Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference
February 7, 2020
Salem - Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel - 200 Commercial St SE, Salem OR 97301 - 877-540-7800
Is a bond measure or local option levy in your future?
Then don’t miss OSBA’s Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, held once every two years in Salem.
This event has a long history of providing resources to help school districts and community colleges plan facilities, define and communicate bond costs to voters, and learn tactics for effective bond campaigns.
OSBA is bringing experts in construction and facility planning, finance, surveys and communications together to provide workshops and resources in a one-day conference.
Registration is open. Register now at our online store.
For registration questions email Erin Good at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference registration is $135 for members. Fees include workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.
A $50 fee is charged for each cancellation received after February 1, 2020. No-shows are billed the entire registration fee.
Register at our online store.
Make hotel reservations directly with The Grand Hotel in Salem. You may call the hotel or book online:
- Call the hotel, 877-540-7800 or 503-540-7800, and specify you are attending the OSBA Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, OR
- Book online here.
Hotel rates are $134/Deluxe King and $144/Deluxe Double Queen for single/double occupancy, plus taxes and fees.
A block of reduced-rate rooms has been negotiated to help you save money. After January 7, hotel reservations will be accepted at the group rate only on a space- and rate-available basis. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Information about The Grand Hotel's room types and amenities is available on the hotel website or by calling the hotel at 877-540-7800 or 503-540-7800.
Salem Convention Center
Salem Convention Center Parking
We encourage you to carpool if you are attending with others from your district. There is parking beneath the Conference Center; the entrance is on Liberty Street by the Grand Hotel.
If the parking lot is full, there is overflow parking nearby at Pringle Plaza. Be sure to park on the top level for free, all-day parking. Click here for a map for your reference.
7:30-8:00 a.m. – Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:30 a.m. – General Session
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Learn from the Winners Panel/Q&A
9:30-9:45 a.m. – Break
9:45-11:00 a.m. – Workshops (choose one)
Battling Scope Creep
Turning A History of "No" Into "Yes"
Learn How to LOL (Local Option Levy)
A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish
11:00-11:30 a.m. – Break/Visit with Partners
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
12:45-2:00 p.m. – Workshops (choose one)
Rule #1: Know Thy Voters
Run A Winning Campaign On A Shoestring
How Oregon City Flipped the Numbers (36% to 63% Approval)
Crusing to Safe Harbor: How to Stay Legal in Your Bond Campaign
2:00-2:15 p.m. – Break
2:15-3:30 p.m. – Workshops (choose one)
Increasing Student Engagement Through CTE
Your School Bond Has Passed - Now What? Tips for Continuing the Communications Effort
Manage Your Construction Contracts
The ABCs of Bonds
3:30 p.m. – Adjourn
Exhibitor registration for OSBA’s 2020 Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference is now open, and booths are available on a first-come, first-served basis!
The conference will be held Feb. 7, 2020, at the Salem Convention Center.
Exhibitor registration is online this year. You will fill out a Survey Monkey registration form instead of mailing or faxing in a form to our office. The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBexhibitors20
Booth space is $1,000. This includes two representatives, but no lunches. Lunches and additional representatives are an additional cost:
- Lunch: $20 per representative (optional)
- Additional representatives: $50 each
All booth purchases are on a first-come, first-served basis. All online registrations will be time-stamped, and we will assign booths in the order they come in. The registration form will ask you for your top three booth choices, if multiple exhibitors choose the same space. The registration form will refer you to the exhibitor hall floor plan, which is posted on the OSBA website here: Exhibitor Hall Floor Plan. Please refer to this floor plan for current availability of booth locations.
Additionally, we have the following sponsorship opportunities, which give your company additional visibility in front of all attendees. As a refreshment or lunch sponsor, your company’s name/logo will be featured at the event, and we will announce your sponsorship before the break:
- Morning refreshments sponsor – $1,000
- Lunch sponsor – $5,000 (or partial)
- Afternoon refreshments sponsor – $1,000
Please contact OSBA Senior Communications Administrative Assistant Erin Good with questions.
Thank you to our Premium Partners!
Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE)
503-588-2800 x229; email@example.com
The leading provider of property and casualty coverage for public schools, education service districts, community colleges and charter schools.
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Hawkins is a legal firm that provides bond counsel expertise to school districts and other issuers of municipal debt.
Municipal bond investment banking firm with expertise in underwriting, financial advisory services portfolio management and market making for fixed income securities.
Thank you to our Exhibitors
CBRE | Heery
Energy Trust of Oregon
FACT Financial Investigations LLC
Virco Furniture MFG and Planscape Project Mgmt. FFE