The Wisconsin Water Ski Convention & Expo is presented by the WWSF

Grand Geneva Resort |  Lake Geneva |  February 24-26, 2017

Think TankThink Tank (Wisconsin Water Ski Convention & Expo) is the premier water skiing 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 from around the nation and 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 in equipment, gear, boats, motors, and more.

The WWSF Think Tank, in its 41st year, is the largest and longest running event of its kind.

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

Think Tank is perfect for new and younger skiers and ideal for event 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 and friends.

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Think TankAttend to learn. Attend to give back. Attend to catch up with old friends. Attend because it's in a great location with more hotel room options. Grand Geneva is ideally suited for hosting our event, offering sufficient meeting and expo space along with great restaurants and an atmosphere that allows for fostering camaraderie.

Attending Think Tank is a show of support for water skiing in general and, specifically, water skiing in Wisconsin.

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An early bird convention registration package costs $50. It includes unlimited access to all of the clinics and seminars as well as a meal ticket for the Recognition Dinner on Saturday evening. The early bird registration deal is good through January 31.

The convention package includes the Saturday evening dinner because the WWSF has an obligation for minimum food & beverage (F&B) spend in order to obtain complimentary meeting space for all of our events and activities. You don't have to attend the dinner, but a portion of your convention package will go towards the count and spend for the dinner.

(The dinner alone is $35/person. So, that means you are getting the clinics for $15 if you choose the early bird registration. If you wait to register for clinics only on-site, it will cost $40. The early bird registration is a great deal!)

Want to take the hassle out of having to grab a bite to eat for lunch on Saturday? Choose the $13 lunch option in the online registration. The box lunch includes a hoagie sandwich, bag of chips, apple, and beverage.

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If you need a Recognition Dinner meal ticket only for your spouse or a guest, yes, you may purchase just the meal ticket only for $35.

If you are an approved lead or assistant instructor seeking to purchase a Recognition Dinner meal ticket, you will receive instructions on how and where to do so.


Early bird registration for the best possible pricing ends on January 31. Online advance registration closes February 19. On-site registration begins at 3:00pm on Friday, February 24.

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Yes, you may register on-site ("at-the-door"). However, you will pay more. On-site registration for clinics only is $40. A limited number of recognition dinner meal tickets can be purchased on-site for $35. So, the total package "at-the-door" is $75.

Register online by January 31 and save $25! If you register between February 1 and February 19, the price goes up to $60, but you'll still save $15 per registration.

While you can register on-site, we strongly encourage you to register in advance. You will save money and we will be able to better plan for the event.

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  • Swivel Clinic
  • Barefoot Instruction
  • Doubles Instruction
  • Team Management Seminar
  • Doubles Clinic
  • Doubles Clinic
  • Rope Making Clinic
  • Swivel Instruction