SAA’s Largest West Coast Conference Ever!

ARCHIVES 2017 will be SAA’s largest west coast conference ever! With more than 1,900 individuals preregistered, you’ll have the chance to interact with even more people and ideas than we expected.

But it also means that session rooms may be very full; registration, restroom, and restaurant lines may be long; and the All-Attendee Reception on Wednesday evening will be crowded.

Be Prepared!

Conference management is taking steps to help manage these exceptional numbers. Here are some tips you can use to manage the crowds:

  1. Get there early! Give yourself extra time to travel to a session or event.
  2. Sit up front and fill in all available seats.
  3. Hit the bookstore early on. Books will go quickly.
  4. Be extra nice to each other.
  5. Enjoy it! Long lines present a great networking opportunity.

We appreciate your patience—and encourage you to take the opportunity to “rub elbows” (maybe literally!) with your colleagues!

All-Attendee Reception: The Portland Food Truck Experience

Because there is a limit to the number of food trucks that can serve us at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza (directly across the street from the OCC), we’ve arranged for some light hors d’oeuvres and cash bars inside the Convention Center (just outside of the Oregon Ballroom, site of the Opening Plenary). Please pace yourself as you move from the OCC to the Plaza.  And please note that Convention Center rules prohibit the removal of alcoholic beverages purchased in the center, as well as those purchased on the Plaza. If you buy a drink in the Convention Center, it must be consumed in the Convention Center. If you buy a drink on the Plaza, it must be consumed on the Plaza.

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SAA thanks the following Sponsors for their generous support!