October 20-21, 2017
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Madison, Wisconsin
Online reservation are now available for members who want to book space at the Conference Hotel for 2017. The room rate (standard/double) is about $134.00 per night with complimentary WIFI and breakfast buffet included.
Visit www.radmad.com and enter your arrival and departure dates. Enter promotional code “WMTA” to receive the discount. To go directly to our Conference page, follow this link below.
How Much Does Registration Cost?
*Please note, the Collegiate Volunteer Registration is only applicable to students who are currently enrolled in school. It does not include meals and requires at least 2 volunteer hours during the event.
How to Register:
This choice will give the option to register online and pay with a check by mail or to pay online for a $5 processing fee.
Click This Link to Begin Online Registration
2. Print and Mail the Registration Form
This option will allow you to print the registration form, fill it out by hand, and mail it with a check for payment.
Click Link To Print (WMTA 2017 Annual Conference Registration Form)
3. On-Site at the Radisson Hotel in Madison During the Conference
(Please note, the fee is slightly higher for on-site registration. Please print and complete the registration form and bring it with you along with cash or check for payment.)
Click Link To Print (WMTA 2017 Annual Conference Registration Form)
Those who pre-register will find their conference packets at the registration desk located outside the Grand Canyon Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel.
Deadlines: The Early Bird deadline is September 1st. Those registering before this date will receive a discounted price along with our thanks for making the planning a little bit easier! The final deadline for mailed or online registrations is October 15th. After that, you will need to register on-site during Conference.
Sessions start at 8:00am on Friday, October 20th. The registration desk will be open on Friday, October 20th from 7:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:00pm. It will also be open on Saturday, October 21st from 7:00am to 10:30am.
2017 WMTA STATE CONFERENCE FAQ’s
Who should register for the conference?
Everyone attending the Conference must register. This includes anyone attending and/or presenting. The only event not requiring a badge is WMTA/MTNA Winners Recital on Saturday which is free and open to the public.
How do I reserve a hotel room?
Reservations may be made by calling the Radisson Hotel Madison 608-833-0100 or with http://www.radmad.com/ .The group block is listed as WMTA (standard guest room single/double rate). To qualify for the Group Room Rate, attendees must make their reservations by 9/19/2017. We encourage attendees to make reservations early, as the Wisconsin Badgers have a home game this weekend.
What amenities are included at the hotel?
All rooms offer complimentary breakfast, coffee makers, free WIFI, business center, in-room refrigerators, fitness center, whirlpool, indoor pool, free parking, room service.
Does my registration fee include any meals? Hotel?
Your registration fee includes both the Friday evening banquet and Saturday luncheon. Please notify us if you have any special dietary restrictions. It does not include hotel.
Are conference fees refundable?
No. All fees (including meals) are non-refundable.
Can I take my friend, spouse or child to a session without registering him or her?
No. The only open event is the Saturday winners’ recital. Someone may visit the exhibit hall without registering. Conference attendees may purchase tickets for the Friday banquet, concert and Saturday luncheon for their guest(s).
If I’m attending the Friday luncheons, can I bring my own food?
No. Due to our contract with the host site, all food/beverages must be supplied and prepared by the Hotel. We cannot place orders on site, so please pre-order your lunch when you register.
When will I receive my registration confirmation?
If you registered online, your confirmation was received upon completion of the registration process. If you registered by mail, confirmation will be sent to you via email 2–3 weeks after it was received.
Will my badge/tickets/program book be mailed to me prior to the conference?
No, attendees may pick up your registration materials (badge/tickets/program book) at the Conference registration desk in the hotel. The registration desk will be open on Friday, October 20th from 7:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:00pm. It will also be open on Saturday, October 21st from 7:00am too 10:30am.
When I arrive at the conference what should I do?
Conference registration desk will open at 7:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Signs will direct you to the registration area, where you may pick up your packet of registration materials.
Any advice for a first-time attendee?
After you receive your conference registration materials we advise you to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the program book. It contains many things that you will need during Conference such as facility maps, complete daily schedule, presenter bios, exhibitor listings and much more. There may be changes from the schedule as it was published in the WMTA newsletter or online so always refer first to your program book.
When will the conference schedule be available?
The full conference schedule with rooms and times will be available in the program book at the conference. A tentative schedule will be posted online before the event.
Do you provide scooters or wheelchairs?
No, we do not.
Are there open exhibit booths?
Contact Katie Butler at the WMTA office email@example.com for availability.
What about parking rates?
The hotel offers complimentary self-parking.
Where will most of the events take place?
All the events will occur in the conference center (1st floor to the left of the Radisson main entrance). Executive Board meeting (Thursday) will be in the Odana A Room and Friday luncheons (district/local associations) will take place in Odana B & C (first floor). General Sessions will take place in Grand Canyon AB; breakout sessions will be in Odana A. Our Friday evening banquet and Saturday luncheon will take place in the Oakbrook Room. The exhibit hall will be in Grand Canyon C. A map will be included in your conference program.
What are my other dining options?
The Radisson Madison has the Twist Bar and Grill which is open from 7:00 a.m.-10 p.m. and also has room service available. There are also many other restaurants in the area (a list will be included in your conference program). Your registration fee includes Friday banquet and Saturday lunch; other meals are ‘on your own’. The Radisson offers complimentary breakfast (located in the Twist Bar & Grill) for hotel guests—so that’s really a great deal!