2015 ANNUAL CONVENTION Milwaukee

  • 02 Oct 2015
  • 1:00 PM
  • 04 Oct 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Milwaukee, WI

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun sessions; breakfasts; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun sessions; breakfasts and Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun sessions; breakfasts and luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun sessions; breakfasts; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Sat/Sun. breakfast; Saturday luncheon
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Sat/Sun. breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Sat/Sun. breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Friday, Saturday & Sunday sessions; Sat/Sun breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Friday sessions
  • Includes Friday sessions
  • Includes Friday sessions
  • Includes Friday sessions.
  • Includes Saturday sessions only; Saturday breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Saturday sessions only; Saturday breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Saturday sessions only; Saturday breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Saturday sessions; Saturday breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes NO seminars; Saturday breakfast and luncheon
  • Includes NO seminars; Saturday breakfast & luncheon
  • Includes NO seminars; breakfast Saturday & Sunday, and business luncheon on Saturday.
  • Includes NO seminars; breakfast Saturday and Sunday; Saturday luncheon
  • for administrative purposes only
  • Sponsor a give-away item for each attendee
  • Sponsor two bottles of water for each attendee upon hotel check-in with note from sponsorship
  • Sponsor a student's convention fee ONLY ($40, $60, $80, etc,) Select "Yes" on next page to sponsor a student.
  • Includes Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun sessions; breakfasts; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. sessions; breakfasts; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Fri/Sat/Sun sessions; Sat/Sun breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes Fri/Sat/Sun sessions; Sat/Sun breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Saturday sessions only; Saturday breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Saturday sessions only, Saturday breakfast; Saturday luncheon; breaks
  • Includes 8-foot skirted display table, electricity, breakfasts and Saturday luncheon for one company representative.

IF YOU ARE REGISTERING AS A NON-MEMBER, RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF WCRA MEMBERSHIP FOR ONE YEAR BY APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP FIRST AND THEN REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION AS A MEMBER. SAME COST AS A NON-MEMBER CONVENTION FEE. GO TO THE HOME PAGE AND JOIN NOW!!


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2015 WCRA ANNUAL CONVENTION
October 2-4, 2015
Downtown Marriott, Milwaukee
323 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53202
Room Block Deadline EXTENDED TO Friday, Sept. 18th at 5:00 pm
Registration is still open!!!
The historic Milwaukee Marriott Downtown is located in the heart of East Town and walking distance from the shores of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee RiverWalk and the celebrated arts and fashion district, the Third Ward.  The hotel boasts stylish guest rooms with luxurious Revive® bedding, flat screen TVs with premium cable, complimentary wifi throughout the property, and much more.  Start your day with a signature Starbucks® coffee and try Millioke for a delicious array of Midwestern cuisine and craft brews for dinner.  Enjoy the incomparable service and unprecedented style during your visit to the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown

Hotel Information:

Hotel room block EXTENDED deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015, by 5 pm.  Room rates are $149 per room per night plus tax.  Call 877-224-1990 to reserve your room.  Let them know you are with the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association.  You can check out the hotel, spa, and other amenities at Milwaukee Downtown Marriott.   The hotel address is 323 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  The driveway entrance is on 625 North Milwaukee Street

WCRA 2015 Annual Convention Agenda for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Convention Speaker Bios

Milwaukee Activities

Convention Folder Pick-up:  You can pick up your convention folder Friday afternoon or Saturday morning at the registration table.

Charity Information:  Exploit No More exists to empower Milwaukee’s children to rise out of sex trafficking.  The objective is to lend voices to children who have been sold for sex, to mobilize our community to do something about it, and to provide long-term residential aftercare to children freed from the chains of commercial sexual exploitation.  The goal is to create awareness, advocacy, and aftercare by establishing a safe house in the Milwaukee area for minor girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.  Check donations can be sent to:  Exploit No More, P.O. Box 510286, Milwaukee, WI  53203.  Online donations can be made at:  www.exploitnomore.org 

Registration Inclusion:  Breakfast and lunch/business meeting on Saturday, October 3, and breakfast Sunday, October 4, are included with the registration fee.   

Door Prizes:  Once again, we will be giving out door prizes from various vendors and reporters.  If you would like to donate a door prize, please bring the item to the convention and give them to the people at the registration desk.  We appreciate all door prizes.   

Social Package:  For those of you who are retired or would like to reunite with old friends or attend the business meeting but do not wish to attend the seminars, WCRA continues to offer a social package.  This includes Saturday’s breakfast and lunch/business meeting and Sunday breakfast.  The cost will vary for each convention based on the hotel charges.  It does not include admission to the seminars.   

Raffle for Student Scholarship/Recruitment Fund and Exploit No More:  WCRA will be hosting a silent auction, but we need your help!  Could you please support our auction by either contributing a cash donation or providing a gift basket?  In the past reporters in counties or districts collaborate to create a basket or make a cash donation.  Proceeds from the auction will go toward our Student Scholarship/Recruitment Fund and Exploit No More.  Any questions, please contact Dannielle Copeland at dannielle.cox@gmail.com. 

Sponsor-A-Student:  The students need sponsors.  Your donation would be greatly appreciated.  Please check the “student sponsor” area on your registration form.  Students are the future of the stenographic profession! 

Steno Machine Cleaning & Tuning:  Steve Worth from Worth Business Equipment will be available Saturday, October 3, to clean and tune up machines.  He will consider appointments on Friday, October 2, if there is the demand.   He services most steno machines with a couple of exceptions.  Machine cleaning is $220 plus parts.  This includes Diamantes.  If you know that you need a specific part or parts (paper tray, tripod, display, etc.), Steve would like to know ahead of time so he has the parts available.  You will need to schedule a time slot with him directly.  Space is limited!  Contact him at 773-777-1474 or email him at worth4154@msn.com

Additional Convention Information:  Laptops and stenograph machines are highly recommended but not required for Friday and Saturday’s sessions.  

   

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions about our association, or you would like additional information about court reporting as a profession, please contact us at sheripiontek@gmail.com.

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