Pendleton Convention Center
Pendleton, Oregon

May 2-4, 2017

CONNECT 2017 will bring together employees, boards, and partners of Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, and Natural Resouce Agencies for three days of learning, networking, and all things conservation. It continues to be the best training available for conservation professionals.

CONNECT 2017 Registration Closed

CONNECT will officially begin at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, May 2nd, however, there will be activities that morning for those who will arrive the night of Monday May 1st. CONNECT will officially conclude at noon on Thursday, May 4th, but again there will be an optional tour activity scheduled that afternoon. Please review the registration page for details on those activities.

Draft Program Schedule

CONNECT 2017 Program - Download PDF


OCEAN greatly appreciates the support of its sponsors, who help make our CONNECT program the most comprehensive and strongly attended training for Oregon's conservation districts and watershed councils. Vending or sponsorship opportunities provided at CONNECT allow you to showcase your goods or services to a large segment of Oregon's conservation community. Go to our Vendor and Sponsor page and choose the package that best fits your company or organization.

Learn more about OCEAN's supporters on the CONNECT 2017 Sponsors page. Please contact with questions or for assistance with registration.

2017 OCEAN CONNECT Program Sponsors

Ambassador Sponsor - $10,000 or greater

Oregon Natural Resources Conservation Service

River Sponsor - $5,000

Oregon Association of Conservation Districts
Network of Oregon Watershed Councils

Wetland Sponsor - $1,500

Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.

Tributary Sponsor - $1,000

Special Districts Association of Oregon
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife - Oregon Conservation Strategy
Northwest Watershed Restoration, LLC

Friend of OCEAN

Oregon Department of Forestry
Idaho Power
Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Society


Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. There are many options at government rate or lower cost throughout the Pendleton Area. In addition, there are RV parks and Bed and Breakfast options.

Travel Pendleton shows lodging options on their website:

The convention center parking lot has electrical hookups for RVs. Those choosing to stay there will have 24/7 access to showers and restrooms in the convention center. The hookup fee is $12 per night (taxes and fees included). For more information on camping at the convention center call (800) 863-9358.