Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(800) 867-9453 or (608) 254-1020
A conference for administrators, board members, teachers, CESA employees, higher education professionals, public library administrators, elected officials and citizens interested in rural school and community issues.
2018 Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Conference
Schedule of Events
- 40 Breakout Sessions
- Five Featured Speakers
Dr. Mara Casey Tieken
Assistant Professor at Bates College and author of Why Rural Schools Matter
Department of Justice
“Build a School Safety Team and Review School Safety Plan”
NREA President, NREA Update
Barb Van Doorn
2017 Wisconsin Special Services Teacher of the Year
“Why Staff Mental Health is Important and What We Can Do About It”
Senior Risk Manager
“35 Lifesaving Tips When Facing an Armed Intruder or Active Shooter”
- WiRSA Rural Awards
Members bring an item to auction that represents their
business or Wisconsin community. All proceeds go
towards college scholarships for our members schools.
- DPI Stand Up for Rural Schools, Libraries & Communities Awards
- Two hosted receptions that will allow you to network with your peers and relax.
- Make it a Family Weekend
Take advantage of Glacier Canyon’s weekend rate and bring your family for some fun prior to the conference.
Rural Wisconsin is more than our state’s heritage; it’s home to almost 44% of the state’s 860,000 public school students. Rural schools share the same responsibility to the community as their suburban counterparts–to prepare all students for a successful future in a globally competitive marketplace.
The Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA) was formed to help rural school districts address the unique issues that affect rural schools as they seek to achieve the highest quality education for every student. Our members include a cross- section of educators, school board members, rural community members, business leaders and other concerned individuals who want a strong voice for rural schools. The Alliance consists of 199 members with 144 of those being school districts.
Members $90 Non Members $140
Student and Grad School $50
Conference Cancellation Policy
Conference registration cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the conference scheduled date for a full refund to be issued.
Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Reservations (800) 867-9453
Single $82 Double $99
Mention WiRSA Conference
At Glacier Canyon Lodge to receive rates.
Code Leader #665662
Deadline for rates is September 26.
If you are interested in making this a family weekend prior to the conference, Glacier Canyon Lodge is offering a special room rate for Friday and Saturday at $115.99/ night.
(This rate is their Double Queen Sofa: This 400 square foot room features two queen-size beds and a sleeper sofa. Rates are based on a 4-person occupancy with a maximum of 6. Children 2 and under stay FREE and do not need to be included in the number of registered guests.)
Waterpark access is included with your stay for all registered guests.