Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:30 PM PDT

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 Oregon APSE 

Registration Fee

APSE members $25; others $35

This event is for APSE and non-APSE members. The event is Sept. 30, October 1, 6 and 7, 2020. You will receive the link to the conference a week prior to the event. Please email if you have a question.

Go to: https://pnwef.org/ for current information.

First 300 registrations will receive a chance to win a PNWEF 2021 registration.

2021 Pacific NW Employment Forum at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Portland Washington Square Sept 30-Oct 1

With the support of our sponsors, the Oregon and Washington APSE chapters proudly invite you to the virtual 7th Annual Pacific NW Employment Forum. Our theme, 2020 Vision: Keeping Our Focus guides our learning together and shares best practices to assure that employment for people with disabilities remains our common purpose. Join us online!

Each year the Pacific NW Employment Forum provides learning opportunities for people who are just joining the field as well as people with years of experience.

This year is no different except it will be a virtual experience.  National and Northwest presenters will provide an array of expertise in employment. We have worked hard to bring you inspiring and relevant topics during this challenging time. 

The conference will be held from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM each day. Although we hope people will join us during the scheduled days, participants will have the opportunity to view the recorded presentations through October 2020. Specific details will be posted on the website.

Keynote Wednesday 9/30 – Barry Whaley Who are the Heroes? A History of the Disability Rights Movement

  • Adaptability: Stories of Resilience in a Time of Constant Change
  • Boundary Spanning: Applying Intersectionality as We Build a More Diverse Workforce 
  • Virtual Happy Hour starts at 4pm (separate link)

Thursday 10/1 – National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

  • Equity and Justice: The Power of Language and Personal Actions
  • Awards
  • Resiliency:  Riding the Wave – the COVID era

Tuesday 10/6

  • Employment and COVID19 – Making the Post-Pandemic Future of Work Inclusive
  • Employment and the Pandemic – Voices from the Field
  • Oregon & Washington Annual Meeting

Wednesday 10/7

  • Employer Panel: Navigating the Current Workplace and Pandemic from an Employer Lens
  • COVID 19? More like COVID Hire ME!  Job Development in a Virtual World
  • Closing: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Wrap-up (separate link)