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2018 Oregon Heritage Conference - Central Oregon

People. Place. Change. April 11-13, 2018

Thanks to our organizing partner!​ ​ ​
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Thanks to our major sponsors!​ ​ ​

Conference Information

Join us in Bend for the 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference! This 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, main street organizations, and local and state government.

The conference home base will be the Deschutes Historical Museum but we will be incorporating conference sessions and events in locations throughout Downtown Bend.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet will be held in the historic Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. A reception will be at the High Desert Museum before the banquet.


Preliminary Conference Schedule

A preliminary schedule and the program of the conference are now available. Please note that these documents are drafts, and are subject to change.

Thank You Conference Sponsors!

Changemaker ($1000)
Oregon Historical Society



Register online now!

You may only register one person at a time.

1. Select the event from the website.

If you are registering for the conference and workshops and awards, then select Oregon Heritage Conference and Excellence Awards banquet, you will be able to select your workshops after you pay.

If you are registering only for a workshop or only for the awards, then select those individually.

2. Click add to cart

3. Click checkout, fill out contact information and payment information

4. Enter special needs and attendee name. Click receptions, workshops, banquet and other events you plan to attend. Please enter these and help get accurate food counts.

To encourage board members to attend we are offering buy one, get one board member registration for half price. Contact Kuri Gill (503-986-0685) for details.

For assistance contact Kuri Gill. INSTRUCTIONS

Full Registration - ​Includes all regular sessions, meetings, tours, receptions, & the Excellence Awards Banquet. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tour has an additional fee. Full Registration, Student - Same as full registration at student rate.​ Excellence Awards Banquet Only​ Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Workshop​ ​Oregon Trail Interpretation Workshop ONLY(included in full registration)

​Indigenouse Colllections: A Way Forward

Workshop ONLY (included in full registration)

How & Why to Document a Landscape (included in full registration)​ Building the Best Board Ever Workshop (included in full registratio)​
​Early Bird until 3/16/18 ​$100 ​$55


availabe until 3/28/18 for banquet only

​$20 ​$10 ​$10 ​$10 ​$10
Regular​ until 4/4/18 ​$130 ​$85 ​$60 ​$20 ​$10 ​$10 ​$10 ​$10
​Last Minute unitl 4/11/18 ​$190 ​$115 ​$90 ​$30 ​$10 ​$10 ​$10 ​$10


Venue, Lodging & Parking

Deschutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend, OR 97701
McMenamins St. Francis School
700 Bond St, Bend
The Environmental Center
16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend
Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St, Bend
Liberty Theater
849 NW Wall St, Bend
Redmond City Hall
411 SW 9th St, Redmond
High Desert Museum
Excellence Award Banquet
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
The downtown parking garage offers all-day parking for $5.00. 61 NW Oregon Avenue, 5 blocks or less from our main venues.
Hilton Garden Inn 425 SW Bluff Drive 541-617-6111
Hampton Inn & Suites 730 SW Columbia Street, 541-388-3000
Wall Street Suites 1430 Wall Street 541-706-9006, mention Oregon Heritage Conference