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We have rescheduled the WAEOPP 2020 Spring Conference for October 2020. The dates of the conference will be 10/7, 10/8, & 10/9 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. If you plan to attend the rescheduled conference, we will apply your current paid registration to the new conference dates and you do not need to take any action.


If you cannot attend the rescheduled conference, you will be reimbursed the registration fee minus the $15 credit card processing fee if you cancel before June 1, 2020. If you cancel after June 1, 2020 no refund will be given. If you need to cancel, please email WAEOPP Treasurer, Alex Kurowski at  We plan to open registration again on June 1st to participants who may want to join us for the new October conference date. “Save the Date” information will come out in May.


The hotel at the Great Wolf Lodge has automatically cancelled/refunded everyone’s room from the old April conference date. Therefore, you will need to rebook your rooms AFTER REGISTRATION has opened in June. The room rate will remain the same, but the conference code will change (after registration opens in June) when you book.

Hotel Information
Great Wolf Lodge
Baraboo WI

WAEOPP 2020 Conference Agenda – Tentative


Wednesday, October 7th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration/Check In

11:00 am – 12:30 pm WAEOPP Board Meeting

11:00 am – 5:00 pm Vendors

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Opening Welcome

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Keynote Speaker

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WAEOPP Roundtables – WAEOPP 101 & WAEOPP Committees

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Break

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Pub Crawl/Waterpark


Thursday, October 8th

8:00 am – 10:00 am Registration/Check In

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Vendors

8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast & Plenary Speaker-EOA President, Rebekah Stewart Ph.D.

9:45 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Session

10:55 am – 11:55 am Concurrent Session

12:00 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch & Chapter Business Meeting

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent Session

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break

Silent Auction Begins at 3:30 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Chapter Hospitality

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm TRIO Achiever Banquet

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Funtivity

Silent Auction Ends at 9:30 pm


Friday, October 9th

8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast & Closing Remarks

9:30 am – 11:00 am Vision Board Session

McNair/SSS Retreat

Check back later for information for the 2020 Retreat!

All McNair, SSS, and Multicultural Affairs students are invited to participate in the retreat.  WAEOPP has sponsored the event for over 15 years.

Click here for hotel information

Chula Vista Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells.

Do your students have questions about how to select the right graduate school for them?  Do they wonder how they will pay for their advanced degrees?  Have they encountered a few “bumps in the road” during their undergrad days and are afraid they may prevent them from getting into the grad school of their choice?
The answer to these questions and more will be addressed at the WAEOPP McNair/SSS Retreat!

Don Asher, the nationally recognized authority on the graduate school admissions process, will be conducting the retreat. The WAEOPP McNair/SSS Retreat will be held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. 

The conference committee hopes to see you and your students in the Wisconsin Dells in September!



Sarah Wynn--Conference Chair
McNair Scholars Program
(715) 232-5490




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