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CONNECT 2019 Conference


April 9-11 
Sun River, Oregon

This valuable and popular conference organized by the Oregon Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN) is designed for Oregon SWCDs, watershed councils, and land trusts.

Spend three days with Oregon’s top conservation professionals as they address today’s natural resource challenges and look ahead to future issues. You will go home with new strategies and techniques to implement conservation, increase public education, lead your staff, and build partnerships.

Registration is now open and the conference link can be found below. If you have questions about CONNECT registration or want additional information about the event please contact connect@oceanconnect.org.


Full registration is $250 per person until the March 15 early registration cutoff and $300 after, with no registrations allowed after March 28. One day registration is $125 per day until March 28. This includes food and conference materials, but not lodging.


In an effort to keep CONNECT affordable, OCEAN is offering scholarships again this year. To qualify for a scholarship please complete and submit the form on the conference website (below) by 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 31 and email to connect@oceanconnect.org.


OCEAN and the Oregon Conservation Partnership greatly appreciate the support of  vandors and sponsors, who help make our CONNECT program the most comprehensive and strongly attended training for Oregon’s community based conservation organizations. Vending or sponsorship opportunities provided at CONNECT allow you to showcase your goods or services to Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and their agency and organizational partners across Oregon.

Please contact sponsorship@oceanconnect.org with questions or for assistance with a sponsorship package or go to the conference website at: