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Want to bring your friends or family? We offer a guest and children’s registration that includes access to all meals, social functions, and programming. In addition, our Oregon host has some exciting daytime age-appropriate activities to explore the sites of Portland.

Included with guest registrations:

Tuesday, July 9th
Welcome Dinner

Located at the Hilton Portland Downtown ballroom, enjoy the company of fellow attendees for an evening reception.

Wednesday, July 10th
Opening Ceremony Breakfast

This morning’s breakfast will feature the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony where the posting of the colors, pledge of allegiance, national anthem, and official welcome from CSG West Chair, Senator Bill Hansell, kick-off meeting activities.

Guest Meet & Greet

Get to know your hosts and meet fellow guests! Mix, mingle, and get more information about the week ahead of you.

Lunch & Keynote: Samantha Jordan

Samantha Jordan is a futurist on a mission to spread “plausible optimism” about the possibilities of emerging technologies. As a consultant with the Future Today Institute (FTI), a leading foresight and strategy firm founded by world-renowned futurist Amy Webb, Jordan helps organizations dissect the complexities of upcoming opportunities, while also factoring the inherent risks. Her analysis of the data and trends in the ever-changing tech landscape gets organizations unstuck and ready to develop and implement their own customized, future-focused strategies for evolving their businesses.

Trip to Washington Park*

Take a trip to Washington Park and visit some of its main attractions, including the Oregon Zoo, Japanese Garden, and International Rose Test Garden. A bus will take you to the park in the afternoon and you will have the option of choosing your own adventure. Folks can take the free park shuttle to get around, or walk the grounds and explore on their own.

*Sign-ups are required for this activity. The link to the sign-up form will be provided after registration, or please see the Host State booth onsite.

Dinner at the World Forestry Center

Selfie time! Meet some of your favorite celebrities, in wax, at Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum. Join us for an evening event right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Thursday, July 11th

Start your day of activities with a delicious breakfast!


Fill up on a delicious lunch before your tour! Open to all registered attendees.

Tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls*

We will travel by van along a historic highway to view sights along the Columbia River Gorge, making several stops along the way. The tour will include a tour guide and visits to the Vista House on Crown Point and the Women’s Forum Park for views overlooking the Gorge. The tour will stop at several waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls (with an opportunity to stop by their gift shop at the historic inn); Latourrell Falls; and Horsetail Falls or Shepperd’s Dell.

*Space is limited for this tour and sign-ups are required for this activity. The link to the sign-up form will be provided after registration, or please see the Host State booth onsite.

Friday, July 12th

Grab a tasty breakfast before heading out for a full day of activities!

Lunch & Keynote: Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown is The New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, now being made into a movie directed by George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Brown’s other books include Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, which traces the personal stories and social, economic, and environmental causes of the Great Hinkley Fire, The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, and his second New York Times bestseller, Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War ll, a gripping World War II saga of patriotism, highlighting the contributions and sacrifices that Japanese immigrants and their American-born children made for the sake of the nation.

Afternoon at the Art and History Museum

Take a short walk from the hotel to visit the Portland Art Museum and/or the Oregon Historical Society’s museum. Spend time at the Portland Art Museum to view their exhibits featuring artists, touring group shows, and masterpieces on loan from museums and private collections. Learn about Oregon’s history at the Oregon Historical Society’s museum, which has interactive museum exhibits with items from their permanent collection, as well as from traveling exhibits.

*Sign-ups are required for this activity. The link to the sign-up form will be provided after registration, or please see the Host State booth onsite.

Annual Meeting 2025 Kick-Off Reception

Join us at the kick-off reception for next year’s CSG West annual meeting that will be held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming!

Oregon Museum of Science and Technology (OMSI)

OMSI is more than a museum. They create learning experiences these walls can’t contain — bringing science to as many people as possible, no matter who or where they are. OMSI believes our collective potential can be unlocked when curiosity, learning, and community unite. Our differences make us amazing, and we celebrate those who dare to question: the explorers, the tinkerers, the storytellers, and the innovators. Welcome to OMSI.

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