2023 WATVA Annual Meeting & Convention March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd 2023
Click the link below to register for the convention!
Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association 2023 Annual Meeting Registration, Fri, Mar 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
Friday, March 31st - Reception & Family Feud Gameshow
Friday night is our welcome reception and early check-in for our WATVA members. Join us starting at 6:00 p.m. in the commons area.
New for 2023, come join our trail ambassador team alpha and team bravo go head to head in a friendly Family Feud gameshow! Hosted by Northwest Regional Coordinator Greg Olson, the gameshow features questions themed after ATV / UTV riding in Wisconsin.
The gameshow begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be in Expo 3 A&B.
Saturday, April 1st - General Session
|Expo 3A & B
|7:30 a.m.||Conference Check-In
Silent Auction Begins
|8:45 a.m.||Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance, Introductions & Workshop Overviews|
|9:00 a.m.||Keynote speaker - Anne Sayers, Secretary of the Dept of Tourism|
|9:20 a.m.||Mary Monroe Brown, Director for Office of Outdoor Recreation|
|9:40 p.m.||Adam Payne, Secretary of the Dept of Natural Resources|
|10:00 a.m.||Lt Jacob Holsclaw, OHV Administrator Public Safety & Resource Protection WI DNR|
|10:30 a.m.||Introducing Kristen Almer of Ride Smart, a new partnership in conjunction with an outreach program involving our trail ambassadors, safety instructors and club representatives.|
|11:00 a.m.||Rob McConnell & Randy Harden to introduce "Let's Ride - Wisconsin" program|
|11:30 a.m.||Lt Jacob Holsclaw presents and introduces "Officer of the Year"|
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch & silent auction continues|
|1:00 p.m.||Silent auction concludes|
|1:15 p.m.||Silent auction results posted|
Saturday, April 1st Afternoon Workshops
Please note, times and locations are subject to change.
|Expo 3A||Expo 3B|
|1:30 p.m.||Outdoor Skills Trainers (OSTs) WI DNR - OSTS oversee the safety education programs that include ATV/UTV/OHM/snowmobile courses. These safety specialists are responsible for recruiting, training, and monitoring the services of safety program instructors. Learn about upcoming instructor workshops, mini-academies and/or how to become recertified and why it's important on many different levels. Instructors will work with trail ambassadors in the new "Let's Ride - Wisconsin" outreach program. General overview on laws and OHV Administrator questions.||"How and What" to look for when purchasing your next ATV or UTV. Everything from what kind of ATV / UTV options you have to the trailer you're going to need to tow it. Accessories? They are everywhere! Learn more about them, including some handy medical gear you might want to have.
Tom Van Zeeland of Team Winnegaboland
Tim Lamers of Chilton Trailers
|2:30 p.m.||Basics of the Trail / Route Ambassador program, overview of duties including patrols, working Welcome Centers, different training options, and roles of club or area coordinators designed to help streamline field day training. Overview and answer questions about the three different levels of the ambassador |
Trail Ambassador Rescue and Recovery team information.
For those that are already trail ambassadors and would like to become part of our rescue and recovery team, please stop in to learn more about the program and hear about some upcoming exciting trainings.
Adam Harden - Deputy Administrator for Trail Ambassador Program
|3:30 p.m.||WATVA Annual Meeting|
The annual meeting for the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association. This meeting includes our reports for they previous year, projections for the upcoming year and reports from the various partners.
Saturday, April 1st Evening Reception / Awards Presentation
Expo 1 & 2: Saturday evening dinner and presentation of awards for Trail Ambassador program, WATVA awards and DNR Warden of the Year.
Come enjoy a provided meal and video replay of 2022. This will be a casual and fun evening full of laughs, community and great food.
Sunday, April 2nd - Review
It's time to wrap up the weekends activity with a town-hall style review. During this meeting we will discuss what we liked, didn't like and plans for the remainder of the year / next years annual meeting. This session is open to the public as we love to hear feedback on how you enjoyed (or didn't) the annual convention.
The 2022 WATVA Annual Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens point.
If you plan on staying overnight, make sure to mention WATVA for a discounted rate!
1001 Amber Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54482