Summer Leadership Conference

Welcome to the 2017 OEA Summer Leadership Conference!

August 1 - 3, 2017
Riverhouse Hotel & Conference Center — Bend, Oregon

Registration for the OEA Summer Leadership conference has been amazing!  Members have registered earlier this year maxing out our meeting space and lodging reservations resulting in our needing to create a waiting list.  Anyone registering online Thursday, June 1, or after will be placed on a waiting list.  The waiting list is being created to allow us to fill slots that may come available via cancellations.  We have been able to accommodate members on the waiting list in the past.

Thank you for choosing to share part of your summer with us.  There has never been a better time than right now to be part of a union!  OEA is committed to helping you build the skills necessary to return to your local and engage and empower your communities to take action. Our collective knowledge and expertise, our vision, and our passion give us strength beyond what any of us could do alone.  The OEA Summer Leadership Conference will be filled with deep learning and lots of fun.  It is our hope that when you leave this conference, you will be ready help us Lift Every Voice

Check out the 2017 OEA Summer Leadership Conference Brochure (pdf download)


Cancellations (or no shows) made after June 15 will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.  If there is a member on the waiting list the cancellation fee will be waived. If all the members on the waiting list have been placed, you will need to find someone to attend in your place for the cancellation fee to be waived.


  • Lodging will be double occupancy.  Due to limited space, we will not be able to accommodate all requests for single occupancy rooms.
  • OEA will be master billing the rooms.
  • Please indicate your roommate on the online registration form.  If you do not have a preferred roommate, we will assign a roommate of the same gender.


We will be providing the following meals:  

  •     Lunch and dinner on Tuesday, August 1
  •     Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, August 2 and 3, 2017.


Mileage reimbursement is ½ of the IRS rate plus 0.02 cents per mile for each additional OEA member passenger.


Contact the OEA Union School: 541-743-4145 or email


UPDATE: We are currently at capacity for the 2017 Summer Leadership Conference.

Please note you will need to fill out all four pages of the registration form to be added to the waiting list for the Summer Leadership Conference.

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