Travel Opportunities

Local, Regional, National Conferences and Workshops


  1. The Body Speaks: Are You Listening?
    The Power of Integrative Approaches to Wellness and Healing

Friday, September 28, 2012; 4-10 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 2012; 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, UW-L

  1. WHPE Convention (Wisconsin Health and Physical Edu)

October 24-26 at the Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha, WI

  1. Experimental Learning Strategies for Health Education HED 467/567

October 25 & 26, 2012
9:10 a.m.-3:20p.m., Thursday
830 a.m.-2:10 p.m., Friday
Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha, WI.

Cost: Tuition, 1 credit (UG/Grad)
This course examines emerging education processes, strategies and issues and how they can be applied in the facilitation of health education and health promotion programs in the school and/or community setting.
Topics will vary per offering and target audience.
Instructor: Michele Pettit

  1. SOPHE

63rd Annual Meeting Ocober 25-27
Mining Golden Opportunities: Health Education Policy, Research, and Practice

 San Francisco, CA

Details, visit:

  5.Adolescent Health Symposium

February 7-8, 2013
Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

For more info when it becomes available contact and you will be added to a mailing list!

6. 16th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit

March 2-4, 2013
Washington Court Hotel- Washington, DC



April 23-27, 2013
Charlotte, VC

8. Building Wellness: Engaged and Empowered

2013 National Wellness Conference

July 15-18, 2013
(Pre-Conference Programs begin July 13)
University of WI- Stevens Point




  • We highly recommend sharing the transportation costs by riding together, splitting gas, etc.,—this will allow you to receive more funding as well as more funding for other members.
  • Look into all modes of transportation. (Car/Van rental, Amtrak, Bus, Plane, etc) We highly recommend the Amtrak when feasible. It is safe, cost effective, and a peaceful mode of transportation.
  • If other ESG members are going, split the travel costs and report only your estimated portion on the Travel Request Form.


  • When traveling in state—find out if ESG members’ families can host you and a few others. This will again cut down on lodging costs.
  • When traveling out of state or areas where ESG members reside, please share a room with at least 3 others.
  • Sometimes there are other graduate students, ESS, and/or PE students traveling to the same conference—ask around or contact one of the ESG Faculty Advisors to find out if there are other lodging options.
  • It is also recommended to look on or for better lodging prices than what the Conference Hotel is offering.
    • I.e.—AAHPERD always has a student-rate hotel available
  • On your Travel Request Form only put your estimated portion of the lodging need.


  • Estimated meal allowance is based on in-state or out-of-state travel.
  • Per day--~$25-37 per/person
  • However, there are many ways to save on food/meals—
    • Students often travel with dry goods, coolers, etc to cut down on what is spent on meals.

Other Application Tips

  • To be considered for travel funds:
    • All necessary information must be provided in detail
    • Attach conference registration, forms, flyers, etc
    • You need to attach your Travel Goals---identify why this conference will benefit you and how your will utilize this information when you return
  • Form(s) must be turned in by October 17th for any travel during the 2010-11 academic year.