2016 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference


When:     Monday, May 16th

Check-in begins at 8:15 AM
Last session ends at 4:00 PM

Where:   CH2M Hill Alumni and LaSells Stewart Centers, Oregon State University

What:  A professional development opportunity for parenting educators and other professionals working with children and families. Participants can choose from 28 workshops offered during the day! The workshops will focus on the three Parenting Education Core Knowledge Areas:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Parent, Child, Family, and Community Relationships
  • Parenting Education Professional Practice

English to Spanish simultaneous interpretation is available for select workshops. A complete list of workshops and information about the conference can also be found at health.oregonstate.edu/opew

Keynote Speaker:

Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work galinskyInstitute and best-selling author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference. Mind in the Making has gone beyond a book, becoming a national educational movement to share science based research and applicable strategies for promoting life skills in communities across the country.

Conference Registration Fees (includes lunch): 
$95.00 Early Bird (by May 2nd)
$115.00 (after May 2nd)

Registration: Review the conference packet to make your workshop selections. Online registration opens on March 14th. You will be prompted to set up a registration account prior to completing the conference registration, click this link to register:  http://bit.ly/2016PEConference

Discounts and Scholarships:
Limit one discount code per registration. Codes must be applied by May 2nd (5:00 pm PST

  • OrPEN members: Receive 25% off early bird rate.
  • Group rate: Receive $10.00 off each registration for a group of 10 or more individuals from the same agency.
    • All 10+ members of the group must apply the group rate as their discount code of choice during registration
    • Members of the group will all register individually to make their own workshop selections
    • Agencies may pay for group registrations in one payment by invoice.
    • Contact Conference Services for information and registration code at conferences@oregonstate.edu
  • Home visitor scholarship: Receive 25% off early bird rate.
    • Scholarships available on a first come basis up to May 2.
    • Individuals must currently work at least 20 hours per week for a home visiting program in Oregon serving prenatal to five year old children and their families with the primary service delivery method being home visiting.
    • Contact Annette Dieker at Annette.l.dieker@state.or.us for code
    • Sponsored by Maternal Child Health – Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Lodging Options:  We have secured conference rates at two local hotels for Sunday night, May 15th. Rooms and rates will be available until April 15th, after which the rates will be standard lodging rates for the hotel. It is the individual or organization’s responsibility to secure reservations and pay for lodging.

Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd., 541-286-9821
Conference rates are $117.00 for either a single or double room. Refer to the “OPEC 2016” group.  This hotel is located within walking distance from the Alumni Center. For more information about the hotel visit www.corvallis.hgi.com

Holiday Inn Express, 781 NE Second St., 541-752-0800
Conference rates are $105-$115 for either a king or double queen (price varies depending on whether the room is located facing the river or road). Refer to the “OSU Parent Ed Conference”. This hotel is located near downtown and is a short drive to the Alumni Center. For more information about the hotel visit www.Holidayinnexpress.com/corvallisor

For more information about the conference contact:

Kim Deck
Parenting Education Professional Development System Coordinator
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University

The 2016 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference is hosted by:

Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families is part of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences

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