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GRC2019: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions




Host City

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Milwaukee, WI



Matt Hunter, President

Head of the Lakes United Way

Duluth, MN

Jim Mullen, President & CEO

United Way of Summit County

Akron, OH





Great Rivers 2019 will be held in Milwaukee, WI from Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Friday, February 22, 2019. Tuesday will feature "Introduction to United Way" sessions as well as several 101 and user group sessions valuable to registrants who have been with United Way 10 days or 10 years. 



Visit our GRC2019: Keynotes for more information on all general session presenters. 



For a quick overview, visit our Schedule at a Glance. A printable schedule of sessions and faculty is available here


Access Schedule and/or Make Changes: If you wish to view the session schedule you selected at registration or make changes to selections, please download the conference mobile app that will be live Wednesday, February 13. After downloading, you will be able to access and edit your personal schedule. 


Mobile App

The Great Rivers event app will be available beginning Wednesday, February 13. For the full schedule and conference details, download the conference app:

  1. Search for “United Way Event Hub” in the Apple or Google app store
  2. Install the app as instructed
  3. Once installed, open and select Great Rivers Conference from a list of upcoming events
  4. Sign in using the email you registered with and password “MKE2019”

Why download the app?
• Access Full Schedule and Descriptions
• See Faculty Bios and Session Resources
• Complete Session Feedback
• Attendee Contact Information
• Share Your Experience!


Dietary Restrictions

Foods appropriate for common dietary restrictions will be labeled on the buffet. If you have a dietary restriction that was indicated during registration and is not accommodated through the labeled buffet, please seek venue staff to request your reserved meal. 


Conference Pricing

Registration will be available online beginning Monday, December 3, 2018.

Early Bird Registration (applies until January 18, 2019): $599

Full Registration after January 18: $699

One Day Registration: $300

Paying by check? Enter the promo code "GRC2019Check" to save $15 off your registration. 


Please make checks payable to:

United Way of Wisconsin 

2059 Atwood Ave

Madison, WI 53704


Hotel and Rates

Great Rivers 2019 will be held at:


Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W. Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53203


King or double/double rooms are available at $135 per night.


ONLINE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE HERE. Make your reservation by Friday, January 25, 2019 to receive our block pricing.


Flex Credits

This event has been approved by United Way Worldwide for flexible credit use. That means each U.S.- or Canada-based attendee can use flex credits for up to $599 in registration fees, up to $500 in travel costs, and up to $740 ($185 x 4 days) in per diem. Please pay for these expenses directly as they arise; you will be reimbursed when you submit the request form.


The link to the digital reimbursement form will be sent to attendees after the event by the event organizers, and must be completed by March 22, 2019 in order to be reimbursed. Once this deadline has passed, no further reimbursement requests can be accepted. A processing fee of $35 will be applied to each participant’s flex credit application.


Please note that it is the responsibility of each attendee to obtain internal approval to use flexible credits. Check with your supervisor or flex credit manager before submitting any reimbursement requests. For more information, access your account balance or view the flexible credit policy. If you have a question at any time, please contact Ask United Way (United Way Online access required).


Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations emailed by Friday, January 18, 2019 will be honored with a refund of less a $75.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received after January 18 will not be refunded, however you may arrange for a substitute to attend in your place.


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