2018 Annual Conference – Venue & Travel Information

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Sunday, October 28 – Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Administrators Pre-Conference Saturday, October 27


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The 2018 Annual Conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland.

The newly renovated Doubletree is in the Lloyd District of Portland and is within walking distance of the Oregon Convention Center, the Moda Center, and the Portland Memorial Coliseum. The Portland MAX light rail has a stop directly outside the hotel. Take MAX to City Center and locations around the city and region.

The conference rate of $169 – $199 is available for reservations Oct 28 (Sun) – Nov 2 (Fri). Only those attending the New Administrators Workshop may register for Oct 27* (Sat) using conference rates. These rates are available until Oct 9 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Hotel space is limited so book now!

*Due to competing cultural events in Portland, we will not be able to offer conference rooms for the night of October 27 except for New Administrators Workshop (pre-conference) attendees. However, there are many hotels in the Lloyd District just steps from the Hilton, should you wish to arrive early and explore the area.

Travel Options

Portland is easily reachable by plane, train, bus, or car.

  • Flights: Portland International Airport (PDX) is approx. a 20-min (9-mi.) drive from the hotel. A variety of (door-to-door) shuttle services to/from the hotel and airport are available here. [Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA) is a 3+ hour drive to the north.]
  • Rail: Amtrak stops in Portland’s Union Station (see Amtrak)
  • Bus: Portland is served by both Greyhound and BoltBus
  • Car: Portland sits at the intersection of I-5 (N/S) and I-84 (E-W). There are many beautiful routes into the Portland area!

This page offers a helpful overview of how to get into and around Portland.