The first in-person conference since 2019 happens May 4-6 at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore.
The Imagine IT conference consists of two days of learning, collaboration, keynotes and fun.
This year’s keynote speaker is AI specialist Martin Ford, who wrote the New York Times-bestselling Rise of the Robots and Rule of the Robots. A McKinsey award-winning author, software entrepreneur, and TED main stage speaker, Martin will speak to how AI, much like electricity before it, will soon become an essential mainstay in our lives — and why our current plans fall short.
He’ll be joined by featured speakers Amy McLaughlin, Keith Krueger, Nancy Magnum, Linnette Attai and Shoshana Weissmann, as well as dozens of workshop, presentations and panels from the Northwest ed-tech community; you can submit your session proposal here.
Space is limited to 415 attendees and the conference always sells out, so we recommend you reserve your spaces as soon as possible.
When and where is the conference?
Imagine IT runs Wednesday, May 4 to Friday, May 6 at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches (formerly known as Resort at the Mountain). There are some pre-conference activities on Tuesday, May 3; most people arrive that evening and depart Friday mid-afternoon. It’s approximately a one hour drive from Portland, and a 3.5 hour drive from Seattle.
How does housing work?
ACPE will assign rooms on behalf of Mt. Hood Oregon Resort; please do not contact them directly. There are not enough rooms to host the entire conference, and we assign them based on priority for those presenting a session or workshop, those willing to share a room and those who register first. ACPE will contact you about your room assignments; if there aren’t any available, we’ll share a list of nearby options. Please note: lodging is not included with the $450 registration; you will pay the resort directly upon check-in.
What is the Covid policy?
A full policy will be posted in the days to come, but proof of vaccine (card, photo of both sides of card, digital pass or state attestation) is required, and we will follow all masking guidelines in-place for Clackamas County and Oregon during the conference.
I want to register, but am not able to finalize my exact attendee list. What should I do?
Register with the correct amount of attendees, filling in names as you know them. If need be, we can transfer registration to a different employee as long as they work within your district in K-12 education in Oregon and Washington. Our refund policy is available here.