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75th Annual Convention

November 11-13, 2021

OSBA 75th Annual Convention: Building Partnerships

Call for Student Art

Mark your calendars to help celebrate OSBA's 75th Annual Convention, November 11-13, 2021.

The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) is looking for a student art program to exhibit at OSBA’s Annual Convention.

Each year, the OSBA Convention showcases a student art display for about 800 attendees (board members, superintendents and community college presidents). The student art display is housed in the exhibitor hall and exhibits from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. Thursday, November 11, and from 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Friday, November 12. Participants should bring 100 - 150 pieces that can be purchased by Convention attendees. All proceeds are kept by the school program.

Lunch is provided to up to 4 students and chaperones; housing may be available on an as-needed basis.

Selection criteria include the following:

• Art must be of good quality
• Groups must bring pieces that can be sold; all transactions must be handled by the student group
• 100-150 pieces are required

For those interested in exhibiting student art:

1. Complete the Student Art Proposal Form found here.
2. Prepare and submit a presentation, document, or up to 10 photos that showcase your program’s art. Upload this into the form or include a link to a website that showcases your program’s art.
3. Submit the proposal and materials by September 1, 2021.

If you have questions about student art submissions, please contact Kristen Miles at kmiles@osba.org.

We look forward to your submission!


Call for Student Performers

The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) is looking for three or four student performance groups (band, orchestra, choir, ensemble, dance or theater) to perform at OSBA’s Annual Convention to be held November 11-13, 2021.

Each year, the OSBA Convention showcases student performing arts groups for attendees which include 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 performing group size is limited to 35 performers.


1. COMPLETE the Student Performance Proposal linked here or submit an Online Submission Form (Google account required).
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 21, 2021, via the Online Submission Form or send the PDF form to: 

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


Call for Workshop Proposals

"Building Partnerships: 75 years of supporting Oregon school leaders"

We are seeking informative and interesting workshops primarily targeting school board members and superintendents. Workshop proposals should be submitted to OSBA by June 15, 2021.

Workshop proposals for Annual Convention 2021 should be submitted via SurveyMonkey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ac21proposals

Have questions about submitting your workshop proposal? Contact Janet Avila-Medina at javilamedina@osba.org.


Charter schools- please read the following before registering for OSBA’s Annual Convention:
As you may have heard, OSBA’s tax status changed as of July 1, 2018 (see FAQ linked below for details). Under the new designation, OSBA can no longer accept dues and/or service fees from charter schools because they are not recognized as political subdivisions of the state as defined under federal tax code. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2018, charter schools will no longer be able to be associate members or contract directly with OSBA for services.

To access OSBA services, which includes conferences and events, charter schools are now required to submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging that their sponsoring district has a process in place that provides access to OSBA services. This new requirement begins on July 1, 2018, which means OSBA needs to have your fully executed MOU on file prior to the conference (click here to see sample MOU), or we will not be able to honor your registration. Please mail the completed MOU to the address below, attention Vicky Black, or email vblack@osba.org

For questions about charter schools, please contact Kristen Miles at kmiles@osba.org.


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