Event Profile

Administrative Professionals Conference

March 13 — 14, 2024
Best Western Plus Agate Beach

Who Should Attend:

Administrative assistants, executive assistants, and clerks to the board.

Related Events:

Optional pre-conference course - Setting Meaningful Goals:  The Roadmap to Empowering You, March 12, 2024

Conference Overview:

Join us for a highly interactive and hands-on two-day conference on the beautiful Oregon coast.

Networking will play a larger role in this year’s event via facilitated roundtable sessions and group activities throughout the conference including a non-hosted optional networking dinner the evening before the start of the conference and a hosted reception on the first night of the conference.
This year’s speaker lineup includes the return of author and speaker Peggy Vasquez on the power of building relationships; learning and development professional Sierra Odom with a special CliftonStrengths workshop; Clark County Sheriff Duncan Hoss on how to stay safe in dangerous situations; Central Lincoln Executive Assistant Sunnetta Capovilla with best practices for managing travel expense reporting for your organization; and a motivational segment about owning your destiny with speaker Tom DuBos.  Throughout the conference, Dr. Jill Jorgensen will provide health and stretching guidance, a popular return from last year.

Conference Agenda:

Please check back for the complete conference agenda.

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. Pacific Time, and the conference will start at 8:00 a.m. on the first day and end at 3:00 p.m. on the second day.  Breakfasts, lunches, and morning and afternoon breaks will be provided.

Conference Location:

Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn
3019 N Coast Highway
Newport, OR, 97365
(541) 265-9411
Room rate:  $145

Please book your room here no later than end of day Monday, February 19, 2024 to secure the discounted room rate.  

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/13/24): $920
Utility Member Standard: $995

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/13/24): $1,380
Associate Member Standard: $1,455

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/13/24): $1,840
Non-member Standard: $1,915

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact us, via email, registration@nwppa.org, or call 360-816-1457. 

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.