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NCORE 2019 will kick off with optional Pre-Conference Institutes the morning of Tuesday, May 28th. Breakout sessions for all registrants begin the morning of Wednesday, May 29th. Plan on enjoying conference sessions and visiting our exhibit hall from the mornings through late afternoon each day. Evening programs will include films, performances, panels and other events. Our Schedule Overview has an outline of each day. A PDF version of our Program and Resource Guide  and addendum can now be viewed and downloaded.

Caucus meetings held in conjunction with NCORE are organized by individual caucus leaders. Click HERE to view the schedule.

The conference will conclude at approximately 1:45 PM on Saturday, June 1st.

Pre-Conference Institutes are an optional day of NCORE content; these in-depth sessions provide attendees with formidable takeaways in information and skill development. Should you choose to attend this day, an additional fee will apply. See our Registration Page for more information. When the sessions are announced, you can select and register for a session you'd like to attend the entire day Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. 


Monday, May 27 - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM  (no conference sessions this day but you can beat the check-in rush!)

Tuesday, May 28 - 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM  (optional Pre-Conference Institute sessions begin)  

Wednesday, May 29 - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM  (NCORE conference sessions begin)

Thursday, May 30 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, May 31 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 1 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Online advanced registration has closed. Click here for information about onsite registration.

No. Separate hotel reservations will need to be made.

No. We offer two options: the NCORE conference (four days of content) or the NCORE conference plus a Pre-Conference Institute (five days of content).

After you register, you cannot log back into the system to choose a session. If you did not declare a session during registration, you will need to choose one when you check into the conference in person. You will be allowed entry into a Pre-Conference session of your choice as long as a seat is available.

You may switch your session when you check into the conference in person if a seat is available.

To increase our student engagement and allow those with the most financial barriers the opportunity to earn up to three days at NCORE, our 2019 Volunteer Program will be made up of Portland-area and Oregon students who are not registered to attend NCORE 2019 ONLY.

We do not offer any other options to earn days at NCORE or reduced conference fees due to personnel and liability concerns. 

If you know eligible and interested students or have questions about our 2019 Volunteer Program and its policies, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Josephine Stocks.

We have created a Justification Letter with details about why attending NCORE is a good return on investment. Our At-A-Glance Schedule and Archived Program Guides may be useful as well. 

If ten or more people from the same organization wish to form a group, they can apply for a discount and earn 10% off current registration regular (non-student) rates. Form your group before registering. The deadline to apply for group status was April 17, 2019. Click here for more information.

Email to cancel your registration. 

NCORE has a Student Scholarship application each year. The application will be posted Wednesday, October 24th.

Yes. The substitute delegate should download and complete this Registration Form and insert the name of the person they are replacing on the designated line. Bring a printed version to NCORE Registration in the Ginkoberry Concourse of the Oregon Convention Center. We will process the substitution at that time. There is no cost associated with transferring a registration to a substitute.

Check-in will be in the Ginkoberry Concourse of the Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


There are two choices when you reach the payment screen during online registration: PAY NOW or PAY LATER.

If you choose PAY NOW, you can input a major credit card to settle the balance immediately.

If you choose PAY LATER, you will receive an invoice in postal mail from The University of Oklahoma. To pay your balance, we can accept major credit cards as well as institutional, organizational, and personal checks. (see question below for more)

Do not log back into the registration system to pay as it will create a duplicate registration for you. Call our Registration Coordinator at (405) 325-6808 to process credit card payments over the phone.

You may mail a check or call-in a credit card payment to our Registration Coordinator at (405) 325-6808 (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Standard Time).

Mail checks made payable to The University of Oklahoma to:

The University of Oklahoma

Registration & Records

1700 Asp Avenue, Room B-1

Norman, OK 73072-6400

•    All cancellation / refund requests made by May 1st (11:59 PM Central Standard Time) will be made less a $100.00 service and processing fee. Notification must be made through email to

•    All cancellation / refund requests after May 1st, 2019, will receive a refund of the amount paid less a $250.00 service and processing fee. Notification must be made through email to

•    No refund amount will be granted for no-shows.

Registration may be transferred to a substitute delegate (with no additional charge). Email to request the form.

Registration may not be transferred to a future NCORE.

