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Conference

Join us for our annual 1.5 day conference designed to enhance implementation through sharing information, resources, success stories, and tools. Sessions focus on implementing an equitable, multi-level system of supports within schools and districts.

2019 Conference Dates and Location

August 13-14, 2019 | Preconference on August 12, 2019

Kalahari Resort and Conference Center
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

We have started a waiting list to attend the 2019 PBIS Leadership Conference and highly encourage everyone to join. We anticipate more seats will open with priority given to schools and districts identified as disproportionate.

More ways to experience #pbislc19

Attend a preconference one-day session

All preconference sessions take place on August 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sessions occur simultaneously. Attendees should register for only one preconference session.

Join via live stream at a CESA near you

We are partnering with Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) 1, 2, 4, and 7-12 to live stream the keynote and three conference sessions on August 13. Sign up through your local CESA.

Keynote Speaker | Day 1

Dr. Heather Peshak George is a Research Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

Bringing extensive experience to your professional development

Dr. George brings extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance in behavior across a continuum and variety of settings and in coordinating systems change efforts at the local, state, national, and international level to promote an integrated approach to implementing evidence-based practices through a multi-tiered framework.

  • Directed over $25 million dollars in external funding
  • Delivered 150+ national and international presentations
  • Facilitated 300+ training sessions and workshops
  • Published 30+ peer reviewed research articles and book chapters, 40+ technical reports, and 15+ instruments and training curricula related to PBIS

Dr. George’s educational background

Dr. George received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Indiana State University in 1994 and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education, School Psychology, and Reading at Louisiana State University in 2000.

Keynote Speaker | Day 2

Andreal De-Ette Davis is the Culturally Responsive Practices Coordinator for the Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center, a published author, reading curriculum designer, Black history conference organizer, and former co-director of the African American Ethnic Academy, an academic and cultural enrichment program.

She formerly served as an Elementary Educator, Title I Reading Instructor, Parent Involvement Coordinator, Instructional Resource Teacher for Cultural Relevance, Assistant Director of Equity and Family Involvement and Director of African American Student Achievement with the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Bringing extensive experience to your professional development

Combining all these experiences, Andreal collaboratively created Cultural Practices that are Relevant (CPR), a professional development model that promotes and supports culturally and linguistically responsive teaching. Every day, students across the nation recite her affirmation, “I am Somebody.” Additional achievements include:

  • Recipient of the NBC 15 News Crystal Apple Award
  • Lois Gadd Nemec Distinguished Elementary Education Alumni Award
  • Order of the Eastern Star Mother Full Of Grace Award
  • Milken National Educator Award YWCA
  • Woman of Distinction Award

Mrs. Davis’ educational background

Andreal received her B.S. in Elementary Education in 1986, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her M.S. in Educational Administration from Edgewood College in Madison.

Hotel Accommodations

Kalahari Resort/Conference Center
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI
877-253-5466

Room Block Name:
WI RTI/CESA 5 2019
Hut | $165
Desert | $185
2 Room Family Suite | $229
Lodge Suite | $189

First night stay charged when the reservation is made or the purchase order is accepted. Pricing valid until the room block is full or July 12, 2019.


Staybridge Suites
1345 Great Wolf Drive
Lake Delton, WI
800-238-8000
Book your room

Room Block Code: WPN
Sunday, Aug. 11 | $139
Monday, Aug. 12 | $149
Tuesday, Aug. 13 | $149
Wednesday, Aug. 14 | $129

Your choice of a king suite or double queen suite based on availability. Pricing valid until the room block is full or July 12, 2019.


Conference cancellations

Cancellations can be made, in writing, until July 12. All conference purchase orders can be made out to:

CESA 5
626 East Slifer Street
Portage, WI 53901

Aligned to our grant commitment, preferred registration is extended to schools identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as disproportionate through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title 1.