After-Hours Things To Do
Located in the Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, the Careers Conference 2010 is in the heart of Madison's bustling downtown. Madison's downtown is a lively and energetic neighborhood with an array of museums, music venues, and theater as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
The Concourse is within walking distance of Madison's unique and eclectic State Street, a dining and shopping experience for anyone looking to leave the ordinary behind. With a number of noteworthy shops and ethnic dining experiences, State Street is a must-see for any visitor to Madison.
At the end of State Street, visit Wisconsin's Capitol Building, a National Historic Landmark. Construction began in 1857 and the building took 60 years to complete at a total cost of only $7.2 million. A beautiful attraction to see while in Madison.
Madison Tourism Information -- http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/recTourism.html
Downtown Madison Tourism Information -- http://www.downtownmadison.org/index.php
State Street Business Directory -- http://www.state-st.com/
State Capitol Tours and Tourism Information --
Isthmus Eats Dining Guide -- http://www.isthmus.com/eats/search.php
Tuesday, 7:30 - 8:15 am
New to the Careers Conference? Plan to attend a special session for participants who are new to the conference. The newcomers meeting is designed to answer questions, provide information, and help you schedule your time at the conference to best meet your needs.
No registration or fee required.
Madison Highlights Tour
(sightseeing tour-no credit available)
Monday, January 25, 2010
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Take in the sights of Madison on a comfortable, climate-controlled trolley! Careers Conference 2010 attendees have an opportunity to take a customized tour of Madison. First, take a tour of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens
, a place dedicated to the creation, conservation, and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests. This tour will highlight diverse plant and animal life as you stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory guided by Olbrich's Observatory Staff and have the opportunity to ask questions of the professional staff. Discover some of the other wonders of Madison as the tour continues through the city with a second stop at our State Capitol Building
. Enjoy a tour of the capitol building while learning about the history of the building, including the devastating 1904 fire that eventually gave rise to the building you see today. Finally, ride to the beautiful UW-Madison Campus
and appreciate a tour provided by expert guides from the UW-Madison Visitor's Center. You'll also be making a stop at UW-Madison's Kohl Center
, to see the Chihuly Glass artwork, and Babcock Hall
, a favorite spot on campus where you can try some UW-Madison made ice cream and do a little "dairy" shopping. If your family is traveling with you, this is a great way to spend time together, or for them to explore Madison while you attend other Monday events.
Registration required. Cost: $24 early, $30 regular.
Available any time between 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Served on a buffet line
Registration and ticket required
$18 per person
Mixed greens with shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers with house-made balsamic vinaigrette and ranch dressing
Black bean salad with cumin lime vinaigrette*
Chicken with Marsala sauce
Key West blend steamed vegetables (parsnips, carrots, green & yellow beans)
Assorted rolls with butter
Coffee, tea, or milk
Conference Reception: Isand Getaway!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Music by Michael Drake
Latin-smooth, Carribean jazz
“Bright dance rhythms ....user friendly melodies. Superb striking trumpet solos, musical beachcomber" - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Tropical retreat.... Spicy Latin beats....Good natured sense of fun" - Jazziz
Everyone is welcome! No registration or fee required.
Rendezvous with colleagues and friends at the popular annual conference reception on Tuesday afternoon. Stop in after a busy day of sessions to relax and unwind. You'll find fun, music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and door prizes.
Tuesday 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
D33C Career Cruising Course Planner (Product Demonstration) [H]
The Career Cruising Course Planner is a module that integrates with school district Student Information Systems (SIS) for online course selection and course verification. Fully integrated with the Career Cruising Portfolio/Individualized Learning Plan systems, the Course Planner allows students to use their career and cluster/pathway interests to help them maintain a career focus when selecting their high school courses.
Steve Yaun, Educational Sales Consultant, Career Cruising, Madison, WI
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
D53A Individual Learning Plan/ePortfolio Development and Strategies (Product Demonstration) [E, M, H, P]
Is your district ready to integrate the Individual Learning Plan (ILP), but you need ideas and strategies? Learn how WISCareers can help with your ILP planning, and gain useful ideas and tips on the implementation of ILPs. Repeats as Concurrent D90B.
Christopher East, Senior Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
D53C XAP/Bridges Portfolio (Product Demonstration) [M, H]
This session demonstrates a common portfolio shared between Choices Explorer and Choices Planner that helps students make an easy transition from exploring their options in middle school to building meaningful plans in high school and beyond. These portfolios will automatically save and securely store students' plans for high school, postsecondary and beyond, as well as all activities, assessment results, chosen pathways and other work completed in Choices Explorer and Choices Planner.
Carola Lundman, Regional Manager, XAP/Bridges, Culver City, CA
Tuesday 3:15 pm - 4:30- pm
D70B Play Date with Relevant Classroom (Product Demonstration) [E, M, H]
Come play with the goodies Relevant Classroom has to offer for the classroom. They'll roll out their toys, play a few quick games, demonstrate some classroom strategies, and let you explore what they have to offer. You won't want to miss the brand new, official Career Clusters products!
Carrie Derner, Director, and Seth Derner, President; Relevant Classroom, Lincoln, NE
Wednesday 9:45 am - 11:00 am
D90B Individual Learning Plan/ePortfolio Development and Strategies (Product Demonstration) [E, M, H, P]
Is your district is ready to integrate the Individual Learning Plan (ILP), but you need ideas and strategies? Learn how WISCareers can help with your ILP planning, and gain useful ideas and tips on implementation of ILPs. Repeats as Concurrent D53B.
Amy Rivera, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI