National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Registration & Travel

Information about Registration and Travel to the Institute and other details
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Institute Registration Rates and Fees

Fee Type Rate Details Scholarship Eligible?
General Attendee Standard Rate $575 On Campus Lodging and Meals Yes
General Attendee- Meals Only Rate $495 Meals Only, No Campus Lodging Yes
Group and Student Rates

Group and Student Rates

Fee Type



Scholarship Eligible?

Group Discounted Rates:


Applies only to individuals paid by the same organization and must be on the same order, no early or additional discounts apply

Group Rate, 2 or more 15% off On Campus Lodging and Meals No

Student Discounted Rates


Discounted rates apply to full time students. No early or additional discounts apply

Student Attendee Standard Rate $325 On Campus Lodging and Meals Yes
Student Attendee Meals Only Rate $225 Meals Only, No Campus Lodging Yes
Daily Rates



Details, Includes meals and activities occurring within that day only.

Scholarship Eligible?

Sunday $100 includes dinner and opening reception No
Monday $175 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks No
Tuesday $195 includes breakfast, awards luncheon, dinner, breaks No
Wednesday $175 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks No
Thursday $100 includes breakfast, breaks No
Additional Fees and Rates

NOTE: Discounts and scholarship awards do NOT apply to these items:

Preconference Sessions


5 hour Session $65 includes .5 CEU, and lunch



If available, priority given to full conference participants; rates subject to change.

Single Room Supplement


Sunday through Wednesday nights
Single occupancy room $30 Rate per night, Saturday (early arrival) through Thursday (later departure) 

Daily Meals


Individual meals (cafeteria, except where noted) can also be purchased on site at higher daily cash rate; rates subject to change.

Sunday $8.45 dinner only
Monday $21.20 breakfast, lunch, dinner
Tuesday $28.50 breakfast, awards luncheon ticket, dinner
Wednesday $21.20 breakfast, lunch, dinner
Thursday $5.05 breakfast only

CEU Information & Policies:

Continuing Education Units & Accreditation 

  • Up to 2.5 (25 hours) continuing education units through University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Additional CEUs available for Preconference sessions.
  • CEU's approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (application pending)


  • A $30 cancellation fee will be assessed for any cancelled orders through May 31. This includes cancellation of Saturday night, Thursday night and single room supplement fees.
  • No refunds will be made after May 31.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time, please note, however, that awarded scholarship funds may not be transferable to substitute attendees.
  • Online registrations can be processed up through June 8, increased rates may apply.

Area & Conference Site 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.


2017 parking will be available in Lot#4 near the intersection of 13th Avenue and Broadway.  No parking permit will be needed for parking in Lot #4 only.

Meals and Dining

The conference registration fee includes all meals for the duration of the Institute. Costs associated with off-campus dining during the Institute are not reimbursable for scholarship award purposes.

Lodging Information

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. Single room occupancy is available for Sunday-Wednesday nights as well as for early arrivals(arrive Saturday) and late departures (depart Friday). There is wireless Internet access available within the common areas and in the classrooms.

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.

Early Arrivals and Late Departures 

To accommodate reduced fares, on-campus lodging is available for the evenings of Saturday, June 9, 2018 and Thursday, June 14, 2018.  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:
McCalmont Hall
1015 3rd Street E
Menomonie, WI 54751

More information about this hall can be found here: Antrim-Froggatt-McCalmont

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 for most).

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