2018 Conference

Dear Deputy, Associate, and Assistant Wardens,

Please join us for our 73nd annual United States Deputy Wardens Association conference in Wisconsin! The conference will be hosted at the Premier Best Western in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 29‑August 3, 2018.

This year’s conference is going to be GREAT!!  We will have a number of great training opportunities which are the most updated topics in corrections. 

The Unites States Deputy Wardens Association (USDWA) is the only professional organization focused on the nation’s Deputy, Associate, and Assistant Wardens.  As one of the oldest correctional associations, great importance is placed on the exchange of ideas, best practices in corrections work, and the camaraderie among members.  Such an atmosphere fosters the positive development of the organization and its members, both professionally and personally, so we can serve the public and our agencies in the most professional manner.  It is our hope the 73rd annual USDWA conference will be a catalyst for such growth.

In addition to promoting professional and personal growth, the USDWA places a high priority on family and strives to include family members in the conference experience.  We do this by scheduling events for members’ spouses and children to create a conference the whole family will enjoy. 

For those of you who have participated in past conferences, we hope you attend this year and we encourage you to share your experiences with others who may be interested in becoming a USDWA member.  For those who have not yet attended, we hope the value placed on professionalism and family will inspire you to join us at this year’s conference.  We look forward to seeing all of you, your families, and corrections professionals from across the country during the week of July 29th in Wisconsin!



Chris Buesgen, President

United States Deputy Wardens Association