The OLA Conference Is Around the Bend
The OLA Conference is next week! Plan ahead and make the most of your time by creating a customized schedule that you can print out or view from your mobile device. You can also keep up with the latest news and tell your story via Twitter and Facebook #ORLib16.
Here are a few info bits and tips:
President’s Party – Tickets will be on sale at the Registration Desk until 5 pm on Thursday.
Streaming Awards Ceremony – Can’t make it to the conference? We will be experimenting with streaming the Awards event so you can celebrate your colleagues from the comfort of your home library. This is our first time trying this so there might be cats photobombing or cameras falling, who knows. Watch on Friday, April 22nd 12:30 pm on Google+ or YouTube.
Weather & Packing List -Next week’s forecast for Bend is calling for beautiful 70 degree days but with chilly 40 degree mornings and some wind. Bring layers and you’ll be set. Some other items that we recommend you consider packing are sunglasses, swimsuit (Riverhouse pools will be open for guests), waterbottle, comfortable shoes, business cards, charging cables for your devices, notepad/pen, snacks and a tote bag.
Conference Meals & Restaurants: Our conference lunches and dinners will still be happening at the convention center, but for any other snacks or meals, you’ll need to either bring some food with you or check out the many cafes, restaurants and brewpubs. Use the search feature of the Where to Eat Guide. Sadly, the Riverhouse location is not exactly walking distance to much of interest. There is a Natural Grocers across the street.
Shuttle: For Thursday night, remember to check the message board at the OLA Registration Desk for group dinners and destinations. We will have a conference shuttle leaving from the convention center at regular intervals heading to downtown and the Old Mill.
See you at the conference!
Sara Q Thompson | OLA Communications Committee Chair