Event details


If registration is received/postmarked by Sept 30, the early-registration discount rate applies. After Sept 30, all prices (except for the lunch) go up by $50.

On or before Sept 30   After Sept 30
Fee Student* Group**   Fee Student* Group**
Oct 31-Nov 2   $425 $330 $400   $475 $380 $450
Oct 31-Nov 1   $300 $235 $270   $350 $285 $320
Nov 1-2   $300 $235 $270   $350 $285 $320
One Day   $155 $125 $135   $205 $175 $185
Nov 2 lunch      $35 $35 $35   $35 $35 $35

*Student: Full time students are eligible for reduced rates. Enclose a copy of your validated student ID with your registration form.

**Groups: Agencies sending 5 or more employees may take advantage of the reduced per person group-registration fee. To receive the group discount all forms must be mailed in the same envelope, all faxed together, or all telephoned in at the same time. No exceptions.


Registration options

  • Online, mail, and phone registration is closed. You may register as a walk-in.

Additional fee for Tuesday’s lunch and speaker.

Cancellation policy
If you are unable to attend or arrange for a substitute, you may obtain a refund minus the $50 administrative fee by contacting our registration department at least 3 business days prior to the program. If you cancel 3 business days or fewer before the program, or do not attend, you are responsible for the entire fee. To cancel or arrange for a substitute, call 800-725-9692.

Location & Lodging

The conference meets at:
Madison Marriott West (map)
1313 John Q Hammons Dr
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
Phone: 608-831 2000

The Madison Marriott West is at the Greenway Blvd exit off the West Beltline Highway (US 12/14). The hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from the Dane County Regional Airport and is served by all major Madison cab companies. Parking is free.

Lodging: A limited block of discounted rooms is held at the Marriott Madison West. Reference the name of the conference when making your reservation. The discounted conference room rate is available only until Sept. 30 or until the block is full. Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Rates: $105/single or double.

Click here to reserve your room online»

Things to do in Madison

Our downtown/campus area is surrounded by 2 lakes, and there’s plenty to do in the Madison area in the fall. Consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the US, it’s a beautiful destination for biking and walking. Special sights are Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in nearby Spring Green and the Wright-designed Monona Terrace Convention Center near the Capitol. Hike in the UW-Madison Arboretum or along the lakeshore path to Picnic Point, rent a bike for a trip to the free zoo (rentals available at one of many on-street bike racks or at several bike shops near campus), visit the Saturday Farmers’ Market, shop along State Street, or savor a meal at one of our many international restaurants. The UW-Madison campus is always fun—try the local ice cream at Babcock Hall or experience the sunset from the Union Terrace.

Check out visitmadison.com for an online map and information about enjoying the Madison area.

Travel information

The Dane County Regional Airport is 20 minutes from the Madison Marriott West. If you’re flying into the Chicago airport, Van Galder Bus Co provides round trip bus service from Chicago to Madison. For information, see www.vangalderbus.com or call 800-747-0994.

Continuing education credits and approved hours

Continuing education (CE) hours are awarded after full-day participation. Partial credit is not awarded; late arrivals or early departures preclude awarding CE credits. Some continuing education hours are pending approval. Call for up-to-date approval information (800-442-7107).

University of Wisconsin–Madison: This conference is approved for 6.0 CE hours/day (0.6 CEUs/day) on Oct 31 and Nov 1, and 5.0 CE hours/day (0.5 CEUs/day) on Nov 2. An additional 1.0 CE hour/0.1 CEU is awarded by attending the Nov 2 lunch/plenary session.

UW-Madison Continuing Studies is an acceptable continuing education provider for the following:

American Psychological Association (APA)[for psychologists]

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies maintains responsibility for programs and their content.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)[for social workers]

  • UW-Madison Continuing Studies (provider #1042) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. UW-Madison Continuing Studies maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval Period 04/27/2016-04/27/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, and the Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota Boards of Social Work recognize ACE programs.

Ethics and Boundaries

  • Social workers, counselors, therapists, and human services providers may use this to fulfill your ethics and boundaries licensure requirements. Institute A1, on October 31, includes 6 hours of ethics and boundaries.

Guardian Ad Litem (GALs)

  • Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.

Legal Professionals

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLEs) hours through the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)[for licensed professional counselors]

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5990. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)[for CHES / MCHES]

  • UW-Madison Continuing Studies (MEP4561) is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Refer to program web page for approval information for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

Play Therapy

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison Dept of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (LAAS) is an Approved Provider of play therapy continuing education by the Association for Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 01-113. LAAS maintains responsibility for the program. The sessions approved for play therapy hours are: A3, B2, E3, F3, and G3.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

  • Programs may qualify towards your Professional Development Plans (PDPs).

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Programs qualify as accredited university continuing education courses relevant to professional practice.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

  • Programs qualify as continuing education courses consisting of relevant subject matter taught by qualified presenters.

Other professions

  • Contact your own board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Other Information

FEIN: University of Wisconsin 39-1805963

Questions? Email Denise Nolden or call 608-263-5130, toll free 800-442-7107.