27th Annual Wisconsin Crisis Intervention Conference
September 21-22, 2023
Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Health and Human Services, See Stevens Point Offerings

Thursday and Friday, September 21-22, 2023
Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI                                                  

Details


The Crisis Intervention Conference gives like-minded people who are directly involved with delivering crisis services an opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, and support.

​Who Should Attend


Consumers and family members, administrators, front-line workers, and community professionals involved in crisis intervention, including Court Personnel, Emergency Services Personnel and Faculty Personnel,  Hospital Personnel, Jail Personnel, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals,  Nursing Professionals, Mental Health, Jail and School Nurses, School Administrators,  Social Workers, and Substance Abuse Professionals

​Registration Information

Register by Friday, September 1, 2023 for Early Bird Rates!

$225 | Early Bird Individual 

$205 | Early Bird Group Fee (6 or More)

$125 | *Virtual Individual

Registration will open in Summer 2023.  

*Not all sessions will be livestreamed. Those sessions being offered virtually will be indicated when we publish the full conference agenda with session descriptions. Virtual conference attendees are eligible for the same number of Continuing Education Hours as those attending in-person.

Facilitating ADA supports is important to UWSP.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least four weeks in advance of the conference.  Please contact UWSP Continuing Education at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.  

Regular Registration Fees on or after September 2, 2023 | Individual: $275 | Regular Group Rate for 6 or More: $255  | Virtual Individual: $125

2023 ​Crisis Intervention Conference 

2023 agenda will be posted by summer 2023.

View the 2022 Crisis Intervention Program Book

2023 Conference Information

 2023 Call for Proposals

2023 Crisis Intervention Conference Call for Presenter Proposals

The 2023 Crisis Intervention Conference is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, September 21-22, 2023. It is anticipated that this event will take place in-person at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Some sessions may be available virtually.The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and the conference planning committee are accepting proposals for 90-minute workshops.Proposals that demonstrate evidence-based practices, promote strength-based approaches, include the voice of lived experience, address diverse populations, enhance skills, support Crisis Intervention efforts, and energize participants are encouraged. Proposal Deadline is January 12, 2023. Please submit one form per proposal.UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach staff and the conference planning committee review all proposals. Selection criteria includes the following: • Demand for the topic. • Presenter(s) experience and qualifications. • Demonstration of diverse perspective or application. • Relevancy (new or advanced level information) and best practices. • Alignment with conference objectives. • History of the topic at the conference, including frequency of similar offerings. • Previous conference evaluation feedback, if applicable. • Preference may be given to proposals on topics that have not been presented at recent conferences. • Alignment with national best practice standards described in Crisis Now and the National Guidelines for Crisis Care – A Best Practice Toolkit.The Crisis Intervention Conference is committed to equity and inclusion. UWSP and the conference planning committee recognize that people come from different contexts and circumstances. This means that on a structural level, some individuals have fewer barriers preventing them from speaking at events like conferences and some individuals have significantly more. These systemic barriers are often a function of racial background, class, gender, and ability. The barriers themselves could be financial, physical, geographical, or social. Each presenter is initially offered the same compensation of complimentary conference registration, a small honorarium, and one night of lodging. Individual requests for additional compensation to alleviate financial barriers are welcome. Indicate your compensation need later in this proposal.

The Call for Proposals Form asks for the following information: • Presenter and Co-Presenter contact information, professional credentials/title, short biography. • 2-3 References who have seen you present or who could speak to the content you would be presenting. • Session Title, Description, 3 Learning Objectives (“Participants will…”). • Additional compensation request? • Answer the question: “How do your personal and professional experiences and formal education connect to this proposal and the conference?” (max. 500 characters) • OPTIONAL demographic questions.

Workshop Proposal Submission button.pngSelected workshop presenters will be notified by email no later than Friday, March 1, 2023.

Email questions to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.

 2023 Consumer Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships for consumers of Crisis Intervention services will be available for the 2023 Crisis Intervention Conference.  Applicants will need to describe how they will share information obtained at the conference with local and/or statewide consumer groups.  Other factors taken into consideration are past conference attendance, Peer Specialist status, and/or previously awarded scholarships. Scholarships are considered on a first-come, first-served basis if all criteria are met.

