Division of Continuing Studies and partners offer a variety of conferences throughout the year. Experts from around the country share research and knowledge about specific career fields or current topics. Participants enjoy the opportunity to network with peers to share ideas and best practices.
The following conferences are listed alphabetically by subject area. Click on the conference title to learn more.
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) provides statewide art workshops and exhibits for nonprofessional artists. The Statewide Exhibit and Conference is held in Madison and takes place in September. TheWRAP conference has guest speakers in the morning and an awards ceremony in the afternoon.
Madison Early Music Festival provides an opportunity to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants alongside faculty artists through a seven-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshop classes. Each year there is a new festival theme and performers.
Beginner or advanced, fiction or nonfiction, the Writers’ Institute is an opportunity to mingle with other writers and agents and to talk about your writing and the writing life. This three-day conference has been offered for over 23 years. There’s a lot that’s new every year at Writers’ Institute, using past participants suggestions to build each year’s event.
Summer Institute on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult is a two-day, professional continuing education program that offers an intensive look at depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and dementias in late life. The only one of its kind in Midwest, this conference will help you better understand and treat the complexities of late life physical illness, multiple medications, life events and mental illness that this age cohort suffers from through evidence-based best practices.
The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its program. Each year the conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training.A wide spectrum of professionals in distance education, experienced as well as newcomers, attend the conference each year. They represent organizations from all regions of the United States and other countries worldwide.
The Boys and Girls at Risk conference provides valuable information for professionals who work with youth on the physical, neurological and psychological changes are often experienced differently by male and female adolescents. Experts will teach the latest research in the areas of prevention, intervention and treatment from a gender-sensitive perspective.
The Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse is a national conference that offers treatment and assessment workshops to professionals working in the sensitive field of child sexual abuse treatment. The conference offers 35 institutes and workshops on prevention, investigation, and treatment issues for victims and offenders. Each year offers the return of popular speakers and topics as well as new sessions to keep you informed with the very latest, and most relevant, information.