2020 CONVENTION

Like ripples, we’re stronger when we move in the same direction. As real estate professionals, we have the privilege of helping people find a place they call home. We are charged with great responsibility. As community members, even more. We are the individual droplets that make a difference to our neighbors and clients in the communities we serve in the most positive of ways. The small, the big, the less consequential and the dream-making — we all send lasting ripples with each action we take. Trigger waves of gratitude!

The live convention event is taking place at:

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
877-253-5466 or 608-254-5466

Room rates:

  • Standard room: $114
  • Jacuzzi suite: $159
  • Royal African suite: $189

Reservations:

Reserve before August 15, 2020. The WRA does not book your hotel accommodations. Make reservations early to avoid a last-minute rush.

Overflow hotels

WRA room blocks are also available at these nearby hotels.

Hampton Inn & Suites
921 Wisconsin Dells Parkway S.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-678-2727, press 0

  • Room rate: $109 plus tax
  • Reserve before: September 1, 2020

Holiday Inn Express
1033 Wisconsin Dells Parkway S.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53913
608-253-3000

  • Room rate: $120 plus tax
  • Reserve before: August 14, 2020

Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center
60 Gasser Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-254-2285 or 800-648-4765

  • Room rate: $65 plus tax
  • Reserve before: September 1, 2020

The WRA would like to say "thank you" to the 2020 convention event sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring? Visit the convention sponsorship page.

Looking for cutting-edge products and services to take your business to a new level? Enter the virtual exhibit hall. Filled with vendors offering the latest real estate business solutions, a visit to the virtual exhibit hall gives you the knowledge and materials ready to kick your practice into high gear.

Interested in exhibiting at the convention? Visit the convention exhibitor page.

Live Event Questions

What is the schedule for the 2020 convention?
  • Monday, September 14
  • 10:45 – 5:00
    Golf outing
  • 1:00 – 3:00
    Duck tour
  • 12:00 – 4:00
    Trolley wine & dine
  • 9:00 – 5:00
    Ninja course
  • Tuesday, September 15
  • 8:30 – 5:00
    Registration desk open
  • 8:30 – 4:45
    Exhibit hall open
  • 8:30 – 9:30
    Recognition breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Opening session
  • 12:00 – 1:15
    WRA past chairmen's lunch
  • 12:00 – 5:00
    AE lunch and meeting
  • 1:15 – 2:15
    Breakout sessions
  • 2:30 – 3:30
    Breakout sessions
  • 3:45 – 4:45
    Breakout sessions
  • 4:45 – 5:45
    Women’s council meeting
  • 6:30 – 12:00
    Cocktail gathering and icebreaker party
  • Wednesday, September 16
  • 7:00 – 8:00
    Yoga
  • 8:00 – 2:15
    Registration desk open
  • 8:00 – 9:00
    RPAC breakfast
  • 8:00 – 12:30
    Exhibit hall open
  • 9:15 – 10:15
    Breakout sessions
  • 10:30 – 11:30
    Breakout sessions
  • 11:30 - 12:30
    CRS lunch and meeting
  • 12:30 – 3:30
    The Infinite Game Workshop 
I am unable to attend the live convention. What is included in the virtual convention?

While we would like to see you in Wisconsin Dells, we understand if you are unable to attend. Opening session, "The Infinite Game Workshop," and all 35 breakout sessions will be livestreamed from the Kalahari. Breakout sessions will also be recorded and available shortly after the convention to all registrants. Live attendees will receive access to the virtual platform after the convention when the video recordings are available. Virtual attendees will also have access to a virtual exhibit hall.

Can I register for the recordings after the convention?

No, only those individuals registered for the convention will have access to the recordings.

I am registering for the virtual convention. Can I still register for the events on September 14 in Wisconsin Dells?

Yes, you can register for the golf outing, duck tour or wine trolley. However, the ninja course is only available in the virtual format to virtual registrants.

What are the safety precautions at the live convention?

The live convention is taking place at the Kalahari Resort, which has implemented specific safety precautions for its facility. See the Kalahari’s precautions and protocols here: www.kalahariresorts.com/what-we-are-doing-to-ensure-a-safe-getaway.

Event Questions

The 2020 convention is delivered virtually to convention registrants. With this option, you can experience convention sessions from the comfort of your home through the WRA’s virtual convention platform.

What are the virtual events?

Opening session, "The Infinite Game Workshop," 35 breakout sessions, and the virtual exhibit hall are delivered to you virtually. All sessions will be livestreamed with breakout session recordings available shortly after the convention.

What is the schedule for the 2020 convention?
  • Monday, September 14
  • 9:00 – 5:00
    Ninja course
  • 5:00 – 6:00
    WCR annual meeting and election
  • Tuesday, September 15
  • 8:30 – 4:45
    Virtual exhibit hall
  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Opening session
  • 1:15 – 2:15
    Breakout sessions
  • 2:30 – 3:30
    Breakout sessions
  • 3:45 – 4:45
    Breakout sessions
  • 4:45 – 5:45
    WCR couch chat
  • 4:45 – 6:00
    Happy hour
  • 4:45 – 6:00
    Virtual bingo
  • 4:45 – 6:00
    V05 concert
  • Wednesday, September 16
  • 8:30 – 12:00
    Virtual exhibit hall
  • 9:15 – 10:15
    Breakout sessions
  • 10:30 – 11:30
    Breakout sessions
  • 12:00 – 12:30
    CRS lunch 
  • 12:30 – 3:30
    The Infinite Game Workshop
Can I register for the recordings after the convention?

