Within Our Reach

Event Details

We are thrilled to announce a new conference venue for 2018: The Salem Convention Center, one block away from the Willamette River in downtown Salem!

We've made many fond memories at our former home on the Oregon State University campus, but our community has outgrown the facility. The Salem Convention Center offers more space while maintaining many of the features we loved about OSU. The convention center is a member of the United States Green Building Council and recently received EarthWISE business certification from Marion County in recognition of its commitment to environmentally-friendly practices. And excitingly, it's just steps away from the newly-expanded Minto-Brown Island Park, a 1,205-acre floodplain oasis and an active restoration site in the heart of Oregon's capital city. The Peter Courtney pedestrian bridge opened this year, providing easy access to the new parkland from Downtown Salem.

December 13-14, 2018
Salem Convention Center | 2nd Floor, Willamette Ballroom
200 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Volunteer & Scholarship Options

If cost is a deciding factor in attending Within Our Reach 2018, individuals may choose to attend as a volunteer (apply here) or apply to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and amounts granted may vary depending on circumstances. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Final deadline for scholarship requests is October 1, 2018. Scholarship application: apply here.

Hotel Accommodations

Salem Grand Hotel
201 Liberty Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Within Our Reach attendees will receive a discounted rate of $159.00 (+tax) for a Deluxe King Room. To make your reservation, please call 503.540.7800 or 877.540.7800 and mention the 'Within Our Reach' block.

Reservations must be made by November 16, 2018.

Parking at Salem Convention Center

Salem Convention Center - Limited Underground Parking
Enter from Liberty Street

Pringle Parkade - Complimentary Roof Top Parking
1st option: Roof Top Parking For SCC Guests
2nd option: If top floor is full, then any other unmarked, unassigned and unmetered open spaces may be utilized.

325 High Street SE (1 Block Southeast of the Grand Hotel)
Enter from High or Liberty Streets

Chemeketa Parkade - Complimentary Parking
300 Chemeketa Street NE (3 blocks North on Commercial)
Enter off Commercial Street just south of Chemeketa Street