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LevelUP - Oregon Region

LevelUP - Oregon Region

Education & Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Event Details

Register by October 11th

Get to the next level in your career utilizing what you learn. This local event is formatted with a morning education program followed by a networking luncheon. The programs are diverse and designed to focus on various elements of association management and leadership - typically most appropriate for managers, directors and newer C-Suite executives.

Education Program

Association Leaders Idea Exchange
Join this group of seasoned association professionals from the CalSAE Community for an interactive exchange of big ideas and hot topics in advocacy, branding, association value propositions, and member engagement. Topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • What can associations do to keep positive momentum around DEI, business operations and advocacy efforts?

  • How are associations approaching DEI and conscious inclusion as a discipline across the organization?

  • What have associations done in response to the impact of Covid on the labor market shortage?

  • How can associations keep members engaged, especially when certain industries that were the hardest hit during Covid are still on the road to recovery?

Come ready to ask questions, share your own insights and collaborate with colleagues old and new.

Members: $99
Non-Members: $129

Complimentary onsite parking

CAE Credits
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 2 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Lindsay Poss, CMP
Dir. of Meetings & Events

Meeting & Event General Policies
In-Person Meetings Policy
Personal Responsibility and Liability Waiver


Jim Anderson, CAE, President & CEO, CalSAE
Jim supports the CalSAE Board and its committees in developing and implementing the strategic plan, organizational policies, and programs. He also directly staffs the Board of Directors as well as the DEI, Legislative, Audit, and Nominating committees. He is responsible for daily operations, including financial management & reporting, and staff supervision. Jim previously worked for the United Way California Capital Region for 16 years, and was its Executive Vice President when he left to join CalSAE.

Content Leaders

Greg Astley, Director of Government Affairs
Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
Greg came to the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association with almost twenty years of experience in media, marketing, strategic communications, association management and political consulting. He has established a proven track record of results that will benefit ORLA for years to come. In partnership with our government affairs team and chief lobbyist, Greg works to strengthen the prominence of ORLA’s advocacy program and foster broader engagement of both restaurant and lodging members on local, regional, statewide, and federal hospitality issues.

Joy Conklin, VP, Practice Advocacy
Oregon Medical Association
In her role, Joy oversees the Membership, Education, Marketing and Practice Advocacy Departments of the OMA.   Joy has nearly 30 years of experience working on health care economics policy issues, changing payment methodologies and public and private payer matters, administrative simplification, and other regulatory and compliance issues.  She is involved in several public health initiatives with a focus on chronic disease, substance use and health equity. Joy currently serves on the Board of the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington.  She previously served on the Boards of the Oregon Medical Education Foundation, Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute, the Oregon Society of Association Management and Acumentra Health (now Comagine Health).  Joy is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA

Dave Nielsen, CEO, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
Dave is an experienced association executive who has strategically led both national and federated organizations. He has helped associations transform their image and community/societal value, create broad-based effective partnerships and governance models, develop, and grow new revenue streams, and increase and diversify member engagement. Dave loves association work and the dynamics involved with running an organization that engages and partners with member leaders to develop a vision and strategies on how best to lead and serve a profession or industry. He is passionate about developing relationships internally and externally that find common ground and move the association’s work on behalf of an industry or profession forward.