WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dress / Attire

As this is a professional, business conference, the recommended attire is “business” casual that is reflective of dress attire in Corporate America.  We also know that you want to be comfortable when it is time to mingle, go shopping, and going out to dinner immediately after the daily sessions.  

Temperature and Climate

Portland, Oregon
In Portland, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, wet, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 84°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 95°F.
 
During the 2020 Leadership Conference & Retreat in January, dress for cold temperatures and mostly overcast conditions.  Also, due to the Winter Solstice, and Portland being distance to the North Pole, daylight hours generally are much less.

Registration

As with all professional conference, there are expenses associated with providing a venue that is of high standards and with a great atmosphere.  And while we have done everything possible in keeping the registration as low as possible, everyone – including spouses – must register in order that fairness is ensured and that there is not a financial deficit.   
 
The registration includes entrance to all session, conference materials (notebooks, presenter’s papers, “favors”, and refreshment breaks (beverages, hors d’oeuvres, etc.).  All attendees to the conference will be issued badges which allows you entrance to all general and focused sessions in addition to enjoying the refreshment breaks.  There are plenty of restaurant venues in close proximity to the Embassy Suites for your pleasure.

Hotel/Conference Venue

AIRPORT

Portland International Airport  (PDX) – is located less than 1 mile from teh Embassy Suites, just outside of the airport.  There is a complimentary shuttle offered by the Embassy Suites to and from the airport.   
 

TRAFFIC

Don’t be shocked!  Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and New York City are not the only cities that have traffic.  Like any major U.S. city, Portland is subject to have heavy traffic patterns during the morning and late afternoon/evening hours so consider this in your travel plans in and around the city.