38th Annual OWHE Conference
Unlock Your Potential
January 25-26, 2018
Sunriver, Oregon

Please join us for the 38th annual OWHE Conference this year in beautiful central Oregon at The Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon! This year's conference theme is about unlocking your potential as professionals and as people. What does excellence mean to you? How does your belief in your ability to perform effectively (self-efficacy) impact your drive to reach your potential? How can you change your "cannots" into "yets"? Join us in 2018 while we explore strategies to achieve greatness. The OWHE conference is an oppportunity to connect with other women in higher education, build a network, learn best practices, and gain professional development.

Important Conference Information

We are so excited to see you this year in Sunriver for the Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference! This year's conference is at Sunriver Resort (17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707). 

Conference Check-In

Check-in and on-site registration for the conference will be in the main lobby of the Great Hall Conference Center at Sunriver Resort:
Check-in and on-site registration begins on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Check-in and on-site registration is also available on Friday, January 26, from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

The conference will officially kick-off on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, followed by a networking event. A no-host cash bar will open from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Arriving to Sunriver

Still looking for a ride or want to carpool? Connect with conference participants on our Facebook page or use our carpool site to coordinate carpools and ride shares.

During January, road conditions to Sunriver may be snowy/icy. Please ensure you have the proper vehicle and/or tire chains to travel to Central Oregon. We are keeping an eye on the weather and wll let you know of any changes to the schedule due to weather via e-mail.

Please refer to the Conference Program and FAQs

Please e-mail conference questions to Lea at owheboard@owhe.org. We are so excited to see you this year in Sunriver for the Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference!


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Connect with Women Leaders

Networking with women leaders in the state of Oregon will enhance your professional experience. We look forward to creating opportunities for women to meet, connect and develop together.

Engage in Professional Development

Participate in opportunities for professional growth through educational programs that are provided by our campus contact network right on your campus, in your region or at a state wide gathering. The focus is on providing you with the leadership skills and mentoring necessary to lead.

Lead Change in Higher Education

Higher education in the state of Oregon provides a dynamic environment where women can impact change. Whether in the community college, 4-year institution, public, or private, we want you to be a part of shaping the future of higher education by empowering and affirming your leadership abilities.