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2014 Conference Overview
Portland International Airport (PDX) is only minutes away from the hotel using the MAX light rail train. The fee at the time of this printing is only $2.50 to ride the rail to the Lloyd Center stop. After getting off the train, take a left at the corner (11th Ave) and look to the right to see the hotel. The light rail runs every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, between 4:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Please note these times when making your flight reservations. Light rail tickets are available at automated ticket machines located near baggage claim.
***The Doubletree Hotel is sold out Saturday & Sunday, July 12-13, 2014. Standard Queen rooms (rooms with 1 queen bed) are available at the hotel beginning Monday, July 14, 2014. Arrangements have been made with the Red Lion Hotel just a few blocks away from the Doubletree. A limited block of Double Queen rooms is available beginning Sunday, July 13 thru Saturday, July 19, 2014. The room rates are $139+tax per night for Single or Double occupancy. For Triple occupancy the rate is $149+tax per night. For Quad occupancy the rate is $159+tax per night. The hotel will include 2 Roaring Start Breakfast coupons per person per stay. The MAX light rail stops right outside of this hotel and it is just 2 stops from the Doubletree. To make reservations call 503.235.2100 or 800.343.1820 and identify yourself as a member of the NAEOP group. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 6, 2014.***
The Doubletree by Hilton Portland is located on the East side of downtown Portland, directly across the street from Lloyd Center, Oregon’s largest shopping center. It is also within walking distance of the Rose Garden, the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Memorial Coliseum. Access to the MAX light rail is just across the street making travel in and around the city quick and easy.
Reservations for the conference can be made by using the personalized group web page: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLLC-DTNAE-20140711/index.jhtm
Guests can also make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-281-6111 and asking for inhouse reservations. The reservations department is open Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Guests can also make reservations by phone 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through the DoubleTree by Hilton Central Reservations office by calling toll free 800-996-0510. Be sure to mention you are with the NAEOP conference when you call.
RESERVATION Cutoff Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Portland summers are warm, normally in the low 80s in July, with an average rainfall of .63 inch. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Don’t forget to purchase your commemorative vest from www.winningseasons.com or use the order form on line at NAEOP.org or enclosed in this issue of the NES Connector.
MAX Light Rail Train System
The MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) light rail system runs from PDX through downtown Portland (Lloyd Center) to Beaverton every 15 minutes. A 10-minute ride from downtown will deliver you to Washington Park Station, the deepest underground transit system in North America. The stop, 260 feet below the Earth’s surface, provides nearby access to Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, Forest Discovery Center, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hoyt Arboretum and the Children’s Museum.
All group tours are arranged by Alkitours.com. All purchases must be made directly with the tour company, www. alkitours.com.
Business attire is appropriate for all daytime sessions. PSP recipients often wear formal or semi-formal attire; other attendees dress in like fashion or wear business attire. All are acceptable. The Installation Banquet is a “dressy” evening and attendees normally wear formal, semi-formal or Sunday dress.
Sunday Inspiration, 7/13, 7 am
For those arriving early, a special inspirational service is being planned for Sunday morning, July 13.
First Timers’ Orientation, 7/14, 7 pm-8:30 pm
If you are a first-time conference attendee, you are considered a “first-timer.” You will want to check the box on the registration form and attend this activity designed just for you! You will meet your mentor, be introduced to the NAEOP Board of Directors and get the low-down on the conference itself. You really don’t want to miss this!
Opening Session/Flag Ceremony, 7/15, 7 pm-10 pm
The opening session features patriotic music, a meaningful flag ceremony and a speaker you will all enjoy. PLEASE wear your state’s chosen attire for this exciting evening as we will also be doing the Roll Call of the States.
Briefings, 7/14 & 7/15, 8 am -5 pm; 7/16, 8am-12 noon
These are mini-workshops presented on a wide variety of subjects. Inservice points may be earned toward your Professional Standards Program (PSP) certification. Be sure to indicate your choices on the registration form. You will have the opportunity to attend several different briefings during the conference.
If you love to sing, or just love music, sign up to participate in the NAEOP choir. Practice sessions are scheduled at the same time as briefings and at least two performances are given during the conference. There is no charge for this briefing and PSP points are not available.
The NAEOP Institute will be held on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15. These sessions are more in depth than the briefings and are held from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. The Institute fee is $75.00 and the Education Credit fee is $100 (this is required to receive 16 clock hours of education credit toward PSP). Lunch is included with your registration.
Be sure to visit the exhibits to purchase your tickets for the state baskets, as well as items on the retirees’ table. Outside exhibitors will also be available as well as the NAEOP Membership and Foundation tables. The exhibits are open during the following hours:
Tuesday, 7/15 8 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, 7/16 8 am – 5 pm
Advisory Council is Wednesday, July 16, from 8 am – 11:30 am and is open to all attendees. However, only specified delegates are permitted to take part in the discussions and voting. Observers are encouraged to attend and enjoy the process of presentation, discussion, and voting on agenda items submitted by local and state affiliates. Delegate registration is done at the time you pick up your conference registration packet.
Reminder: May 1 is the postmark deadline for Affiliate renewal. The deadline for Advisory Council items is May 15. The Advisory Council packets are mailed in June.
Meal functions are available to all attendees. Please indicate your selection for each meal on your registration form. If you fail to mark your choice on the form, you will be given selection “A”.
TABLE RESERVATIONS for the PSP Banquet and the Installation Banquet will be made at the time you send your registration to NAEOP. The list is maintained in order of receipt. If you wish to sit with someone specific, your registrations must be submitted together. Group lists will be combined to make complete tables of 10.
PSP recipients will not be seated with each other. You will be free to sit with your friends/family.
Daily Luncheons, 7/14 & 7/15, 11:30 am -1 pm
available for all attendees; however the luncheon cost is included in the Institute fee.
Monday: Create Your Own Cobb Salad – Buffet
Tuesday: Roasted Turkey Sandwich – Box Lunch
Retiree Breakfast Meeting, 7/15, 8 am – 12 noon
A special time for the Retiree group to meet, discuss their business and install their officers for 2014-15. The meal is plated.
Council Luncheons, 7/16, 12 noon – 2 pm
The NAEOP Membership Council Chairmen will host these plated luncheons. This is an opportunity to network with office professionals who work in similar educational settings, e.g., elementary, middle school/junior high, high school/career and technical education, administration, higher education and state departments. The luncheon is a Turkey BLT Croissant.
PSP Banquet, 7/16, 7 – 10 pm
Recipients of the Professional Standards Program (PSP) certificates will be honored at this banquet. The Office Professional and Educational Administrator of the Year will also be honored at the banquet
Meal selections are:
Menu A – Ribeye Steak, Spinach Salad, Red Velvet Cake
Menu B – Roasted Salmon, Spinach Salad, Red Velvet Cake
Area Breakfast & Meeting, 7/17, 8 – 10:30 am
Join members from your geographical area for a business meeting and breakfast hosted by your Area Director. Be sure to check the appropriate box on your registration form! Business attire is appropriate. Breakfast Menu: Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Tillamook Cheese, Plum Tomatoes, Basil & Cracked Pepper, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Black Forest Ham
Installation Banquet, 7/17, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
We will be recognizing and installing our 2014-2015 NAEOP Board of Directors. Meal selections for this special evening are:
Menu A – Draper Valley Chicken Oscar, Caesar Salad, Top Shelf Cheesecake with strawberries
Menu B – Steak and Bleu Cheese, Caesar Salad, Top Shelf Cheesecake with strawberries