Forum 2016

About the Conference

NFBPA invites you to participate in four days of dynamic professional training, hear from thought-provoking keynote speakers, and share in creative idea-generating experiences. FORUM 2016 will offer over 30 sessions where conference attendees will learn from public sector experts and business leaders. There will be valuable networking opportunities and an informative Innovation Center to examine marketplace solutions.

FORUM 2016 guarantees to reenergize conference attendees leading to a recommitment to excellence. Attendees will sharpen existing and develop new skills; learn about the best practices; and hear first-hand about emerging trends.

The breadth and depth of subject matter covered at the conference provides quality programs for attendees whether you are a student pursuing a degree in public administration, an emerging leader, an evolving manager or an experienced executive.

FORUM 2016 will be anything but business as usual. We know you have limited time and limited dollars to spend attending a conference. So we have planned a conference certainly well worth the money and definitely well worth the time!.

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REASONS TO GO TO

PORTLAND, OREGON

1. EXPERTISE

Major companies and leaders in their fields . You will find plenty of astonishing individuals wherever you go …. The Innovation Center, Panels and Roundtable Discussions are just a few examples of where you will encounter individuals who are eager to share their knowledge with YOU.

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2. ENGAGEMENT

At FORUM 2016, you won’t be just a casual observer. You’ll have the chance to participate in realtime demonstrations presented by today’s most brilliant minds in the public sector … You will walk away informed.

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3. EXCLUSIVE

Not only will you discover amazing content at FORUM 2016 that you won’t find anywhere else, but you can also make this conference uniquely your own by simply following your interests. Whether your curiosity is technology, community partnerships, sustainable communities or, leadership success, your time at FORUM 2016 will be unlike any other attendee’s.

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4. COMMUNITY

Hundreds of seasoned and young professionals, City Managers, and business individuals interact and congregate at this exciting event. As a FORUM 2016 attendee, you will become a part of something bigger: A close-knit network of individuals who share your interests and your passion about the public sector. Get connected!

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Event Schedule

ELI FINAL PRESENTATIONS - PART I (TUE 04-12-2016)
  • 1:30 - 5:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
FORUM REGISTRATION I (TUE 04-12-2016)
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
ELI FINAL PRESENTATIONS - PART II (WED 04-13-2016)
  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS MEETING
  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Hilton - Skyline 3
FORUM 2016 ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  • GLENDOVEER GOLF COURSE
NEW MEMBERS - FIRST TIMER’S ORIENTATION
  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM
PRESIDENT’S NCC RECEPTION
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • (INVITATION ONLY)
NATIONAL CORPORATE COUNCIL MEETING
  • 7:00 - 8:30 AM
FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
  • 7:00 - 8:30 AM
  • HILTON - Skyline 3
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
OPENING PLENARY
  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • OREGON BALLROOM
INNOVATION CENTER
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
CIGNA BIOMETRICS
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1-12
  • 10:15 - 11:30 AM
CORPORATE LUNCHEON
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • OREGON BALLROOM
DESSERT IN INNOVATION CENTER
  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1-12
  • 2:00 - 3:15 PM
INNOVATION CENTER PRIZE DRAWING
  • 3:20 - 3:25 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1-12
  • 3:30 - 4:45 PM
UNIVERSITY STUDENT POSTER CONTEST
  • 3:30 - 5:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
PORTLAND HOST EVENT
  • 7:30 - 10:00 PM
  • PORTLAND CITY HALL
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
HALL OF FAME BREAKFAST
  • 8:00 - 10:00 AM
  • OREGON BALLROOM
PORTLAND MOBILE HOUSING TOUR
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • OFFSITE
INNOVATION CENTER
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
CIGNA BIOMETRICS
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1-12
  • 10:15 - 11:30 AM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
  • 11:OO AM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
  • 11:3O AM - 1:00 PM
WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1-12
  • 2:15 - 3:30 PM
CHAT CAFE: EMERGING LEADERS ROUNDTABLE
  • 3:30 - 5:30 PM
ALL CHAPTERS RECEPTION
  • 5:0O - 8:00 PM
NIGHT ON YOUR OWN
  • 8:00 PM
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • EXHIBIT HALL B
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • URBAN HARVEST GARDEN
ELECTED OFFICIALS ROUNDTABLE
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ELI MENTOR GRADUATION AND BRUNCH
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • OREGON BALLROOM
BUSINESS MEETING
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM
ELI ALUMNI NETWORK
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM
MARKS OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM
  • OREGON BALLROOM LOBBY
MARKS OF EXCELLENCE GALA
  • 7:00 - 9:30 PM
  • OREGON BALLROOM
POST GALA EVENT (HOSTED BY LITTLE ROCK CHAPTER)
  • 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • HILTON - PAVILLION BALLROOM PLAZA LEVEL
ECUMENICAL SERVICE (SUN 04-17-2016)
  • 8:00 - 9:30 AM

TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION

Transportation

How to get there? Airline discounts, light rail, taxi or shuttles are available. Click below to Find the best option for you.

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Hotel

FORUM 2016 attendees will enjoy a refreshing stay at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel located in the heart of downtown Portland.

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Facilities

FORUM 2016 events will take place at the Oregon Convention Center(OCC). A short ride on the MAX from the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers.

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