Thursday, June 02, 2011

WLA Conference to feature Scott Dikkers, Onion Founder, and More

Join us at the WLA Conference, November 1-4 at the Milwaukee Hilton and Frontier Airlines Center! What other event can bring together such a fantastic pool of talented professionals like this year’s keynoter, internationally renowned speaker Stephen Abram, as well as the engaging and nationally recognized children’s writer/illustrator Tad Hills, or Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School, and contributing anchor and reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, plus over 70 training/informational sessions to choose from?  Add to this the wonderful WLA/WLAF Annual Awards Dinner, interesting tours, state of the art trade show exhibits, an autograph garden, and an opportunity to take part in the fun WLA Foundation Fundraiser at the hip nightspot, Spin Milwaukee!

And, of course, there’s the city itself!

Milwaukee offers you so many cultural and entertainment options before, between and/or after events.  The Historic Third Ward, with its variety of dining and theatre options; the Milwaukee PAC; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Bradley Center; Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin; The Milwaukee Public Museum; Pabst Theatre; the Milwaukee Zoo; excellent shopping; Miller Brewery tours (and tastings)…even the Potawatomi Casino. Our conference hotel, the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center also offers you options, such as a Starbuck’s and the Milwaukee Chop House. (If you decide to extend your stay into the weekend, the hotel even  features Paradise Landing, the first urban indoor water park!) 

Speaking of speakers…Look who’s speaking at the President’s Luncheon

He's probably created more viral internet content than anyone alive. His podcasts have been ranked #1 by iTunes more years running than any other. His work has won more Webby Awards than any single individual or organization. He founded the world's first humor website. He's Scott Dikkers, the American humor pioneer who founded The Onion and served as its editor-in-chief for nearly two decades. He recently left The Onion to start Dikkers Cartoon Company ( to make short cartoons, comics and other fun stuff for all audiences. 
We’re sure you’ll be glad you included the President’s Luncheon on your calendar “to do” list.  What a great way to wrap up a memorable conference.  See you there!
--Michael Kenney, 2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

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