49th Annual National Institute for Direct Instruction Conference
NIFDI July 24-28, 2023
We are honored to welcome the attendees of the 49th annual National Institute for Direct Instruction Conference and their families to Eugene. This region offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities for all ages. About 100 miles south of Portland, the Eugene, Cascades & Coast area has extensive running, biking, and hiking trails within an easy hour and thirty-minute drive in any direction.
Flying to Eugene is easy and convenient with 13 direct flights daily.
Take time to explore what this area has to offer. With no sales tax shopping opportunities abound - explore antique stores, festive markets and boutique shopping districts. Bring home unique gifts and treasures!
Come Early, Stay Late and Bring the Family!
Visit the Oregon Coast
Just one hour from Eugene, visit Florence on the Oregon Coast. Ride dune buggies up and over 300 ft sand dunes or try out the novel sport of sandboarding. Enjoy a horseback ride on the beach, shop the charming riverfront in Historic Old Town Florence, visit the sea lions in a marine cave or tour a 100-year-old lighthouse.
Visit the Cascade Mountains
Also an hour from Eugene are the Cascade Mountains. Hike to amazing waterfalls, marvel at the Dee Wright Observatory's lava landscape and gaze upon serene mountain lakes. Mountain bike epic trails, charge the river rapids on a guided trip, dip in hot springs or cast out a line along the banks of a pristine spring-fed river.
Daily Departure Tours
America's Hub World Tours offers daily guaranteed departure half-day, and full-day tours out of Eugene. They can accommodate any size group or individual. They also have a two-day, one-night excursion to Crater Lake.