Networking Events


Tick, Tock, Talk

Wednesday, November 16, 2:45–4:15 PM PT

This speed dating-style in-person networking event will be divided into three timed sessions with tables set up based on industry trends. When you hear the timer, you’ll take your seat at the table and dive into a discussion with your colleagues. And yes, there will be cowbell.

Thursday, November 17, 2:15–3 PM PT

More cowbell! This 45-minute networking event will be broken into two timed sessions. First, you’ll connect with colleagues at the regional level, then you’ll dig deep into hot topics with peers who work in the same role as you. We’ll wrap up with simple steps to continue the conversations started at the conference.


OPENING RECEPTION in the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, November 16, 4:30–6:30 PM PT

Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you network with your colleagues. The Association sponsors will showcase their products or services. Visit their booths to learn something new or just to say thank you for all their support of our profession.



Thursday, November 16, 5:30–7:30 PM PT

Punch Bowl Social  340 SW Morrison Street, 3rd Floor, Portland

Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:15 pm PT and walk three blocks to the original Punch Bowl Social, an iconic Portland watering hole known for fine cocktails, scratch-to-craft foods, and entertainment. Enjoy a game of Ping-Pong, pool, and bowling, or test your vocals in a karaoke match. Munch on some  delectable Pacific Northwest cuisine with your friends and colleagues.