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See highlights from the Fall 2021 TLW Convention

The TLW offers two meetings and trade shows a year. Tavern League members and non-members are welcome to participate in a full day or come for the entire four-day event. Speakers, seminars and receptions are all included for a minimal fee. For many attendees, the highlight of the convention is our two-day trade show. We feature purveyors of goods and services for any size operation. This is a fun and educational event that we encourage all licensees to attend to learn what is new in the industry and meet fellow owners from all corners of Wisconsin. If you attend once, we assure you that you will come again.


Note: Times and events are subject to change without notice.
Shuttles available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from all hotels.

9:00 am to 5:00 pmTLW Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Food Safety Class & Exam
(open to members and non-members, pre-registration required.)
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Registration & $2 Bill Exchange

6:00 pm to 1:00 am

La Crosse Tavern League Welcome Party
Fox Hollow Banquet Hall in La Crosse
Entertainment from the Craig Olsen Project
Shuttle service starting at 5 pm

8:30 am to 5:00 pmRegistration & $2 Bill Exchange
8:45 am to 9:15 amNominating Committee Meeting
8:45 am to 9:15 amRules Committee Meeting
9:15 am to 12:00 pm

General Session

  • Welcome
  • TLW updates from our president,
    secretary, and treasurer
  • Keynote presentation:
    Matt Crompton, CSG Consulting
  • President's Award announcement
  • Past President ring presentation
  • Attendance drawings
  • First Timers Orientation
12:00 pm to 5:00 pmTrade Show
Bean Bag Toss, Donations for TIPAC
12:00 pm to 2:30 pmSilent Auction Benefitting TIPAC
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Seminar I
Raffle and Bingo Laws: Separation of Business and Charity

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Seminar II
Generation Z: Manager’s Survival Guide

8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Tuesday Night Party
Live music from The Freezers

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Live Auction
(Proceeds to Direct Givers)

9:00 am to 4:00 pmRegistration & $2 Bill Exchange

9:30 am to 11:00 pm 

General Session

  • Legislative Update, Scott Stenger
  • Attendance Drawings
9:00 am to 1:30 pmSilent Auction benefitting TIPAC
11:00 am to 3:00 pmTrade Show
Bean Bag Toss, Donations for TIPAC
11:45 am to 12:15 pmLeague Leader/SafeRide Meeting
2:00 pm to 2:45 pmVendor Drawings
(Attendees must be presented to win.)
2:45 pm to 3:00 pmExhibitor Booth Drawing
(Exhibitors must be setup to win)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pmDistrict Caucuses
5:00 pm to 6:00 pmPresident’s Reception
$25 Donation to Tavern Industry
Political Action Committee (TIPAC)
8:30 am to 9:30 amVoting
(Delegates Only)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

General Session

  • New Board announcements and swearing in
  • Parade of Candidates for the
    Fall 2022 elections
  • Foundation raffle drawing
  • Silent Auction drawing
  • Buyer raffle drawing
  • Attendance drawing
  • Video wrap-up of the convention
12:00 pmFoundation Meeting
12:00 pm

La Crosse President’s Reception
Codger's Bar in Chaseburg

Speakers and Workshops

Matt Crompton
On Premise - Stats, Insights and Trends

Matthew Crompton, Regional Director–North America, CGA Strategy

Take a journey through all of the latest trends and topics affecting on premise performance across the U.S. and Wisconsin. Working with the Tavern League of Wisconsin, CGA Strategy has carried out unique bar and restaurant consumer research and will share the latest findings with you. What sells well? What do consumers want? And what does the channel look like post-COVID 19?

Raffle and Bingo Laws: Separation of Business and Charity

Randall A. Bansley, Auditor, Division of Gaming, Wisconsin Office of Charitable Gaming

Get all the details surrounding raffle and bingo laws in Wisconsin. Learn about the different types of gaming, how the associated laws differ depending on whether these activities are taking place for a business versus a charity, and all pertinent liability issues. You won’t want to miss this seminar to learn how to effectively execute raffle and bingo activities at your establishment.

Generation Z: Manager’s Survival Guide

Steve Bench, Founder, Generational Consulting LLC

Our society and culture have changed dramatically over the past two generations and to run a successful business it’s crucial to understand how adulthood has changed. This session is guaranteed to improve your understanding of Gen Z and provide best practices for how to attract, retain and manage the youngest generation in the workplace.


Want to Exhibit at the 2022 Spring Trade Show? Click on the button below or contact Nathan Florek at


TLW has several exciting new sponsor options this year. Claim your sponsorship now!

Thank You to Our 2022 Spring Conference and Trade Show Sponsors!

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Registration Fees

Full Registration (TLW Member)$50$60
Full Registration (Non-Member)$70$80
One Day Only (TLW Member)$30$35
One Day Only (Non-Member)$35$45


Radisson Hotel La Crosse (host hotel)
The TLW block is full.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites La Crosse
Toll Free: 800-Holiday
Please make your reservations by Thursday, March 3, 2022 to receive the rate of $129 Double/Queen or $139/King.

Courtyard La Crosse
Book online
Please make your reservations by Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to receive the rate of $99.

Upcoming Conference, Convention & Trade Show Dates

2022 Fall Convention & Trade Show
October 3 - 6, 2022
Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI

2023 Spring Conference & Trade Show
April 3 - 6, 2023
Holiday Inn & Convention Center
Stevens Point, WI

2023 Fall Convention & Trade Show
October 2 - 5, 2023
Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, WI

2024 Spring Conference & Trade Show
April 8 - 11, 2024
Grand Geneva
Lake Geneva, WI

2024 Fall Convention & Trade Show
September 30 - October 3, 2024
Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI

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