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WAFCA Leadership Summit 2020
March 5-6, 2020, Pa
rk Hotel, Madison

 Gold Sponsors

Change = Opportunity. Effective change takes courage, strategy, passion, and strong leadership. With the beginning of a new decade, change is inevitably upon us, and we invite you to gather with WAFCA leaders from around the state to engage with policymakers, consider new opportunities, and prepare to leap into the transformational work ahead. Join us at the 2020 Leadership Summit to reflect on where we have been and envision what's possible!


  • DHS Secretary Andrea Palm
  • DCF Secretary Emilie Amundson 
  • Inspiring stories of agency transformation
  • Employee retention strategies
  • Capitol Update including legislative session wrap-up and look ahead to 2020 elections
  • Valuable networking with colleagues and other stakeholder partners

Agenda in Brief 

Thurs Mar 5

8:00 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM Day-1 Program Begins

4:00 PM Reception with Partners for Children and Families

6:00 PM Dinner at Top of the Park

Fri Mar 6

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Day-2 Program Begins

12:00 PM Networking Lunch & Adjourn


Registration Fees

  (Deadline Feb 24, 2020; Hotel deadline extended to Feb 19! )

$250 - First Registrant (includes Thurs Dinner)

$100 - Each Additional Registrant

  $30 - Each Additional Attendee for Thurs Dinner


Room Block available at Park Hotel (On the Capitol Square)

This is the conference host hotel. Room rates start at $139/night. Use online booking Park Hotel Reservations or call hotel directly at (608) 285-8000 and inform hotel you are part of the "2020 WI Association of Family & Children's Agencies Block." Rooms in the block are available until the cut-off date of February 19, 2020.  Parking: Guaranteed parking for one vehicle for overnight guests at $15 per night, valet only. If additional parking space is available a second vehicle can be accommodated for $30/day.