66th Annual Convention

November 8-11, 2012

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront  -  1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97201  -  503-226-7600    [Map]

2012 Annual Convention Banner

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Photo of Governor John Kitzhaber

Governor John Kitzhaber addressed the general session on Saturday, November 10. He  shared important and timely information on progress toward the state's 40-40-20 goal and the critical partnership role of school boards in supporting improved student achievement.

Photo of Dr. Rudy Crew

Chief Education Officer Dr. Rudy Crew addressed the general session on Friday, November 9.


Practical Information
More than 65 workshops provide you with tools and ideas to aid your decision making and help students succeed.

Industry Partners
In the Exhibit Hall, discover new services and products from companies ready to help you reach your goals. Learn from industry experts in quick and informative sessions.

There’s no better way to connect with others and share experiences than at the receptions, meals, exhibits and workshops.

The Lounge
This is convention’s central hub; you can interact with colleagues, meet the speakers, buy a book or check your email.

Great Examples
Student entertainment, an art show and some of the workshops feature the talents and accomplishments of Oregon students.

Great things are happening in education. At convention, we recognize and celebrate your achievements! 

Networking Opportunities



  • Opening reception
    Sponsored by PACE
    4:00-6:30 pm


  • Industry Reception Night
    Garrett Hemann Robertson Reception
    5:00-7:00 pm
  • First Student Reception 5:30 pm (invitation) followed by Dinner at 6:30 pm (invitation)
  • Imagine Learning Reception 5:30 pm (invitation) followed by Dinner at 6:30 pm (invitation)

Exhibit Hall


  • Exhibits open
    4:00 pm-6:30 pm


  • Exhibits open
    7:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Breakfast
    7:30-8:15 am
  • Lunch
    Noon-1:15 pm

The Lounge

The place to meet, relax and use your computer.


  • 7:30 am-4:00 pm


  • 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Convention bonus - Trail Blazer savings

While you're in Portland for our annual convention, don't pass up an opportunity to see live basketball Saturday night, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

OSBA can save you up to $12 per ticket to see the Portland Trail Blazers battle the San Antonio Spurs. OSBA members also have the opportunity to arrive early (at 5:30 pm) before the general public and watch the Trail Blazers warm-up prior to the game!

See the attached flyer for more details.