The 45th WRAP CONFERENCE in 2023
September 20-22, 2023 at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc, WI
The Theme: Cream of the Crop!! Just think how much fun that will be!! And considering Manitowoc is home of Cedar Crest Ice Cream, how delicious will it all be!! The Conference Committee will be busy preparing details for you. So save the date. Put it on your calendar and budget now!
Open this poster for a sneak peek!
The 2022 WRAP Conference is but a mere memory…..
But it was a GREAT conference with a diverse line up of speakers with lots of take-aways and lots of networking! The atmosphere was one of almost celebration…. of being together, of learning, of a physical and mental break and challenge to come back to some “normal”. Thank you to all who attended! And to all who made this confernce a success. Each one of those people volunteer their time to serve YOU so you can serve YOUR people!
If you want to refer to the conference brochure for any reason, here is BROCHURE: 2022 Conference brochure
Welcome to our Virtual Vendor Showcase! In following protocols for such times as this, we did not have in person vending. Instead, we invited our Vendors to come alongside Virtually! Check them out and consider supporting their business!
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Our ‘A Moment In Time’™ series of V-Clips™, two-minute video shorts with original music beds and soothing, educational narratives are being usefully employed in environments where there is an opportunity to provide uplifting, soothing, or simply joyful exposure to art.
Caregivers whom have utilized Photavia media have expressed benefits that have included:
•Improved Emotional States, Moods, and Attitudes
•Personal Engagement ”
•Reductions in Supervisory Staff Time affording Increased One on One Time
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National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP)
NAAP is the National organization and is supported by WRAP. Here are some of the member benefits:
- Free CE’s for live webinars twice per month
- Free CEs with unlimited access to NAAP’s eLearning Library
- Discounts to NAAP Conferences and Products from Partners
- Weekly eBlast keep you abreast of national trends, regulation updates and hot topics
- NAAP Toolbox: printable in-services, resource article, innovative activity ideas and planning, activity forms.
Cost: $75 per year for your membership.
Sign up online at NAAP.info
We will leave up past Conference schedules, brochure and poster in case you would like to refer to it.
2021 WRAP Conference:
WRAP’s 43rdAnnual WRAP Conference “Be The Beacon” is a mere memory! Albeit, a good one! We are please to say 73 attendees were present for our conference which ran Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Hotel Marshfield in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Things looked a little different with general sessions and attendees spread out in the Grand Ballroom…. but it was great to be together! We will leave the Brochure and the post up for you to have access to.
2020 CONFERENCE: Given the continually evolving nature of COVID-19, the WRAP Annual Conference which was scheduled for September 23-25, 2020 in Marshfield, WI was canceled. A one-day Virtual Conference on Sept 24, 2020 was presented. The day started with the Annual Membership meeting, followed by four sessions and ended with the Installation of the 2020/2021 WRAP Officers. If you are interested in seeing the flyer from that day, Here it is
We will leave up the brochure for you to get an idea of what our conferences look like. We hope to see you in Manitowoc in 2021!
Download the Brochure here: WRAP Conference Brochure 2017
Here is the 2017 WRAP Conference poster
About our conferences: Each September, WRAP hosts its annual conference where an activity professional serving any type of facility within the senior population will find a wealth of education opportunities as well as networking with other activity professional from all over the state. Here are some of the highlights of each conference:
- Up to 13 hours of continuing education hours approved by APNCC and NCCAP
- Awards Banquet
- Vendors with the latest products
- Cultural Arts Presentation
- Networking with other activity professionals from the state