WSPA Annual Conference

Presented by Region 5

We encourage you to attend this valuable and meaningful conference.
Each day provides relevant and useful sessions, the chance to meet with State partners and vendors,
and most importantly -- the opportunity to make connections and build relationships with your colleagues. 

Conference Information

  • AGENDA- Coming soon 
  • Pre-conference - Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Conference: February 26-28, 2018
  • Suquamish Clearwater Resort, Suquamish, Washington 
Please join us for the pre-conference session: Whole Educator Support: 
In the path of a national teacher shortage and a polarized society we are needing a stronger work force more than ever before. As a result, Tacoma Public Schools launched the Whole Educator Initiative . Come and learn more about the Whole Educator and how we are ensuring the safety, health and engagement of every employee.  Please click here for more information regarding the Whole Educator Initiative. 
  • Whole Educator Support
  • Presenters:  Dr. Forrest Griek and Dr. Lisa Nolan, Tacoma Public Schools
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • 1:30-4:30 pm
  • $75.00

Conference sessions to include: 

  • Crisis Response
  • Digital Archiving
  • Education/Credit Processing in WESPaC
  • Emergency Sub Training
  • Gender Identity
  • Job Descriptions
  • Marketing your HR Department:  Friend or Foe?
  • Marijuana in the Workplace
  • New to Profession Teacher Mentor Program
  • New Teacher Orientation
  • OSPI Certification “101”
  • Paraeducator Training/Induction
  • Public Records Requests
  • Qmlative – the new Skyward interface
  • Quality Service
  • Records Retention
  • Recruiting Substitutes
  • SEB/Retirement
  • Skyward:  Best Practices, Tips & Tricks
  • Wellness
  • Social Networks
  • Google
  • Vocational Placements
  • and more!

Conference Registration 

Please click here to REGISTER YOURSELF
Please click here to REGISTER OTHERS

Pre-conference: $75
Member price:  $300

Non-member price: $350

Registration includes breakfast Monday-Wednesday, lunch Monday-Tuesday, dinner Tuesday, and daily refreshments. 
Your registration also includes electronic access to conference materials.
Please note that conference registration does NOT include hotel accommodations. 

Hotel Accommodations - Suquamish Clearwater Resort

Our conference will be held at the beautiful Suquamish Clearwater Resort in Suquamish,Washington.

WSPA has reserved a block of rooms at discounted rates ranging from $115-165, plus taxes and fees. 
Please use the Group ID when booking: 11905
The deadline for booking at the group rate is Friday, January 26, 2018

Reservations may be made by phone at: 866-609-8700 or online at

Suquamish Clearwater Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, WA 98392

Vendor Information 

We invite you to participate as an exhibitor at the WSPA Annual Conference 
We plan on an attendance of 175 to 200 and would love for you to join us. 

Transportation Information 

Please click here for the Edmonds-Kingston ferry information
Please click here for the Bainbridge Island ferry information
Please click here for information regarding bus transportation from the Bainbridge ferry to the resort 
Please click here for information regarding the resort shuttle

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are fully refundable if request is submitted prior to February 9, 2018.
A 50% refund will be given through February 16, 2018.
No refunds will be given after February 16th, however your registration is transferable.

Please contact regarding cancellations or transfers. Thank you.