Cascade Chapter: 2018 PI Works! Conference

  • June 21, 2018
  • (PDT)
  • June 22, 2018
  • (PDT)
  • Thursday, Catholic Charities Portland and Friday, St. Philip Neri Church, Portland



2018 PI Works Conference!
Both days now in Portland


We're so excited for this year's PI Works Conference. As good public involvement practitioners, we've adjusted to concerns about a Wilsonville location and have moved our Friday, June 22nd location to Portland! Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to attend!

Come join the IAP2 Cascade Chapter for two full days of sharing, learning, and networking as we discuss how to proactively remove barriers and create a more diverse community. The conference will bring together experts, community members directly affected by hot-topic issues, and public participation professionals. 

Day 1 - Thursday, June 21, Portland, OR


8 AM to 3 PM, Catholic Charities (2740 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, on the #9 bus line; parking is limited). We will have three facilitated, town-hall sessions on the following topics:

  • Law and order: open dialogue to better communication and action
  • Home stress: affordable housing crisis among under served communities
  • Community engagement: ensuring equality via equality practices

3 to 5 PM, No-host happy hour at Dot's Cafe (2521 SE Clinton St., Portland, about a 10-minute walk from Catholic Charities) Around 3 pm, the town-hall sessions will end and participants will be invited to walk, bike, or drive to socialize and network for two hours before the next event.

5:30 to 8 PM, National Dialogue Dinner at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church (2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland, on the #4 bus line; parking available in the lot off Division St.) During dinner, we'll have facilitated "world cafe" discussion around the following questions:

  1. We hear a constant message that we are a divided country. What are the challenges to our work?
  2. How are those challenges affecting public participation?
  3. What might we do to support quality public participation in our communities and nation?

Day 2 - Friday, June 22, Portland, OR

8 AM to 4 PM, St Philip Neri Catholic Church (2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland, on the #4 bus; free parking)
Seven TED-style sessions with ample time to ask presenters questions and time to connect with fellow practitioners. Registration will take place from8-8:30 am and then we'll launch into our amazing lineup, with just one room (so you don't have to choose between multiple great presenters). 

  • SUZANNE DONALDSON, Donaldson Enterprises - Honoring Native lands
  • METRO + MOMENTUM ALLIANCE - Building trust through community empowerment
  • CARLOS KAREEM-WINDHAM, Resolutions NW - How to facilitate with equity in mind
  • LORNA FLORMOE, City of Eugene - Innovative outreach for the Parks and Recreation Systems Plan AWARD WINNERS (to be announced that day)
  • KIT COLE, Kit Cole Consulting - Storytelling makes for a good story
  • JESS COLUMBO, Med|Ed Digital - What you need to know about social media
  • YEE WON CHONG, Yee Won Chong Consulting - Incorporating trans-justice into public involvement
  • JOY ALISE DAVIS, Portland African American Leadership Forum - Creating the People's Plan

Early Bird Ticket Prices (Before June 1) Register here.

  • All day Thursday + Friday = $300/$350 members/non-members
  • Thursday evening + all day Friday = $250/$300 members/non-members
  • Thursday only = $50 per session
  • Student tickets = $160 for 2 full days

Email to become a sponsor.

  • Bronze $300 = Business advertised on social media/print materials/event signage
  • Silver $500 = 1 ticket for 2 full day attendance + all the above
  • Gold $1,000 = 1 additional ticket for 2 full day attendance (2 total tickets), a table to market your business + all the above

Purchase tickets today!

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