2019 Conference

WIEA 2019 Conference Call for Presenter/Workshop Proposals has closed

The Wisconsin 2019 WIEA Call for Presenter/Workshop Proposals has closed. We thank you for your interest and for those who have submitted proposals, please check your email for a response. Thank you for helping to make this year’s conference a great event for all who are planning to attend.

Check back for updates and make sure you do not miss next year’s Call for Presenter/Workshop Proposals!

Registration is now open for the Wisconsin Indian Education Association’s 2019 conference. This year’s conference titled, “12 Nations, 2 Worlds, 1 People“, takes a look at education from the perspective of Native students, offering insight into culturally relevent curriculum and learning styles. The conference will also provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about Wisconsin’s first inhabitants and efforts to build culturally and historically accurate curriculum into Wisconsin Public Schools.

The conference will be held at the Hotel Mead & Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids and will be hosted by WIEA’s Central Region. The event is scheduled for April 26 & 27, 2019, and includes a pre-conference workshop by UW’s Earth Partnership on April 25.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will be on hand* to provide a welcoming, as well as a long list of other notables! Senator Lena Taylor, Superintendent of WI Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford-Taylor*, Ho-Chunk Nation President Wilford Cleveland* and WI Rapids Mayor Zach Vrunwink are all scheduled to speak at this year’s event!

As always, the conference includes a a Youth Day Track on Saturday, April 27 for students and youth, conference pow-wow on Friday evening, April 26 and annual WIEA awards banquet on Saturday evening, April 27.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn about all the latest in Native education in Wisconsin! In the words of Native educator Ricky White, this event will be “glorious” in every aspect.

You can register by clicking the registration link and following the instructions: http://bit.ly/2019WIEA

VENDORS – You must register separately by downloading, completing and submitting the Vendor Registration form here. Please return the completed for to: Rachel Byington,

(*Tentatively scheduled)


WIEA 2019 Call for Artists – Youth Art Contest announced!

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association’s 2019 Conference Planning Committee has announced the official opening of the 2019 Youth Art Contest!

This year WIEA’s Central Region will be hosting the annual conference, which will be held April 26 & 27, 2019, at the Hotel Mead & Convention Center in Wisconsin Rapids.

The Youth Art Contest includes Native students in grades 5th through 12th. The winning submission will be used in the logo and promotional materials for this year’s conference. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 1st!

Click here for the Contest Rules and Eligibility. Click here for the Registration/Authorization Form. Click here to download the contest flyer.


Wisconsin Indian Education Association 2019 Conference

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association is pleased to announce that the 2019 Conference is scheduled for April 26 & 27, 2019, and will be held at the Mead Hotel & Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids. Check back soon more updates and information! Click here for PDF of the Conference flyer.