Fall Conference

Facing the Future – Together

  • Save the date: Wednesday, November 7 through Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Cost: $250 (early bird pricing until October 1)
  • Location: Tigard Embassy Suites (make reservations by October 17 for discounted AAWCC rate)
  • Contribute:  Call for proposals (submit by October 5, 2018)
  • Register: Registration here
  • Thursday night social: Painting party at 7pm! Cost is $30. Pre-registration required (space is limited to 40 people)

Preview the schedule

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Nadya Okamoto

Keynote: Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto, who grew up in Portland, OR, is 20-years-old and a Harvard sophomore. She is the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD (period.org), an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health, and one of the fastest growing ones here in the United States. Since 2014 they have addressed over 280,000 periods and registered over 200 campus chapters. In 2017, Nadya ran for office in Cambridge, MA. While she did not win, her campaign team made historic waves in mobilizing young people on the ground and at polls. Nadya recently signed with publisher Simon and Schuster to write a book to mobilize the Menstrual Movement (coming Fall 2018) — Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement is now out for preorder!

Keynote: Dr. Adrienne Ochs

Dr. Adrienne Ochs works for the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) and serves as the GED Administrator™ for the State of Oregon. In that role she oversees all aspects of GED® testing in the state. She is passionate about teachers, students, and making a difference.  Adrienne grew up in Dover, Delaware, spent many years at Penn State, then 10 years in Iowa, and the last 12 years in Oregon. She and her husband Ben just celebrated 25 years of marriage, and they are proud parents of 3 adult children in Portland, New York City, and Barcelona, Spain.  If you know Adrienne, you’d agree that she loves connecting with strangers, hanging out with family and friends, eating good food, and travelling the world.




Previous fall conferences

See information on previous fall conferences.

Keynotes in the news

Belle Whelan – keynote at a previous AAWCC fall conference – was interviewed about the path to becoming a college president. Read the interview: So you want to be a college president?