The 2018 Conference is Coming…


The 2018 School Safety Conference is coming along nicely. Here’s what we can tell you right now (and by “right now” we mean as of 1/23/18)…

Location: We will be back at the Salishan Resort. This has been our home for the past couple of conferences and our folks overwhelmingly expressed that they wanted to go back there again. The resort is under new ownership and we are excited about their commitment to providing excellent service to their guests.

Date and Time: As usual, the conference will begin the last Sunday in July. This year it’s July 29th through August 1st.

What’s the Same: The schedule and format will be similar to what we’ve done in the past:

  • Sunday evening start… 6pm-8pm
  • All-day Monday… 8am-5pm
  • Shorter day Tuesday… 8am-3pm
  • Half-day Wednesday… 8am-Noon

What’s Different: The big change for 2018 is that Tuesday will be all breakout sessions. We will soon be releasing additional information regarding the breakout format.

Monday Keynote Speaker: On Monday we will hear from Dr. Joe Hendershott. His presentation will be called Hope 4 The Wounded and it will be incredible. Joe is an amazing speaker and he will equip attendees – SRO’s and educators alike – to go back and start helping wounded students immediately. OSROA is very excited to welcome Dr. Hendershott to the Oregon Coast! Check out his bio here.

Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Closing out the conference on Wednesday will be Detective Richard Wistocki. His presentation will be called Sexting and “Cyber-Bullying Investigations and Appropriate Consequences.” Like Joe, Rich is brand new to OSROA but he’s a regular at the NASRO national conference. Rich brings 22 years of Internet Crimes and Juvenile Investigations to our group and we can’t wait for his presentation! Check out his bio here.

Conference Pricing: Early bird registration for the 2018 conference will be $249 if paid by June 15, 2018. After the 15th the cost is $269.

Meals: Included in that registration fee, like last year, are five meals. OSROA will provide all conference attendees with a breakfast buffet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, as well as a plated lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

Registration: We have officially opened up registration for the 2018 conference! You will need to register one attendee at a time. Each time you will be directed to a payment page with information about paying online with a credit card, or by mail/check. If you are registering more than one person, feel free to wait until you’re done getting them all signed up, then go ahead with the payment. You can pay for up to five attendees at a time on the payment page.

Click here to register now!

Rooms at Salishan: Room prices are almost identical to last year. These prices do no include tax. They also do not include the usual $17/night resort fee which Salishan has again waived for us.

  • $131/night – Standard Room (2018 GSA Per Diem rate)
  • $169/night – Deluxe Room
  • $209/night – Premier Guest Room

Reservations: Can Salishan at (800) 452-2300 and make sure they know you’re with the OSROA conference to get our special rates. You can also book online at and enter OSROA 18 in the GROUP code box for the discounted rate.

More speaker announcements are on the way… so STAY TUNED!


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