Refunds will not be offered because of weather.

In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled, NCORE will refund 100% of the registration fees paid.


Full payment must be made before we grant admittance to NCORE. You may provide payment by one of the methods listed above or we can take payment onsite by credit card, check, or cash.

Every situation is different, but common payment situations occur onsite. Since NCORE begins around a holiday and many campus offices are closed, should you need to connect with someone on your campus to process payment, we advise you to take appropriate steps in advance, such as:
•    Verifying someone on your campus will be available (for example, to provide us a university credit card number over the phone)
•    Bringing a copy of a purchase order
•    Bringing a document that indicates the check number and/or date it was mailed
•    Providing a contact name, email, and telephone number


Tuesdaycoffee/tea -  -
Wednesdaycoffee/tealight refreshmentsWelcoming Reception hors d'oeuvres
Thursdaycontinental breakfastlight refreshmentsBooks & Bites event in the exhibit hall
Fridaycontinental breakfastlight refreshments 
Saturdaycoffee/teaclosing luncheon 


•    Indicate your dietary preferences on your registration form or email us if your needs change. If someone else will register for you, please make them aware of your needs. 
•    There is a fill-in field for food allergies on the registration form. If you have an extensive allergy list of what you cannot  eat, consider providing us a list of what you can eat as a substitute.
•    Individuals requesting Halal and Kosher meals: please select vegetarian or vegan. 
•    Chefs will make preparations to be as inclusive as possible (i.e. using vegetable stock instead of an animal-based stock, lower lactose levels, etc.). 
•    All items will be labeled with the ingredients and if they are gluten-free, nut-free, etc. 
•    Specialty plates may be kept in a separate location to assure priority is given to those who have requested them. If you have questions, check with NCORE Staff or Banquet Staff. 

Every effort will be made to provide items that accommodate your needs but we cannot assure that your personal standards or preferences will be met. Consider bringing any special non-perishable items (protein bars, small snacks) in your tote bag.

The Oregon Convention Center features quite a few dining options. This link will indicate outlets that are currently open. 

Click HERE to view restaurants in the area.


Our registration form has an area to indicate accommodation requests, as well as a fill-in field for you to specify other requests. These include:

  • American Sign Language interpretation and caption services
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Sighted tour of the Oregon Convention Center
  • Large print or braille program guide
  • Service animals
  • Priority seating at sessions and events (front or back of rooms)
  • Food allergies

The following accommodations will be provided to all participants (no request necessary) as part of NCORE's mission to ensure everyone feels included and empowered while attending NCORE:

  • All-gender and gender-neutral restrooms
  • Maternal Care Room
  • Meditation/Prayer Room
  • Digitally posted menus of provided snacks and meals and their ingredients
  • Presenters will be required to use NCORE-provided PowerPoint templates, microphones, and large print versions of handouts 

The University of Oklahoma's College of Continuing Education and NCORE are committed to making NCORE and its activities as accessible as possible. If you have accessibility or accommodation needs that fall under the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act or may affect your attendance and enjoyment at NCORE, please indicate this on your registration form and email NCORE's Accessibility Coordinator, Josephine Stocks, as soon as possible.


If you need mobility assistance to make your visit easier or more comfortable, please stop by the Oregon Convention Center's Administration Office on Level 2 to rent a wheelchair or electric scooter.

Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. More information can be found here.

The Oregon Convention Center Accessibility Guide is located here. (Opens in new window)


Yes. We will be using the Guidebook app. We will email you and post instructions on our website in April/May 2019.

Yes. NCORE Participant WiFi: Network Name(SSID): NCORE2019.This will be an open network; no network key required

The official hashtags are: #NCORE2019 and #StartTheConversation


Sessions will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, located at 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Some hotels are continuing to offer rooms. Visit our Hotel page for booking links and information.

Hotel room rates will be between $179/night and $195/night. Please factor in about 15% for taxes. 

The rates will be between $179 and $195 per night. Lodging taxes are approximately 15%.

NCORE 2020 will be in New York City May 26-30, 2020. Registration and hotel blocks will open in the fall of 2019.

Yes. The Oregon Convention Center has permanently designated two all-gender restrooms on the second floor. During NCORE, we will designate several restrooms on the first floor to be all-gender. Click to view maps . (Opens in new window.)

