2017 Fall Conference

The Cemetery Association of Oregon’s annual conference will be held September 28, 2017 at The Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, OR. We look forward to hosting stimulating presentations and discussion on the topic of “Risk Management & Disaster Preparedness.”

CAO has negotiated a discounted rate with the hotel. The Guest Room rate is $109 plus tax. Rooms will be held in the room block until August 11th, 2017, after which the group rate may be extended to new reservations, but room availability will not be guaranteed.

To reserve online, go to www.oregongardenresort.com. Use ID & Password, CEMETERY. Please follow the steps below to make online reservations. If you require a room extending dates not in the group block or a room not reserved in the room block, please contact the hotel directly to assist you in making your reservation. Alternatively, guests may call 503-874-2500 Ext. 0, to make reservations.

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

September 27, 2017

6 – 8 pm Welcome Reception

September 28, 2017

8 – 9 am Breakfast & Registration

9 – 11:45 am Introduction & Speaker Presentations:

  • Cathy Phelps, Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Tom Woodworth, Carrier Mausoleum Construction
  • Tim Corbett, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery with Rachel Fox, Skyline Memorial Gardens
  • More speakers TBD

11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 pm Vendor Introductions

1:30 – 2:30 pm Annual Meeting

2:50 pm OR 3:20 pm departure: Tram Tour of The Oregon Garden

6 – 8 pm Evening Banquet