National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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A Message from the NRADAN, Inc., Board of Directors >>

Rural Advocates and Friends:

As we find ourselves in uncertain times with differing mandates from Federal, state, and local governments, living in rural America is good training for our current situation of stocking up and staying home or safely serving our clients. We know how to do that! Think: blizzard in North Dakota or flooding in Iowa. Rural folks maintain, and thrive, and we get it done.

Some challenges cannot be overcome, however, and our annual conference is running into those issues. The University of Wisconsin-Stout is not holding summer in-person classes, some staff is sheltering and teleworking, and the State of Wisconsin is following mandates not to gather in groups over 10. The current timeline of the Governor’s mandate is indefinite, and until the end of the public-health crisis, we cannot be certain when that order will be lifted. Pandemics don’t conform to our lives, it appears.

Decisions about the Institute must be made earlier rather than later, due to many factors including already-incurred costs, speaker schedules, and an unknown immediate future, and our Planning and Executive Committees this week made the tough, heartbreaking decision to cancel the 2020 National Rural Institute. We will provide future guidance on scholarships, awards, and the 2021 Institute, but we wanted you to know as soon as possible so you can update your budgets and your work schedules. We are saddened, as “the Rural” is such a large part of our lives – and yours. Caring for our communities and ourselves is paramount right now.

Some good news: The NRADAN Board decided at its retreat in August to rebrand the Institute; it will now be called the “National Rural Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addictions” to honor all those we serve. Look for more information soon!

As with all things, we will survive this, and we will be stronger for it. Our rural innovative ideas and work ethic can be used in this time of national crisis, and our “Rural Institute Spirit” can help our families and local communities get through the uncertainty and tragedy of this pandemic. We are all working to help our neighbors – by staying home! – and by donating, by serving our clients, and by inventing new ways to congregate. In the end, we will be there, having made our nation stronger through our grit and wisdom. We believe this!

We will see you June 20-24, 2021 – stay strong, and please let us know if we can do anything to help. The NRADAN Board will continue to meet and to plan for our future. Ideas are always welcome! Thank you for ALL you do. 

With every good wish,

NRADAN, Inc. Board of Directors,

Mike Early                                          Joe Amico
Christy Alten-Osmera                        Bill Beaton
Paul Mladnick                                    James Swarthout
Dee Owens                                        Dianne Sullivan

Event Status update: 3.23.20: Canceled.

Save the Date for next year - June 20-24, 2021

Sunday, June 21 - Thursday, June 25, 2020

University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

This unique rural alcohol and drug abuse conference provides participants the opportunity to personally interact with other rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives and nationally known Institute faculty and resource individuals while accessing the latest in evidence-based practices for the improvement of rural services. Key resource professionals from throughout the U.S. will present intensive study tracks and special topics on current, innovative and emerging topics.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 36th National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse!

Institute Registration Rates and Fees

Fee Type Rate Details Scholarship Eligible?
General Attendee Standard Rate $575 On Campus Lodging and Meals Yes
General Attendee- Meals Only Rate $495 Meals Only, No Campus Lodging Yes

 

The registration fee is all-inclusive of:

  • On-campus lodging, double occupancy (single occupancy rooms available for additional fee)
  • On-campus meals : 4 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 4 Dinner
  • Breaks, reception and scheduled social activities
  • All session instruction (excluding preconference sessions)
  • All scheduled conference activities
  • CEU's for all activities with verified attendance.
  • Note: Reduced rates available if opting to stay off-campus

CEU's approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2019 application approved)

At-A-Glance Program Schedule

Sunday

PRECONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

8:00 am - 9:00 am Preconference Check-In (Memorial Student Center Concourse)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Preconference Session (lunch included), Eligible for .5 CEU, additional fees apply
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Preconference Session, Eligible for .4 CEU, additional fees apply

Sunday Continued

CONFERENCE BEGINS

Begins 2:00 pm General Conference and Residence Hall Check-in
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner, Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm WELCOME, OPENING PLENARY SESSION and RECEPTION: Memorial Student Center, Great Hall (.2 CEU), Reception immediately following keynote

Monday

 
7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
8:30 am - 10:00 am Monday Plenary Session, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall, (.15 CEU)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor & Networking Break, MSC Great Hall
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Institute Tracks begin Monday (.15 CEU)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Institute Tracks continued (.2 CEU)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Exhibitors & Networking Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Institute Tracks continued (.15 CEU)
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm NRADAN, Inc. Board Meeting, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
  Evening Optional Activities
  None Scheduled

Tuesday

 
7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
8:30 am - 10:00 am Tuesday Plenary, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall, (.15 CEU)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor & Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Institute Tracks continued (.15 CEU)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Harold E. Hughes Awards of Excellence Luncheon, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall (.1 CEU)
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Institute Tracks continued (.15 CEU)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Exhibitor & Networking Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Special Topics and Series (.15 CEU)
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
  Evening Optional Activities
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Softball @ UW-Stout Field

Wednesday

 
7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
8:30 am - 10:00 am Wednesday Plenary, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall (.15 CEU)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor & Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Institute Tracks Wednesday (.15 CEU)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Institute Tracks end (.2 CEU)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Exhibitor & Networking Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Special Topics and Series (.15 CEU)
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
  Evening Optional Activity
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Variety/Talent Show/Sing-A-Long/Dance, Location, Huffs Lounge

Thursday

 
7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast, Location: Memorial Student Center Terrace Lounge/Fireside Cafe
8:30 am - 10:00 am Special Topics and Series (.15 CEU)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor & Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Thursday Plenary & Closing Remarks, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall (.15 CEU)
12:00 pm Conference Ends
Additional Fees and Rates

NOTE: Discounts and scholarship awards do NOT apply to these items:

Preconference Sessions

 

 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $65 2020 Preconference Options TBD
includes .5 CEU, and lunch
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm $70 2020 Preconference Options TBD
includes .4 CEU

Lodging

 

If available, priority given to full conference participants; rates subject to change.

Single Room Supplement

 $50

Sunday through Wednesday nights
Single occupancy room $30 Rate per night, Saturday (early arrival) through Thursday (later departure) 

Daily Meals

 

Individual meals (cafeteria, except where noted) can also be purchased on site at higher daily cash rate; rates subject to change.

Sunday $7.85 dinner only (Board Rate)
Monday $19.00 breakfast, lunch, dinner (Board Rate)
Tuesday $27.25 breakfast, awards luncheon ticket, dinner (Board Rate)
Wednesday $19.00 breakfast, lunch, dinner (Board Rate)
Thursday $4.40 breakfast only (Board Rate)

 

Group and Student Rates

FeeType

Rate

Details

Scholarship Eligible?

Group Discounted Rates:

 

Applies only to individuals paid by the same organization and must be on the same order, no early or additional discount apply

 
Group Rate, 2 or more $488.75 (15% off) On Campus Lodging and Meals No

Student Discounted Rates

 

Discounted rates apply to full time students. No early or additional discounts apply

 
Student Attendee Standard Rate $325 On Campus Lodging and Meals Yes
Student Attendee Meals Only Rate $225 Meals Only, No Campus Lodging Yes
Daily Rates

Day

Rate

Details, Includes meals and activities occurring within that day only.

Scholarship Eligible?

Sunday $100 includes dinner and opening reception No
Monday $175 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks No
Tuesday $195 includes breakfast, awards luncheon, dinner, breaks No
Wednesday $175 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks No
Thursday $100 includes breakfast, breaks No
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