Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

annual event

Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Thank you to the 350+ people who attended our in-person and virtual 2023 Conference! If you need any help now that our event is over, please email us at OPEC@oregonstate.edu

Save the dates! The in-person 2024 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference will take place April 29 & 30, 2024. More conference details will be shared in 2024. 

TOWARDS WHAT WE CAN BECOME: Centering Growth, Resilience & Intentional Impact in the Field of Parenting Education

hosted by the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC), in collaboration with our sponsoring organization of the Hallie E. Ford Center at Oregon State University

May 1st -2nd (in-person) and May 1st-4th (virtual)

The 2023 Parenting Educators Conference is a multi-day, hybrid event held on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, OR. This conference will offer English and Spanish workshops to participants as well as offer live Spanish interpretation of keynote addresses. In-person attendees will enjoy 2 full days of conference events while those preferring to attend virtually will have 4 half days of programming offered.

Conference Goal

The goal for this conference is to bring together professionals who work with families for educational and networking opportunities. Information and current research will be shared, along with practical application strategies that can be used to improve services to families. This year’s conference, TOWARDS WHAT WE CAN BECOME: Centering Growth, Resilience & Intentional Impact in the Field of Parenting Education, will inspire participants to grow their own professional practices through a variety of keynote and workshop presentations.

OPEC aims to create a space that is welcoming and inclusive, where all people are valued for their identities, including for their gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, abilities, and lived experiences.

Contact Information

For questions about the registration process, payment, or our virtual platform, contact OSU Conference Services at conferences@oregonstate.edu

For questions about the conference sessions or scholarships, contact the Conference Organizers at opec@oregonstate.edu / Si tiene preguntas acerca de las sesiones de conferencia o las becas, comuníquese con los organizadores de la conferencia escribiendo a opec@oregonstate.edu

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 17, 2023 to Linse Sullivan, OPEC Program Coordinator: 541-737-3465 or Linse.Sullivan@oregonstate.edu.


Si tiene preguntas sobre el proceso de inscripción, el pago o la plataforma virtual, comuníquese con los Servicios para conferencias de la Universidad Estatal de Oregon (OSU, por sus siglas en inglés) escribiendo a conferences@oregonstate.edu

Si tiene preguntas acerca de las sesiones de conferencia o las becas, comuníquese con los organizadores de la conferencia escribiendo a opec@oregonstate.edu

Las solicitudes de adaptaciones relacionadas con una discapacidad deben realizarse a más tardar el 17 de abril de 2023 a Linse Sullivan, coordinador del programa de la OPEC: 541-737-3476 o Linse.Sullivan@oregonstate.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

For In-Person Attendees on May 1-2, 2023

Early Bird Registration - until April 10th, 2023: $199

Registration after April 10th, 2023: $249

For Virtual Attendees on May 1-4, 2023

Virtual registration (no early bird): $149

Payment is accepted via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or OSU Index. For questions about the registration process or payment, contact OSU Conference Services at conferences@oregonstate.edu 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate partial event registrations.

To cancel your registration, please contact Conference Services at conferences@oregonstate.edu by April 14th, 2023. For cancelations received on or before April 14, 2023, a refund minus a $75 administrative fee will be processed to the payment method on file.

While cancelations received after April 14th, 2023 are not eligible for any refund, we appreciate the communication to keep our catering and capacity estimates accurate.

Group registrations are not possible as each person needs to complete a registration form. Oregon State Conference Services can assist with a group payment for any groups over 5. There is no discount for group registrations.

For other registration or payment questions, please contact Oregon State Conference Services at conferences@oregonstate.edu


Spanish interpretation is available for keynote sessions and select other sessions. We also offer sessions in Spanish.


Participants who wish to receive the certificate of completion will need to follow the directions shared during the conference. You will receive your certificate as soon as possible after the conference.

We are unable to offer professional CEUs for this event. All participants will receive a certificate for up to 12 clock hours for participation in live sessions. Certificates of completion will include Parenting Education Core Knowledge Area (PE CKA) and Oregon Registry Core Knowledge Category (OR CKC) information for each session. Select sessions are already approved as ORO Set 2 Trainings, and this is notated in the detailed conference program.

We cannot give a certificate of completion watching recorded sessions, only for participation in live sessions.

The deadline to submit proposals for conference sessions for the 2023 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference is January 27th, 2023. Read the full details and proposal checklist in English or in Spanish (español). All proposals are scored by the conference committee and decisions no later than March 1st. After that date, we can no longer accept proposals from the general public.

Check back at our website, or Subscribe to the Parenting Educators Post to keep informed for next year!

Exhibitor space is by invitation only and is limited to representatives of national and state organizations that have an affiliation with the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC).

Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

The Hallie E. 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.