Annual Conference Information

2020 OAMR Mid-Year, Annual Academy & Conference

September 21-25, 2020
Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon

Mid-Year Academy/Mid-Year Athenian Leadership Dialogue
Annual Academy
Athenian Leadership Dialogue
Annual Conference

New Dates for Mid-Year & Annual Conference!

The Board held an e-meeting last week and decided that we are moving the dates of the Mid-Year Academy, Athenian Leadership Dialogues, Annual Academy, and Annual Conference to September 21-25. The whole schedule is being shifted around to accommodate a time that we could add Mid-Year to the week of the Conference and have most of the scheduled speakers still be able to make it. Valley River Inn was able to accommodate this for us.

You will need to call the hotel to change your reservations (541-743-1000).  Most of you will check-in on Sunday, September 20.  Everyone will check-out on Friday, September 25.

Treasurer Melissa will be emailing out information following this email with regards to the money you paid for the ALD and/or Mid-Year.

The full schedule is being ironed out and we will send updates soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  I hope that most everyone will be able to make it to these adjusted dates.

Please stay safe and healthy!  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time in our nation's history.  If I can do anything to help you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. 

Kathy Payne, MMC
OAMR President

Hotel Information

Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401

Call (800) 543-8266 or (541) 743-1000 and be sure to mention you are with OAMR.

Single or Double Room Rate: $139 plus applicable taxes
Additional people, up to 4 per room, may be added for $10 each.

Rooms in the block will be held until August 24, 2020, then will be released to the public.

Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to arrival or 1 night room and tax will be assessed.

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 Academy is an all day session held on Wednesday.  It may provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates.  In order to receive educational points for attending this Academy session, you must complete a course assessment (KTAP) to meet IIMC requirements.

Annual Conference
The Annual Conference is Thursday and Friday, filled with educational concurrent and general sessions.  There will be a General Academy Session on Friday (included in conference fee) 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 Thursday night 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 included with the full conference registration are lunch and Banquet dinner on Thursday; and plated breakfast and lunch on Friday.

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.

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 Annual Banquet on Thursday is "semi-formal" wear.  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 $25.00

Annual Banquet
The Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday night.  The Annual Banquet on Thursday is "semi-formal" wear.

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 Region I, Region II, Region III, Region IV, Region V and Region 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  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. 

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

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