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Cascadia Educational Conference

March 8, 2020 - March 10, 2020
2:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 N. Business 97
Bend, Oregon


2020 Cascadia Educational Conference 

March 8-10, 2020
The Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon

Why Should I Attend the Cascadia Educational Conference?

The Cascadia Educational Conference (CEC) is a joint regional conference for the Oregon and Washington State Chapters of Meeting Professionals International. 

Cascadia features educational breakouts, motivating keynotes, and opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers to network and connect in the hosted buyer program and the trade show. CEC is a two and a half-day meetings experience complete with award-winning industry leaders who strive to show that meetings are more than just an agenda.

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I'm a Planner.  What are my options to attend:

Meeting planners may attend as a paid participant or as part of the popular hosted buyer program. Planners may also be eligible for sponsorship.   

I'm a Supplier.  What are my options to attend:

Suppliers can attend as a standard attendee or by participating in the hosted buyer or trade show program.

More information on the 2020 Cascadia Educational Conference will be available starting in early Fall.  Bookmark this page to stay up to date!   

Apply now for a Scholarship to Cascadia Educational Conference

Want to come to the Cascadia Educational Conference, but worried about making it work financially? Have no fear, scholarships are here!

This scholarship provides complimentary registration and hotel accommodation for CEC.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a member in good standing of MPIWSC for a minimum of one (1) year from the application deadline date of the scholarship applied for. Scholarship recipients must wait at least two (2) years from the event the scholarship was used before they may apply for an additional scholarship.

Application deadline is January 22, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Please click here to access the application form.

Be a part of the vision.  Committee volunteer opportunities now open!

The best way to gain additional skills, enhance skills you already have, and to make new, long-lasting contacts and friends is to volunteer. The CEC planning committee is looking for volunteers to help plan and execute the 2020 conference.  Committee members are needed for:

-  Vice-Chair
-  Education
-  Marketing
-  Live & Silent Auction
-  Hosted Buyer
-  Closing Gala

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Michael Noesen with Point B (

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