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2020 WALA Spring Conference Postponed

After careful consideration of the recent events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association and its Board of Directors has determined that in the best interest of our members and the residents they serve, the 2020 WALA Spring Conference will be postponed until August 25-27, 2020.


WALA leadership did not make this decision lightly.  This situation has been closely monitored based on information provided by public health agencies, including DHS and the CDC.  We always believe that our members' residents and staff are the first priority.  This decision allows you to focus your energy and resources on supporting those in your communities. 


Please continue to check back for updated information as it becomes available.  If you have any questions, please contact or call the WALA office at 608-288-0246.






Final Agenda is Here!



More Conference Schedule & Registration Information:


Educational Pre-Event

Tuesday, August 25  12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Join us during this four hour educational workshop presented by Dr Beth Nolan from the Positive Approach to Care trainer network. Conditions of the brain are complex. This presentation will take an in-depth look at dementia through a strengths-based approach, describing both the neurological changes of the disease process, as well as retained skills and abilities. Common problematic interactions and barriers to communication will be de-coded using this information, across the progression of the disease, helping participants find a path forward with dementia. This pre-conference educational session is highly interactive, teaching hands-on skill building for immediate use in clinical and non-clinical interaction and daily care provision.


Meet & Greet

Tuesday, August 25  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

WALA welcomes you to the 2020 Conference experience. Providers and industry partners - renew or create quality connections with fellow professionals. Join us for this high-quality networking opportunity that happens just once a year. PLUS, enjoy LIVE entertainment from 7 - 8:30pm with a performance by The LoveMonkeys


Conference Registration

Wednesday & Thursday, August 26-27, 2020

Come for one or both days to connect with assisted living professionals and experience a robust offering of educational sessions. Thursday we introduce you to Dennis McIntee as he highlights solutions via his keynote presentation: Drama Free Teams in Healthcare. Our exhibit hall will be teeming with industry experts that are ready to share resources that deliver results. Thursday comes to life with a General  Session addressing some of the most relevant matters in assisted living. A morning packed with educational sessions closes with our PAC raffle along with our 2nd Annual Hero Awards.


View full conference session descriptions and handouts as they are received here.



Want to attend, but need to demonstrate value to your owner and operator in advance?... Use WALA's customizable justification letter to illustrate how conference participation delivers results for your organization - long term!


Maximum 10.50 CE hours available

NAB - Nursing home administrator credits approval #202110202-39.75-A62861-IN


2nd Annual Wisconsin Assisted Living Hero Awards

Special Feature during the closing session on Thursday, August 27th

The Assisted Living Foundation of Wisconsin and WALA are pleased to support excellence in service and to encourage continued dedication and commitment by recognizing Assisted Living Heroes among us. The Hero Awards recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their job descriptions to provide outstanding care and service to Wisconsin residents.

This special awards program is made possible by The Assisted Living Foundation President Cindy Senke and Mosaic Management Group.





Hotel & Travel Information:

Hotel room blocks fill up quickly! WALA strongly recommends reserving your hotel at the time of your Spring Conference registration. Please note the room block release dates; prices may increase significantly after these dates.


Updated Hotel Accommodation information below to reflect August Conference dates


  • Kalahari Resort & Convention Center 

Discounted WALA rate: $139 per night single/double/triple/quad

Includes water park privileges—bring the family!

Make your reservations online today:

Be sure to mention you are part of the WALA 2020 room block.

Rooms were held at this rate until July 25, 2020

  • Clarion Wintergreen Resort

Discounted WALA rate: $82.00 per night - Across the highway from the Kalahari.
800/648-4765 for reservations
Be sure to mention you are part of the WALA Conference room block.

Rooms will be held at this rate until August 10, 2020 or while vacancy remains.


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