The 15th annual Alliance conference in San Antonio, Texas, from Sept. 4-7, 2018


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  We have come a long way from that first conference in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2003.  Be sure to download the conference app. Look for Whova in the app store.

The 15th annual National Workforce Registry Conference is an opportunity to learn and network with other registries across the nation.  Sessions will focus on registry successes, challenges, and emerging issues in the collection of data on the early childhood and after-school workforce.

In addition to conference sessions join us for

  • The pre-conference session is Sept. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. for all registry staff and administrators. Select this additional option on your registration form.
  • The Wednesday evening river cruise on the San Antonio River. See the riverwalk from the water during this one-hour narrated cruise.  Select this additional option on your registration form.



Important details:

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations are available until August 15, 2018. A $50 cancellation fee will apply. We regret that we cannot substitute attendees.  Those unable to attend must cancel their registration and the substitute person must then register for the conference.

Pay-by-check deadline:  If your conference registration will be paid via check from your agency that payment must be received by the Alliance prior to August 16, 2018.  Please allow two weeks transit time from the date on which the check is mailed until it is received by accounting services.  The Alliance will send an invoice for your registration costs.  Your registration confirmation email from the Whova system for pay-by-check will show a zero balance because you have not paid. Your registration will not be final until your check is received.

 Early Bird Discount:  Register by July 13 and get an early bird discount code in the discount code box near the bottom of your registration form.  Members enter code nwra2018 and non-members enter joinus2018 to receive your discount.


Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 1-605-939-0893.



The conference rate period at the hotel ended on August 13.  You may still get a room but not at the conference rate.

Hotel Reservations:  Rooms at the Embassy Suites include breakfast each morning and free wi-fi if you are a Hilton Honors member.


Group Name:  National Workforce Registry Alliance,  Group Code:  NWR

Check-in:  Sept 1, 2018, and Check-out Sept. 9, 2018

Phone Number: 210-226-9000

Room rate is $169 per night for a single or double, $189 for a triple and $209 for a quad. Rooms are available for two days before and after the room block dates of Sept. 3-8, based on room and rate availability.

Cut off for room reservations is August 13, 2018.


 Become a sponsor for the September conference in San Antonio!  pdf National Conference Sponsor Kit 2018 .

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Innovation Sponsor


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WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research