2022 Poverty Matters Conference
October 18-19, 2022

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The conference will be held at the Madison Marriott West located at 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton, WI 53562.

The 2022 Poverty Matters Planning Committee is actively seeking sponsors. If you are interested, please reference the sponsorship document

If you would like to have an exhibit table at the conference, please reference the exhibitor document.

Hotel Rooms
You can reserve your hotel room here.

The registration fee is $200 for 2-days and $150 for 1-day. Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day. Registration is open, register here! You can either pay by credit card or request an invoice to pay by check. Registration Deadline is Monday, October 10th. Problems registering? Email us or call us at (608) 244-4422

Annually, the Poverty Matters planning committee presents two awards:

  • Courage Award: Recognizes an individual who has overcome significant barriers in attaining economic security.
  • Herb Kohl Helping Hand Award: Recognizes an organization or individual that has demonstrated leadership and commitment to addressing the needs of low-income people

Deadline for submissions has passed, thank you for your nominations!

Agenda at a Glance


There are scholarships available to individuals and/or organizations who would find it difficult to pay the $200 registration fee per person.  

Annual Income Limits
Family Size Annual Income
1 $19,320
2 $26,130
3 $32,940
4 $39,750
5 $46,560
6 $53,370

To qualify based on personal financial need:

• Your annual income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines (refer to the table below)
To qualify based on organizational financial need:

• Organization must have an operating budget of less than $200,000 or a program budget of less than $50,000
• Must send a copy of organization’s operating or program budget and a signed statement by your supervisor indicating your organization is unable to pay the registration cost.

WISCAP will begin accepting scholarships when registration opens in August.

 Schedule Overview

Tuesday, October 18
8:00 to 9:30am Breakfast Plenary
9:30 to 10:45am Workshop Session #1
11:00am to 12:15pm Workshop Session #2
12:15 to 1:45pm Lunch Plenary
1:45 to 3:00pm Workshop Session #3
3:15 to 4:30pm Workshop Session #4
Wednesday, October 19
8:00 to 9:30am Breakfast Plenary
9:30 to 10:45am Workshop Session #5
11:00am to 12:15pm Workshop Session #6
12:15 to 1:45pm Lunch Plenary
The 2022 Poverty Matters Conference is Proudly Sponsored by: 

 Cancelation Policy: 

If you need to cancel your registration, you have until 7 days before the event to receive a full refund. If you cancel within the 7-day time frame, you will only receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee.