2016 Fall Conference

Sugar Skull Fall Conference

Cemetery Association of Oregon | Fall Conference

Dia de los Muertos
October 28 & 29, 2016 at Chinook Winds ~ Lincoln City, OR

This year’s conference will focus on heritage and community stewardship of our cemeteries to elevate the meaning of remembrance in our community when caring for the dead.

Official 2016 CAO Fall Conference Program

To register and/or sign up for sponsorship, print this form and then scan and email it back to cemeteryassociationoforegon@gmail.com. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook, too!

Call (877) 423-2241 to book your room.*
Mention “Cemetery Association” to receive the discounted rate.
Rooms must be reserved by OCTOBER 14, 2016 (we got an extension!).
Adjoining Deluxe King and Compact Single Queen (accessible only by stairs) $112
Jr. Suite: Single King or Double Queen Beds, Full Oceanview, Balcony (elevator available) $135
Deluxe: Single King or Double Queen Beds, Full Oceanview (accessible only by stairs) $107

2016 CAO Fall Conference Lodging Info
2016 CAO Fall Conference Registration Form
2016 CAO Fall Conference Schedule


Eighteen holes of golf and a local cemetery cleanup are the activity options for Friday, October 28th. Saturday’s conference agenda will include speakers on the Dia de los Muertos tradition and notable guests in the cemetery industry and legislative sector. Guests are welcome to attend the Friday activity, Friday reception and Saturday Evening Banquet. Use the registration form to sign up and indicate your number of guests (and for which events).

Golf (lunch included)
9:30 am Shuttle departs // meet at Chinook Winds lobby
10:00 am Tee time
Chinook Winds Golf Resort
3245 NE 50th Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367

Eureka Cemetery Clean Up (lunch included)
9:00 am Depart
10:00 am Clean up begins. Meet at:
1101 NE Yaquina Heights Dr., Newport, OR
5 :00 – 7:00 pm Evening Reception in Chinook Winds Whale Room

8:00 am Welcome Breakfast – Vendor Introductions
9:00 am Welcome Address – Don Williams, Lincoln City Mayor
9:05 am “A Tour to Die For” – Ed Dreistadt, Director, Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau
View Ed Dreistadt’s presentation
9:30 am Kuri Gill, Grants and Outreach Coordinator, Oregon Commission for Historic Cemeteries
10:00 am David Bone, Board Member of Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board
10:15 am “Creating A Vandalism Prevention Plan” – Savannah Herrell
10:45 am “Statewide Cemetery Stewardship” – Oregon State Representative  David Gomberg
11:30 am Lunch and Dia de los Muertos Demonstration by Omar Hernandez of Centro de Ayuda

12:30 pm Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall
1:00  pm Vendor Panel – Market Trends & Remembrance Options
2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Annual Meeting
3:25 pm Close Annual Meeting
3:30 pm CAO Board Meeting, Election of Officers
4:00 pm Close Board Meeting

5:00 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm Dinner