Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

May 19-20, 2019

Of all the things that influence a child’s growth and development, the most critical is reliable, responsive, and sensitive parenting. Effective parenting education programs have been linked with decreased rates of child abuse and neglect, better physical, cognitive and emotional development in children, and increased parental knowledge of child development and parenting skills.

Oregon Parenting Education Week is May 20-24, 2019. As a part of the celebration, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative will host the annual Parenting Educators Conference and Training Institute for professionals working with families.


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Oregon Parenting Educators Conference And Training Institute

May 19-20, 2019
LaSells Stewart and CH2M HILL Alumni Centers
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Registration begins March 18.


Call for Workshop Proposals

We are currently seeking proposals for 90 minute workshops which cover research information, awareness and practical application strategies that support effective parenting education in the following Parenting Education Core Knowledge Areas (pdf)

  • Core area 1: Human growth and development  
  • Core area 2: Parent, child, family and community relationships
  • Core area 3: parenting education professional practice

Call for Workshop Proposals (pdf) English
Llamada de Propuestas de Talleres (pdf) Español

Submit your workshop  


Call for Poster Proposals

We are inviting graduate students to present and share posters during a 45-minute poster session. Posters may feature original research that enhances knowledge of the field of parenting education and child development or highlights development or evaluation of programs designed to support children or families.
Call for Graduate Student Poster Proposals (pdf)




Registration begins March 18.


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Registration fee schedule
May 19 Training Institute
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Up to 6 hours of training hours
$75 if registered by May 6
$95 if registered after May 6
May 19 Welcome Reception
4-5:30 p.m.
May 20 Conference
8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Up to 6 hours of training hours
$115 if registered by May 6
$135 if registered after May 6

Check out last year's registration catalog as an example of past offerings.

Registration catalog (pdf)
Sesiones en español (pdf)
2018 presentation slides.



Parking is available in the Reser Stadium lot. Purchase a Zone C parking permit ($10)



We have secured a room block at a hotel within walking distance for May 18, May 19, and May 20. A limited number of rooms will be available at the conference rate until May 3.
It is the individual or organization’s responsibility to secure reservations and pay for lodging.
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, 2500 SW Western Blvd., 541-752-5000
Conference rates are $134.00 + tax for either a single or double room.
For more information about the hotel and to secure a reservation at the conference rate, please visit our Hilton Garden Inn event page.


Questions about the conference?

Please contact opec@oregonstate.edu


Previous Oregon Parenting Education Week content

2018 presentation slides

Be sure to watch all the video and read all the articles from past years.

The Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families promotes the development and well being of children, youth, and families by generating, translating, and sharing research-based knowledge. The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) supports delivery of high quality parenting education programs and collaborative efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems. OPEC is a partnership of four of Oregon’s largest foundations (The Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, The Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation) and Oregon State University.