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2012 Oregon Main Street Conference: "The Power of Main Street"
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Coming Soon! Download a PDF of the full Preliminary conference agenda on our website at www.oregonheritage.org.
About the Conference: Get ready to be inspired! Make new connections and get new tools to keep your downtown vibrant and competitive in today’s market. The 2012 Oregon Main Street Annual Conference will offer proven ideas and strategies for preservation-based revitalization that is relevant to rural, mid-sized, and urban communities. This conference is a great way to look at the “big picture” of downtown revitalization by discovering fresh ideas and learning numerous ways to turn your historic downtown or neighborhood commercial district into a bustling center of activity. Sessions cover a variety of topics for both beginners and those with experience. The format includes walking tours, lectures, and networking time. Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind conference!
Opening Session: Everybody talks about heritage tourists in Oregon. But who are they? What are the cultural icons that lure them here? Do their characteristics vary in different regions of the state? What is heritage tourism's economic impact? A study sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission, Travel Oregon, and the statewide partners of the Oregon Cultural Trust is finding answers to those questions this summer. The study's results will be unveiled in this presentation.
New This Year: We are growing the conference experience! This year we have added two free pre-conference workshops; a ticketed luncheon featuring the Historic Preservation League of Oregon's work with Oregon's Most Endangered Places; and a whole new track coordinated by HPLO on preservation topics. Be sure to check out our website for additional information.
Who Should Attend: Staff and volunteers of organizations focusing on downtown historic preservation and economic development, downtown business and property owners, government leaders, chamber of commerce professionals and volunteers, and others with an interest in the future of downtown will benefit from attending this conference.
Our Host Community: Experience the "Power of Main Street" at work in this year's setting for the Oregon Main Street Conference - historic downtown Corvallis. One of Oregon Main Street's longest running downtown revitalization programs, conference participants will see first hand the fruits of many years efforts to create a vibrant downtown:
Accommodations: The Downtown Corvallis Association has worked with the Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn Express to secure special rates for conference participants. When making your reservation, please request the Oregon Main Street Annual Conference rate at the time of booking. To receive the special rates, rervations must be made by September 3, 2012. Preferred rates are:
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis:
King Room: $109/single or double; $119/triple; $129/quad
Double Queen: $119/single or double; $129/triple; $139/quad
Holiday Inn Express Corvallis:
Standard Rooms: $99/single or double; triple; quad
Riverview Rooms: $109/single/double/triple/quad
Please see www.visitcorvallis.com
Partners: Thank you to this year's conference Partners:
Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Downtown Corvallis Association
Clackamas County Main Street
Oregon Main Street is administered by the State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.