Ambridge Event Center - Portland, OR
Dates: Friday, November 4, 2011 and Saturday, November 5, 2011
Location: The 2011 conference will be held at the Ambridge Event Center located at 1333 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Portland. Please visit the Transportation and Parking page for directions to the conference site.
Conference Flyer: To download the flyer, click here. Please share this flyer with your friends and colleagues!
Conference Brochure:To download a conference brochure, click here.
Keynote Speaker: Raymond Shonholtz, JD is a mediator, lawyer and educator with a lifetime of experience addressing global issues through local action and creating courageous conversations. In addition to presenting the keynote address, he will host a networking table at the Friday luncheon, participate in a Saturday workshop, and meet individually with attendees during the conference. Please visit the Keynote Speaker page to learn more about our inspiring keynote speaker.
Program Highlights: Over 30 exciting and informative workshop sessions, a membership breakfast, two luncheons, OMA's 25th birthday party & reception, a silent auction, and much more! Please visit the conference brochure to learn more.
Early Registration: Register by October 21 to ensure your spot at the conference and be entered into a drawing for a wonderful prize. Please visit the Registration page to register today.
Conference Fees: Both two day and one day registration options are available. OMA members receive a reduced registration rate for the conference. Please visit the Fees page for a complete list of 2011 conference registration fees
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Registrants who cancel on or before October 15, 2011 will receive at 50% refund. Registrants who cancel after October 15, 2011 will not receive a refund.
Workshop Materials: All conference attendees will receive a CD with workshop materials. Printed handbooks are also available for those who request them on their registration form. Due to space limitations, in some cases, the Handbooks will include abbreviated materials for certain workshops.
Information for Attorneys: Ths conference has been approved for 11 OSB CLEs. For information of interest to attorneys, download a flyer here or visit our attorney information page here.
Book Sales: Annie Bloom's bookstore will again host a display of books related to mediation and dispute resolution. Be sure to check out books recommended by our keynote speaker and workshop presenters!
Continuing Education Credits:
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has approved 11 CEU hours for the conference. Please visit the Continuing Education Credits page for more information.
Oregon State Bar CLEs are pending.
OMA Conference "Buddy System:" Is this your first OMA conference? We want you to feel at home! Would you like someone to greet you at the conference, answer questions and help you navigate workshop sessions? Are you a conference veteran interested in helping new attendees have a great experience at the conference? If you'd like to participate in our Buddy System, check the appropriate box on your registration form.
Housing/Lodging: Conference lodging choices include local hotels and bed & breakfasts, room sharing, and homestays. Please visit the Housing page for more information on lodging options.
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