The 2024 APWA Wisconsin Chapter Spring Conference will be held May 1-3, 2024 at the Monona Terrace in downtown Madison. The conference will be hosted by the City of Madison Engineering Department, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, and the Wisconsin Chapter. APWA Wisconsin Past-President Eric Dundee of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is the conference chair.

Early Bird registration ends midnight Friday, April 19!

REGISTRATION: We have set up separate Attendee and Exhibitor Registration portals in the Whova app. The Exhibitor Registration portal is just for registration of Exhibits, which includes a full conference registration, and Additional Exhibitors, who will attend just exposition parts of the conference on Wednesday evening and Thursday. All other registrations (including golf) will be through the Attendee Registration portal. 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: The full conference program can be found on the Whova website. Highlights include:
  • Wednesday, May 1: Golf Outing, Bike Technical Tour, TIME Workshop, Evening Get Acquainted Party in the Exhibitor Hall with food, beverage, and games.
  • Thursday, May 2: Exhibitor Show, Conference Vendor Educational Sessions, Annual evening awards banquet
  • Friday, May 3: Conference Educational Sessions, Chapter Business Meeting
Several short-format vendor education sessions will highlight their products and services on Thursday along with traditional 50-minute educational sessions on Thursday and Friday. Spring conference program, speaker and exhibitor information can be viewed through Whova or using the links to the right.
Spring Conference Program
Spring Conference Speakers 
Registered Exhibitors
Attendee Registration Tips
  • Early registration discount for full registration ends at midnight on Friday, April 19 - register now!
  • You will be asked these questions as part of the full registration process:
    • Will you participate in the Wednesday afternoon Bike Technical Tour? (Unlimited capacity)
    • Will you participate in the Wednesday afternoon Emergency Management Training? (50-person limit)
    • Will you attend the Wednesday night Get Acquainted Party?
    • Will you attend the Thursday night Chapter Awards Banquet?
    • Are you planning to stay for lunch on Friday?
  • All Full Registration options include all conference sessions, the exposition and social events, but not the golf outing. A conference T-shirt is also included in all Full Registrations purchased before April 20, 2024.
  • The Golf Outing is planned for 80 participants and is not included in full registration. Make sure to sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • Member Discount - members qualify for a $50 discount on the Full Registration tickets. Use the appropriate registration ticket in Whova for the discount.
Exhibitor Registration Tips - Exhibitor Registration Closes Midnight Friday April 19!
  • Very few exhibit booth tickets remain available for this conference. Use the Exhibit Floor Map to identify booth locations and the active ticket list in the Whova app to identify which exhibit spots are currently available. 
  • Equipment display is welcome and encouraged! There is plenty of space to show off new equipment. Monona Terrace has an “easy-in/easy-out” drive for equipment to enter and exit the exhibitor floor. (Exhibitor Move-In/ Move-Out information is below.)
  • Register additional exhibitor registrants to make sure you get food and beverage tickets for Wednesday night, and Thursday during the show hours. Each booth registration includes one full conference registration. Co-workers who will attend the whole conference should register as Attendees.
  • View Currently Registered Exhibitors.
  • Wednesday night’s conference Get Acquainted Party is on the exhibit floor. Make sure to plan to have your booth set-up and representatives at the event on Wednesday night.
  • Exhibitor showcase and educational sessions will take place all day Thursday during the show. To reserve 25-minute or 50-minute session time slots, contact Eric Dundee (spots are limited).
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available for the chapter, conference, and special events food and beverage. Our goal is to welcome hundreds of public works frontline workers to the show without cost. The only way for us to do that is with your support.
  • Use the Attendee Registration portal to register for the golf outing.
    2024 APWA WI Exhibit Floor Plan        
Exhibitor Registration

LODGING: Downtown Madison hotels have limited capacity. The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W Dayton Street may still have rooms, although the conference room block expired March 18, 2024.

  • GOLF OUTING: The shotgun start begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at The Oaks Golf Course, located in Cottage Grove. Scramble format; $85 per person gets you 18 holes with cart at this course as well as box lunch and the turn. TICKET SALES END AT 5 PM ON Wednesday April 24, 2024.
  • BICYCLE TECHNICAL TOUR: Join your public works colleagues on a bicycle tour of Madison. Casual 6- and 15-mile options are available led by Chris Barnes and Rick Eilertson. The ride will start near the Monona Terrace at 10 AM on Wednesday May 1. Rental bicycles are available. Helmets and comfortable spring weather clothing are recommended. More information on the event will come. Questions? Contact Chris Barnes at or (608) 807-4471.
  • GET ACQUAINTED PARTY: We are shaking things up in Madison. The Get Acquainted Party will be in the Exhibitor Hall with exhibitor. Come meet your old and new public works colleagues, play games, have some food and beverages, and enjoy the night. The event starts at 5:00 p.m.
  • YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HOSTED EVENT: At the Great Dane Pub in downtown Madison. Check the Whova app for details.
  • AWARDS BANQUET: The Thursday night awards banquet will recognize this year's projects and individuals who are being recognized through the Chapter's annual awards program. In addition to celebrating people and projects with great food and company, the evening's theme will be "alumni wear."
MOBILE CONFERENCE APP: We are excited to be using the Whova mobile app for this conference based on its great success in our past conferences. All the conference information is available through it, saving the cost and waste of printed conference programs. Whova provides automatic conference updates with the conference program and speaker information for your access. Setup assistance will be available at the conference check-in desk.
Get our official event app,
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova
QUESTIONS? Contact Eric Dundee at (608) 709-1867 or
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WISCONSIN CHAPTER CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations requested by April 19, 2024 will be granted a full refund less a twenty-five dollar ($25) administrative fee. Refunds after April 19, 2024 may be granted due to special circumstances reviewed on a case by case basis by the host committee and then referred for approval of the Executive Committee. The host committee must receive all special circumstance requests by May 10, 2024 for consideration. All requests received after this date will be denied. Refund requests must be submitted to the host committee and treasurer describing the basis of the request and must include their mailing address and to whom the refund should be directed. All approved special request refunds will be issued after completion of the conference.
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