WEFTEC 2017 will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2017. 


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WEFTEC 2016 offered 29 workshops that covered a wide range of topics! These workshops offered the opportunity to learn about a specific topic in an in-depth, hands-on format.  The topics were selected through a rigorous process ensuring that those offered at WEFTEC are targeted, organized, and provide the most up-to-date information.  In addition, WEF follows strict guidelines so that the highest level of education credits (CEUs) can be awarded for all workshops. 

2016 Workshop List (PDF) 

2016 Detailed Workshop Descriptions (PDF)


WEFTEC 2016 Mobile App 

To see up-to-date information on the workshops at WEFTEC 2016, please visit the WEF Events App by clicking here, or you can download the app to your mobile device by scanning the QR code below.


Why Attend WEFTEC 2016

Click here for a summary of the many reasons attending WEFTEC is extremely valuable. 


Start Getting the ‘Go Ahead’

Due to reduced budgets and increased expenditure scrutiny, WEFTEC recognizes it is no easy task to secure approval for a training event. Check out these Employer Approval Tips to help guide your request to attend WEFTEC 2016.  


WEFTEC 2017 Workshop Proposal Process

Workshop proposals for WEFTEC 2017 were due November 7 to If you submitted a proposal, the Chair and Vice Chair(s) will be notified regarding the status of the proposal within 10 days of the Mid-Year Meeting, which will be in early February. Note that WEF will not contact individual workshop speakers - that is the responsibility of the proposed Chair/Vice Chair(s). In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann Linder at