2016 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

Speaker Bios

Print the 2016 CAO Fall Conference Program