Annual Conference Information

2020 OAMR Mid-Year, Annual Academy & Conference

CANCELLED - PLANNING A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
September 21-25, 2020
Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon

9/21: Mid-Year Athenian Leadership Dialogue
9/22: Mid-Year Academy
9/23: Annual Academy
9/24: Annual Athenian Leadership Dialogue
9/24-25: Annual Conference


Annual Conference Cancelled and Going Virtual

In a May 7 press release from the Governor's office, the following announcement was made: "The Governor also announced that large gatherings such as conventions, festivals, and major concerts and live audience sporting events will need to be cancelled at least through September. Restarting events of this size will require a reliable treatment or prevention, like a vaccine, which is many months off. Further guidance on large events will be provided in the coming months."

The OAMR Board met on May 13 to discuss the Annual Conference. It is with great sadness that I announce that the Board has cancelled the September Annual Conference in Eugene due to COVID-19. The lengthy discussion focused on the desire to provide learning to our members. Therefore, the Conference Committee, Education Committee, and Internet Committee are going to begin working on plans for a "virtual conference."  The details of the virtual conference will be released as soon as we have a plan in place. We are hoping that our scheduled speakers will still be able to participate.

As much as we are going to miss the social aspect of gathering at Conference with all our colleagues/friends, the health and safety of our members was our utmost priority.  We hope to provide a new learning experience to you all at an affordable price. 

Be safe and stay healthy!

Kathy Payne, MMC
OAMR President


Estimated Costs:
Member base fee for Academy: $150 (Non-member $175)
Member base fee for Conference: $350 (Non-member $375)

Athenian Leadership Dialogue: $35 (ALD only $75)

General Academy & Annual Conference Information

Academy Session

The Mid-Year and Annual Academy are all day sessions.  They may provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates.  In order to receive educational points for attending these Academy sessions, you must complete a course assessment (KTAP) for each to meet IIMC requirements.

Annual Conference
The Mid-Year and Annual Conference are filled with educational concurrent and general sessions that may provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates with completion of an assessment.

All Conference Event
All attendees are invited to attend!  Details to come. Pre-registration required.

Conference Lanyards
Registration includes a name tag lanyard, which should be worn for the duration of the conference. It will include a meal ticket for the Banquet. Lanyards also have ribbons which designate new members, special guests, speakers, vendors, past presidents, Conference Committee, and the OAMR Board. Watch for the new member / first time attendee ribbons and make someone feel welcome with a big OAMR hello!

Business Meeting Packet
The Business Meeting will be held Friday morning. Packets are available on the website prior to Conference.

Meals
Meals included with the full Mid-Year and Conference registration are lunch each day, Banquet dinner on Thursday, and plated breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Breaks
Breaks are generally provided twice a day. Use these breaks to visit with exhibitors, network with other recorders, purchase raffle tickets, and view/bid on silent auction items. Beverages will be available daily and an occasional sweet treat might turn up.

Pictures
Region pictures will be taken during the breaks (location and times to be listed in the conference handbook). New Board, Past Presidents, and Special Guests will be taken just prior to the Banquet. Please be at the location on time to keep on schedule.

Conference Attire
Conference attire will be "business casual". The Conference theme is "Saddle Up for Success," therefore the Annual Banquet on Thursday is western wear or whatever you feel comfortable wearing.  The key is to be comfortable throughout the conference. Conference and event attire should be whatever is comfortable for you, normally most do business casual.  The conference rooms can be chilly so a sweater or light jacket may be in order.   No matter what you wear don't let clothes keep you from attending the Banquet and being able to enjoy the full experience! We want you to have a wonderful time!

Mentor/Mentee/1st Time Attendee Introduction
First time attendees are invited to attend the Mentor/Mentee/1st Time Attendee Introduction on Wednesday to welcome new and first-time attendees to the conference.

Welcome Reception
All conference attendees are invited to attend the President's Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening.

Pink Walk
The Pink Walk supports the Kathy Ishiara Scholarship, which was founded as a means to honor Medford’s City Recorder Kathy Ishiara, who passed away in 1998 after a long battle with breast cancer.  Sign up for the Pink Walk  on your Annual Conference Registration form or sign-up when you arrive at the Conference. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  The event will be $25.

Annual Banquet
The Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday night.  The Annual Banquet on Thursday is western wear but come in whatever makes you comfortable.

Exhibitors/Sponsors
These supporters of OAMR are a vital part of putting on a great conference. Please take the time to visit their booths, introduce yourself, and get your door prize form signed. All Exhibitors will be invited to attend the Thursday lunch, so please welcome them and voice your appreciation for their support of OAMR as many are also sponsors.

Region Baskets/Fundraising
Members from Regions I-VII have started gathering some amazing items to fill each of their region baskets. By the time the conference is here, these baskets will be overflowing!  OAMR members are encouraged to sell tickets to their friends and co-workers, and remember, you don’t need to be present to win.  Tickets for the baskets are just $1 each or 6/$5 and can be accessed to print by clicking here. To view the latest flyers for each basket, click here

Community Outreach Project
A few years ago, OAMR started doing a community outreach project for a charitable organization in the city hosting our conference.  The 2019 non-profit was Bethlehem Inn.  The Bethlehem Inn is a community supported emergency shelter that provides a warm, safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, and case management services for adults and children experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon.  If you are interested in seeing a list of their current needs, please visit their website at https://bethleheminn.org/donate/other-ways-to-give/.  Of course, you are always able to donate money to this well-deserving 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation will be tax-deductible.

Committee Sign-Up Sheets
Please sign up to serve on one or more of the OAMR committees, which are the backbone of our organization. Your contribution of time, ideas, and effort are greatly needed, appreciated, and invaluable. Forms will be located near the registration desk. Most of the meetings for the committees can take place via email and telephone, so don't let distance be a deterrent to signing up. 


Photos
Visit OAMR's Flikr page to view photos from the OAMR Annual Conference. 

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