Posted July 13, 2017 by Brian Stults in General

WHSA Call for Presenters – 2018 Conference




16th Annual Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Conference

January 29-31, 2018
at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells


Deadline has been extended until December. 15th. 


Conference overview:

Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 16th annual training conference titled Dream Big…Start Little, symbolizing that ideas, dreams, people, and community change start with seeds of hope and esteem to grow into something beautiful making the world a better place for all.   Head Start has provided the seeds of amazing beginnings for over 50 years.  The 2018 Annual Conference will be an exciting opportunity for professional development and we are seeking proposals for training sessions.  Whether you are a seasoned presenter, or this be your first time, we encourage you to submit your proposal to participate in this amazing conference where over 500 people attend.

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Head Start, Early Head Start, Parents, Tribal, Migrant, Even-start, Child Care, Birth-to-Three, Home visiting, Advocates, Higher Education, ECE students, state partners, CCR&R, Health care partners, social service advocates, mentors, and all ECE professionals.

Training session/presenter guidelines:

WHSA has been able to deliver high quality professional development and networking opportunities for our members and community partners through the generosity of great professionals like you, sharing their expertise. WHSA does not pay presenter expenses to present at the conference. WHSA offers a reduced full 2 ½ day conference registration fee of $125 each for up to two presenters, and free registration for the one day of your presentation, including complimentary lunch and breaks.

Session format, topics and length:

Workshop sessions are 1 ½ hour in length. The committee will entertain 3 hour or ½ day proposals with supporting documentation. Topic themes can have a wide range of focus as identified on the proposal form. Proposals should contain learning objectives that reflect developmentally appropriate practices, Head Start values around family engagement and current research and theory.

AV & equipment:

A screen and AV cart will be provided in each room by the WHSA. Presenters are expected to bring their own projectors and laptops if necessary. Any AV requests must be pre-approved by the conference steering committee no later than 1 month prior to the Conference. Presentations should not be contingent on internet access.

Lodging and marketing materials:

Presenters are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and copies of handouts. WHSA prohibits all presenters from selling and/or marketing items within a training session.  WHSA provides conference exhibit space and offers advertising space in the conference program. Interested presenters and others may contact Theresa at to secure exhibit or ad space.

Additional questions:

Please contact Brian Stults at with specific questions or to submit additional information to accompany your proposal.  Please put in the subject line “2018 Conference proposal”.


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