No, only those individuals registered for the convention will have access to the recordings of the speeches, panels and sessions.

How can I access the Ninja course on September 14?

The ninja course requires a separate fee to attend. When you register for the convention at www.wra.org/conventionregistration, you will have the option to also register for the Ninja course. 

How do I access the convention?

All convention registrants will receive an email in September with complete instructions. A few days before the convention, you will receive information on how to access the virtual convention website. The virtual convention website will be open several days prior to the convention so can become familiar with the website before the convention begins.

How does the virtual convention hall work?

You can access all the convention exhibitors by visiting their virtual booths, chatting with their staff, and learning about their products and services. You can also reserve time slots to meet virtually with exhibitors.

Will session handouts be provided?

Yes. PowerPoint slides, handouts or other presentation materials will be available for participant download from the virtual convention website.

Will I be able to ask questions to the convention speakers?

Yes, the convention site includes a chat feature where you will be able to type your questions. Session moderators will present attendee questions to the speaker.

Photographs and Videos

The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) reserves the right to photograph and videotape (including images, photographs, voice or likeness) the event and Participants and to use such photographs and videos in any internal and external communication referring to the WRA to, such as on its websites and intranet, other publications, for promotion or any other purpose by the WRA and its affiliates and representatives without compensation and any right to royalties. By registering you consent to such uses.

Video and Photo Usage

The WRA reserves the right to restrict audio and video recording at WRA meetings and events based on a speaker or performer’s contractual agreement with the WRA. Participants agree to adhere to any restrictions relating to the recording of conference events, such as special booth appearances or educational sessions. Failure to comply with such restrictions may result in a Participant’s removal from the venue, without a right of readmission, reimbursement or other compensation.

Personal Information

The personal information supplied in connection with this event will be held by the WRA as a record of Participants and parties expressing interest. By registering, the Participants concerned are agreeing that the WRA, its partners and affiliates may use that personal information to contact them by email, direct mail, telephone or fax, in order to supply information relevant to this event, about another event, conference, other opportunities associated with the WRA, or other products and services which may be of interest. By registering Participants consent to such uses. If Participants do not want details to be used in this way, please contact the WRA by letter or email to confirm this.

The WRA reserves the right at all times to change, amend, add or remove any of the above terms without prior notice if one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should be or become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply.

Conduct

The WRA strives to provide an event experience that is positive and rewarding for everyone. Participants by attending this event agree that all participants (including without limitation members, guests, speakers, instructors, exhibitors and vendors) are expected to conduct themselves professionally and with good judgment and common sense. That means at all times being respectful of others and of the venues in which events are held, including while in transit to and from such venues.

The WRA aims to provide a safe event experience for all Participants and does not tolerate inappropriate behavior or harassment in any form. Inappropriate behavior includes harassing or defamatory verbal or written comments, displays of illicit images or use of illicit language, threats, intimidation and unwanted physical contact.

If, at any time, you feel threatened or harassed, you are encouraged to report the incident directly to police via 911.

You may also contact educate@wra.org. Please include the date, time, location and a description of the incident being reported.

Participants who violate this event conduct may be asked to leave the event without a refund. In addition, the Participants may not be permitted to participate in future WRA events at the discretion of the association management.

We value your attendance and thank you for your cooperation to ensure a safe experience for all.

COVID-19 Assumption of Risk

Participants agree to attend the event at their own risk and agree as long as the COVID-19 pandemic persists while attending the event:

  1. Take reasonable precautions, to protect one another against exposure to COVID-19 by complying with applicable federal, state and local orders and directives, and the Center of Disease Control (CDC) safety guidelines at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov, including proper handwashing hygiene and not attending the event if they are not feeling well or have a fever.
  2. Immediately provide written notice to the WRA, if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or come in contact with a person diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or subject to COVID-19 self-quarantine or self-isolation as directed by a health care provider or the local health department, if indicated in applying the self-quarantine, self-isolation and self-monitoring guidance of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm or as indicated by state law, order or other governmental directive within the last 14 days of the event.

Participant agrees the WRA is not responsible for the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic including Participant’s attendance relating to the event.

Unauthorized Solicitation and Distribution of Materials

Solicitation of business on the premises of the exhibit hall and supplemental areas other than official WRA conference exhibitors is strictly prohibited. Solicitation of business in sessions and meetings is entirely prohibited.

Distribution of fliers, pamphlets, notices and brochures in any session of the WRA conference, without the prior written consent of the WRA, is expressly prohibited.

Speaker/Exhibitor Endorsements

The ideas and opinions offered at educational programs presented during this conference are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position, policy or opinion of the WRA. The ideas and opinions presented in these education sessions and the products and services displayed by exhibitors at the trade expo associated with the conference should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement of the ideas, opinions, products or services by the WRA. In issues affecting legal, financial or accounting matters, members should also consult trained professionals to address their individual situations.

Allergens and Food Safety

Allergens may be present in food served at WRA events. It is the responsibility of each Participant to contact the catering staff or show management about specific food allergies.

Accommodating Disabilities

Companions or personal assistants may accompany deaf/blind Participants to education sessions, and special events at no cost as a reasonable accommodation.

Convention Cancellation Policy

The WRA reserves the right to cancel courses if not filled. Attendee cancellations must be made in writing prior to September 9, 2020, and will be refunded minus a $25 administration fee. Registrations cannot be transferred from person to person.

Questions regarding the 2020 convention can be directed toward the WRA education department:

4801 Forest Run Road, Ste. 201
Madison, WI 53704-7337
Phone: 608-241-2047 or 800-279-1972
Email: educate@wra.org
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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