Join us as we welcome new attendees, familiar faces, and conference sponsors to CASE. Take full advantage of the conference with the opening night event, lunches, award ceremonies, and more and connect with all of your District colleagues.
Opening Reception – sponsored by
Wednesday, Feb 13 • 5:30 pm • pavilion ballroom / plaza level
Connect with your colleagues from around the District and make some new acquaintances, cast your vote for Oregon vs. Washington wine at the dueling wine bar and enjoy hors d’oeuvres crafted by Chef Bryan Siegel, previously voted “Chef of the year” by the Chef de Cuisine Society of Oregon.
Communications Awards Luncheon
Thursday, Feb 14 • 11:30 am • pavilion ballroom / plaza level
The 2013 CASE District VIII Communications Awards will be presented at a special Luncheon on Thursday. The Communication Awards recognize excellence in marketing and communications among our 130+ member institutions. Find out at the luncheon who will receive the Grand Golds, this is a must-attend for all those who have entered the Awards program, and those wanting to cheer on their communication colleagues.
Thursday, Feb 14 • 4:00 pm • pavilion ballroom / plaza level
New to the CASE VIII conference, this town hall opportunity allows the attendees to explore a variety of current trends and issues facing advancement programs today. Cheryl Nations, chair of the CASE VIII Board of Directors, will moderate this interactive session that focuses on your questions and needs. A panel composed of CASE President John Lippincott and current CASE Trustees and Commissioners will offer perspectives from recent board and commission meetings.
Oregon’s Birthday Party
Thursday, Feb 14 • 7:30 pm • pavilion ballroom / plaza level
Did you know that Valentine’s Day is also the birthday of the great state of Oregon? Come celebrate Oregon’s eccentricities with your CASE colleagues through comedic films, great food and more.
Professional Awards Luncheon – sponsored by
Friday, Feb 15 • 11:30 am • pavilion ballroom / plaza level
A time-honored celebration of the achievements of colleagues throughout our institutions, this luncheon will recognize individuals from across our district for their contributions to our advancement and education profession. Be a part of this festive event to help us honor those receiving the Leadership Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Rising Star Awards as well as the Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award for communication projects.
Community Service Opportunity: Promoting Sustainability in Education – sponsored by
PLAZA ROOM / 2ND FLOOR • Wednesday, feb. 13 @ 12pm – 4pm • thursday, feb. 14@ 10am – 10:30am and 2:15pm – 2:45pm
As fundraisers and supporters of education, we’re committed to transforming lives. During this year’s conference, we have the unique opportunity to invest in our community and support low-income families by simply grabbing a rag and a roll of tape. In between sessions or before taking off for lunch /dinner on your own, conference attendees are encouraged to join their colleagues in cleaning and repairing 500+ books for the Children’s Book Bank.
Portland-based Children’s Book Bank (CBB) strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten. To do this, the CBB collects, repairs, and packages used books, which are then made available to families in need, free of charge. Annually, the CBB serves more than 7,500 families. Imagine the impact you could make by donating ten minutes of your time this year.