Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Registration Information

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At this time, the conference registration form is only available in English. However, the OSU-OPEC team are ready to answer questions about sessions, scholarships, or the registration process in English and Spanish – contact us at [email protected]

Por el momento, el formulario de inscripción para la conferencia sólo está disponible en inglés. Sin embargo, el equipo de OSU-OPEC está disponible para responder preguntas sobre las sesiones, becas o el proceso de inscripción en inglés y español - póngase en contacto con nosotros a través del correo electrónico [email protected].

2024 Registration Costs

For In-Person Attendees on April 29-30, 2024

Early Bird Registration until April 8th: $225

Registration after April 8th: $275

Registration is limited to 300 attendees and includes:

  • Lunch and afternoon snacks for both conference days
  • Dinner on April 29th and light breakfast on April 30th (included in registration cost)
  • All in-person conference sessions and conference materials/slides shared by presenters. Pre-registration for sessions is required.
  • In-person networking and wellness activities throughout
  • A certificate of attendance for your attended sessions

For Virtual Attendees on May 7-9, 2024

Virtual registration (no early bird): $175

Registration includes:

  • Full choice of all sessions over the conference (3 days). Pre-registration for sessions is not required.
  • All session recordings and materials shared for at least 2 weeks after the conference
  • Virtual networking and wellness activities throughout
  • A certificate of attendance for your attended sessions

Things To Know

Payment is accepted via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or OSU Index (for internal OSU employees/students only). For questions about the registration process or payment, contact OSU Conference Services at [email protected] 

For in-person conference registration, you will pre-select sessions. This is how we monitor room capacities and prepare certificates, and this information also helps the presenters prepare. To see the sessions available, visit the Schedule page.

For virtual conference registration, you do not need to pre-select sessions. A week before the conference, you will be invited to the conference platform Whova and you can make a personal agenda. To see the sessions available, visit the Schedule page.

Workshops that offer ORO Set Two Training will be designated in the session description. All other workshops will receive ORO Set 1. All workshops will receive Parenting Education Professional Development Core Knowledge Area Training Hours.

See Hotel and Parking information at the bottom of this page.

Scholarship opportunities

Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to offer $75 scholarships for attendees who meet certain eligibility criteria. Your eligibility for a general scholarship will automatically be determined when you register by answering a few questions about what type of work you do and where you do this work - no scholarship application required! If eligible, the system then automatically applies it as a discount when you check out. These scholarships are available on a first-come basis.

Scholarships can be used towards your in-person or virtual conference registration. Only one scholarship can be applied to a registration. For example, if a person is an Oregon home visitor and also provides parenting education services in a rural area, you will only receive one scholarship. If you have a full discount code, this is done separately and you won't receive an additional scholarship.

For questions regarding scholarships, contact Linse Sullivan at [email protected]

Oregon Home Visitors Scholarships

Sponsored by Maternal Child Health – Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting at Oregon Health Authority

  • In 2024, there are 50 Oregon Home visitor $75 scholarships available on a first-come basis. Additional scholarship may be available from OHA directly - contact us for more information. 
  • To receive this scholarship, you must work at least part-time each week for a home visiting program in Oregon serving prenatal to five year old children and their families, with the primary service delivery method being home visiting.

General Scholarships

Sponsored by Oregon Head Start Association, Samaritan Health Services, GOBHI, and PacificSource Health Plans.

Scholarships are available on a first-come basis for individuals that are residents of Oregon, Washington, or California and also meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Individual is a first-time attendee to the Oregon Parenting Educators Conference
  • Individual works for a program (other than home visiting) that provides parenting education services in group settings
  • Individual works for a program (other than home visiting) that provides parenting education services for underrepresented populations (e.g. communities of color, immigrant/refugee/ migrant families, Native American and Tribal families, foster families, families with limited resources such as low income or experiencing housing/food insecurity)
  • Individual works for a program (other than home visiting) that provides parenting education services in a rural community under 35,000 in population not adjacent to or part of a metropolitan area
  • Indivdual is a full time student

Accessibility Information

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 15, 2024 to Linse Sullivan, OPEC Program Coordinator: 541-737-3465 or [email protected].

Las solicitudes de adaptaciones relacionadas con una discapacidad deben realizarse a más tardar el 15 de abril de 2024 a Linse Sullivan, coordinador del programa de la OPEC: 541-737-3476 o [email protected]

We encourage participants to take care of their needs while at the conference. There will be different self-care and wellness options at both conferences.

The conference organizers provide guidance to presenters to help make their materials and presentations as accessible as possible. We request that presenters ensure all video/audio materials have captions and that they follow accessibility guidelines when creating materials. 

Virtual conference sessions are recorded and people will have access to the recording for at least 2 weeks after the conference. This year, there will be no recording/streaming of the in-person conference.

For In-Person Attendees

The Oregon State University CH2M HILL Alumni Center has an ADA accessible single bathroom, elevator to the second floor, ADA parking on the north side of the building, and flexible seating to accommodate needs. Read more on the Alumni Center website.

Read about accessible parking at Oregon State University.

This year, rooms will likely be at full capacity. Masks are welcome. A dedicated quiet space and lactation room with a private bathroom is available.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food options can be made available. Please share your dietary needs with us during registration.

Hotel Options

Hilton Garden Inn at Oregon State University

A select number of rooms are available at Oregon State University’s headquarter hotel, down the street from Oregon State University and is the nearest hotel to the venue. To reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn and receive the special group rate of $189 +tax per night, call (541) 752-5000 and mention “Parenting Educators Conference." Or, book online here. 

The last day to book at this rate is March 29, 2024. If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, we recommend leaving your car at the Hilton and walking the short distance between the Hilton and Oregon State University or taking the Campus Shuttle Bus from the hotel to the venue. In 2024, parking at the Hilton Garden Inn costs $5/night.

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
2500 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Tel: (541) 752-5000

Courtyard Corvallis by Marriott

Located 5 minutes from Oregon State University in downtown Corvallis. A Conference Rate is available for a 20% discount off rack rate. Discount applied for all standard king and double queen guestroom types based on availability. Book online with the conference rate here. 

You can also call the front desk at (541) 753-0199 and mention the code “Conference Rate” to receive the discount.

Courtyard Corvallis
400 SW 1st Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
Tel: (541) 753-0199

Holiday Inn Express Corvallis

The Holiday Inn is a little further from campus and is a cost-effective lodging option. You can receive a 20% discount off rack rate by reserving a room online; book online with the discount here.

You can also call the Holiday Inn Express at (541) 752-0800 and mention the rate called “Conference Rate” to book your room and receive the 20% discount.

Holiday Inn Express Corvallis
781 NE 2nd Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330
Tel: (541) 752-0800

Other Options: For a full list of lodging options in the Corvallis area, please go to the website.


Campus Parking

Parking permits are required Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM in all A, B, and C lots on campus. Please do not park in lots marked R for the campus residential halls. Daily parking permits are available for $4-6.  View parking rates/info and purchase a permit online here.

Reser Stadium parking (26th St and Western Blvd) and the OSU Parking Garage (26th St and Washington Way/SW Western Blvd) are nearest to the venue. Please follow all current construction signs and directions. See a full campus parking map.

Purchasing Options

  • Purchase a visitor parking permit online before arriving. This is an online system and there will be no permit to print/display. 
  • Purchase a parking permit on your mobile device when you park. This is an online system and there will be no permit to print/display.
  • Purchase an hourly or daily parking permit from one of the pay stations on campus.

For all permits: You will need to know the license plate number of the vehicle you are parking when you purchase your parking permit.