2021 Annual Conference

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