Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, the 2017 conference is at capacity and registration is closed.


High School Students:

Conference attendance is limited to high school students from districts that have established a partnership with CECLC and are represented on the planning committee. District representatives (Area Reps) are responsible for confirming which of their high schools will be attending. Participating high schools agree to:

  • Abide by conference rules, provide chaperones, and review student expectations with attendees.
  • Meet all conference deadlines – registration, student contests, and payment

Pay $35 registration fee for students and staff attending – provide required invoicing information.

To see the full listing of participating district areas go here.  To confirm whether your high school is attending, contact the Area Rep for your district or the CECLC Board at

Community Guests:

Due to limited space, community members requesting to attend need prior approval from the CECLC Board. A $35 registration fee is required. Email the board at with your request.

Approved guests will be sent a conference schedule, parking and payment process information. Guests can attend morning session, keynote address, college/career fair and lunch (only – NO conference workshops).

Onsite conference registration is NOT available.

How do I participate if I am not with an affiliated school district or region?

If your school is outside the region/district area, contact the planning committee at to be added to a waiting list. In your request include:

  • The number of students in your group
  • The number of staff/chaperones
  • Contact person information

You will be informed by late January, whether space is available and your school can participate. Individual student registration is not permitted.


When and where is the conference?

The conference traditionally takes place on a Friday in early March. While it has been hosted by the University of Portland and Willamette University in previous years, Western Oregon University is our current conference host institution.

What time is the conference?

The conference schedule is from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Workshops are 50 minute in length. Lunch is included.

What is the conference fee to participate?

There is a fee of $35 per conference participant. Participating schools and districts are billed directly and provided with an invoice once participants have been confirmed via conference registration. The fee covers: lunch, conference t-shirt, backpack, lanyard, and program materials.

How can I become a vendor or exhibitor?

Online exhibitor registration opens in early December. There is a $350 Exhibitor Fee. The college/career fair is one of the sessions that students are required to attend. Exhibitors are guaranteed access to all conference attendees (2200  expected attendance).

How do I become a conference presenter?

Presenter proposals are accepted starting summer prior to the conference. You can submit your workshop proposal here. You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted in late January. Presenters should expect to present 1- 3 times during the conference. If you have limited availability on the conference day, please indicate on your workshop proposal.