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2020 Wisconsin Wing Conference

Come join us in beautiful La Crosse, Wisconsin for a weekend of learning, fun, and camaraderie the weekend of 17-19 April! The 2020 Wisconsin Wing Conference promises to be an experience that will increase your passion and your skills!

The 2020 Wisconsin Wing Conference is indefinitely postponed until such time as the COVID-19 situation has resolved and operations have returned to normal.

Program Information

This year’s conference will feature a number of breakout sessions and some featuring a new format! Peppered throughout the day on Saturday will be “specialty roundtables”. These sessions will provide squadron members the chance to ask questions of each other and wing staff in areas such as Cadet Programs, Personnel, Aerospace Education, and more!

You can check out a listing of all the breakout sessions here and an At-a-Glance Schedule:

Walk-In Assistance Sites Available:

Two walk-in/walk-up assistance sites will be available during the conference.

  • Lt Col Jim Delaney will be operating a site to help with logistics, vehicle, and driver’s license questions during the day on Saturday. This help desk will be located outside Salon A.
  • The IT Directorate will have walk-in help available in their room in the Badger’s Den. Staff will be available to help set up a account, learn how to access it, and more.

Registration will open soon!

Friday Night Social

On Friday evening join us in the Lumber Jack’s Saloon (Seniors only) for hors d’overs and a chance to meet and catch up with your fellow members. Cadets will have a chance to catch up by the pool with pizza and soda in the Badger’s Den.

Annual Wing Awards Banquet

Join us for the annual Wisconsin Wing Awards Banquet where we will recognized outstanding performance. And don’t miss this year’s Keynote Speaker, Professor Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University’s Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership!

Professor Tom Thibodeau has taught Servant Leadership for more than 35 years. He founded the only Master’s of Arts in Servant Leadership program in the nation and has taught hundreds of servant leaders. He provides leadership consulting for Fortune 500 companies and local employers including The Mayo Clinic, Kwik Trip, Logistics Health Inc., the Veterans Administration, and many more. Tom is a highly sought after speaker with a message of how leaders care, love, and make a difference.

F-16 Flight Simulator

And don’t miss the opportunity to experience the La Crosse Composite Squadron’s F-16 Flight Simulator which will be on-site and operating during the conference!

Friday Afternoon Senior Member Outing

Want a chance to experience something that makes La Crosse special? Then join fellow members on a tour of the Pearl Street Brewery! PSB is an iconic La Crosse business and a premier microbrewery. The tour begins at 6:00 pm and costs $8/per person. This includes a tour, a pint of beer, a pint glass, and a “buy one get one” coupon at other establishments that sell PSB products. This event is only open to Senior members ages 21 and older. There will not be coordinated transportation to/from, so members choose to attend on their own. Members will pay at the brewery. Please indicate your interest during registration so we can give PSB an approximate headcount.

Hotel Information

  • A 75-room block is available for members at Stoney Creek. Room rates are $105/night. Reserve a room by calling 1-800-659-2220.
  • A 35-room block is available at the Holiday Inn Express (located a two minute drive away). Room rates are $114/night. Reserve a room by calling 1-608-783-6555.
  • Deadline for room reservations is 25 March 2020!
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