EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: As of March 22, 2021, CALS Conference Services is no longer accepting new business. The office will close on June 30, 2021.
Other UW-Madison units providing non-credit registration, conference and event planning.
- School of Education Professional Learning and Community Education
- Wisconsin Union Conference Management
- UW-Madison Conference Centers
When contracting with service providers outside of UW, please remember to follow Purchasing guidelines.
Statement from Dean Kate VandenBosch on the closure of CALS Conference Services:
As you know, the pandemic has had significant financial implications for CALS and UW-Madison, including lost revenues from suspending in-person activities.
With the FY22 base budget reduction, we announced changes to align farm research operation support more directly with agricultural research activities. This shift in the farm research operations support directly impacts CALS Conference Services as it has covered the fringe benefit costs for staff, as well as any 136 campus and CALS surcharges. The CALS Conference Services exemption for these fees will end on June 30, 2021, and the office will stop taking on new business.
CALS Conferences Services staff will contact all current clients directly to plan for their events. Each situation is different, and so the plan forward for each event will be different. We are committed to finding the best possible solution for every event.
The staff in CALS Conference Services have provided excellent customer service to you and others for many years. I am grateful for their professionalism and their dedication to the Wisconsin Idea.
Planning an event is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. If you need help assembling the pieces of your next big event, call CALS Conference Services, your event planning specialists!
We offer initial planning, registration, publicity and promotion, logistical planning, administrative support and full financial management of your events. Our staff is dedicated to providing high quality event management services so that your event is meaningful for your participants and as painless as possible for you, the coordinator.
We realize that each event is different, with its own particular goals and unique needs. Our wide range of services allows us flexibility to tailor an event management plan as individual as your program. While many of the events that we plan occur on campus, we also work with groups holding events at other sites throughout Wisconsin and the United States.
Download a copy of CALS Conference Services’ flyer for more information.
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