More details on dates will be coming out in spring 2023. Scholarship application will open in late spring 2023.

​2023 Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

 Become a Conference Sponsor

Get recognized as a key partner in a highly regarded training event for crisis professionals!

Your organization can be a partner in keeping this conference affordable to participants and to maintain its relevance and viability to crisis professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. Your support will allow the conference to maintain its reputation for top notch keynoters and important professional training topics.

The conference offers four levels of participation. We would also be happy to consider other arrangements you may want to offer.  

*To be guaranteed inclusion in the printed conference program, sponsorships must be secured by Friday, August 25, 2023.

 Diamond $3,500 | Platinum $2,500 | Gold $1,750 | Silver $1,000 


​Diamond
Platinum Gold Silver
​Right of first refusal for 2024 conference
​X
Exclusive sponsorship
​X
Logo on digital conference promotions (large)
X (large) X (small) X (small)
Logo/name on conference websites (large)
X (large) X (small) X (small)
Logo/Name on conference brochure and printed program ​4 times
3 times
2 times
1 time
Exhibit space Double Booth
($850 value!)
Single Booth
($425 value!)
Single Booth
($425 value!)
Single Booth
($425 value!)
Verbal recognition during conference ​4 times
3 times
2 times
1 time
*Conference registration(s) ​8 ($1,800 value!)
4 ($900 value!)
2 ($450 value!)
($450 value!)
Slide show recognition at event ​4+ slides
3 slides
2 slides
1 slide

*Once sponsorship is secured, UWSP will follow up with your company representative in late August or early September to determine who will be utilizing the complimentary registration(s). Sponsorships secured on or after Saturday, August 26, 2023, are not guaranteed inclusion in print materials. Sponsorships and booth space may still be available on or after August 26, 2023; however, exhibit space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu for more information.


The Crisis Intervention Conference reserves the right to deny sponsorship, exhibit booth content, and/or donations for any company/organization, or individual it deems unsuitable for the conference. The 27th annual Crisis Intervention Conference and UWSP Continuing Education are not responsible for damages or loss by a vendor during the conference.

 Become an Exhibitor

The 27th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference features an Exhibit Hall available to participants before, during, and after the conference. We encourage all vendors to get creative. Helpful information, self-care ideas, promotional offers, etc., are all welcome!

Non-Profit Agency $275 | For-Profit Agency $425

2023 booth space reservations will become available soon! 

Booth Fee includes the following:

  • *One complimentary registration, including conference content and meals ($255 value!)
  • One 4'x8' skirted table designed for table-top exhibits
  • In-Person and Virtual access to more than 600 consumers and family members, administrators, front-line workers, and community professionals involved in crisis intervention.

Booth space must be secured by Friday, August 25, 2023.

*Once booth space is secured, UWSP will follow up with your company representative in late August or early September to determine who will be utilizing the complimentary registration. Exhibitors that register on or after Saturday, August 26, 2023, are not guaranteed inclusion in print materials. Booth space may still be available on or after Saturday, August 26, 2023; however, exhibit space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu for more information. 

The Crisis Intervention Conference reserves the right to deny sponsorship, exhibit booth content, and/or donations for any company/organization, or individual it deems unsuitable for the conference. The 27th annual Crisis Intervention Conference and UWSP Continuing Education are not responsible for damages or loss by a vendor during the conference.

​2023 Conference Information

 Whova: Conference App


For both the in-person and virtual conference, we are excited to again bring you Whova! 

Whova is more than just a conference app for your phone or tablet, it also offers a desktop platform for those attendees that prefer using a laptop or desktop computer. More information will be sent to conference registrants, but if you would like a sneak peek, watch the Whova How-To Guide. More information on how to download the Whova will be emailed to conference attendees. 

