Family & Consumer Sciences Education & WI DPI Child Care Conference

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Friday, September 24, 2021
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

Format TBD (Virtual/Hybrid/In-Person)
Times subject to change

We are happy to announce that the 2021 UW-Stout Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference will continue to collaborate with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Child Care Conference. Due to the current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the 2021 event is currently not yet determined. 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 concurrent sessions on exciting new information in the field, as well as roundtable sessions presented by classroom practitioners with curriculum ideas to use in your classroom. The ability to explore exhibits will also be available with the latest educational resources and materials.

Special Invitation for High School students to visit UW-Stout:
Bring your high school students interested in careers in FCS Education. In addition to participating in the conference, high school students will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual tour of campus, visit classes, and visit with current university students and faculty.

NOTE: Information about how to access the conference session content will be emailed the week prior to the conference start. We anticipate access to session recordings and materials beyond the date of the event and options for extended access are being determined.


Sessions & Presenters

Information about current Sessions & Presenters
More Information

Call for Presentations

2021 call is OPEN: Due August 15.
Submit a Proposal

Register to Attend or Exhibit

Registration Form CLOSED
More Information
2020 Registration and Exhibitor Fees (2021 fee structure subject to change based on modality)
CCC or FCSE -  Reduced Virtual Event Attendee $50.00
CCC or FCSE - University Student Attendee $10.00
CCC or FCSE - High School Student Attendee $FREE
High School attendees will also have an opportunity to tour campus and meet with admissions staff   
SPECIAL SESSION ADDITIONAL FEE - We are confirming if this session will be able to be provided virtually for the 2020 conference. If available, it will be an option within the registration form.  
Shaken Baby Syndrome Training $TBD
EXHIBITOR RATES - 2020 Virtual Exhibit Booth rates  
Exhibitor - Full Fee, No Door Prize Donation $100.00
Exhibitor - Partial Fee, Door Prize Donation Value $100+* $50.00
Exhibitor - No Fee, Door Prize Donation Value $200+* $0.00
Door Prize Donation Only, No Virtual 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 virtual booth and/or door prize details.

Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

Schedule subject to change

Online Materials Access Opens: 7:00 am**

Exhibits: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome/Overview of the day as a Virtual Conference: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions are 50 minutes. Roundtable Sessions are 25 minutes.

Session Block A:

     Concurrent  Sessions: 9:00 am - 9:50 am
     Roundtable Sessions A: 9:00 am - 9:25 am
     Roundtable Sessions A: 9:35 am - 10:00 am

Opening Keynote Session: 10:10 am - 11:00 am
 Kay Reed, President & Executive Director
     The Dibble Institute

Session Block B:

     Concurrent Block B: 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
     Roundtable Block B: 11:10 am - 11:35 am
     Roundtable Block B: 11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Exhibitor Break: 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

Shaken Baby Syndrome Training:
Timing and availability of session TBD

Session Block C:

     Concurrent Block C: 12:40 pm - 1:30 pm
     Roundtable Block C: 12:40 pm - 1:05 pm
     Roundtable Block C: 1:15 pm - 1:40 pm

Session Block D:

     Concurrent Block D: 1:50 pm - 2:40 pm
     Roundtable Block D: 1:50 pm - 2:15 pm
     Roundtable Block D: 2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Conference Formal End: 3:00 pm

**Access to online materials will be available through Dec 31, 2020.