The 2020 OWHE Conference will take place January 31-February 1, 2020 at Salishan Resort on the Oregon Coast.

While the OWHE mission, vision, and values have always strongly supported connection and community, the 2020 conference theme, From Me to We, represents a focus on how our educational offerings and organizational actions will center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). OWHE acknowledges that white supremacy and systems of oppression have been ingrained in the foundation of higher education. By engaging our members in JEDI-centered learning opportunities, we can begin breaking down these systems through community and shared understanding. “From Me to We” is a call to celebrate and uplift the diversity of voices in this state and organization, while calling for equitable inclusion of all intersectional identities.

We hope you will leave the conference inspired to continue your own professional and personal growth and to use what you learned or the JEDI of all.​


Conference Basics

Conference Registration

Conference Code of Conduct

Conference Hotel Accommodations

Conference Sessions

Conference Schedule

Mentorship Program

Connect with Leaders

Networking with women, non-binary, and trans leaders in the state of Oregon will enhance your professional experience. We look forward to creating opportunities to meet, connect and develop together.

Engage in Professional Development

Participate in opportunities for professional growth through educational programs that are provided by our campus contact network right on your campus, in your region or at a state wide gathering. The focus is on providing you with the leadership skills and mentoring necessary to lead.

Lead Change in Higher Education

Higher education in the state of Oregon provides a dynamic environment where women, non-binary, and trans people can impact change. Whether in the community college, 4-year institution, public, or private, we want you to be a part of shaping the future of higher education by empowering and affirming your leadership abilities.