ADILN 2024

2024 Aging, Disability, and Independent Living Network Conference 


“Rise and Shine” 
April 23–25, 2024 
La Crosse Center 
La Crosse, WI 


General information

Join leaders from the Wisconsin Aging, Disability, and Independent Living Network April 23–25, 2024, in La Crosse, WI. This conference is focused on improving the lives of older people and adults with disabilities. Attendees will enjoy two full days of learning (half-day pre-conference intensive followed by a day and a half of workshops) along the beautiful Mississippi River. Attendees will also have numerous opportunities to learn, network, and collaborate with each other.


Conference schedule

Now available! View the schedule

Schedule highlights include: 

  • Special keynote speaker, Zach Anner
  • Keynote speaker Lisa Haen
  • WisTech Assistive Technology hall


Sessions at a Glance (updated 4/5)

Workshop Descriptions 

Cancellation Policy

A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations received up to Friday, March 8, 2024. No cancellations after this date will be permitted; however, substitutions are permitted. Requests for cancellation or substitutions must be submitted to UWL Graduate & Extended Learning at

Conference parking 

Parking is available in city-owned parking ramps across the street. The La Crosse Center Ramp and Riverside Ramp are $1.00 per hour with a max of $8.00 per day.

View a city parking map here.

Dining Guide

View the local dining guide here

Continuing Education Units 

(CEUs) are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) awards one CEU for every 10 contact hours in a continuing education experience. Actual contact hours are recorded.

UWL CEUs fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals, agencies and organizations. Professional associations may have specific licensing requirements. Individuals should contact their professional association, agency or organization before assuming UWL CEUs will fulfill those requirements.

UWL keeps records of individual CEUs for three years. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program.

How to Obtain CEUs

The number of CEUs will be determined by the number of days attended.

CEU participants will need to sign-in at the registration desk at the beginning of each day to receive CEUs for that day. Attendees who are registered for CEUs and sign in every day will receive the full CEU amount.

Number of CEUs Available

  • Pre-conference (April 23): .3 CEU
  • Conference day 1 (April 24): .4 CEU
  • Conference day 2 (April 25): .3 CEU


Which Sessions are Approved for CEUs

Most of the sessions are approved for CEUs. However, a person who signed up for CEUs may not attend the following workshops, as they are not approved for CEUs:

  • Adaptive and Inclusive Gaming
  • Advocacy Starts and Ends with YOU - Don Posh
  • Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Inclusive Emergency Preparedness - Ben Barrett and Karen Secor
  • Engage for Change: DHS Disability Councils - Staff from the Office for the Promotion of Independent Living
  • Finding a Connection: Working with Tribal Communities - Kassy Heard, Pat Takamine, and Amanda Thompson
  • Leadership Agility; Sustainable Skills for Positive Impact - Lisa Haen
  • Zach Anner Q&A and Book Signing - Zach Anner

Also, please note that Zach Anner's and Jeanne Ayers' keynote sessions are not approved for CEUs.


Session Handouts 

ADRC Director and Supervisor Orientation/Refresher Course

Engage for Change


Improve Caregiver Competencies

Using Collective Lived Experiences to Drive Change

Marty Schreiber presentation

ADILN Partnerships for Better Outcomes in Crisis

Be Prepared Have a Plan-Inclusive Emergency Preparedness ADILN Conference

Advocacy Starts and Ends with YOU

Assistive Technology for Independence- Executive Functioning

Family Caregiver Voices

Social Connection

No Wrong Door

Collaborating with Your Health Department

CHW Model Presentation

From Confirmation to Contribution: Fostering Board Inclusion and Impact


Restoration Station