Join us on AUGUST 10, 2023 for the 9th Annual Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit, hosted by the School District of South Milwaukee!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE HERE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE). Look forward to an action-focused day of holding our leaders, our schools, and ourselves accountable for demanding and delivering the public schools Wisconsin kids need now.

We are excited to announce that Advanced Child Care Teacher (ACCT) students will be offering childcare at South Milwaukee High School during the Summit.

Join us at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market for a post-Summit celebration. Find more information about market food vendors here.


We have a room block at the Milwaukee Hyatt Airport, just nine minutes/four miles from South Milwaukee High School, our Summer Summit site.

Pre-tax rate: $145.00 per night with breakfast, wifi, and parking included.

They also offer a free shuttle to and from downtown Milwaukee. 

You may be able to secure a better rate booking independently.  The Summer Summit date coincides with the Wisconsin State Fair and with that hotel rates may be higher than average. 

Booking your room within the WPEN Summer Summit 2023 block: 

  • Phone: Hyatt Central Reservations at 1-800-233-1234. Group rate: WPEN Summer Summit 2023
  • Online: Use our unique booking link here, select your arrival/departure dates and click on the check availability button. Our group code g-ss23 will automatically populate.


The 8th Annual SUMMER SUMMIT was in Eau Claire on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

The archive of the 2022 Summer Summit is available here.

Featured presenters included: Dr. Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison; Matt Rothschild, Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign; Martha Siravo, Madtown Mommas and Disability Advocates; Amber West, Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT); and more…plus remarks from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly and Governor Tony Evers.