2014 Fall Conference

The 2014 Fall Conference will be held at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, OR from Wednesday, November 5 through Friday, November 7, 2014. A brief conference agenda is below. View the detailed conference agenda (Word).

Wednesday, November 5

Preconference

  • Preconference 1 – Disability 101. The preconference will provide an opportunity for both new professionals and seasoned professionals to reflect on the philosophical underpinnings of our profession, review commonly used procedures and forms, and identify opportunities for mentorship. Facilitated by members of the ORAHEAD Board.
  • Preconference 2 – Collaboration of Rehabilitation and Education (CORE). The preconference will provide an opportunity for college personnel to work collaboratively with Vocational Rehabilitation and the Oregon Commission for the Blind.

General Conference

  • 12:00 – 1:15 Lunch and Check-In
  • 1:15 – 1:30 Opening Remarks
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Making Technology Accessible: The Role of the Non-Techie
    Presented by Terrill Thompson of the University of Washington
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Break
  • 3:15 – 4:30 Breakout Sessions
    • ADHD and Academic Coaching
      Presented by Courtney Jellar of the University of Oregon
    • Listserv in Real-time
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Reception at Surfsand
  • 6:00 – Dinner on Own

Thursday, November 6

  • 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast – sponsored in part by STRADA Communications
  • 8:30 – 10:00 Developing Regional Collaborations
    A group activity with roundtable breakout discussions
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 – 11:45 Breakout Sessions
    • Captioning Panel
      Moderated by Earlee Kerekes-Mishra
    • Listserv in Real-time
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Business Meeting
  • 2:00 – 2:15 Break
  • 2:15 – 3:30 Vail Horton with InCight
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions
    • Using LGBT identity development theory as a model for progressive disability professionals
      Presented by Jen Dugger from PSU
    • Listserv in Real-time
  • 6:00 – Banquet at Surfsand
  • 8:00 – Bonfire (weather permitting)

Friday, November 7

  • 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast – sponsored in part by AIM
  • 9:00 – 12:00 OCR Review
    Presented by Tim Sell of the Seattle Office of Civil Rights
  • 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Debrief of OCR Review

Registration

Please fill out our online registration form and then mail your check for the conference registration amount to ORAHEAD at: P.O. Box 13009, Portland, OR 97213

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24.

A receipt of your registration will be e-mailed to you once you submit your registration form. If you do not receive a confirmation please check your junk folder. If it is not in your junk folder e-mail us at: orahead@orahead.org.

Conference Location and Lodging Information

The conference will take place at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, OR.

You can book online or call the reservations department and reference the group name: ORAHEAD.

The conference hotel rate is only available until October 23, so don’t delay!