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Conferences & Workshops

Oregon Heritage coordinates several different opportunities for trainings, workshops, and conversations supporting heritage preservation efforts in Oregon. We do this through the following:

​This conference is an opportunity for those involved in preserving Oregon's heritage to gather together for three days of workshops, sessions, conversations, and more to help support their efforts and provide opportunities for conversation about larger heritage related issues. The conference also includes the annual Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards.

2024 Oregon Heritage Conference
Make Space.
April 17-19, Forest Grove

​In the off year of the conference, Oregon Heritage hosts a summit. The purpose of the summit is to be single issue focused and to provide an opportunity for larger scale discussions to take place at the state-wide level and regional level. Previous year summits have focused on fundraising (2017), Board development (2019), and collaboration (2021).

2023 Oregon Heritage Summit
Investing in your Volunteers: Engage, Sustain, Value
April 27-28

Find our more information and register here.

​This conference provides the opportunity for those engaged in downtown revitalization efforts to connect to resources, partners, and their downtown to help get work done in their community. Typical attendees include staff and volunteers focused on downtown historic preservation and economic development, downtown business and property owners, government leaders, chamber of commerce professionals and volunteers, and others with an interest in the future of downtown will benefit from attending this conference.

2023 Oregon Main Street Conference, Independence, Oct. 4-6

2023 Fall Workshop | Organizational Planning Without Fear & Anxiety

The Oregon Heritage annual Fall Workshop series for 2023 aims at removing the stigma and fear around organizational planning by providing support and a pathway for organizations who’d like to embark on goal-setting journeys or establishing workplans for projects and organizational priorities. This workshop is an interactive workshop to lay stepping stones for where to begin on this process, especially when and where resources are limited for creating or executing a full-strategic plan, or there is hesitation or fear around that process. Opportunities here seek to remove the anxiety from the planning process, set goals, and ultimately help organizations prioritize workloads within their mission and eventual strategic plans. ​

Our Workshop Host:  Kyrie Kellet, Mason Bee Interpretive Planning


Kyrie is a National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Planner with over 20 years of experience in museums, parks, and gardens. She specializes in developing plans that allow organizations of all sizes to impact their communities in creative and meaningful ways.

Her interpretive superpower is to see both the big picture and personal details that lead to holistic experiences that focus on what audiences will think, do, and feel throughout their interpretive journey. Kyrie also speaks Spanish and loves working on bilingual, multicultural projects in collaboration with local communities. 

Growing up in a small, but mighty, rural community in Oregon, Kyrie has a particular passion for working with community-based organizations. She has worked with a variety of small, volunteer-supported museums to leverage the strengths of their communities to do amazing things.

Workshop Locations & Dates:

​Oregon Heritage offers sponsorship opportunities of events over the course of the biennium for the period of July 2023-June 2025. Events include:

  • Oregon Main Street Conference, October 2023
  • Open Door Pitch Contest, October 2023
  • Excellence on Main Awards, October 2023
  • Oregon Heritage Conference, April 2024
  • Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards, April 2024
  • Oregon Main Street Virtual Deep Dive, October 2024
  • Oregon Heritage Virtual Summit, April 2025
For information including descriptions of the events, target audience, number of attendees, sponsor levels, and benefits, view the following:

If you'd like to commit to being a sponsor for an event fill out the following form:


Kuri Gill
(503) 383-6787