Conference Logistics

In order to reduce waste at the youth and main conference, please bring the following items for yourself and anyone accompanying you.

  • Plates
  • Glasses/Cups/Water bottle
  • Cutlery (if you need any)
If your child and you are attending the youth conference , please bring the following items  along (in addition to above), for the farm experience :
  • Water bottle (essential)
  • Gardening gloves (essential)
  • Sturdy shoes/boots that are cover your foot completely (essential)
  • Hand-held shovel (optional)
  • Change of clothes (may get muddy)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc) – It’s going to be a warm, sunny day.

Getting to the conference

  1. Portland, Oregon is connected to most of the major cities by air. Alaska Airlines, United, Southwest, Delta, Jetblue and many other airlines operate at Portland.
  2. Portland is a 3hr drive south from Seattle and 1.5 hr flight away from Bay Area. You may book your flights through these two cities, if necessary.
  3. The venue and most of the accommodation will be at Hillsboro, Oregon.
  4. Hillsboro is a suburb of Portland and is a 30-40 minute drive from the Portland Airport. A comfortable suburban rail network (MAX) connects the Portland airport to Hillsboro. You may also use the MAX to travel to Portland downtown.
  5. The conference venue is a few minutes walk from a MAX station. Hotel shuttle services and volunteers will help participants reach the conference venue from the accommodation.

Interactive Map: PDX Airport to Cloverleaf Building

Interactive Map: Portland Downtown to Cloverleaf Building

Interactive Map: PDX Airport to Shute Park

Interactive Map: PDX Dowtown to Shute Park