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)

View the Schedule two ways!  The mobile-friendly Sched is up and running so you can customize your conference experience, or view the Preliminary Agenda pdf.

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!

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!

Agenda at a Glance

Wed Feb 22

9:30a -  Morning Workshops

12:30p - Lunch

1:30p - Afternoon Workshops

2p - WLIC

4:45p - LION Meeting

6p - The Opening

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

3:30p - Map Gallery Opening

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/Silent Auction Close

10:30a - Sessions

12p - Lunch, Town Hall Part 2, Awards, and Prizes

2p - New WLIA Board Meeting


Be aware that the Kalahari is requiring tax-exempt forms be e-mailed to 
or faxed to 608-254-6116 no later than 7 days before the conference.

Visit their FAQ for more information on their policies.

New abbreviated Virtual Option!

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

For More Information:

Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick

GIS Manager, Rock County