Chart Your Course at the 2015 Oregon Heritage Conference
DRAFT Session Descriptions
To register using a credit card, call Tracy Zeller at 503-986-0685. If the form is not working for you, try the forms below or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov.
For ideas of great heritage things to see on the way to the conference check out our guide. Various museums and sites are offering an open house for conference attendees, Wednesday, April 22, 1-5pm! This list is included on our guide.
Trouble downloading the registration form? Try these versions.
Registration Form 8
Registration Form non-fillable
Our Host Community
Join us at Oregon's Central Coast, April 22-24 for the 2015 Oregon Heritage Conference! The Coos Bay/North Bend area is filled with historic buildings and homes, downtown shopping and dining experiences, and surrounded by recreational opportunities, you’ll want to extend your visit beyond the conference to get the most out of what the area offers! The Mill, our conference location and hotel is situated perfectly to experience it all.
Photo by Daniel Brouse
About the Conference
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 heritage, such as historic preservation, museums, archives, libraries, and local and state government. By bringing everyone together in one place, we can begin to realize that our work in heritage is all interconnected, that we have similar problems, and, together, can create better solutions.
The Heritage Conference will offer workshops, tours, and breakout sessions that are equal parts innovation and practical advice. Topics will include:
The National Register
many many more!
Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet
Make sure to join us for the annual Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards banquet the evening of April 23. The banquet recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon’s heritage. The event always includes excellent speakers, food, and time for recognition of the people who work to make Oregon’s heritage vibrant. Tickets are required and may be purchased in advance or on-site. View past Excellence Award recipients here
Session, Workshop and Special Event Hightlights (subject to change)
Historic Cemetery Burial Location Workshop
Charting the Right Course for your Preservation Program
Downtown Disaster - Can Yours Survive and Thrive?
Digitization Workshop & Mini Summit
Building Community Across Differences: an Oregon Humanities Workshop on Heritage and Conversation
Is Your Town Authentic? How to Commit to Your Story
A Community Approach to Heritage
Make a Compelling Story for Fundraising
Sharing Community Perspecitves - Inclusive Interpretation
New Life for Oregon's Oldest Buildings - Willamette Valley Settlement Era Buildings
Changing Direction While Staying the Course - Serving New Audiences while Maintaining Standards Excellence
Storytelling with the National Register
Using Maps for Story Telling
Taking Cover When the Big Wave Comes - Solutions for At-risk Collections
Oregon Heritage Fellows Research Presentations
North Bend Downtown Facade Renovation Program
Coos Bay Front Street Tour
Oysters and Oyster Boat History
Keynote speaker, Joaquin Lopez
Reception at the NEW Coos Maritime Museum
Affinity lunch discussions
Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards
Registration will open soon. The full conference rate including several meals and the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Banquet will be $85. There will be a student rate.
There is preferred rate lodging with our conference partner:
North Bend, OR 97459
Conference rate rooms are available now. They are offered at Government Rate of $83 until April 10.