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April 3 Note: New!
Conference Registration closed on April 3, 2023. Please contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding availability.
The tidepools at Seal Rock State Recreation Site south of Newport.
The four-day conference will offer a mix of learning sessions on natural, cultural and recreational resource management followed by field trips to learn more on site at historical properties, beaches, forest trails and scenic areas. The event also includes a vendor expo, director's meeting, welcome reception and hospitality.
Full conference agenda (updated April 3.) Printed copies of the agenda will be available on site.
Monday: Conference Begins
Tuesday: Natural Resources Day
Thursday: Cultural Resources Day
We're excited to announce that
Dr. Craig W. Shinn will be our keynote speaker for RMSPEC 2023. Dr. Shinn is an Emeritus Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, faculty in the Center for Public Service and a Fellow in the Institute of Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University.
From his bio: Dr. Shinn’s teaching includes substantive courses in environmental and natural resource policy and administration, public policy process, analysis and advocacy, organizational theory, development and change and collaborative governance. His research stems from his interests in how policy agreement is created and sustained in society including administrative aspects of adaptive management, social aspects of sustainability, civic capacity building and inter-jurisdictional administration of natural resources.
To help you prepare, here are some important event details, useful tips and planning considerations. WeatherIt is April on the Oregon Coast so anything goes weather-wise and usually all in the same day. Temperatures are trending toward the high 50s – low 60s and there is usually some wind and you should plan for rain at least part of the time. The fieldtrips will be rain or shine and we have taken measures to plan for the weather scenarios. For your comfort, we do recommend that you bring plenty of breathable layers, a rain jacket, and waterproof footwear. TravelOur amazing transportation team members are ready to transport you from and to the Eugene airport (EUG). Reservations are required for this service however, so if you have not already done so, please complete a shuttle reservation form ASAP. Those without a reservation will be added to trips as space is available and you could experience a long delay. Please let us know if your travel plans change.Driving/ParkingIf you choose to drive yourself to the conference, there is plenty of parking at the Hallmark Resort Newport. However, parking at fieldtrip locations is extremely limited. We are asking for your cooperation by traveling in your assigned van to all fieldtrips. Please let registration staff know if you need an exception to this request.We’re happy to answer any of your questions at email@example.com or call Tammy Baumann, Conference Chair at 503-385-5825.
Newport is the perfect basecamp for an extended stay to explore the pristine beauty of the Oregon Coast.
Enjoy rocky shorelines, sandy beaches, rolling dunes, historical lighthouses and coastal forests along Oregon's 362 miles of public oceanfront. Newport is near dozens of state parks and several landmarks including the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and the Siuslaw National Forest. You can also try your luck at spotting a whale from our
Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay.
Plan your coast adventure:
General Information Inquiries
Conference Chair and SponsorsTammy Baumann503-385-5825
Registration and LodgingAllison Mangini
Speaker ConciergeDani Padilla
Exhibitor CoordinatorEric Timmons
Transportation Preson Phillips
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