2020 WIsconsin
Student Conference
and HR Games Competition-Cancelled

March 13-14, 2020
Western Technical College & Radisson Hotel La Crosse
La Crosse, WI




Conference Information

Registration is now open for the 2020 Student Conference and HR Games, hosted by Western Technical College in La Crosse on March 13-14, 2020. Register today to ensure your spot at the conference! This year, we have space for up to 22 teams to compete and each college may register up to three teams (waitlist for more teams will be available per college if there are open spots). We encourage you to compete with teams of three and, remember, students may attend the games and conference as non-competitors!

When registering, please select from one of the below five registration types:

(1) Student HR Games and Conference Participant: Teams of two or three compete in a jeopardy-style competition in HR-related categories! Before registering, determine your teammates and chose a team name. You will need this information to register. Each member of the team must register separately and use the same team name.

(2) Student – Conference Only: For those students who want to attend but are will not compete on an HR Games team this year.  Attendees may watch the competition or assist as a volunteer. (If you want to volunteer, please register as a conference volunteer.)

(3) Chapter Advisor – Advisors attending with your chapter.

(4) Conference Volunteers – Professional chapter members or others with an interest who are willing to perform a volunteer role during the games.  Your assigned role will depend on both your preference and your human resources experience.  (For example, judges must be certified or experienced in human resources.)
(5) Speakers – Guest speakers register using this registration type.
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

Become a Sponsor!  Sponsorship information can be found by clicking here

Questions? Please contact:  Terleen Cheslock, College Relations Director  |

Event Pricing


Location / Hotel Accommodations

SHRM Member
Student (Full-Time Undergrad)
Non-SHRM Chapter Member

Western Technical College
400 7th St N
La Crosse, WI 54601

Please click HERE for directions to the campus.

Parking at WTC:
Please use parking lots C or D located at the corners of Seventh and Badger Streets or lots B or M located at the corners of Seventh and Vine Streets, south of the Lunda Center.  No pass is necessary to park in a standard spot for this event after 3:00 p.m.

Radisson Hotel La Crosse
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601
Direct Phone: (608) 784-6680
Reservations: (800) 333-3333
King Room:  $82.00 + tax
Double Queen Room:  $112.00 + tax

Hotel Parking Lot Entrance:  200 Second Street South

Room Block:  2020 WISHRM Student Conference and HR Games Group Block

Room Block Code:  HRGAME

Direct booking link:  CLICK HERE

Room Block:  Extended to Monday, February 24, 2020

Conference at a Glance*

Friday, March 13, 2020

*Schedule subject to change. Tentative schedule shown below.
Time Event Location
4:00 - 6:15 pm Attendee Registration Kumm Center, 1st Floor
4:00 - 5:15 pm Volunteer Registration Kumm Center, 1st Floor
5:15 - 6:00 pm HR Games Volunteer Training and Dinner Kumm Center, Rm 024
5:00 - 6:00 pm Attendee Sit-Down Dinner Kumm Center, 1st Floor
6:00 - 6:15 pm Opening Ceremony and HR Games Overview Kumm Center, 1st Floor
6:30 - 7:00 pm HR Games: Round 1 (15 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, 2nd Floor
7:05 - 7:30 pm HR Games: Round 2 (10 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, 2nd Floor
7:35 - 7:55 pm HR Games: Round 3 (5 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, 2nd Floor
8:00 - 8:20 pm HR Games: Round 4 (5 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, 2nd Floor
8:25 - 8:45 pm HR Games: Round 5 (5 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, 2nd Floor
8:55 - 9:10 pm HR Games:  Friday Night Wrap-Up (Announce Finalists) TBD

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time Event Location
7:45 - 8:45 am Registration Radisson Hotel Foyer
8:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast Radisson Hotel Ballroom
8:45 - 9:40 am Session 1:  Melissa Van Gheem, SHRM-SCP
Senior Director Human Resources at Festival Foods
Radisson Hotel Ballroom
9:45 - 10:40 am Session 2:  Ashley Foreman, MBA, PHR
Senior People Operations Business and Learning Partner at Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations
Radisson Hotel Ballroom
10:45 - 11:40 am Session 3:  Casey Meehan, Ph.D.
Director of Sustainability and Resilience at Western Technical College
Radisson Hotel Ballroom
11:45 - 12:15 pm Lunch Radisson Hotel Ballroom
12:30 - 12:50 pm HR Games Semi-Finals Radisson Hotel Ballrrom A/B
12:55 - 1:25 pm HR Games Finals Radisson Hotel Ballroom A/B
1:30 - 2:00 pm Awards and Closing Announcements
Prize Giveaways!
Radisson Hotel Ballroom A/B



Contact Information

Terleen Cheslock

Alexis Carter, SHRM-CP
College Relations Director

Phone: 414.382.6104
Term start:  01/01/2022


Originally from Seattle, Washington, Alexis B. Carter has called Milwaukee home since 2001 following a relocation to the Midwest. Carter received her BA in Business and Management from Alverno College and her Master’s Degree in Science and Management from Cardinal Strich University.

For the last 14 years, Carter has held positions focusing on the functions of Human Resources and Education (K-12 and Higher Ed). Carter's experience in executive-level recruitment, talent acquisition, and employee incentive programming has helped shift the organizational culture of a variety of organizations and promote change management. In K-12 and higher education settings, she has passionately served in the public, private and charter sectors, most recently serving for four years, as the Director of Admissions and Enrollment at St. Joan Antida High School, an all-girls school.

In 2019, Carter returned to her alma mater, Alverno College as an employee, to serve in the role of Assistant Director of Admissions for Undergraduate students. It has been a pleasure for Carter to be able to serve in all-girl educational space and promote college to prospective students and families.

Carter is currently studying to get her credentials to be a certified professional of Human Resources by taking the SHRM – CP exam in the summer of 2020. Carter served on the Executive Board of Directors at Highland Community Montessori School, is a current member of Milwaukee Metro Society for
Human Resource Management, is a member of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council at Alverno College, and helps combat homelessness as a member of the Salvation Army’s millennial professional group: Echelon Milwaukee.

In her spare time, Carter enjoys watching Wisconsin sports (Go Bucks Go!), playing on her local kickball league, playing the violin, cooking, gardening and spending time traveling with her husband and eight-year-old son Che (like Hey but with a C).

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