Family & Consumer Sciences Education & WI DPI Child Care Conference

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Join us to celebrate 100 years of FCSE graduates!

Friday, September 30, 2022
8:00 am -  4:00 pm (subject to change)

Hosted by:
UW-Stout Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program
and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

2022 Format - In-Person at UW-Stout
Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, WI

We are happy to announce that the 2022 UW-Stout Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference will continue to collaborate with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Child Care Conference. The 2022 Conference is being planned as an in-person event. Over the coming weeks further details and updates about the structure of the conference will be posted as soon as finalized.

We hope this collaboration between UW-Stout and WI DPI will allow maximum participation for FCSE educators across the region. Attendance at the annual Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Child Care Conference is required for Family & Consumer Sciences educators teaching programs in Assistant Child Care Teacher [ACCT], Infant and Toddler [IT], and Child Care Teacher [CCT] skills certificate programs. Certain sessions and activities may be required if you are participating because you teach within the programs listed.

During this conference participants will be able to choose from multiple sessions on exciting new information in the field, as well as sessions presented by classroom practitioners with curriculum ideas to use in your classroom. We intend to provide the ability to explore exhibits with the latest educational resources and materials.

Special Invitation for High School students to visit UW-Stout:
Invite your high school students interested in careers in Family and Consumer Sciences Education to attend the conference and learn more about the field and educational opportunities here at Stout.

                                      Jamie Bonczyk2022 Keynote 
                 The Role of Curiosity, Compassion, and
                                Courage in Our Lives

Jamie Bonczyk, MA, CPPM
80x3, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Explore aspects of how your own actions, thoughts, and responses demonstrate your current capacity for curiosity, compassion, and courage. Learn the difference between things you can control and things you can influence. Discover how these traits can support your own emotional well-being.


2022 Call for Presentations

2022 Call for presentations is OPEN
Submit a Proposal

2022 Sessions & Presenters

Information about 2022 Sessions & Presenters
More Information

Register to Attend or Exhibit

Registration will open summer 2022
More Information
2022 Registration and Exhibitor Fees
CCC or FCSE -  General Attendee -  Early Bird Rate $95.00
CCC or FCSE -  General Attendee -  Regular Rate $110.00
CCC or FCSE - University Student Attendee -  Early Bird Rate $20.00
CCC or FCSE - University Student Attendee -  Regular Rate $30.00
CCC or FCSE - High School Student Attendee -  Early Bird Rate $5.00
CCC or FCSE - High School Student Attendee -  Regular Rate $10.00
High School attendees will also have an opportunity to tour campus and meet with admissions staff   
Abusive Head Trauma Training - We are confirming the details of this session which will be held during the conference. Pre-registration will be required and should be selected during the registration process. $TBD
Exhibitor - Full Fee, No Door Prize Donation $195.00
Exhibitor - Partial Fee, Door Prize Donation Value $100+* $95.00
Exhibitor - No Fee, Door Prize Donation Value $200+* $0.00
Door Prize Donation Only, No Exhibit Booth* $0.00

*Those providing door prizes can choose to send the items directly to the winning recipient or to UW-Stout prior to the conference and Stout will mail. A photo and description of the prize will be needed prior to the conference. Following receipt of your registration form a staff member will be in contact to coordinate further booth and/or door prize details.

Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

The 2022 schedule framework is under development and will be posted as soon as finalized. Check back soon for more details!


Room blocks are in place at the following hotels under 'Family and Consumer Sciences':

Best Western Hotels & Resorts
320 Oak Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751
The cut-off date is September 15, 2022

Cobblestone Inn and Suites (across the street from UW-Stout)
149 East Main Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
715.233.0211 or 888.693.8262
The cut-off date is August 30, 2022