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The Wisconsin Aviation Conference (WAC) provides educational and networking opportunities for anyone interested in aviation. It's the only state-wide conference encompassing all facets of aviation including airports, FBO's, pilots, consultants, and state and federal agencies.

WAC 66 is October 3-5, 2022, at The Lismore in Eau Claire. 

The conference location rotates around the state. Below is a listing of previous conference locations:

October 17-19, 2021: Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI

2020 Conference Postponed Due to COVID-19

May 5-7, 2019: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, WI

May 6-8, 2018: Glacier Canyon Conference Center— Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

May 2017: Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center,  Waukesha, WI

May 2 - 4, 2016: Best Western Premiere Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh, WI

May 11 - 13, 2015: Radisson Hotel & La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI

May 5-7, 2014: The Patriot Conference Center, Wausau - Rothschild, WI

April 29 - May 1, 2013: Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI

May 2012: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI


Upcoming Wisconsin Aviation Conference events

    • October 03, 2022
    • October 05, 2022
    • The Lismore - Eau Claire, WI
    Register

    Wisconsin Aviation Conference gives vendors a unique opportunity to set up a booth to display their products and services for all conference attendees to view. A limited amount of equipment display space is available for an additional $150 in the driveway between the professional session rooms and the hotel lobby.

    Please register early to ensure we can accommodate your needs!

    Early discounted rates for the Wisconsin Aviation Conference are available until Monday, August 15, and regular rates are available until one week before the conference. 

    This year there are two display options – premium and standard booths. 

    The premium 8’ deep by 10’ wide exhibit booths are in the meal, break, and general session meeting room and include:

    • An eight-foot backdrop,
    • Three-foot side curtains,
    • One eight-foot skirted table,
    • Two chairs,
    • And TWO complimentary registrations.

    The high-visibility standard exhibitor booths located in the foyer of the meal, break and general session meeting room are 5’ deep by 10’ wide. The standard exhibitor registration rate includes an 8-foot backdrop, one eight-foot skirted table, two chairs, and one complimentary registration.

    Electrical service (110v) is available for $35.

    New this year, the WAC committee is providing exhibitors the option of declaring booth preferences at the time of registration. We will assign booths on a first-come, first-served basis after accommodating sponsors. If you would like to understand the placement of other vendors before making a selection, don't hesitate to get in touch with WAMA at 608-513-9413. The exhibit area layout is available here

    All exhibitors have the opportunity to expand their reach by purchasing a discounted quarter-page ad in the conference magazine for $300. 2022 Wisconsin Aviation Conference magazine ad specifications

    Exhibitors need to register each person attending the conference and will receive a coupon code for complimentary registrations in their exhibitor confirmation email.

    Golf/clay shoot activity fees are not included in complimentary exhibitor registration and must be registered separately.

    COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE A COUPON CODE WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR EXHIBITOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL. 

    • October 03, 2022
    • October 05, 2022
    • The Lismore - Eau Claire, WI
    Register

    Wisconsin Aviation Conference Attendee Registration

    The Wisconsin Aviation Conference provides educational and networking opportunities for anyone interested in aviation. It's the only state-wide conference encompassing all facets of aviation, including airports, FBO's, pilots, consultants, and state and federal agencies.

    Conference Registration Fees

    WAMA Airport Member

    Discounted early registration received on or before August 15 – $125

    Registration received after August 15 – $150

    *Member rates extended to members of WAMA, FAA, and the State of Wisconsin.


    Airport Non-Member

    Discounted early registration received on or before August 15 – $175

    Registration received after August 15 – $200

       

    WAMA Corporate Member

    Discounted early registration received on or before August 15 – $175

    Registration received after August 15 – $200

       

    Corporate Non-Member

    Discounted early registration received on or before August 15 – $225

    Registration received after August 15 – $250


    Dinners Only

    Guests are welcome at the two dinners. Dinner-only registration – $50  

       

    **Additional fees may apply to late and on-site registrations.**


    Hotels

    The event is at The Lismore. We anticipate rooms going quickly, so make your reservations today!

    The Lismore
    333 Gibson Street
    Eau Claire, WI, 54701
    Reservations*: 715-835-8888 or book online (group code: WAC). Rooms are $129 per night plus tax. Room block expires Monday, September 19.

    For other options, visit the conference hotel page.

     *Ask for Block Room Rate for “WISCONSIN AVIATION CONFERENCE”!

     

    • October 03, 2022
    • October 05, 2022
    • The Lismore - Eau Claire, WI
    Register

    No matter the size of your company or the level of participation, you are assured of getting the most bang for your sponsorship dollars! Sponsorship offers a host of exciting benefits, including:

    *Increased brand awareness
    *Recognition as a key player in the airport industry
    *Setting your company apart from your competitors
    *Complimentary Registration(s)

    With may sponsorship opportunities, the annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference has the right sponsorship opportunity for your company. The Wisconsin Aviation Conference has you covered from the golf and sporting clay events to the exhibit hall and professional and general sessions.

    The sponsorship levels for the Wisconsin Aviation Conference are Corporate Excellence, Platinum, Gold, and Silver. 

