Seaside Convention Center
Seaside, Oregon

April 17-19, 2018

CONNECT 2018 will bring together employees, boards, and partners of Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, and Natural Resource Agencies for three days of learning, networking, and all things conservation. Registration cost is $250 until March 23rd, after which a $50 increase will apply.

Agenda | Cost | Scholarship | Registration | Sponsors | Lodging | Spouse Attendance

Draft Agenda and Session Descriptions

CONNECT 2018 Agenda (draft) - Download PDF (0.1 MB)

CONNECT 2018 Session Topics - Download PDF (0.1 MB)

CONNECT 2018 Session Descriptions (draft) - Download PDF (0.1 MB)


Full registration on or before March 23rd is $250 per person and includes food and conference materials. Registration on or after March 23rd will cost $300. One Day Registration is Available for $125 per day. Lodging will need to be secured by the attendee. See the Lodging section below.


In an effort to keep CONNECT affordable, OCEAN is offering scholarships again this year. To qualify for a scholarship please complete and submit the form below by Noon on Wednesday, February 14th to

Scholarship Form - Download PDF (0.1 MB)


Registration for CONNECT 2018 can be found on Eventbrite at the following link:

You can pay by credit card or check. If you choose to pay by check, please make your check out to OCEAN and mail as soon as possible after registering to OCEAN, PO Box 127, Heppner, OR 97836.

CONNECT will officially begin at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, April 17th, however, there will be activities that morning for those who will arrive the night of Monday April 16th. CONNECT will officially conclude at noon on Thursday, April 19th. Please review the registration page for details on registering for the conference and related activities.

OCEAN membership cannot be renewed with CONNECT registration. Please see our membership page for instuctions on joining OCEAN or renewing your membership.

Please contact with questions or for assistance with registration.


OCEAN and the Oregon Conservation Partnership greatly appreciate the support of its vandors and sponsors, who help make our CONNECT program the most comprehensive and strongly attended training for Oregon's community based conservation organizations. Vending or sponsorship opportunities provided at CONNECT allow you to showcase your goods or services to Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and their agency and organizational partners across Oregon.

Go to our Vendor and Sponsor page and choose the package that best fits your company or organization.

Learn more about our supporters on the CONNECT 2018 Sponsors page. Please contact with questions or for assistance with registration.

2018 OCEAN CONNECT Program Sponsors

Ambassador Sponsor - $10,000 or greater

Oregon Natural Resources Conservation Service


Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. There are many options throughout the Seaside area including bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and rv parks.

Seaside Visitor's Bureau shows lodging options on their website:

Spouse Attendance

If you have a spouse or significant other that would like to enjoy Seaside while you are attending CONNECT, OCEAN is offering you the opportunity to purchase individual meals for them to dine with the group. There are several options to choose from on the registration page. Meal registration does not include session attendance.