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Conference Mission

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will host a free conference at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild, WI, on March 13, 2018.  The mission is to present attendees with a better understanding of state and federal reporting requirements, including any changes for the 2017-18 school year, as well as to provide attendees with information related to new features and functionality in WISEid and WISEdata.

A primary goal of the conference is for DPI to listen to the reporting, analysis, and data usage needs of its attendees (e.g., school districts, public and Choice schools, and CESAs).  

Target Audience

Any person (SEA, district- and school-level administrators, and any support staff) accountable for state and federal reporting related to funding, accountability, or education program management is encouraged to attend the conference. The target audience includes any person with responsibility for collecting, maintaining, reporting, or certifying data at any level within the school district.

2018 Conference Info and Resources


*Register for the conference by clicking the banner link above.

Open Space Discussions

Because we couldn't fit every topic into the conference schedule, we are doing something new this year called Open Spaces. Open Spaces will house topical discussions where volunteers have the chance to craft their own conference program and connect with others who share those interests. During the conference lunch hour, DPI staff will kick us off by discussing what Open Spaces are and how they work. Volunteers will then explain to the group the session idea, along with anyone else who submits session topics. 

Open Space discussions will occur immediately after lunch.  All the sessions will take place in a large, combined room to encourage discovery and serendipitous encounters.

We are currently looking for volunteers who would like to hold an Open Spaces discussion on the topic of your choice. Please complete the Open Space Discussion Google sign-up form if you're interested. Note your favorite topics and potential starter questions in the form.  



You can find information about and secure your hotel accommodations using the links below. State rates for the following hotels will be available until 2/12/18 at which point you would need to book at regular pricing. Use reservation code: WISEdata Conference.

  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Best Western
  • Grand Lodge
  • Stoney Creek
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Days Inn
  • La Quinta
  • Plaza
  • AmericInn

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