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?
How to register:
Online registration is not yet available. Check back later or watch for an announcement in your email or the membership newsletter.
2017 WMTA STATE CONFERENCE FAQ’s
How do I register for the conference?
There are three ways to register.
1. Online at www.wisconsinmusicteachers.com after May 1 2.
2. Using the registration form found in the Conference Brochure
3. On-site at the Radisson Hotel Madison during the conference
Those who pre-register will find their conference packets at the registration desk located outside the Grand Canyon Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Madison. Those registering before September 1st receive a discounted price!
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 over the telephone or 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.
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 over the next few days 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. There is a tentative schedule in the conference brochure and on the website.
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 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!