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State Superintendent's Conference on Special Education & Pupil Services Leadership Issues

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This conference provides local directors of special education and pupil services and other interested parties with opportunities to network with colleagues from around the state as well as consultants and administrators from the Division for Learning Support at the Department of Public Instruction. Presentations will include information about current issues and changes in state and federal policy related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities and students facing other challenges to success in school.


35th Annual Conference, November 14-15, 2019

The 35th Annual State Superintendent's Leadership Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership Issues will be held November 14-15, 2019 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness in the Wisconsin Dells, WI.

2019 Conference Save-the-Date flyer

Please contact Heike Saynisch at or (608) 267-9237 with any questions.


Registration on or before Friday, November 1 is $100. After Friday, November 1 registration is $140 and is available on a walk-in basis only. Payment must be made by credit card or check; DPI is unable to process district purchase orders. Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments on Thursday November 14, and breakfast and refreshments on Friday November 15. 

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A block of rooms is being held at the Wilderness Hotel/Glacier Canyon Lodge for $82 single, $99 double, triple or quad. The cut-off date to book your room at those rates is October 13, 2019. Call 1-800-867-9453 and mention group name 2019 DPI Leadership Conference, and group code 709710 (Glacier Canyon Lodge) or F71437 (Wilderness Hotel). 

2019 Conference Lodging Flyer


34th Annual Conference, October 9-10, 2018

Future Conference Dates

November 17-18, 2020 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
October 12-13, 2021 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
October 11-12, 2022 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells