Registration for 2017 Annual Conference is now open! Visit to register and learn about highlights at this year's event, book your hotel room, reserve a display table, sign up for child care, and much more. This year’s Conference will be held June 16-19 at the Madison Marriott West, with Monday, June 19 as a Learning Day. The theme will be “One with Christ.” Please join us as we rejoice in our unity with the Lord. With any further questions, contact Registrar Kellye Walker-Pontius at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (608) 837-7328.

  • Changes to Registration in 2017: This year, we will be taking advantage of technology already in place with two changes to make registration more efficient for both attendees and Conference staff! First, payment will only be accepted by credit card along with your online registration. This will save many staff hours and physical resources that would otherwise be spent processing registrations by hand. Second, instead of handing out physical meal tickets, we will be printing a scannable (QR) code on your name tag. This will streamline the meal check-in process, and you won’t have to worry about keeping track of your tickets!
  • Adam Hamilton to be Featured Speaker: One of our many highlights at Annual Conference will be presentations by Adam Hamilton entitled “Leading Beyond the Walls.” He is well known for launching The Church of the Resurrection in 1990, which today is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with an average weekend attendance of 8,600.
  • High Schoolers Wanted for Tech Crew: We are looking for 15-20 committed and responsible teens to work for the Tech Crew during the Annual Conference. We need youth who, by June 2017, are in high school or have at least completed 8th grade. This is an opportunity for them to serve the Church in a fun way. In some cases, this time can be approved for community service hours towards their graduation (check with their school). Click here for more information and click here to download an application to fill out and return to David Henke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 14.
  • Youth Delegates Encouraged to Apply to Attend: Youth Delegates will take part in all that is Annual Conference: Plenary and legislation sessions, worship, and fellowship. Being part of the Youth Delegation provides an opportunity to learn about the work and mission of the many churches and believers that make up our Conference. Youth will meet other youth from the Conference, and have special educational, service, and fellowship activities planned especially for them. This year’s program includes exciting changes in an effort to create a more fulfilling and interactive experience for the delegates, like relevant and engaging sessions, a youth panel question and answer, and an introductory day of activity on June 15. To ensure that youth with sufficient skill/interest participate, youth who have finished one year of high school and who are under age 18 are ideal candidates. Youth entering high school in the fall will also be considered. Click here to download the application, which should be filled out and returned to Sharon Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 15.