Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT

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Kitsap Conference Center 
100 Washington Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337

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Jaimie Laitinen 
Washington APSE 

Lodging information: 

There are two hotels offering discounted room rates for this event. Please note that all attendees are responsible for reserving and paying for their own lodging. 

Bremerton, WA
Hampton Inn & Suites

150 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337

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Fairfield Inn & Suites 

239 4th St, Bremerton, WA 98337

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Jaimie Laitinen 
Washington APSE 

Please join us for the 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Employment Forum in Bremerton, WA! This event is being coordinated and hosted by Washington and Oregon APSE Chapters and will bring together advocates and champions of Employment First for 2 days of networking and learning.

The History: Each year our two state chapters collaborate to create a conference with a two day agenda which allows around 300 or so people who believe in employment for all to gather, network, learn, and showcase their talents and discoveries in their work building an inclusive workforce for all.  At the 6th Annual PNWEF, you can expect to meet people with disabilities, employment consultants and other support professionals, students, teachers, government organizations, local, county, and state leadership, and others who believe that everyone can and should have the opportunity to work. 

PNWEF 2015 Hood River

Conference Highlights: 

  • Opening and Closing Keynote Address 
  • Legacy Lunch Panel featuring stories from pioneers of the employment movement 
  • A catered reception onboard the deck of the historic USS Turner Joy 
  • A movie night at a nearby movie theater
  • Breakout sessions throughout the day 
  • Breakfast and lunch provided 
  • Exhibit tables (inquire with jaimie@gowise.org) to reserve a table 
  • Silent auction/raffle 
  • Students for APSE Breakout session and jobs tours 
  • Awards Ceremony 
  • Membership Breakfasts for Washington and Oregon APSE Chapters 
  • Conference updates will be available at www.pnwef.org 
  • More to be announced! 

Registration Cost: 

Early bird rates offered through June 30th! 

  • Early bird member rate: $170
  • Early bird non member rate: $220

After June 30th: 

  • Regular Member: $190 
  • Regular Non-Member $240

This conference is open to APSE members and non-members. In order to get the membership discount, you must have a current membership with National APSE and provide a member number when you register. The PROMO code for APSE members is "APSEMEMBER" . To get this number you will simply enter the promo code and click "apply".

If you would like to purchase or renew your membership, you can do so by clicking here. 

*Insider's tip! This conference has been sold out with a wait list every single year. Don't wait to register, reserve your seat today!


Call for Proposals!

Submit your application to present at the PNWEF by June 30th! 


Call for nominations! Take a moment to recognize someone for their contributions! Submit a nomination form here. 


On the evening of September 24th, our first day of the conference, we will gather for a networking happy hour on board the deck of the nearby USS Turner Joy, a naval ship which has been converted into a museum amd located a 5 minute stroll from the convention center. Come soak in some fresh Puget Sound air and enjoy some refreshments while networking with colleagues.  Don't forget to RSVP for this event when you register. This event will be ADA accessible.

See you on deck! 

See you at the movies! We are proud to announce an evening movie night before the conference begins. We will feature the film Intelligent Lives. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by Washington and Oregon APSE.