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Regular Registration $75

Student Registration $35

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and meeting materials.


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Conference Partners:
Oregon State University
Portland State University
University of Oregon
Eastern Oregon University
The Ford Family Foundation




Featured Presenters:

    Carl Abbott, Bob Caldwell, Richard Clucas, Joe Cortright, John Costa, Steve Forester, Tim Gleason, Stephanie Hallock, Roger Hammer, Mark Henkels, Mike Hibbard, Dave Holland, Paul Lewin, Sheila Martin, Scott Reed, Bill Robbins, Ethan Seltzer, Brent Steel, Bruce Sorte, Bruce Weber.

Toward One Oregon

Oregon is an incredibly diverse collection of landscapes, economies, and communities. No matter where we live - in an urban, a suburban, or a rural environment - all Oregonians share common needs and aspirations for a sustainable future. Yet myths and local perspectives can keep us from acknowledging and understanding how interdependent all of the regions of the state are on each other.


Salem Conference Center
200 Commercial Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
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November 14, 2008
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Join researchers, policymakers, journalists, community leaders and the public who will gather to discuss what links us together and what, strategically are the ways that these links can be strengthened for the benefit of the state.


Panels of researchers from OSU, PSU, and the U of O, and editors of Oregon newspapers will engage in conversations about these issues with each other and with the audience. At the end of the day we hope to have begun to set an agenda of discovery toward one Oregon.


Program Highlights

History of Rural and Urban Oregon

Oregonís Political, Cultural, and Demographic Trends

Economic Linkages Between Rural and Urban Regions

Toward One Oregon: How these differences and links matter