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Summer Leadership Conference

Join us for the 2018 OEA Summer Leadership Conference!

The registration deadline for the 2018 Summer Leadership Conference has been extended to Monday, June 25th at 7 am.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow educators, build your union skills, and come away with new strategies to affect change at your worksite.  We will have courses ranging from advocacy to social justice, and we’re excited to learn from Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, who will deliver a keynote address on lessons learned from their walkout.  Please join us this July at Summer Leadership Conference! 

There has never been a better time to be part of a union than right now. At Summer Leadership Conference 2018, we will be focused on elevating and connecting OEA members and our community partners. Our collective wisdom exceeds what any of us can do alone; coming together will make us stronger. Everyone is a teacher, everyone is a learner, and we all contain within us the seed to make change.

Please join us July 24-26 for our annual Summer Leadership Conference: CommUNITY: Our Strength – Our Power.

Check out the 2018 OEA Summer Leadership Conference Brochure (pdf download)

Conference Information

July 24-26, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Convention
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232


June 25, 2018 7:00AM


June 25, 2018 (No Exceptions)

Cancellations (or no shows) made after June 25 will incur a $25 cancellation fee.  If you find a member to attend in your place, the cancellation fee will be waived.


OEA will be providing the following lodging reimbursements for the 2018 Summer Leadership Conference:   

  • Participants traveling 25 miles or more (one way) will be reimbursed for two night’s lodging cost.
  • Participants traveling 200 miles or more (one way) will be reimbursed for three night’s lodging cost.

Lodging will be reimbursed at one-half the double occupancy rate, including tax, of OEA approved accommodations.

OEA is encouraging teams to register together. 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.

Due to limited space, we will not be able to accommodate all requests for single occupancy rooms.


  • Meals will be provided as follows: Lunch and dinner on Tuesday, July 24, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25 and 26.


  • Mileage reimbursement is ½ of the IRS rate and 0.02 cents per mile for each additional OEA member passenger, up to three passengers.


Contact the OEA Union School: 541-743-4145 or email kaye.grensky@oregoned.org.


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