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2020 Oregon Heritage Conference - Corvallis

Harness the Power of Heritage!, April 22-24 in Corvallis

The 2020 Heritage Conference will be held in Corvallis and will explore the theme: Harness the Power of Heritage!
Individuals and groups that preserve and promote Oregon's past wield power and responsibility as they make decisions about how history is documented and shared. At the same time, it is essential heritage groups feel empowered as vital organizations within their communities. In 2020, we will come together to explore heritage and power.

Call for Proposals 

The Oregon Heritage Conference brings together people who love and work with Oregon's heritage. Designed to be interdisciplinary, the conference focuses on all sectors of cultural heritage, such as historic preservation, museums, archives, libraries, historic cemeteries, and local and state government.
Oregon Heritage invites creative conference proposals! Panels and lectures are welcome, as well as facilitated conversations, debates, or other creative suggestions.
Conference proposals related to the theme Harness the Power of Heritage might include:
  • Public Engagement
  • Including More Voices
  • Promoting the Value of Heritage
  • Advocacy
  • Creative Programming
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
Conference sessions must be structured in two ways:
  • 75 minute session
  • Half-day Pre-conference workshop (3-4hrs)

If you would like to submit a proposal, please provide: 1) moderator's name, title, organization, and contact information; 2) a session title and type (workshop, lecture, or panel); 3) a description of the session proposal and how it relates to the theme in 75 words or less; and 4) information on any presenters.

The deadline for proposal submissions is September 1, 2019. Please send your proposals to Beth.Dehn@oregon.gov. Applicants will be notified of decisions by September 30.

2019 Heritage Summit

Thank you to all those who attended the 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit on the Culture of Board Engagement in Medford! We heard lots of great conversations and hope you left with ideas to implement at your organization.
The Board Training Packet can be accessed here. Feel free to share this with members of your organization to keep the conversation going.