43rd Annual WALA Spring Conference
March 1-3, 2018
Includes conference registration, meals and clock hours.
Pay by credit card here (Registration Form must also be submitted):
Included in conference registration fee.
- Pre-Conference Thursday 9am-3pm (please see below for details)
- Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner/banquet
- Saturday breakfast and lunch
Skamania Lodge proudly features 23 state-of-the-art meeting rooms with over 22,000 square feet of dedicated event and meeting spaces, including exhibit and banquet facilities. Our Portland, Oregon meeting spaces range in size from 250 square feet for intimate gatherings to 7,000 square feet, accommodating food and beverage functions for up to 500 people. When booking your room, please use THIS link for the conference room rate.
Call for Presenters Form
Cancellation must be in writing and received by January 15, 2018 to receive a full refund. After the 15th, a $30 processing fee will be charged for each cancellation. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER FEB. 21ST. Meal packages will not be refunded after January 15, 2018. Registration and meal packages are fully transferable. Notification to WALA must be in writing and include the name of the person registered and the name of the person taking their place.
We are providing a Pre-Conference this year for up to 150 people. (Lunch not provided)
Here is what we will offer for Pre-Conference breakout sessions:
1. Social/Emotional Learning (Presenter: Ron Hertel)
a. For 50 participants for four hours, and follow up sessions in our regular
2. Project-Based Learning (Presenter: Educurious)
a. For 30 participants for six hours
b. Includes a free PBL module on Sinkholes
3. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Presenters: ESD 112)
a. For 30 participants for eight hours/issued the book and certification once
completed the additional hours in regular conference to meet requirements for
When booking your room at Skamania Lodge, please use THIS link for the conference room rate.
WALA puts on a silent and live auction during the banquet Friday night of the conference to raise money for student scholarships.
Please do not forget to bring items for the auction.
We depend on conference attendees and programs to make our auction a success. Auction item ideas: wine, gift cards, memorabilia, arts and crafts, small themed baskets, etc.
There will be a live auction where WALA will auction off six large baskets. Each region is responsible to orchestrate these items and make sure they are delivered to the conference. Theme ideas: Spa package, golf package, wine tasting, bed and breakfast package, etc. Feel free to contact your region reps to contribute to the baskets.
All of the money collected from the auction goes toward student scholarships issued at the end of the school year. The past two years we have been very light on auction items and income for scholarships, so it would be nice to see a great supply of silent and live auction items to support our students in their future educational goals.
Elementary Educator of the Year
Secondary Educator of the Year
Friend of WALA
Administrator of the Year