We hope you plan to join us in July as we go "back to school" to reconnect, find new inspiration, and enhance our knowledge.
Registration for LWI’s 18th Biennial Conference is officially open! To register and learn all about the conference, click here. Early bird registration lasts only through March 31, so register today!
Conference Start and End Times
We will kick off the conference with an opening reception at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 11. Programming begins early the next morning and runs through the late afternoon on Saturday, July 14. The conference program will be posted on the LWI website by February 9.
The room block at the Hilton Milwaukee is open. To get the $179 conference rate, use the group name "LWI.”
Marquette University dormitory lodging is also available. The rates are $55.25 per night, per room (single); $80.00 per night, per room (double); $ 89.25 per night, per room (triple); and $99.50 per night, per room (quad). To reserve a room, contact Carrie Enea at 414-288-4737 or email@example.com.
Financial Aid for Conference Attendance
LWI has limited funds available to provide need-based grants to LWI members to assist in paying the costs of attending the biennial conference. Additional information and applications will be available soon.
Second Call for Proposals: Scholarly Works in Progress
The Second Call for Proposals seeks to fill a small number of spots reserved for scholarly works in progress. Presenters will be grouped into panels and will have fifteen to twenty minutes to discuss their work. Proposals are due Monday, March 5, 2018. Much more information can be found here.
For those of you have never been to Marquette or Milwaukee, the law school, which dates back to 1908, is in a bright and spacious new building (see picture above), and the conference hotel is just a few minutes' walk away. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. It sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, making it truly a water city in the middle of the country. The picture below is of Discovery World, the Science and Technology Museum on the Lake, where we will have our traditional gala dinner Friday night.
And there is much more to see and do in Milwaukee!
Check back for more updates as we count down to July 2018.
Your enthusiastic conference planners,
Rebekah Hanley (Oregon), Sherri Keene (Maryland), and Ted Becker (Michigan)
Conference Committee members:
Erin Carroll (Georgetown, Program Committee, Co-Chair)
Wendy-Adele Humphrey (Texas Tech, Program Committee, Co-Chair)
Alison Julien (Marquette, Site Committee Co-Chair)
Sue Bay (Marquette, Site Committee Co-Chair)
Heather Baum (Villanova, CLE, Co-Chair)
Kristin Hazelwood (Kentucky, CLE Co-Chair)
Frances DeLaurentis (Georgetown, Pro Bono Project)