2019 Professional Development Institute

The 2019 WEAC Professional Development Institute (formerly, the Professional Issues Conference) will be held in beautiful downtown Oshkosh Friday, November 1-Sunday, November 3. The conference brings together hundreds of WEAC Aspiring Educator members, Educational Support Professionals, Teachers and Community Schools advocates for a weekend of learning and professional networking. Sessions are designed with practicality in mind—you will take back strategies and tools to use with students on Monday morning. We invite you to join us for a weekend that puts your learning at the forefront.

The Friday night keynote is Dr. Jill Prushiek, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Eau Claire. Saturday and Sunday are filled with nearly 90 concurrent sessions led by respected educators from every corner of Wisconsin. Sessions are designed to help enrich your practice and positively impact student learning. Saturday lunch keynote is Erin McCarthy, NBCT a Greendale Education Association member who was selected as the 2020 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year. Our keynote on Sunday morning is Dr. Ron Borkowicz, a retired Port Washington-Saukville educator and former National Health Education Teacher of the Year who will focus on healthy habits for educators.

If you would like to see the weekend’s agenda or session descriptions click on the information tabs to the left. For conference costs, click on information tab Fees on the left side. Also, if you are from the area and do not need lodging, click on “Drive-in” member rate.

With lodging, meals, and top-notch presenters and materials there is no better value in professional development than the annual WEAC Professional Development Institute. We look forward to seeing you in Oshkosh.


  • When

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 2019
    6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
    1 N. Main Street
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

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