Book your next conference in Oregon! Haven't you always wanted to go where it's green and beautiful?
Imagine corporate meetings in a comfortable lodge on the banks of the McKenzie River, renowned for its world-class fly fishing. Or your next board retreat in meeting rooms overlooking the wild and untamed Oregon coastline. Invite delegates from around the world to a convention with convenient public transportation, affordable hotels and easy access to Oregon Wine Country and championship golf courses!
Regional conference centers offer
- Convenient locations
- Affordable facilities
- Numerous options and flexible meeting space
- Event planning assistance
Eugene - Springfield is centrally located in Oregon intersecting with Interstate 5. The Eugene Airport is only fifteen minutes from downtown Eugene. Six airlines fly direct to Eugene from ten Northwest cities. Amtrak rolls right into the heart of the city. Lane Transit District provides award-winning public bus service for the metro centers and outlying areas.
From Eugene, the dramatic Oregon Coast is just a sixty minute drive to the west, while the Cascade Mountains foothills are sixty miles to the east.
Historic and Scenic Venues
Hold events in exciting locations from historic Hayward Field to beautiful beach-front hotel properties. The region offers many traditional and unique conference settings including event centers, hotels, wineries, skateparks, ballrooms, sports clubs, schools, community centers and parks, churches, theaters, granges, museums, camps, a casino and demonstration kitchens.
The University of Oregon campus provides a breadth and depth of cultural and educational offerings. Delegates can delve into the art collections at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum or explore 200 million years of geology at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Event space in riverfront lodges along the McKenzie River pair well with company whitewater rafting trips or fly fishing excursions. Everybody can appreciate the scenic beauty of easy-to-hike-to waterfalls and relaxing afternoon tours by jet boat.
Accessible and Green Meetings
Eugene, Cascades & Coast convention staff is adept at accessible and sustainable event planning.
Work with professionals who have participated in large-scale events such as the U.S. Olympic Trials - Track and Field which was certified "gold level" by the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS). They can recommend resources for adaptive and sustainable vendors, facilities and products. Structure your event to be "zero waste" and inclusive for all participants.
Oregon doesn't have sales tax. This means big savings for event planners, and also lots of shopping fun for delegates! Three marvelous shopping destinations include:
- The Saturday Market - a colorful, one-of-a-kind outdoor artisan's market. Over 200 unique vendors hawk locally-made objects d' art.
- The Duck Store - University of Oregon memorabilia and gear for Duck fans.
- Historic Old Town Florence - A classic waterfront town with clam chowder, salt water taffy and charming boutiques.
One of the major attractions in Oregon is the cornucopia of local food, craft beer and award winning wine. Thrill your delegates with in-depth tours of wineries, breweries and sustainable farms. Take them hop harvesting, wine stomping, truffle hunting, peach picking, salmon fishing, crabbing and clamming.
Plan farm to fork dinners with both farmers and chefs presiding. Integrate cooking demonstrations, classes, competitions and tastings into the agenda.