The 2021 OWHE Conference will take place January 25-January 29, 2021, and will be entirely remote.

The 2021 conference theme, Building The Plane While We Fly It: How We Persist, represents an opportunity for our community to come together after the challenges and changes we have recently faced. We will acknowledge and honor the innovation and creativity it takes to develop and learn on the spot, refuel our passion and persistence for the work we do in our communities, and continue to learn and grow together.

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


Conference Basics

Conference Registration

Conference Community Care Guidelines

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.