The Region V Conference Planning Team invites you to attend the 2017 Region V Conference at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, October 27–29.

The team has been hard at work recruiting educational sessions, vetting keynote speakers, and organizing activities to make this one of the best conferences to date. In fact, there were so many valuable opportunities discovered that a free preconference session on Thursday, October 26 was added!

The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee celebrates its namesake city through myriad relationships with hotels, social events, and collegiate friends for the 2017 Region V Conference. Less than a mile from Lake Michigan, the 328,000-sq.-ft. Student Union will host the plenary and educational sessions for the conference, while servicing the 22,000 patrons who visit the building on a daily basis. 


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Registration

Early (through September 30)Regular (October 1–13)
Late (after October 13)
Professional Member$225$250$275
Graduate or Undergraduate Student Member$195$195$195
Professional Nonmember$260$285$310
Graduate or Undergraduate Student Nonmember$200$200$200
One-Day Registration Member$120$120$120
One-Day Registration Nonmember$125$125$125

 

Register

 

Lodging

Lodging for conference attendees is available at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, located in downtown Milwaukee. Reserve your room(s) by September 25 to guarantee the group rate of $119 per night per standard room. Use this link to make your reservation online or call the hotel directly at 414.935.5940. If calling, make sure to let them know you are attending the ACUI Region V Conference for the discounted rate.

The reservation deadline is September 27.

Reserve


Educational Sessions

Region V is currently accepting educational session submissions for the 2017 Regional Conference. To provide a wide variety of robust programs that are applicable to all conference participants, we are encouraging professional staff members to co-present with students, where appropriate, to bring as many participants into the presenting process as possible. In addition, we ask that professional staff members encourage any graduate or undergraduate participants to submit programs that would benefit the conference.

Educational session proposals will be accepted until September 30. 

Submit

If you are interested and can benefit from discussing your idea with a Conference Planning Team members, please contact Joe Lattal at joseph.lattal@northwestern.edu.


Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 26
  • 1–6:45 p.m. — Welcome Table at the Hotel
  • 1–6:45 p.m. — Silent Auction and Service Project Drop Off
  • 1–6:45 p.m. — Optional Preconference Tours (Miller Park, Harley Davidson Museum, Brewery Tours, Marquette University)
  • 7–8:30 p.m. — UWM Distinguished Lecture Series: Raoul Peck

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Raoul Peck, award winning film director and writer, for a thought-provoking and insightful discussion of his latest film, "I Am Not Your Negro." Peck will discuss the film, James Baldwin, and connect the Civil Rights Movement to the issues of segregation, education, and mass incarceration that Milwaukee and so many other places around the world face today.

    Peck has created multiple eye-opening and award-winning narratives and documentaries that have screened globally, including including "Lumumba," "Sometimes in April," "Man by the Shore," and "Fatal Assistance." His latest work, "The Young Karl Marx," looks at another key political and historical figure. The totality of Peck’s work demonstrates his deep sense of responsibility towards elevating the conversation about critical current and historic social issues.

    This is a ticketed event. Please make sure to include this event on your registration form. If you have already registered without selecting this option, please contact Conference Planning Team Chair Seth Dohrn at sdohrn@iastate.edu.

Friday, October 27
  • 8–11 a.m. — Silent Auction and Service Project Drop Off
  • 8 a.m.–Noon — Registration at the Union
  • 9-10 a.m. — Optional Union Tour
  • 10–11 a.m. — Welcome Sessions
  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. — Silent Auction Open
  • 11:15 a.m.–Noon — Educational Session Block 1
  • Noon–1:30 p.m. — Lunch and Communities of Practice Meetings
  • 2–2:45 p.m. — Educational Session Block 2
  • 3–4:30 p.m. — Keynote
  • 5–6:30 p.m. — Dinner
  • 7–9 p.m. — Lyrical Sanctuary
    Region V is excited to partner with the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s Sociocultural Programs to feature their program, Lyrical Sanctuary, as the Friday night entertainment at this year’s conference. Lyrical Sanctuary is a popular open-mic night that has been part of UWM’s culture for the past 15 years. Conference attendees are encouraged to take part in this event, either as a listener or as a spoken word performer. An option will be provided to attend a writer’s workshop with feature poet Desiree Dallagiacomo, third ranked woman poet at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, for those interested in learning how to put spoken word together before the program. For those interested in performing in Lyrical Sanctuary, the conference does have time slots reserved for ACUI attendees. Please contact Ali Myszewski (ali.myszewski@marquette.edu) to secure your spot.
Saturday, October 28
  • 8–10 a.m. — Registration at the Union
  • 8 a.m.–10 p.m. — Conference Planning Team Headquarters
  • 9–10 a.m. — Future Leaders In Student Affairs – OPE Oshkosh
  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. — Silent Auction
  • 10–11:30 a.m. — Awards Brunch and Keynote
  • Noon–12:45 p.m. — Educational Session Block 3 – Roundtables
  • 1–1:45 p.m. — Educational Session Block 4
  • 2–2:45 p.m. — Educational Session Block 5
  • 3–4:15 p.m. — ACUI Talks: Wisconsin Union Directors
  • 5–6:30 p.m. — Food & Drink in Lower Level
  • 5:30–10 p.m. — Saturday Night Activities (Bowling Tournament, Billiards Tournament, Trivia)

Sunday, October 29
  • 8–10 a.m. — Breakfast at Marquette University
  • 9:15–9:30 a.m. — Conference Wrap Up and 2018 Conference Reveal
  • 9:30 a.m. — Tours at Marquette

Featured Programs

Find more details about the featured program in conference schedule above.

Thursday, October 26: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Lecture Series 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Raoul Peck, award winning film director and writer, for a thought-provoking and insightful discussion of his latest film, "I Am Not Your Negro." Peck will discuss the film, James Baldwin, and connect the Civil Rights Movement to the issues of segregation, education, and mass incarceration that Milwaukee and so many other places around the world face today. This is a ticketed event. Please make sure to include this event on your registration form. If you have already registered without selecting this option, please contact Conference Planning Team Chair Seth Dohrn at sdohrn@iastate.edu.

Friday, October 27: Lyrical Sanctuary 

The 2017 Regional Conference is excited to partner with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Sociocultural Programs to feature their program, Lyrical Sanctuary, as the Friday night entertainment at this year’s conference. For those interested in performing in Lyrical Sanctuary, the conference does have time slots reserved for ACUI attendees. Please contact Ali Myszewski (ali.myszewski@marquette.edu) to secure your spot.

Community Service Project

Region V will be collecting socks for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Why socks? Socks are essential and one of the least donated necessities. Conference participants are asked to collect new socks or funds to purchase socks at your respective institutions to donate at the Regional Conference. Questions about this service project can be directed to Conference Planning Team member Rachel Wussow at wussowr@uwgb.edu.


Conference Planning Team

  • Seth Dohrn, Iowa State University, 2017 Planning Team Chair
  • Paul Wraalstad, North Dakota State University, 2018 Planning Team Chair
  • Mike Schmit, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 2017 Host Team Chair
  • Dan Abler, Marquette University
  • Simon Franco, University of Minnesota–Morris
  • Will Hoffman, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Danielle Kroencke, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville
  • Joe Lattal, Northwestern University
  • Ali Myszewski, Marquette University
  • Jon Shields, Creighton University
  • Rachel Wussow, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay