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    About Think Tank

    NetworkingThe Wisconsin Water Ski Convention & Expo (aka Think Tank) is the premier water ski education experience offering training for nearly every water ski discipline as well as seminars and forums on a variety of other topics including team management, show production, club operations, fundraising, and insurance.

    Many of the most knowledgeable and respected instructors and subject matter experts from around the nation and within the State of Wisconsin will be on hand to share their expertise to give you a jump-start on the upcoming water ski season.

    The expo allows water ski industry and related businesses to showcase the latest equipment, gear, boats, motors, and more.

    Think Tank, produced by the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation, in its 46th year, is the largest and longest running event of its kind and attracts attendees from around the world.

    Why You Should Attend Think Tank

    Attend to learn. Attend to give back. Attend to catch up with friends. Attend because it's in a great location with more local hotel room options and a waterpark. Chula Vista Resort is ideally suited for hosting Think Tank, offering sufficient and flexible meeting and expo space along with great restaurants and an atmosphere that allows for fostering camaraderie.

    Who Should Attend Think Tank

    Anyone and everyone who loves to water ski and has a passion for being on the water, in a boat, or helping their team accomplish its goals.

    Think Tank is perfect for new and younger skiers and ideal for even the most experienced skiers, boat drivers, and show personnel to share their knowledge and experience as well as spend time with your extended water ski family, forging lifelong friendships.

    Cost to Attend Think Tank

    Preconference early bird online registration for clinics/seminars costs $30. It includes unlimited access to all of the clinics and seminars throughout the entire weekend. Early bird pricing is valid through January 31, 2022. The online registration price goes up $10 to $40 beginning February 1, 2022.

    Receive a small discount if you register for clinics/seminars and the other two events/functions noted below.

    You may register on-site "at the door," but you will pay more. On-site registeration for clinics/seminars is $50. We'll have a limited quantity of Recognition Dinner tickets available for purchase on-site. If there are any tickets left for the Ski Show Podcast Awards Show, those, too, will be available for purchase on-site. We strongly encourage you to register in advance. You will save money and we'll be able to better plan for the event.

    Other Functions/Events at Think Tank

    The Ski Show Podcast will host its first Ski Show Podcast Awards Show on Friday, March 4 in the Grand Ballroom. The cost to attend this special production of The Ski Show Podcast is $30.

    The annual Wisocnsin Water Ski Federation Recognition Dinner includes Hall of Fame recognition for 4 inductees: Lisa Fitzgerald-Fuerst, Jeff Henke, Gerry Luiting, and Cathy Luiting. The recognition dinner and Wisconsin Water Ski Hall of Fame induction will be held the evening of Saturday, March 5 in the Grand Ballroom. The cost to attend with dinner is $40.

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