First-Time Attendee FAQs

Answers:

  • Is there a cost to attend UWEBC events? All Peer Group meetings, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and Executive Retreats are free of charge for all employees of member companies.

    The UWEBC provides programming in its four core focus areas — Customer Service, Information Technology, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Additionally, we offer SIGS for Human Resources Executives and General Counsels.

    We encourage cross-pollination of innovative ideas as a core UWEBC value. Please share our events with your colleagues; there is no limit on how many focus areas a company can participate in.
  • Where is the best place to park?You will receive a confirmation email with parking recommendations about one week before the event. Parking details for UWEBC events are also here.

     Additional resources for parking include:

    For events at UW–Madison or downtown Madison:
      •   Parking can be a challenge, as many events take place on-campus. You may want to arrive early.
      •   UW-Madison real-time parking stall availability.
      •   City of Madison real-time parking stall availability.

    For events at Waukesha County Technical College:
      •   Interactive map of WCTC.

  • Who do I contact if I have a dietary request? Each meeting includes a contintenal breakfast and lunch. Please email UWEBCevents@wisc.edu prior to the day of the event if you have any special dietary requests, (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free).
  • What is the dress code? The majority of attendees wear casual to business casual clothes.

    The only exception is meetings at the Madison Club, which has a business professional or business casual dress code. Approved dress at the club consists of a collared shirt, tailored slacks and nonathletic shoes.
  • What will the day be like? Upon arrival, a UWEBC staff person will greet you with a nametag. The meeting will kick off with a brief welcome by the Practice Director, followed by presentations and group discussions. Because the UWEBC focuses on peer-to-peer learning, Peer Group and SIG meetings are not classes, but interactive learning events.

    Attendees do not receive printed presentations, but you will receive an email after the event with links to available PDFs and videos of presentations.
  • I need to cancel or change my registration. Who do I contact?Please email UWEBCevents@wisc.edu with your cancellation or registration change. Please note our in-person events do fill up, but we'll do our best to accommodate you.

    If you can't make a Peer Group meeting in-person, most are webcast, as well. Email UWEBCevents@wisc.edu for details.
  • What post-meeting materials will I receive? Following the event, you will receive an email with links to PDFs of the presentations. Most Peer Group meetings also include Mediasite video of the presentations.

    When you log into uwebc.org, you can access all past meeting assets, including PDFs, Mediasite videos and additional resources. Or, check out your Peer Group's Digests.

    Please note some presenters do not allow us to record or distribute their materials.
  • I'm having problems finding some information on the website. Who should I contact? Contact Marketing and Communications Director Lori Wilson.
  • What if I'd like to present at a meeting? How do I go about that? Contact the Practice Director of the relevant focus area to discuss your interest in presenting.
  • Is it okay if I bring a friend from another company to a Peer Group meeting? A nonmember may attend once as a guest of a member attendee. Please notify us ahead of time by contacting Beth de Garcia, as we will need to print a name tag and table tent.

Quick Contacts

Executive Director: Dr. Raj Veeramani, raj.veeramani@wisc.edu, 608-262-0861

Member Relations Senior Director: Beth de Garcia, beth.degarcia@wisc.edu, 608-265-0645

Managing Practice Director and Customer Service Practice Director: Roger Paulson, roger.paulson@wisc.edu, 608-261-1161

Information Technology Practice Director: Cavinda Caldera, cavinda.caldera@wisc.edu, 608-890-1291

Supply Chain Management Practice Director: Wayne Thompson, wayne.thompson@wisc.edu,
608-890-1298

Member Services and Events Director: Jen Anderson, jen.anderson@wisc.edu, 608-890-1406

Member Services and Events Coordinator: Alyssa Greiber, alyssa.greiber@wisc.edu, 608-262-1145

Marketing and Communications Director: Lori Wilson, lori.wilson@wisc.edu, 608-890-2449

Marketing and Communications Specialist: Nicole Lipp, nicole.lipp@wisc.edu, 608-262-1476

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