2023 Annual Conference

Annual Conference at the Kalahari Resort

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
8:00 AM (CST)
to Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM (CST)

We welcome our keynote speakers, Owner and Founder of Key Change Consulting, LLC Dr. Marcus Lewis, Ho-Chunk Nation Preservation Representative
William “Nąąwącekǧize” Quackenbush , and Esri Education Manager Joseph Kerski to our Annual Conference!

Important Information:
Hotel Information

Be aware that the Kalahari is requiring tax-exempt forms be e-mailed to dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com or faxed to 608-254-6116 no later than 7 days before the conference. Visit their FAQ for more information on their policies.

**The room block has ended, however the Kalahari will honor the room rates as long as there are rooms available.**

Exhibitors and Sponsors

See our Sponsor Page to visit and thank our sponsors!

Virtual Option

Can't attend in person? Join us virtually for the keynotes and six select presentations at a reduced price! Register here.

Final Program

The final program is ready in PDF and Mobile formats. **Please note, that Mobile agenda has the most up to date information as changes occur during the weather event.**


Trying to figure out where to go? Plan your safari with the conference floorplan and exhibitor hall floorplan.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at the Annual Conference is a great way to meet new people, network and give back to the community. We are currently looking for Map Contest Judges, Student Volunteers, Silent Auction Volunteers and Moderators.

Our famous WLIA Foundation Silent Auction is back!  If you have a fun item to donate or want to provide an experience to a WLIA Member, use our Silent Auction Donation link to enter the item and upload a picture.  For more information, see this news post.  For online bidding, make sure your account is ready to go!

Map Contest Home Page

Click the image above for all the important details you'll need to enter your maps and applications! Do you want to see what's been entered? Click here.

Presentation Materials

Agenda at a Glance

Wed Feb 22

9:30a -  Morning Workshops
12:30p - Lunch
1:30p - Afternoon Workshops
2p - WLIC
4:45p - LION Meeting

Thurs Feb 23

7a - DEI SIG
8a - Breakfast with the Exhibitors
8a - New Member Session
8:30a - Morning Plenary and Keynote Bill Quackenbush
10:15a - Exhibit Hall Opening
10:30a - Sessions
12p - Lunch, 50/50 Raffle, Town Hall Part 1, Platinum Sponsor Spotlight, Keynote Dr. Marcus Lewis
2p - Sessions
4p - SIG Meetings
5p - Exhibitor Reception

Friday Feb 24

8a - Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30a - Morning Plenary, Gold Sponsor Highlight and Keynote Joseph Kerski
9:30a - Exhibit Hall Break
10a - Silent Auction Ends
10:30a - Sessions
12p - Lunch, Town Hall Part 2, Awards, and Prizes
2p - New WLIA Board Meeting

For More Information:

Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick

Geospatial Services Administrator, Rock County