FALL MEETING

2019 CONFERENCE INFORMATION

August 26 - 30, 2019
Red Lion Hotel On the River - Portland, Oregon

The NWAFS Board of Directors is thrilled to team up with the Pacific Northwest Division of the International Association for Identification (PNWD-IAI) for our 2019 conference.

Please join us at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, situated on Jantzen Beach and overlooking the Columbia River, just north of Downtown Portland.

Please keep checking this page and watch our Facebook or Twitter feed for updates!

Registration (Not open yet - stay tuned!)| Meeting Flyer (coming soon!)

WORKSHOP and SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS INFORMATION

 We need YOU to host a workshop or lead a special research topic.  We are accepting abstracts and ideas NOW!!!

Head to this page to submit your abstract.  Hurry!  The initial deadline is 2/1/19!!

And as we confirm workshops, we'll add them here. 

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING DURING THE GENERAL SESSION?

Please consider presenting at this year's conference!

 Abstract submission is OPEN!!  Please have all initial abstracts submitted by February 1, 2019.  We need final submissions by March 1, 2019 . 

This will ensure our membership, along with PNWD-IAI, has time to review the program and put in their training requests.  

Click here to go to our abstract submission page.

VENDOR INFORMATION

Is your company interested in attending as a vendor?  We would LOVE to have you join us and have several options available to you.  Stay tuned for the links below to go live!

Vendor Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities coming soon.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

Red Lion Hotel On the River - Jantzen Beach - Link

--Stay tuned for group codes and rates--

Expect breathtaking river views upon arrival.  This Portland hotel provides comfortable accommodations in a rustic setting just outside downtown. Each premium hotel room and deluxe suite serves as the perfect home away from home during your stay.

The meeting venue has a stunning view of the Columbia River, providing a natural backdrop to our event. Also, there are several convenient transportation options available from the airport, it's easy to get to the hotel.

Other features include free parking, a fitness center, tennis court, seasonal pool, year round whirlpool, and a restaurant and lounge. 

LOCAL INFORMATION

PORTLAND

Called many things -- PDX, P-town, Stumptown, the Rose City, Bridge City, Rip City, or simply Portland -- you’ll want to visit this vibrant destination in the Pacific Northwest for its eccentric locals, its dynamic downtown, and quirky neighborhoods.  Wherever you go, you'll find farm to table restaurants, award winning microbreweries, coffee shops, brunch spots, urban wineries, food carts, book stores, live music, etc.  And don't forget the sweeping natural scenery that surrounds it, like the sparkling Willamette River and majestic Mount Hood.  But you don't have to venture far from town to find yourself paddling on a secluded bay, hiking a forested trail or observing native wildlife.  No matter what it is you like to do -- in Portland, you can.

AFTER HOURS

Our location committee is working hard to plan some exciting excursions throughout Portland.  If you'd like to explore for yourself, you have all the options.  From karaoke to comedy, sporting events to live music, dancing to arcades, podcast recordings to theater performances, Portland has it all.  A great resource to utilize is the Travel Portland website.