"Since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, several persons, especially those seeking data for an article or book, have asked me whether I knew in what way I was influencing his life. The answer is an unqualified 'No.' There is no way one can know the degree of influence one has upon another.” ~ Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, in Born to Rebel

2019 Regional Conference

October 11         Conference Registration for submission of student presentation type and abstracts

October 17          Last day to cancel hotel room reservations without penalty


Thursday, October 24, 2019

West Coast Schools arrive in Seattle and check in at University Inn and Watertown Hotel

Friday, October 25, 2019

6:30 am to 8:30 am       Breakfast available at the hotel

9:00 am                         Welcome at UW in room with posters

9:30 am to 10:30 am    Poster Session

10:45 am to 12:15 pm  Panel Sessions 1-4

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm    Lunch (with pop-up resource talks)

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm      Workshops A B & C (choose 1)

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm      Workshops D E & F (choose 1)

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm      Snack Break with mini-grad school fair

4:45 pm to 6:15 pm      Panel Sessions 5-8

6:30 pm                          Dinners (Pizza for students on campus; Coordinators at local restaurant)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

6:00 am                             Pick up breakfast and get on buses to Heritage

10:00 am to 11:30 am Heritage Cultural Activities

11:45 am to 1:15 pm    Lunch (Yakama Winter Lodge*)

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm     Panels 9 - 12

3:15 pm to 5:15 pm     Talking Circles

5:30 pm                      Buses to Legends Casino to check in and change for dinner

6:30 pm                      Buses back to Closing Dinner

8:30 pm                      Buses back to Legends Casino 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

6:30 am                     Pick up breakfast and board buses to SEATAC (Flight shcould be no earlier than 1:00 pm)


In Seattle we will be staying at the Watertown Hotel and the University Inn. These hotels are one block apart and are both part of the StayPineapple Hotel Group.

We recommend booking airfare to Washington, SEATAC airport. There is a small airport in Yakima but flights are infrequent, planes are tiny and the layover at SEATAC makes the trip time about the same as riding the Foundation-sponsored buses over to Heritage on Saturday morning and back to SEATAC on Sunday morning.  If you choose to fly home from Yakima despite the contraindications, please let us know for the purposes of bus planning for Sunday morning. We recommend that you book your return from SEATAC no earlier than 1 pm on Sunday.