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The Oshkosh Placement Exchange

Concordia University

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2017 Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8:30 – 9:30am                    Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15am                   Opening Session

10:20 – 11:15am               Program Session I

11:30am – 12:15pm        Program Session II

12:15pm                               Lunch and Awards

1:00 – 2:00pm                    Speaker

2:15 – 3:15pm                    Program Session III

3:15 – 3:45pm                    Networking/Mentoring Social

3:45 – 4:30pm                    Program Session IV

Friday, October 13, 2017

8:30 – 9:00am                    Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30am                    Opening Session

9:45 – 10:30am                  Program Session V

10:45 – 11:45am              Program Session VI

11:45am                               Lunch and Awards

12:15 – 1:15pm                 Speaker

1:15pm                                 Conference Close

For questions about the conference, please contact our conference co-chairs:
Andy Schumacher-schumaca@uwosh.edu
Adam Szalacinski-adamszalacinski@gmail.com

Conference Speakers

Vernon Wall

Vernon A. Wall has accumulated over 30 years of professional Student Afairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC where he serves as the Director of Business Development for LeaderShape, Inc. Prior to this position, Vernon served as the Senior Director for Professional Development, Research & Scholarship for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA - College Student Educators International) and as Assistant Dean of Students at Iowa State University. In spring of 1998, Vernon sailed with Semester at Sea as a member of the Student Life Team accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. With degrees from North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Vernon is the consummate scholar-practitioner. Vernon has received numerous awards for his contributions to the quality of student life in is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues of inclusion on today's college campus. His award-winning programs and presentations have been seen by thousands of students, faculty, and staf on campuses across the country. Vernon's passion for social justice and inclusion is grounded in a quote from his late grandmother: "May the work I've done speak for me."

Aaron Koepke

Aaron Koepke is the co-founder of a consulting business that focuses on instructional design, training, and communication solutions for universities and private businesses. He also teaches courses in the Communication Studies department at UW-La Crosse. He has fourteen years of experience in student affairs that includes housing and residence life, academic advising, student conduct, Title IX and Clery compliance, and teaching. He earned his Bachelor's degree from UW-Stevens Point and a Master's degree from Ball State University. Away from work, you'll find Aaron biking, hiking, seeking out live music, and spending time with his family. He's also never met a cup of coffee he didn't like. Aaron lives in La Crosse with his wife and two children.

Other Conference Information

Program Proposals

Program proposal submission is live. Use this link to submit a program proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/UeuBdD9lVTqyizcZ2

Program proposals are due September 17.

Accepted presenters will be notified no later than Friday, September 22.

Conference Sponsorship

Interested in being a conference sponsor? Please contact Stephanie Salazar Kann at ssalazar@wisc.edu.

Hotel Information

The 2017 conference will once again be hosted at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort. Use code 489743 when making your reservation. A room block is reserved until September 15.

Please note that to receive tax exempt status for lodging, you will need to bring certain documents with you.  More information can be found by reading this Tax Exempt Information and completing this Tax Exempt Form.

Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort

Glacier Canyon Lodge

45 Hillman Rd

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965






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