2021 Annual Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever virtual conference!
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 2022 conference, coming soon.

Conference Registration Costs 
$25 All conference sessions

Conference Scholarships
Deadline to apply:  March, 2021
OrACRAO provides a scholarship for the conference registration for one of each category, Community College, Private 4-year college or university, and Public 4-year university.   

Application deadline:  April 30, 2021.

Schedule at a Glance of OrACRAO Annual Conference:  May 17-18, 2021
(proposed times subject to change)


Monday, May 17

1:00pm – 1:30pm             OrACRAO Welcome and Business Meeting Part I

1:30pm – 2:15pm             Concurrent Session A

  • Managing for Neurodiversity: Helping your ADHD Employees Succeed
    • Presenter:  Katherine Cable – Southern Oregon University
  • HECC - Accelerated Learning
    • Presenters:  Eric Juenemann/Erin Weeks-Earp – HECC
  • Roundtable:  Return to the Workplace
    • Presenter:  Brian Palmer – OSU Cascades

2:15pm – 2:30pm             Beverage Break  

2:30pm – 3:15pm             Concurrent Session B

  • AACRAO:  Sandwich Generation 
    • Presenter:  Sherry Waldron-Wells - Lamar University
  • EAB Navigate Roundtable  
    • Presenter:  Katherine Cable – Southern Oregon University
  • HECC - Core Transfer Compass/MTM/Common Course Number
    • Presenter:  Brittany Miles - HECC

3:15pm – 4:30pm             Murder in the Art Museum Mystery Session  


Tuesday, May 18

9:00am – 10:00am           OrACRAO Business Meeting Part II/AACRAO Update  

10:00am – 10:30am         HECC - Legislative Updates  
                                            Presenter: Kyle Thomas - HECC

                                            Private School Liaison
                                            Presenter: Rachel Ryan - George Fox University

10:30am – 11:15am         Concurrent Session C

  • Vendor Visits
  • Documentation and Procedures
    • Presenters:  Melissa Frey/Eme Smith – Chemeketa Community College
  • Roundtable:  Transfer Articulation  
    • Presenter:  Suzanne Koedoot – Portland State University

11:15am – 11:30am         Beverage Break  

11:30am – 12:15pm        Concurrent Session D

  • Student Communications Planning: Tips and Tricks for Developing Student-Centered Communications
    • Presenter:  Tyler Hayes – Central Oregon Community College
  • Roundtable:  Commencement in a Virtual Age 
    • Presenter:  Nathan Moses – OSU Cascades

12:15pm – 1:00pm        Lunch/Mingling/Vendor Visits

1:00pm – 2:00pm          Closing Panel Session/OrACRAO Executive Committee/OrACRAO Awards

Conference Schedule Details & Sessions
Find session descriptions and more in our detailed program information (coming in Early April)

May 17 & 18 2021
Hosted with Zoom