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

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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.

39th Annual Conference, September 2023

The 39th Annual State Superintendent's Leadership Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership will be held on September 20, 2023 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness in the Wisconsin Dells, WI.

new 2023 Conference Save-the-Date Flyer

new 2023 Conference Program with Agenda and Session Topics


Registration on or before Friday, September 8, 2023 is $100. In order to register for this event, you must create a DPI-specific MyQuickReg account at 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 Wednesday, September 20, 2023.



A block of rooms is being held at the Wilderness Hotel/Glacier Canyon Lodge for $90/night for single rooms; $119/night for double, triple, or quad occupancy. Call 1-800-867-9453 and mention group name 2023 DPI Leadership Conference and group code #997752. The cut-off date for the room block is Sunday, August 20, 2023. Deposit policy is one night stay per room blocked.

October 2022 Conference Materials

View the State Superintendent's Conference on Special Education & Pupil Services Leadership's Conference Materials Page to view presentation materials from previous conference events.

 Please contact Sherri Honaker at or (608) 266-2697 with any questions.