What’s New This Year

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  • Members’ Forums
  • Housing
  • Health and Safety
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Mask Requirements
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Food and Beverage
  • First Aid
  • Screening

  • Members’ Forums

    All Member Forums are back to in-person this year and included with the registration fee.

    As a reminder, the Members’ Forums content will NOT be available virtually or on-demand. Access to Members’ Forums is only possible by registering and attending the conference in person. Please make sure to plan your schedule ahead of time.

    View the Schedule at a Glance.

    Access the full schedule.


    ADEA has contracted Travel Portland management service to help attendees find the hotel accommodations that best suit their needs. If housing sells out, Travel Portland will recommend available overflow housing that is right for you.

    Please visit the hotel and travel information page to book your hotel reservation.

    For a list of hotel details including amenities, visit the hotel website.

    The 2023 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is taking steps to support the conference’s sustainability impact on Portland. Please visit hotel and travel information page to learn ways to practice sustainability during your travel.

    Health and Safety

    By participating in this event, you agree to adhere ADEA’s health and safety policies. Failure to adhere to or comply with the safety protocols in place may result in removal from the event and/or event premises.

    Be sure to check the 2023 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition website, adea.org/2023, periodically for the latest conference updates.

    Please read more information on ADEA’s healthy and safety page.

    For more information on the Oregon Convention Center’s health and safety update, visit the venue website.

    Enhanced Cleaning

    The 2023 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition will undertake continuous sanitization and deep cleaning throughout the course of the event to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, with a focus on high-touch areas.

    Mask Requirements

    ADEA will follow all City of Portland, OR specific guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols. Masks are not required for most indoor settings. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks if they feel more comfortable.

    If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event.

    Personal Hygiene

    Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event space. We encourage all attendees to regularly wash and disinfect their hands throughout the conference.

    Food and Beverage

    Our events team will work closely with venue partners to comply with the highest standard of food safety.

    First Aid

    All attendees will have access to a qualified first aid professional at a separate isolation area if possible. We ask attendees to stay home and self-isolate if they are feeling unwell or have minor symptoms.


    • ADEA will follow relevant health guidance on screening participants. This may include checking the temperatures of all attendees upon entry to the event, through thermal scanning or other screening processes.
    • The Oregon Convention Center has many safety measures in place that align with best practices. Read about their health and safety commitment.
    • We will continue to monitor recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Oregon.

    ADEA reserves the right to update this plan, as necessary, in accordance with science and federal, state, local and Oregon Convention Center guidelines.