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2024 Annual Conference

2024 Annual Conference

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 12:00 PM (CST) to Friday, March 8, 2024 at 12:00 PM (CST)

* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 12:00 AM (CST)

Event Details


Join us at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells March 6-8, 2024 for WALA's Annual Conference. These three days are filled with Extraordinary elements of education, networking and attendee engagement.  Be Extraordinary with us and register for the yearly event you won't want to miss.

Thank you to our Full Conference Promotion Sponsor:

Event Schedule:

Wednesday, March 6th

Optional Educational Pre-Event 12:00-4:30pm

Join Kelly Mundth, Principal of Better to Best, in this 4 - hour workshop intensive Together we Define! Team, Teaming and Team Building. This fun and engaging workshop will teach you strategies and skills to help build strong teams, keep them engaged and encourage everyone to have a hand in teaming.

Opening Reception Dinner 5:00 - 8:00pm

This year we are kicking off the conference with a live performance by Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos at our opening reception. This component of the event has become one you don't want to miss.

Dinner, Networking + Entertainment!

Thank you to our Opening Reception Dinner Sponsor:

 M3 Insurance

Thursday March 7th 7:30 - 10:00am

Registration, Opening Remarks and Opening Keynote

Courtney Clark, President of Accelerated Resilience, is joining us to open our day with Productive Persistence: How to "Give Up" to Get More Done. To achieve your goals, it seems like the best answer is to persist and persevere - but there's more than one kind of persistence.

Walk away from this keynote with the ability to: 

  • Recognize hidden barriers to productivity and how to overcome them
  • Identify the difference between a goal and a plan - and which ones to focus on that really matter
  • Apply a simple framework to evaluate competing needs and decide which to prioritize
  • Find the space to recover, regroup, and rejuvenate so you and your team can bring out your best, both in and out of work

Thank you to our Opening Keynote Sponsor:

Consolidated Construction Company

10:00am - 7:00pm

We have a FULL DAY for you...
  • Over 20 breakout sessions
  • HERO Awards Ceremony over lunch
  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Prize drawing reception + return of Elite Cornhole Tournament

Friday, March 8th 8:30am - 9:30am

WALA / Argentum Updates on Workforce Development Initiatives

We know how challenging it has been for each of you to maintain a steady workforce over the past several years and want to do our part to support our members. As we launch our final day of the conference, we'll be joined by Argentum to hear about exciting new forthcoming workforce development initiatives that we will have available for WALA members. Following these updates, we will announce our PAC Raffle winners.


A final round of breakout sessions.

Hotel Information

Secure a room under the WALA room block at Kalahari HERE

Hotel rooms are open for March 5, 6 and 7 for the conference that takes place March 6 - 8th, 2024.

Walk In Pricing:

WALA Member


Wednesday Pre-Event + Opening Dinner Reception: $210

Wednesday Pre-Event + Opening Dinner Reception: $261

Thursday + Friday Conference: $386

Thursday + Friday Conference: $471

Nursing Home Administrator Credits: $125

WALA Diamond Participants - Don't forget to take your 10% off

WALA Diamond Accredited Communities - 25% off

NAB Approval Code: 20250305-40-A100178-IN 

Thank you to our Registration Sponsor: