The 2016 Wisconsin State Conference

On October 6th and 7th, we were lucky enough to host the BBBS Wisconsin State Conference right here in La Crosse! About 80 employees from agencies throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan met at the Radisson downtown to learn, socialize, and grow from the knowledge of one another.


The conference kicked off with a delicious lunch, a welcome from Mayor Tim Kabat and a presentation by our keynote speaker, Tom Thibodeau. What an honor it was to hear from both of them.



There were many local speakers who also volunteered their time to share their insights on a variety of topics. Attendees chose different topics to sit in on, from volunteerism, interviewing and mental health, to fundraising, marketing and events. The end of each breakout session allowed employees to talk with each other and learn different ways of doing things from agency to agency. There were a lot of ideas for growth and improvement being bounced around, and it was so great to be a part of.



Thank you to our awesome speakers, our hospitality sponsor, Festival Foods, as well as our contributing sponsors, all those who made the conference a success, and the employees who traveled and contributed to a great conference. We learned a lot, thanks to everyone of you! Until next year.