The NCORE Exhibit Hall will be in Exhibit Hall E on the first level of the Oregon Convention Center.

Yes. It is Room C-127 on the first level of the convention center. View map here (Opens in a new window.)

Yes. ONLY BLUE PAINTER'S TAPE may be used to may tape items on the walls of meeting rooms at the convention center.


We respect all clothing choices and do not have a "dress code". For your planning purposes: many attendees choose to wear styles such as casual, business casual, and business. We recommend bringing a sweater or jacket with you as it can often be chilly in meeting rooms. Friday, May 31, is School Spirit Day. We encourage clothing that shows your school pride! Bring buttons and lapel pins to share and trade!

The Oregon Convention Center has two Mamava pods on the first level. One is near Exhibit Hall E, and the other is near Exhibit Hall A. You can download the Mamava mobile app to unlock one of these two pods, find other private spaces (never a bathroom), and more. Click for more information. (Opens in new window.)

We recommend using Portland's mass transit system, TriMet, as much as possible. Courtesy of Travel Portland, each registrant will receive a complimentary transit pass in their name badge. This can be used for the light rail, streetcar, and bus systems and will be valid throughout NCORE. 

Portland also has Uber and Lyft drivers, ZipCars, and other options. Check back for additional information, maps, and travel tips.

The months of May and June tend to be mild with high temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. Low temperatures to be in the low-to-mid-50s. Chances are good that there will be light precipitation, so pack a rain jacket or umbrella and comfortable, solid shoes. 

We'll update this section with a forecast when we get closer to the conference. 

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NCORE Registration will be staffed in the Ginkoberry Lobby of the convention center. Also, we will have several NCORE Information Booths in the convention center. Exact locations will be posted here as soon as they are determined. 

Yes; if you attend a Pre-Conference Institute, you will earn one CEU. A verification form will be distributed in your session; fill it out, turn it into the session monitor or the NCORE Registration Desk. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately four weeks after the conclusion of the conference. 

The CEU will be issued by the University of Oklahoma and is not associated with any particular discipline. We suggest recipients submit their CEU certificate along with a description of the session to the governing body (NASW, etc.) and ask if it meets their requirements. 

Shuttles will not be provided between hotels and the convention center. Each hotel property will be within a few blocks of Portland's light rail, which has a stop right outside the Oregon Convention Center.

We recommend using Portland's mass transit system, TriMet, as much as possible. Courtesy of Travel Portland, each registrant will receive a complimentary transit pass in their name badge. This can be used for the light rail, streetcar, and bus systems and will be valid throughout NCORE. 

Portland also has Uber and Lyft drivers, ZipCars, and other options. Check back for additional information, maps, and travel tips.

No. NCORE is not able to provide such services.

Passes will be placed in NCORE name badges and can be picked up at the convention center during NCORE check-in.


Visit our Presenter Guidelines page for guidance and the required PowerPoint template.

Visit our Call for Presentations page for a comprehensive overview of the process. Submission Deadline: November 26, 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time)

You do not have to be registered for the conference in order to have your proposal reviewed. If you are selected to present, you must register for the conference.

Yes. Presenters are required to be registered at one of the published registration rates.

All session rooms will have the following standard set of AV equipment: LCD Projector, Screen, Flip Chart and Markers. Upon request on the workshop proposal form, we can provide sound support for computers or hand held devices and internet connectivity. Microphones will only be provided based on the size of the session room and will be determined by the NCORE Program Manager. 

Yes. Bring your own computer to your session. And, if necessary, a Mac adapter to connect to LCD projector.

No. NCORE does not print session handouts. If presenters choose to provide participant handouts, they should print on recycled paper. 

Yes. ONLY BLUE PAINTER'S TAPE may be used to may tape items on the walls of meeting rooms at the convention center.


The poster boards are 36” tall x 48” wide (the center section is 24”).

poster board image

NCORE will provide a blank trifold poster board to each poster presenter during setup time at the conference. We will provide double-sided tape, scissors, and glue sticks. Presenters should arrive with their printed materials.

You may bring your own poster board. Please try to keep the size close to 36" tall x 48" wide.