Crowne Plaza Hotel
4402 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 3704
Online Registration for the conference is closed. Registration at the door is available.
Call: 1-888-233-9527 for Hotel reservations by April 17th for $109 group rate plus taxes. Mention SWIS District Optimist Group for rate.
HOTEL DIRECTIONS: On East Washington Avenue, Highway 51, across from East Towne Mall.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Available Tuesday, April 7 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
CONFERENCE COST: $27 for buffet/registration; $10 for registration ONLY.
(Vegetarian / Gluten Free can be indicated).
SCHEDULE at a GLANCE: click here.
Friday, May 1: Pizza Party and Trivia Contest, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
(Executive Meeting will be 'telephonic'.)
Saturday, May 2: Past Governor's Breakfast, 7:00 AM.
Registration 7:30 - 9:00 AM in lobby of hotel.
- Oratorical Zone winners/familes (one location)
- Optimists (separate location)
Optimist Conference 8:30 - 12:15 PM.
- Oratorical Contest: 8:30 - 10:00 AM (Includes Optimists)
- Main Conference: 10:00 - 12:15 PM
Oratorical Contests 8:30 - 12:30 PM (2 presentation rooms)
Lunch and Presentations, 12:30 - 2:00.
- Oratorical / Essay / CCDHH Scholarship Winners Presentations
Special Optimist Training Session, 2:15 - 3: 15 PM.
How to register:
Register and Pay Online:
Online registration is open during the registration dates shown above. When open, use the blue 'Register Online' button to submit your registration and pay online using our secure checkout process. This is our preferred choice as it allows us to manage the registrations and payment much more easily.
Register Online, then Pay By Mail, Phone, or at the Conference:
Register during the open registration dates using the blue Register Online button. During the checkout process - simply select the option to Pay By Mail/Phone, or Pay At The Door. If you prefer to phone-in, mail, or pay at the door - by registering online you help us plan the necessary conference accommodations, make namebadges in advance, coordinate seating and meals based on the number of members and guests registered in advance.
Just show up:
Last minute attendees are always welcome at the door. While we prefer the online process so we can plan based on the number of people registering, we'll always have a door registration person at the conference and welcome walk ins.
Our online registration process has changed. So if you have any difficulty registering online, please contact Bonnie Spindler via email, or use our Contact Us form. We'll be happy to help you register, and see if we need to tweak things to make it easier for everyone!
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!