit where you can easily leave if your children become noisy, and return when they are settled. Bring quiet toys and games to keep your children occupied. Some families bring a helper to play quietly with children while parents attend workshops.
  • Grandparents are welcome as part of your family registration and are included in your conference fee. Often grandparents come to provide child care. They are also welcome to sign up for workshops.
  • Due to space constraints, please do not bring strollers into any workshops unless medically necessary.
  • Workshop capacities are limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!
  • Some of the best conversations at our annual events happen spontaneously. Connections, the Teen Social Lounge, hotel lobby and promenade all offer spaces to get to know one another, share ideas, play games, and relax. Please make room for others to join in!
  • Photos, videos, and all other recordings are only permitted by WPA-authorized individuals (identified on name tag). Unauthorized individuals may not record any part of the conference in any way.
  • Carry-in food is not permitted in the convention center.
  • For those wishing to stay in the attached hotel, we have arranged a special conference rate for Friday night, but you must book by April 10 to get the WPA room rate. Book online at, or call (715) 344-0200 and use the Group Code “WIP”.
  • Remember refillable water bottles, notebook, pencil, cash for the Used Book Sale and incidentals, your swimsuits, and external batteries for your phone and devices!

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