    Corporate Excellence Sponsors

    Corporate Excellence Sponsors ($3,000)  will receive:

    • Full-page ad in the conference magazine, premium placement.
    • Logo displayed on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Logo on signs and a PowerPoint shown in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Recognition during a major conference event of your choice and conference opening and closing.
    • WAMA quarterly newsletter sponsorship.
    • Complimentary WAMA Corporate Membership.
    • Four complimentary WAC attendee registrations* (any additional registrations at the WAMA Airport Member rate).

    Platinum Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsors ($1,500) will receive: 

    • Half-page ad in the conference magazine.
    • Logo displayed on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Logo on signs and a PowerPoint shown in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Recognition as sponsoring a conference function.
    • Complimentary WAMA Corporate Membership.
    • Three complimentary attendee registrations.*

    Gold Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors ($1,000) will receive: 

    • Organization name on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Recognition on signs and a PowerPoint shown in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Recognition during a conference function.
    • Option to purchase discounted quarter-page ad for $300.
    • Two complimentary attendee registrations.*

    Silver Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors ($500) will receive:

    • Organization name on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Recognition on signs and a PowerPoint shown in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Option to purchase discounted quarter-page ad for $300 
    • One complimentary attendee registration.*

    2022 Wisconsin Aviation Conference magazine ad specifications

      

    *NOTE:   Sponsors will need to complete and submit a Conference Attendee Registration Form for each person attending the conference.  Make sure to select the complimentary sponsorship registration option when registering attendees for the conference.  You will receive a coupon code for these registrations with your confirmation email.

    Golf/clay shoot activity fees are not included in complimentary sponsor registration and must be registered separately.

    COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE A COUPON CODE WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR SPONSORSHIP CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

    No matter the size of your company or the level of participation, you are assured to get the most bang for your sponsorship dollars!  Sponsorship offers a host of exciting benefits, including:

    *Increased brand awareness
    *Recognition as a key player in the airport industry
    *Setting your company apart from your competitors
    *Complimentary Registration(s)

    With a multitude of sponsorship opportunities, the annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference has the right sponsorship opportunity for your company.  From the the golf and sporting clay events to the exhibit hall and professional and general sessions, Wisconsin Aviation Conference has you covered!

    The sponsorship levels for the Wisconsin Aviation Conference are Corporate Excellence, Platinum, Gold, and Silver. 

    Corporate Excellence Sponsors

    Corporate Excellence Sponsors ($3,000 or more) will receive:

    • Full-page ad in the conference magazine, premium placement.
    • Logo displayed on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Logo on signs and a PowerPoint displayed in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Recognition during a major conference event of your choice and conference opening and closing.
    • WAMA quarterly newsletter sponsorship.
    • Complimentary WAMA Corporate Membership.
    • Four complimentary WAC attendee registrations* (any additional registrations at the WAMA Airport Member rate).

    Platinum Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsors ($1,500) will receive: 

    • Half-page ad in the conference magazine.
    • Logo displayed on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Logo on signs and a PowerPoint displayed in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Recognition as sponsoring a conference function.
    • Complimentary WAMA Corporate Membership.
    • Three complimentary attendee registrations.*

    Gold Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors ($1,000) will receive: 

    • Organization name on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Recognition on signs and a PowerPoint displayed in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Recognition during a conference function.
    • Option to purchase discounted quarter page ad for $300.
    • Two complimentary attendee registrations.*

    Silver Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors ($500) will receive:

    • Organization name on the conference sponsors page in the magazine.
    • Company description listed in the conference magazine.
    • Recognition on signs and a PowerPoint displayed in the registration and exhibit areas.
    • Option to purchase discounted quarter page ad for $300 
    • One complimentary attendee registration.*

    2022 Wisconsin Aviation Conference magazine ad specifications

      

    *NOTE:   Sponsors will need to complete and submit a Conference Attendee Registration Form for each person attending the conference.  Make sure to select the complimentary sponsorship registration option when registering attendees for the conference.  You will receive a coupon code to use for these registrations with your confirmation email.

    Golf/clay shoot activity fees are not included in complimentary sponsor registration and must be registered separately.

    COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE A COUPON CODE WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR SPONSORSHIP CONFIRMATION EMAIL 

     

    • October 03, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wild Ridge Golf Course
    Register

    The WAC 2022 golf outing will be held at Wild Ridge golf course, which is about six miles from the Lismore, at 3647 Kane Road in Eau Claire. Golf is a shotgun start at 11:00 am.

    Participants will have the opportunity to purchase something to eat at the turn (between holes 9 and 10) when they are back at the club house.

    Transportation to and from the WAC golf event is not provided by the conference.


    • October 03, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club
    Register

    Trap shooting will be held at the Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club. The club is about 6 miles from the Lismore, and the address is 801 Schoettl Ave., Eau Claire. Trap Shooting starts at 1:00 pm. Guns will be available for use. 

    If you are new to trap shooting or would like a refresher, show up 15 minutes early for a bit of instruction. 

    Soda and water will be available for purchase during shooting, and pizza and beer after shooting has wrapped.

    Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club. 


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