Registration and Travel

Update: February 3, 2016

The Registration and Scholarship application will open for NRI in mid- February! The link will become active at the time the form is opened. We will also be sending an email blast when the program is finalized and the form available.

Scholarship applications due Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Early registration discount ends Sunday, May 1, 2016




  • 2.5(25 hours) or 2.2 (22 hours) continuing education units through University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • CEU's approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Full refunds or cancellation of fees will be granted upon written request through May 1, 2016 This includes cancellation of Saturday night, Thursday night and single room supplement fees.
  • No refunds or cancellation of fees will be made after this date.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time, please note, however, that awarded scholarship funds may not be transferable to substitute attendees.
  • Registrations can be processed up to June 5, 2016, at the increased rate as noted on the registration form.

Travel and Lodging Information

All conference sessions will be held on campus. Campus maps will be available within the printed conference program.  While on campus, participants will be able to enjoy campus recreational opportunities, including tennis, racquetball, indoor and outdoor track for little to no cost (subject to availability). Rental of recreational equipment for bicycling, golf, fishing and basketball playing is available (subject to availability).

Within walking distance of campus is the Red Cedar Trail, a beautiful walking and biking path; Wilson Park where the historical Ludington Guard Band performs community concerts on Tuesday evenings; and the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater, a historic 110-year-old Victorian era theater.

On-campus Lodging

On-campus lodging (double occupancy) and meals are included in the standard fee.  Roommates will be assigned if no preference is indicated. Each room has two twin beds with bedding provided. There are shared bathroom facilities and semiprivate showers on each floor. The residence hall rooms are not air conditioned. Single room occupancy is available for Sunday-Tuesday nights as well as for early arrivals and late departures. There is wireless Internet access available within the common areas and in the classrooms, however,you will need an Ethernet cord to access the internet  in your room.

Off-campus Lodging

If you choose to utilize off-campus housing, there are several motels/hotels within a short-distance of the campus. Individuals will need to make their own arrangements and provide their own transportation to campus. Costs associated with off-campus lodging during the Institute are not reimbursable for scholarship award purposes.
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Early Arrivals and Late Departures

To accommodate reduced fares, on-campus lodging is available for the evenings of Saturday, June 11, 2016 and Thursday, June 16, 2016.  If you are interested, check the box for the appropriate additional lodging nights on the registration form. These costs are not covered by scholarship funds and are the responsibility of the registrant.

Saturday check-in beginning 12:00 pm at the residence hall desk (check-in for on campus lodging only, conference check-in will be Sunday in the Memorial Student Center.)
Friday check-out by 12:00 pm

Residence Hall address:

Final residence hall assignment will be made in early 2016.


2016 parking will be available in Lot#4 near the intersection of 13th Avenue and Broadway.  An electronic permit will be emailed to all attendees closer to the conference start date. The permit can also be found by clicking here (link to current permit will be added nearer to the conference start date.)

Area Dining

The conference registration fee includes all meals for the duration of the Institute. For those who choose off-campus dining, there are several restaurants within walking distance or a short-drive. Costs associated with off-campus dining during the Institute are not reimbursable for scholarship award purposes.

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Travel, Taxi and Airport Shuttle Information

The nearest airports are the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (1 hour 15 min.) and the Eau Claire Airport (45 min.). There is a commercial shuttle service available for each airport. Major car rental companies are also available at each airport. Please note that while attending the institute all activities on campus are within walking distance but the campus is not generally considered within walking distance of the hotels (approximately 2 miles).

From Minneapolis/St Paul Airport:

Chippewa Valley Airport Service can be reached at (715) 830-9400 or (877) 811-4211.
Reservations can be made online here:

From Eau Claire Airport:

Delivery Fix ride services can be reached at (715) 835-5853
Reservations can be made online here:

Menomonie Taxi Services:

Town and Country Taxi: (715) 309-9619
231 Taxi: (715) 231-8294

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