The following is just a sample of what you will be able to access through Whova:                                                           Sponsored by:                                                          

  • Session Handouts
  • Session Evaluations
  • Conference Agenda 
  • Session Locations (in-person) and Links (virtual)
  • Presenter Bios
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exhibitor Information 

 Lodging

Lodging at the Kalahari Resort

A block of rooms is available at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. Reservations should be made online to avoid excessive wait times and resort fees. Rooms are only available at the reduced rate for Wednesday, September 20, 2023 and Thursday, September 21, 2023. Please reserve your room as soon as possible as the group rate will only be available until Monday, August 21, 2023 or the resort is sold out. 

Single Occupancy: $90/night | Double-Quad Occupancy: $139/night

If you are unable to book a room at the block rate before August 21, 2023, please contact Susan Barrett at sbarrett@uwsp.edu. UWSP Continuing Education, the Conference Planning Team, and WI DHS do not have control over Kalahari policies or room rates once the room block expires or fills to capacity.  

Important Information from the Kalahari
Per their policy, the Kalahari does not accept completed Credit Card Letter of Authorization forms, Tax Exemption forms, nor Purchase Orders at hotel check-in. They have a dedicated team that pre-approves these forms to ensure validity prior to check-in.  These forms should be submitted no later than 7 days prior to check-in via email or fax 608-254-6116.

The Kalahari highly suggests attendees submit these forms at least two weeks in advance of check-in so their team can process them in a timely manner. Failure to follow this procedure may result in full room and tax charges to your personal card, since their Front Desk will not accept these forms at check-in. The Kalahari General Policy Page explains their policies in full detail. 

Kalahari FAQ
Additional Information about Staying at the Kalahari

Special Dietary Requests

UWSP Continuing Education works hard to communicate all special meal requests and allergies to the conference venue. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we cannot guarantee all special dietary needs can be met. If you have dietary needs (i.e., low salt, low carb, keto, dairy-free, etc.), you may wish to make alternative meal arrangements.  

 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)


Continuing Education Hours are a measure of participation in continuing education programs. Individuals should consult with their professional association and/or licensing board regarding the applicability of the conference for their profession. It is the individual's responsibility to report CEHs earned to their appropriate credential or licensing board.

The 2023 conference will be seeking approval for a total of 9.75 CEHs by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter. A link will be provided after the conference for registrants to receive a printable, personalized CEH Certificate of Completion via email.

 Conference Planning Committee


​Brad Munger (Co-Chair)
Susan Barrett
Liz Bartz
Tracy Faust

​Will Hutter (Co-Chair)
Alyce Knowlton-Jablonski
Evonne Kundert
Jeff Lewis

Nancy Pierce
Stacy Rohleder
Leah Rolando

Debi Trader
Cartoon Vue
Ashley Williams
Thank you for your dedication to the Crisis Intervention learning community!

 Minimum Computer Standards

Participants are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum computer standards for participating in the virtual conference via Zoom.  Zoom works best with Chrome or Firefox. UWSP is not responsible for participant technological issues, including, but not limited to, inadequate bandwidth and/or registrant equipment malfunction. 

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2023 Conference Sponsors

 

This conference would not be possible without our generous conference sponsors! Thank you!

Covid-19 Policy 

KALAHARI COVID POLICY

At this point, to attend the conference, there is not an official mandate on masking or attendee vaccination status/proof of negative test. The situation remains very fluid and, as such, if protocols should change, we will be certain to inform all conference registrants.Please direct questions or concerns to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.

​2023 Cancellation Policy

Per the agreed to terms and conditions, full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu. Request must be received by Friday, September 8, 2023. Cancelling your hotel room does not cancel your conference registration. You will need to contact UWSP Continuing Education at the above address to make the cancellation. Refunds requested between Saturday, September 9, 2023 and Friday, September 15, 2023 will be assessed a $50 processing fee.  No refunds will be given on or after Saturday, September 16, 2023. Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals or materials.

Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Refunds
Full exhibitor and sponsor refunds granted upon receipt of written request to uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu by Friday, August 25, 2023. No refunds will be granted on or after Saturday, August 26, 2023.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact UWSP Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu.