Conference  Registration

Thank you for getting ready to register! Our generous sponsors have enabled discounts for students, AmeriCorps volunteers, grassroots organization representatives, and retirees. All registrations for non-Members include a year membership in CDS. And, just to be clear on what registration includes beyond an amazing professional development and networking opportunity, this is a warmly hosted conference experience! The meals and hosted receptions (small bites, local wine and/or craft beer, and other beverages) include:

  • July 16: Welcoming Reception
  • July 17: Boxed lunch and Community Reception (at OMSI)
  • July 18: Luncheon and Awards Banquet
  • July 19: Luncheon and CDS Annual Business Meeting
Also, if you stay at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center, the room rate is only $115 per night with a full service breakfast included. You won’t find a better deal anywhere in Portland! And last but not least, we will provide transit passes for all conference attendees (3 days).
Don’t forget to order conference merch when you register! In honor of being in the Great Pacific Northwest, we have beanies and long-sleeved sports tees with our CDS identifiers and brand colors–maroon and turquoise. Pick them up at the conference and wear them in solidarity!
The 2023 CDS Conference has a lot to offer, so registration may take multiple transactions, depending on your choices. Each person will have a unique “bundle” and we don’t want everyone to have to scroll through many pages of options trying to find what they want. Also, sometimes we need to use different payment cards for specific purposes (like our wine tasting event or guests). Many thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation!

To accommodate these needs, we have organized registration in four possible steps. Remember to return to this landing page for each step. (This page will remain open in your browser.)

CDS Regular Members:  $450
Regular Non-Members:  $625
Single-Day Registration:  $200

Retiree Registrations:  $325
Student/AmeriCorps:  $275
Grassroots Respresentative:  $275

NOTE: Registration after12:00pm Noon ET on Friday, July 14, will have a hand written name badge at the event check-in

 Step 1: Register for the conference

 Step 2: Register for workshops

 Step 3: Additional Registrations

 Step 4: Volunteer Sign-Up

Please consider signing up for at least one 2-hour volunteer post.
CDS is a Member-led, mostly volunteer organization and many hands make light work!

Notice and Acknowledgement of Photography, Filming, and/or Recording

By attending the 2023 Community Development Society (CDS) Conference, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by CDS and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar CDS events in the future, highlight the event, and exhibit the capabilities of CDS. You release CDS, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by CDS or the person or entity designated to do so by CDS. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

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