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Registration is Open!

The Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference empowers people with disabilities in Wisconsin to have more control over their lives. Technology is constantly evolving and so is the Self-Determination Conference. Join us as we learn ways to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. If you have questions about registration you can email or call 920-723-5571.

Self Determination Conference: Agenda/Program

Conference Brochure link: English|Spanish

To register, download registration forms below or follow the link to online registration:

Online Registration

Fillable Registration Form (English| Spanish)

Printable Registration Form (English|Spanish)

Registration deadline is September 27, 2019.

Conference scholarships are available but there are a limited number of scholarships available and they are determined on a first come, first serve basis. We will try to approve as many requests as possible, but we may run out before the deadline. If you have questions about scholarships Please contact Michelle Roach at 920-723-5571 or email at

You can apply for a scholarship by clicking the links below and downloading the application.

Fillable Scholarship Form

Printable Scholarship Form 

Scholarship will be accepted until August 30, 2019 or until funds run out.

DieHard Award Nominations Now Open

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to improve community supports for individuals with disabilities?  Do they support self-determination?  Nominate them for a Diehard Award in one of the following two categories:  Professional Advocate| Self-Advocate/Grassroots Advocate

A Diehard is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advocacy work here in Wisconsin. A diehard is someone with a steadfast commitment to the principles of community integration and self-determination. Diehards go above and beyond to make sure everyone is counted.

  • Awards will be presented at the Self-Determination Conference on October 15th at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells.
  • Nomination Forms must be in the BPDD office no later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to present none or multiple awards in any of the categories.

Download Nomination Form Here or go to

Please complete the nomination form and submit to:
BPDD/Awards, 101 E. Wilson St., Room 219 Madison, WI 53703

Or Fax to  608-267-3906

Or Email to:

Want to Sponsor Wisconsin’s Self-Determination Conference?

The Self-Determination Conference is one of Wisconsin’s biggest events for people with disabilities and the people who support them.  Last year over 650 people attended the conference. Your support will help us provide even more scholarships to self-advocates and their families. Please help us continue to empower self-advocacy and self-direction in Wisconsin.

You can download the Sponsorship form by following this link:

NOTE: Ads must be submitted by August 30, 2019 to be in the program. Late submission cannot be guaranteed.

If you have questions about sponsorship, contact Fil Clissa at or 608-266-5395.

Exhibitor/Micro-enterprise Application Request

Exhibit tables will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2018.  Space is limited and only applications from exhibitors that directly support self-determination and self-direction in WI will be accepted. All applications will be reviewed by a committee and selected based on interest, needs, variety and mission of the conference.

You can download an application by following this link:

Please submit application to:

Fil Clissa at or mail to BPDD, 101 E. Wilson St., Rm 219, Madison, WI 53703

Additional Information:

  • No wall space is available (for hanging).
  • Additional space must be pre-approved.
  • Set-up time: 7 am on Tues., Oct. 15 Breakdown time: 1:00 pm on
    Wed., Oct. 16.    

Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 31, 2019 (Space may fill up before this date.)


You can find the 2018 Self-Determination conference resources by following the link below: