2017 Annual Conference Sessions

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Conference Opening Remarks

10:15 – 10:45am
State of the Business Coalition

10:45am – 12pm
Keynote Part 1:
Chambers as Solution Brokers – Their Role in the Value Chain
Speaker: Cathi Hight

12 – 1pm Lunch
State of Advocacy Update – What’s on the Horizon for 2018

Breakout Sessions: 1:15 – 2:30pm

Government Affairs 101: Legislative Primer
Speakers: JL Wilson, Public Affairs Counsel and Alison Hart, Oregon State Chamber of Commerce

Membership 101: Strategies to Improve the Membership Life Cycles
Speaker: Cathi Hight

2:45 – 4pm
Keynote Part 2:
The VOI of Membership is Greater than the ROI
Speaker: Cathi Hight

4:15 – 5pm
Round Table Discussions

Dinner, Annual Meeting and Auction

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:30 – 9:00am
Conference Opener

9:00 – 10:15am
The Influence Edge – Getting Work Done without Authority
Speaker: Dan Goldes, Strategic Planning and Membership Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Breakout Sessions: 10:30 – 11:45am

Technology: ChamberMaster Essentials
Speaker: Michelle Diamon, GrowthZone/ChamberMaster

Tourism: Leveraging Travel Industry Resources – DMO Relationship
Speaker: Harry Dalgaard, Travel Oregon

Government Affairs: Candidate Recruitment – A Behind the Scenes Look
Speaker: JL Wilson, Public Affairs Counsel

12 – 1pm Lunch
US Chamber Update – What’s on the Federal Horizon
Speaker: Anna Slick, US Chamber

1:15 – 2:30pm
Workforce Development

Panel moderated by Todd Neil, Oregon Workforce Investment Board

Breakout Sessions 2:45 – 4pm

Communications: Strategic Communications Planning
Speaker: Russell Lahodny, WACE

Leadership 101: Steps to Successful Leadership – Optimizing the Board and Executive Relationship
Speakers: Dan Goldes, Strategic Planning and Membership Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator and Alison Hart, Oregon State Chamber of Commerce

4 – 4:30pm
Conference Wrap-up and Closing Remarks