February 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – February 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Palindrome Dates 22022 & 22222: Looking Forward, Not Backwards, to Our Days in Arboriculture!
February 20-22, 2022
Hyatt & KI Convention Center • Green Bay, WI
After a two-year hiatus, we are ecstatic to be back in person in Green Bay for the WAA & WIDNR Annual Winter Conference! We have another fabulous line-up this year you won’t want to miss!
The 2022 WAA/WIDNR VIRTUAL Annual Conference will be available for viewing on the Pheedloop Platform March 1-31, 2022. This will be a professionally recorded conference and will offer an improved experience over last year’s virtual offering. This is a repeat performance of our In-Person Conference from February 20-22, 2022.
Watch the sessions at your own pace! The platform will be available for a full four weeks. This seminar will include around 30 hours of virtual learning and engagement with approximately 30 CEUs available through online quizzes. You must pass the quiz with an 80% (16 of 20 correct for a one-hour session) to attain CEUs. Results will be given upon completion of each quiz, as the quiz may be taken as often as necessary to pass. WAA will submit the passing results to ISA for you to receive your CEUs.
Each person must provide their own email address and Certification number (even if one person is registering multiple people) if they want CEUs. Participants will receive an email invite to the Pheedloop Platform the day before the event starts. Login details will be included. More information and registration is available at our 2022 WAA/WIDNR VIRTUAL Annual Conference event page.
TO PAY FOR VIRTUAL ONLY – PLEASE GO HERE: https://www.waa-isa.org/tribe-events/2022-waa-widnr-virtual-annual-conference/
Health and Safety Measures (in-person event)
The WAA takes the health and safety of its membership, conference attendees, and exhibitors seriously. We will be adhering to all current CDC guidelines along with following Hyatt/KI Convention Center guidelines. We will have hand sanitizing stations and masks available. Event spaces will be professionally disinfected each evening. The KI Convention Center utilizes a PureChem System in meeting rooms and guestrooms, effectively eliminating 99.997% of bacteria, virus, algae, mold, and fungus on treated surfaces. Seating will be arranged to encourage social distancing. In addition, food will be served in accordance with CDC guidelines, i.e., individually packaged or served by professional food staff. Please do check the website for updated guidelines, as information may change frequently.
A negative COVID test will be required of all in-person attendees regardless of vaccination status. All conference attendees are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within 72 hours of arrival to the conference. If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the conference and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to attend). A COVID symptom and contact health screening will also be required to attend the conference.
Facemasks will be required in all areas of the Hyatt and the KI Convention Center. We will have limited capacity at the KI Convention Center with the maximum number of registrants set at 462 attendees (not including exhibitors). Once capacity is met, registration will close. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY WALK-UP REGISTRATIONS. The WAA will not have the capacity to police or enforce any safety protocols. All participants will depend solely on the goodwill and professionalism of our membership to follow safety protocol and protect one another.
COVID Testing Requirements & FAQ’s
Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines/Flowchart
Hotel Information – Blocks are NOW CLOSED!
Reservations can now be made for the annual conference. We have blocks in three hotels this year!
Hyatt (host hotel)= Attached to KI Convention Center at 333 Main St. $116/night for a double, $136/night for a triple, $156/night for a quad occupancy, 402-592-6464 or 888-421-1442 or online https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/GRBRG/G-AA22 Please make reservations before January 29, 2022.
Hampton Inn = Attached to KI Convention Center at 201 Main St., $129/night for a double queen, 800-457-2929 or 920-437-5900. Indicate you are with the Arborist Group Block. Please make hotel reservations before January 20, 2022.
Hotel Northland – 1 block from KI Convention Center at 302 N. Adams St., $115/night for a standard king, $135/night for a double queen, 855-999-0104 or 920-393-7499. Indicate you are part of the WI Arborist Association Room Block or use this link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1626290052878&key=GRP&app=resvlink Please make hotel reservations before January 20, 2022.
Quality Inn = 0.6 mi. from KI Convention Center at 321 S. Washington St., 920-437-8771
St. Brendan’s Inn = 0.6 mi. from KI Conv Center at 234 S. Washington St., 920-884-8484
Hawthorn Suites = 2.7 mi. from KI Conv Center at 335 W. Joseph St., 920-435-2222
More can be found at:
Registration Information – NO WALK UPS ALLOWED!
Download the Conference Brochure for the full agenda.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
- Registration available online until February 15th or until we reach max capacity of 462.
- Early Bird Discount available until January 28th. Prices will go up on January 29th.
- EARLY BIRD DEADLINE HAS PASSED!
- Registration Fees: NOW CLOSED!
- Early Bird Registration: WAA Member $260, Non-Member $275, Full-Time Students $6
- All Access Pass: WAA Member $350, Non-Member $365
- Late Registration Fee (after January 28th): add $40 per person (except students)
- WALKUPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
- No one-day registrations are available, only full conference registration are available.
- Want to attend both Annual Conference versions (in-person and virtual) to earn the maximum number of CEUs possible and still network with everyone?? Purchase the ALL ACCESS PASS to attend the in-person conference AND have access to the virtual event which allows you to view all sessions! Students who wish to attend both the in-person and virtual sessions must register separately for each event.
- The Schedule and Location of Events Addendum is now available so you can plan out your conference agenda and see how many CEUs/CTSPs are being offered per session.
Brief Overview of the Speaker Line-up (just to name a few) – SEE BROCHURE FOR COMPLETE AGENDA
Scott Altenhoff (City of Eugene Parks & Open Space) – Storm Preparedness and Trees and Construction
Adam Alves (Madison College), Zac Eckberg (Madison College) – Tree Planting and Establishment/Post Planting Care
Beth Brantley (Bartlett Tree Experts) – As the Climate Warms, Trees Feel the Heat
Michelle Catania (The Morton Arboretum), Allyson Salisbury (Freelance Urban Forestry Researcher), Anna Healy (City of Fitchburg), Matt Koepnick (City of Racine), Mike Rushmer (City of West Allis) – Should I Put a Tree Here? Soil and Site Evaluation for Tree Planting (Sunday Workshop)
Rich Hauer (UW-Stevens Point) – Planning for the Next Three Letter Urban Tree Canopy Changer: Lessons Learned with DED, EAB, ETC.
Michael Hillstrom (WI DNR) – Trending Tree Insect Issues
Gordon Mann (Mann Made Resources) – Protecting Trees Around Construction (Sunday Workshop) and Growing the Trees Where People Live: How to Sustainably Approach Community Tree Design and Management
Lee Mueller (Davey Resource Group, Inc.) – Community Trees: Risk or Reward and Planning for Community Trees: Tools and Approaches
Jamie Nack (Division of Extension and Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison) – Managing Urban Areas for Wildlife
Chad Rigsby (Bartlett Tree Experts)- The Multiple Dimensions of Tree Defense to Insects
Don Roppolo (Davey Tree Expert Co.) – What Can Go Wrong During Felling and Removals
More details are available on the brochure above. Hope to see you there!
- Click here for more information and to register to become an exhibitor.
- Check out the MAP of the exhibit hall.
- Questions about becoming an exhibitor? Ask Todd Haefke for more information.
- Sponsorships are still available! Click here for more information.
- $300 cookie break sponsor and $250 session sponsors still available!
- Questions about sponsorships? Ask Todd Haefke for more information.
Registration Questions? – contact WAA Chapter Executive Tina Johnson
Concerns? – contact WAA President Nathan Schuettpelz
PAYMENT AND RETURN POLICY