Family & Consumer Sciences Education & WI DPI Child Care Conference

Friday, September 29, 2023
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Friday, September 29, 2023
8:00 am -  3:00 pm

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

2023 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.

2022 Registration and Exhibitor Fees
REGISTRATION RATES - Early Rates end Sept. 15  
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. $100.00
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.


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


Exhibitor Information

We anticipate attendance at approximately 150 to 200 family and consumer sciences educators. Each year our attendees continue to ask for more exhibitors! They love to see the dynamic and innovative products and services you and your company provide. We hope to enhance the attendee experience and provide you the opportunity to network with practitioners in the family and consumer sciences field areas. Please plan to join us!

Registration must be received by September 1, to ensure inclusion in any printed items distributed to attendees.

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

Exhibit Area Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Booth Setup: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Booth Teardown: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

UW-Stout will supply as a part of the exhibitor fee:

  • Skirted 6’ x 30” tables and chair
  • Access to Electrical outlet, if requested
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Exhibitor name badge
  • Parking permit
  • Lunch is included
  • Logo on the event website landing page
  • Virtual Exhibit Booth for continued exposure to attendees after the live event via the event site within Canvas.

Register to exhibit via the links above or you can go directly to the form HERE


Can’t Make it in Person?

You can still participate! You may send samples and promotional materials for distribution at the event. You are welcome to donate items for door prizes for the conference attendees. Prize donors will be listed in the printed program and on our website.

Please contact us with any questions at, via phone at 715.232.2793, or via postal mail at:

Continuing Education and Conferences
University of Wisconsin-Stout
221 10th Avenue East, Suite 140
Menomonie, WI 54751

Conference Schedule At-a-Glance
  Schedule subject to change
7:30 am - 3:00 pm Registration Desk and Exhibit Area Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Morning Refreshments and Networking
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Conference Overview
9:00 am - 9:50 am Opening Keynote Session
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Abusive Head Trauma Training
10:00 am - 10:50 am Concurrent Session Block A
11:00 am - 11:50 am Concurrent Session Block B
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Concurrent Session Block C
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Concurrent Session Block D
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Door Prize Pickup/CEU Distribution (Pre-Ordered Hardcopies Only)
3:00 pm Conference End




Registration to Open July 1, 2023
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2022 Sessions & Presenters

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2023 Call for Presentations

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2022 Keynote: The Role of Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage in Our Lives

Jamie Bonczyk

Jamie Bonczyk, Program Officer, 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.

About Jamie: Jamie oversees “80×3: Resilient from the Start” — an innovative region-wide initiative to increase capacity to support parenting skills and provide trauma-sensitive early child care in a safe, stable environment that supports child resiliency.

Jamie Bonczyk is a leader in early childhood education who strives to create social-impact networks, change initiatives and partnerships that create sustainable health and education outcomes for children, families and educators. Her background includes the roles of executive director of an early learning non-profit, Head Start administrator, adjunct instructor, author, professional development content creator, and preschool teacher. Jamie has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree from Roosevelt University, both in early childhood education. She completed a Head Start Management Fellowship at UCLA and became a Certified Professional Project Manager through the University of St Thomas.

Jamie and her family call Richfield home. They love to play games, travel, and play with their dog. A natural storyteller with a love of humor, Jamie can occasionally be found on the stage of Strike Theater. For self-care, Jamie has regular Pilates and meditation practices.