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74th Annual Convention

November 12-15, 2020

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


Call for Student Entertainers

The Oregon School Boards Association is looking for three or four student performance groups (band, orchestra, choir, ensemble, dance and theater) to perform at OSBA’s Annual Convention. The 2020 convention will be held November 12-15, 2020 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel.

Each year, the OSBA Convention showcases student performing arts groups for the 800 attendees (board members, superintendents and community college presidents). Student groups will perform at general sessions or receptions/meal functions.  OSBA will reimburse up to $1,000 of actual expenses (upon submission of receipts).

The selection criteria include the following:

Performing group must be of high quality
A variety of performance types (band, choral, etc.)
A variety of age groups
Upbeat, energetic, and entertaining styles are preferred
A variety of school/college district sizes and types (rural, urban, etc.)

The performing group size is limited to 35 performers.

For those interested in performing:

1. Complete the Student Performance Proposal Form
2. Prepare and submit an audition CD or video or provide a link to your group’s performance on the web. These do not need to be of professional quality, but good enough for us to review a performance.
3. Submit the proposal and audition material by Friday, June 12, 2020 to: 

Sarah Herb, Executive Search and Events Specialist
Oregon School Boards Association
1201 Court St NE, Ste 400
Salem, OR   97301

We look forward to receiving your submission!


Call for Workshop Proposals

Mark your calendars to attend and participate in OSBA's 74th Annual Convention, November 12-15, 2020 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel.
Our theme this year is “Leading to LEARN, Learning to LEAD.” What have you led or learned recently that would be beneficial for other school boards in Oregon to know?

Please consider submitting informative and interesting workshops proposals that primarily target school board members and superintendents to OSBA by our deadline May 22, 2020.
The workshops are held on Friday and Saturday and are 75 minutes long. If your workshop is selected, it has a 50% chance of being scheduled on Saturday.

Submitting proposals:
To propose a workshop for the 2020 OSBA Annual Convention, please complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PS75ZH by May 22, 2020.

All workshop presenters are expected to register for the convention unless this presentation is the only area in which the presenter is participating. Meals are not included in registration. One may purchase meal tickets when registering, if so desired.
If you have questions, please contact Renee Sessler at 503.588.2800 or rsessler@osba.org.
Thank you.  We look forward to receiving your submission. We simply cannot do this without you.


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