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Pullman, WA 99164-6150

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WSUAA 2017 Fall Leadership Conference

Thursday Evening - Saturday Morning
September 14 - September 16
Lewis Alumni Centre, Pullman, WA

Registration Coming Soon!

Conference Agenda

Coming in August

Conference Highlights

Thursday evening we will have a pre-conference gathering for anyone in town and wanting to start the conference fun before the official start on Friday.  (Committee meetings will take place Thursday evening.)

Friday Conference:
Friday will be an action packed day you can look forward to.  We know you'll like it.  

Saturday Conference:
You will be informed with a Board of Directors Update from WSUAA President Mike King, among a variety of other activities.  We will conclude the Conference allowing plenty of time for you to "warm-up" for the WSU vs.Oregon State Football game.

Who Should Attend?

All chapter presidents and board of directors members are required to attend according to the WSUAA Bylaws. All club and special interest group representatives are encouraged to attend. Please contact Mike King if you are unable to attend (this includes if you are sending a proxy in your place). Volunteer leaders requesting reimbursement for travel must be WSUAA Members (see Travel Policy below). We highly encourage chapter leaders to invite volunteers who would find the conference beneficial. 

Travel Information

Travel reimbursement is available to conference participants. Hotel and other lodging expenses are not reimbursed. Meals are "on your own", however, many meals are provided during the conference. For the complete travel policy click on the link below.

Travel Policy 

For volunteers who live more than 400 miles from Pullman:
To schedule air travel, please contact Global Travel at 1-800-548-2202 and ask for Jill Huffman or Sheryl Smith. You can also email them at Jill: or Sheryl: Book your air travel by July 21, 2017.

For volunteers who live less than 400 miles from Pullman:
A stipend will be provided to assist with fuel cost. Round-trip mileage is calculated using the point-to-point mileage from WSU Travel Office. A Travel Expense Voucher is required to be reimbursed for mileage and needs to be completed by WSUAA staff member, Leilani Stevens, prior to the end of the Conference.

Hotel Information

The WSUAA has blocked rooms at most of the major hotels in Pullman (but you are welcomed to stay where you choose). Room blocks expire August 14 and are being held under "Alumni Association Leadership." Additional housing options are available through Moscow/Pullman Bed Finders, Airbnb, VBRO, and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce website.  This is the first conference football game against Oregon State, so hotel space will be extremely limited. Reserve early!!! And, please do not reserve rooms for friends under our blocks.  Check with each hotel on reservation requirements and cancellation policies.

Courtyard Marriott
No block, must contact directly to book 

Hilltop Inn & Suites
No block, must contact directly to book 

Holiday Inn Express
Conference rate Thursday: $109
Conference rate Friday and Saturday: $269

McEachern Residence Hall
Only offers lodging on major weekends: $55
Reservations will open up around September 1. 

Quality Inn
Conference rate Thursday: $90
Conference rate Friday and Saturday: $199

Residence Inn Marriott
Conference rate Thursday: King $129, Double Queen $139
Conference rate Friday and Saturday: King $329, Double Queen $359

Committee Meetings

Awards & Recognition, Audit, and Scholarship Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled to meet on Thursday evening, September 14. The agenda for these committee meetings will be sent to committee members two weeks prior to the Leadership Conference. 

Board Meetings

The WSUAA Board of Directors meeting is tentatively scheduled from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 15 in the Lewis Alumni Centre Regents Room.  The post Conference debrief is to be determined. 


Please email or call 1-800-258-6978.


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