Conference 2019

Each OSEA chapter can elect members as delegates to our annual Conference where, over the course of three days, they will vote on resolutions, approve our annual budget, elect state officers and zone directors, as well as ensure the mission and goals of the union reflect the interests of our members.

Shortly after the start of 2019, each chapter will receive a memo with a list of specific tasks they will need to complete to send delegates to Conference. This webpage will also be regularly updated with the information and forms needed to prepare for Conference.

When and where is our next Conference?

OSEA’s 81st Conference will be held June 27-29, 2019, at the Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland.

Countdown to Conference 2019

Below are some key Conference tasks and deadlines:


TOP PRIORITY — Make your hotel reservations NOW at the Red Lion on the River by calling 503-283-4466. Let the hotel know you are with the Oregon School Employees Association. Prices start at $146 per night plus tax. (This price includes up to two people per room.)

Other hotels nearby are the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Portland-Jantzen Beach, 2300 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217, 503-283-8000 and Oxford Suites Portland-Jantzen Beach, 12225 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, OR 97217, 503-283-3030.

ELECT CONFERENCE DELEGATES — Hold chapter meetings during the months of March, April or May and elect Conference delegates. Click here for a link regarding the proper procedure for selecting chapter delegates.

REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE — All Conference delegates must register with the State Office before Conference. Click here to download a registration form. To have a registration form mailed to your chapter, call 800-252-6732. If a delegate has special needs regarding rooming or meals (click here for the Conference menu), please contact the State Office as soon as possible.

CHOOSE A THURSDAY WORKSHOP — All Conference delegates can choose to attend ONE of seven workshops that best fit their interests. Click here for a description of each workshop.

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FOR CONFERENCE DELEGATES — If your chapter needs financial assistance to attend Conference, please complete and send a request for scholarship assistance to OSEA, 4735 Liberty Road S., Salem, OR 97302.

SEND IN YOUR MINUTES — Mail or email a copy of the chapter meeting minutes when you elect your Conference delegates to the OSEA Conference/Credentials Committee, 4735 Liberty Road S., Salem, OR 97302 or


TWO AUCTION ITEMS — Donate two items to be auctioned off at the government relations silent and live auctions, the proceeds of which go to the Education and Labor Advocacy Fund (ELAF) for political action. The silent auction will start Thursday and close Saturday morning; the live auction will be held prior to karaoke on Friday night.

Auction items can be things either purchased or created by someone in your chapter. If you have questions, contact the OSEA State Office at 800-252-6732. To download donation tags, click here.

A DOOR PRIZE — Bring a door prize for each of your delegates attending Conference. Numbers for these items are drawn 10 minutes prior to the beginning of every session during Conference. Delegates must be present to win. It is always fun to win a prize. To download door prize forms, click here.

If you have questions or need assistance, call OSEA at 800-252-6732, email Brad Larsen at or Linda Hallman at

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Subscribe to E-News