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Thursday June 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM PDT
Friday June 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT

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The River House 
3075 N. Business 97
Bend, OR 97701

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Sheri Wantland 
Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA 

2014 PI Works! 


Hello Colleague,

Meet stakeholder engagement pros for a rousing day and a half in beautiful Bend, Oregon. This will be the 8th PI Works! regional conference, the Pacific Northwest's signature event for public participation,        presented by Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA.

Dr. Hannah Gosnell of Oregon State University will open the conference with stories of stakeholder engagement opening the way to peace in the Klamath Basin water wars. At lunchtime, City Managers Eric King of Bend and Keith Witcosky of Redmond will talk about the critical role of public participation for municipalities faced with costly infrastructure improvements in a time of rates rebellion.

The program is structured for interaction and networking at the beautiful River House convention center on the Deschutes River. Presenters are seasoned professionals who are helping communities resolve difficult issues throughout the Pacific Northwest. The program schedule is below. See the session descriptions here http://bit.ly/QZxoXf 

Early bird rates end May 30. Registration includes break refreshments, lunch on Thursday and the awards dinner on Thursday. Registered guests at the River House receive a free buffet breakfast. Be sure to make your River House room reservations early at 1-866-453-4480 to get the conference discount. Guest tickets to the awards dinner may be purchased for $40.00 as you register.

Student rates are offered and scholarships will be sponsored. Best practices, practitioners and projects will be recognized at the awards dinner on Thursday.To become a sponsor, apply for a scholarship or request a nomination form for the Public Involvement Best Practices award, please contact Sheri Wantland at wantlands@cleanwaterservices.org

Deschutes Brewery Tour Networking and fun will happen throughout the conference, and for those who want to spend a little more time with new friends, we've scheduled a tour of the Deschutes Brewery at 1 p.m. Friday. The free tour includes tastings!

Refund policy: If you cannot attend, you may send another person in your place. If you
cancel before May 30, you may receive a refund less the processing fee of $25.00. 

Thursday, June 19

8:30 Opening Session presented by Dr. Hannah Gosnell

  "Engaging Diverse Communities in Social Ecological Restoration: The Mysterious and Inspiring Case of the Klamath Basin Agreements"


10:15 Concurrent Sessions

Interviewing 101: Imagine Your Headline
Dave Thompson APR, Public Affairs Manager, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

Reaching the Unreachables: Creating a Rich Dialogue with Underserved Communities
Talia Jacobson, Transportation Planner, Oregon Dept. of Transportation Region 1
Mike Dahlstrom, Senior Planner, Washington County

Reaching America's Modern Millennials
Francesca Patricolo, Public Involvement Specialist, Voice Public Involvement
Jessica Pickul, Public Involvement Specialist, JLA Public Involvement
Marissa Grass, Associate Planner, City of Tigard


   12:00 Lunch and Plenary Session

Eric King, City Manager, City of Bend OR
Keith Witcosky, City Manager, City of Redmond OR

1:45 Concurrent Sessions

I See What You Mean! Using Visuals to Engage Communities
Teresa Blakinger, Graphic Recorder and Visual Facilitator, Concepts Captured
John Blakinger, Co-founder, CivilSay

Stakeholder Engagement in Choppy Seas: Oregon’s Marine Reserves Community Team Process
Stacy Galleher, Community Engagement Coordinator, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Steve Faust, Senior Planner, Cogan Owens Cogan
Arwen Bird, Woven Strategies

How Public Participation Helped Change Two Communities
Jyll Smith, Stakeholder Engagement Strategist, Oregon Dept. of Transportation
Suzanne Roberts, Public Involvement Coordinator, Edelman

3:30 Concurrent Sessions

Principles and Practice of Visual Communication for Public Presentations
Jessie Maran, Marketing Coordinator, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis
Joshua Cohen, Principal, Fat Pencil Studio

Kalin Schmoldt, Director of eParticipation and Creative Services, JLA Public Involvement
Kimberly Dinwiddie, Community Affairs, Oregon Dept. of Transportation
Jyll Smith, Stakeholder Engagement Strategist, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

Building Trust One Conversation at a Time
Sheri Wantland, Public Involvement Coordinator, Clean Water Services


After the sessions, we'll relax, have fun, dine together and honor Best Practices.
Be ready to pose with your P2 friends and play PI Feud ala TV's Family Feud.


5:00 Hosted Reception

Photo Booth

6:00 Dinner

Best Practices Award Presentation

PI Feud

(ends at 9:00 p.m.)

 Friday, June 20

 8:30 Concurrent Sessions

Interviewing 202: Beyond the Basics
Dave Thompson APR, Public Affairs Manager, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

ODOT Video, TV, YouTube, Social Media and More
Peter Murphy, Public Information Officer, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

Cognitive Biases and Group Decision Making 
Sam Imperati JD, Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management
Dan Hahn, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Portland State University
Dr. Ursina Teuscher, Adjunct Professor, Portland State University

10:15 Plenary Session

Futuring Public Participation: What Does 2025 Look Like?
Vaughn Brown, Principal, JLA Public Involvement
Tony Faast, Executive Director, Cascade Outreach Institute
Sheri Wantland, Public Involvement Coordinator, Clean Water Services

12:00 Adjourn

1:00 Deschutes Brewery Tour for those who wish to continue networking.