Hotel Information - Book your room before September 6th to guarantee a room at the resort. 

Contact Alishea Leonard at [email protected] to book your room at Oregon Garden Resort at the discounted rate of $109.

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Sow the Seed

Find fertile ground and germinate your ideas with others. Till the soil and watch a pile of compost transform into spectacular thing of beauty.

Grow Your Network

We are all interconnected - just as the fields require the right amount of sunshine and rain, so too our relationships require the balance of vendors and colleagues to prosper. Cull the weeds, strengthen our roots, and together we shall reap the rewards of the future.

Explore the Garden

As the seasons change, let’s inspire each other. Find new, exciting paths to success without forgetting where we have been.

Pollinate Ideas

Pollination bears beautiful fruit and ensures our survival. Discover new strategies with engaging and uplifting educational sessions. Let's share ideas to help each other learn, challenge and blossom.


Keynote Speaker - Leigh Anne Jasheway



Leigh Anne Jasheway, M.P.H. (master of public health/mistress of public humor) is a stress management and humor expert who helps people manage stress, embrace change, and become healthier by learning to lighten up. She speaks at 30-40 conferences and workshops every year and is a member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH). She is the author of 25 books, including Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny; Not Guilty by Reason of Menopause; 101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups; Date Me, Date My Dog; and The Stressed Out Woman’s Guide to Letting Go with Laughter. She won the national Erma Bombeck Humor Writing Award for her true story on how her first mammogram caught on fire. She teaches at Lane Community College, and formerly, the University of Oregon. She is also the humor columnist for the Register Guard’s Weekend and the former host of The Giggle Spot on All Comedy 1450 AM. You can get regular humor and stress management tips at Don’t Get Mad Get Funny on Facebook.


Author Breakfast Speaker - William L. Sullivan

 altWilliam L. Sullivan's Bio

William L. Sullivan is the author of 22 books and numerous articles about Oregon, including a "Oregon Trails" feature column for the Eugene Register-Guard and the Salem Statesman-Journal.

A fifth-generation Oregonian, Sullivan began hiking at the age of five and has been exploring new trails ever since. After studying at Deep Springs College in the California desert, receiving an English degree from Cornell University, and studying linguistics at Germany's Heidelberg University, he earned an M.A. in German literature from the University of Oregon.