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The largest annual statewide gathering of local school board members and school administrators will take place Nov. 10-13 in downtown Portland. More than 800 attendees from Oregon's K-12 school districts, education service districts, charter schools and community colleges are expected for the Oregon School Boards Association's 70th Annual Convention at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway.
Credentialed media are welcome to attend any and all of the public sessions without pre-registration. We do request that media members obtain a name badge at the registration desk at the Marriott in the lower level 1 foyer.
A one-day workshop for administrative professionals will be held Thursday, Nov. 10. The full conference begins Friday, Nov. 11, and runs into the weekend, and includes workshops ranging from transgender issues to improving graduation rates to addressing cyberbullying in schools.
Featured speakers include motivational speaker Chad Hymas (Friday), author and education professor Pedro Noguera (Saturday), and Umatilla SD Superintendent Heidi Sipe (Sunday).
OSBA is a member services organization for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.