2011 NASC Conference “Blazing a Trail to the Future” Portland, Oregon July 31 – August 2, 2011
Hosts Oregon Criminal Justice Commission Willamette University – College of Law
Agenda Click HERE to view the agenda from the 2011 NASC Conference.
Presentations and Related Materials Click HERE to access presentations and related materials from the 2011 NASC Conference.
The Oregon State Bar (OSB) requires regular active members to complete 45 hours of approved continuing legal education (CLE) activities in each three (3) year reporting period. The NASC 2011 agenda was approved for credit by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Department of the OSB. NASC 2011 conference attendees will receive 8.5 hours of CLE credits.
Hotel Information The conference hotel is the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers. The hotel lies in the heart of downtown Portland’s financial and entertainment districts within blocks of Portland's hippest restaurants, upscale shopping, and major attractions.
The hotel’s conference rate is $113 plus tax and fees. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at (503) 226-1611. Ask for the "NAS" group code when making your reservation. The deadline for the group room rate is Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Area Airports and Transportation The Portland International airport is nine miles from the Hilton Portland hotel.
Taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is approximately $35 one way. The Super Shuttle rate is $14.
The Hilton Portland is one short block from the MAX light rail line, which connects to Portland International Airport as well as points east, west and north of downtown.
NASC Conference Program Contact Elizabeth Skinner Executive Assistant Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
Portland, known as "The City of Roses" for its famous Rose Garden, is
the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific
Northwest. Approximately 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean, it lies in a
magnificent setting between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and
With an inviting leisurely pace, Portland, views itself as a small,
accessible city, vaguely European in character. Stroll through any of
its neighborhoods and a culturally vibrant city unfolds, from art
galleries to wine bars housed in historic and modern buildings.
Its lush green parks are perfect for a picnic or an afternoon stroll.
Portland was built with walking in mind. The short blocks, combined with
public art and old fashioned statuary, fountains, bridges and parks
offer opportunities for leisure and contemplation for the casual
stroller. Portland also has an award winning mass transit system, one of
the most extensive and advanced in the U.S.
Major attractions include the Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Courthouse
Square, the Rose Garden Arena, and the Oregon Zoo. Don’t forget the
world's largest bookstore, Powell's City of Books. Shopping options
range from high-style shops to hip and funky boutiques. Stay the weekend
to sift through homespun crafts at the Portland Saturday Market. Also,
Portland is just a short distance from Willamette valley wineries,
Pacific Ocean beaches, and waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge.
The nearby Pacific Ocean provides Portland with tasty treasures,
particularly savory oysters and succulent sturgeon. Of course, don’t
forget the many coffee houses and intriguing local brewpubs.