Category Archives: CONNECT

Register Now for CONNECT 2019

by Jason Faucera


CONNECT 2019 registration is now open. Please visit the CONNECT 2019 home page where you will find updated registration information, event schedules and other important information. We are excited to again be offering attendance to everyone, district and council employees, board members, agencies and partners of Districts, Councils, and Land Trusts across the state. This is the conference to CONNECT with partners and learn […]

Final Report from Riparian Practitioner Session at CONNECT 2018

by Jason Faucera

Riparian Session at CONNECT 2018

Several partners including OCEAN, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and Oregon State University Extension worked to develop a full day riparian practitioner session with the generous support of the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). The day, which was a continuation of riparian discussions the year prior, brought practitioners together for training and […]

OCEAN Releases Special Edition of its Currents Newsletter at CONNECT 2018

by Jason Faucera

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the CONNECT conference, Lisa Kilders, a long time OCEAN member and communications committee member, put together a newsletter showcasing how it all came about. It is amazing how far CONNECT has come in such a short time. Take a few minutes and read about the people who helped create OCEAN’s signature program. OCEAN Currents Spring 2018 […]

Announcing CONNECT 2018

by Jason Faucera


April 17-19, 2018 Seaside Convention Center Seaside, Oregon Prepare for a conference of exceptional training and networking in beautiful Seaside Oregon. CONNECT is an annual training developed by and for conservation professionals, board members, and stakeholders throughout Oregon. Held in the spring since 2009, CONNECT provides training and networking opportunities for conservation professionals and stakeholders. CONNECT 2018 is a conference targeting those […]

Request for Proposals for CONNECT 2018 Conference Planning Services

by Jason Faucera

Oregonm Conservation Education and Assistance Network

Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network will enter into a contract to plan and coordinate the CONNECT 2018 conference on behalf of the Oregon Conservation Partnership (OrCP). The selected contractor will work with the Conference Executive Committee in the execution of all aspects of CONNECT 2018, including concept development, planning, event coordination and logistics management prior to and during the event, budget […]

CONNECT 2016 – People Are Our Greatest Resource

by Jason Faucera


CONNECT has hit it’s stride in the past few years, making the success of this year’s conference less of a surprise and more of an expectation for regular attendees. I am continually amazed at how our planning team always seems to pull together fantastic resources and speakers, and at how prepared we are to handle the logistic issues that always arise when […]

Future CONNECT and Conservation Gathering Conference Scheduling

by Jason Faucera

Oregon Conservation Partnership

The 2015 Gathering for Conservation conference hosted by the Network and OACD was well attended and well regarded. Similarly, CONNECT has been going strong since 2009, and has become a great event for district and council staff who want to focus on technical training. Both CONNECT and The Gathering have received overwhelmingly positive feedback along with suggestions for improvement. One frequent question […]

CONNECT 2016 is Open for Registration

by Jason Faucera


Planning for CONNECT 2016 is wrapping up and we are excited to invite District and Council employees to Salshan Resort on the Oregon Coast for another great year of learning and networking. We are able to offer Full Registration again this year for $400 a person, which includes 2 nights lodging, meals, snacks, tuition, and materials. Registration materials can be found at […]

OCEAN is excited to announce CONNECT 2016!

by Communications Committee


CONNECT 2016 April 19 – 21 Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, Oregon Prepare for another year of great training, networking, and beautiful surroundings on the Oregon Coast. Registration details will arrive in late February or early March, and all materials will be posted on the CONNECT Event page on the OCEAN website. If you know of a Vendor or Sponsor that would be […]

CONNECT 2015: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

by Jason Faucera


It never ceases to amaze me how much work goes into planning the CONNECT conference. There are so many moving parts, yet every year we are able to put together a fantastic event. The best part about helping to plan an event like CONNECT is that you get to see it from both sides as organizer and attendee. You get to see […]