Shape the future from the edge. Oregon Design Conference 2016 will be May 5-7, 2016 at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon

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Since 2002, The Oregon Design Conference has served as the premier multi-day State-wide event dedicated solely to architecture, design and innovation in the built environment. The ODC features nationally and internationally recognized leaders who engage and advance our collective understanding of how the power of design is shaping our communities and cultures.

ODC2016 will focus on our collective and inspired reconsideration of architecture and design as we embrace new methodologies, technologies, and relationships. Addressing both known and emerging opportunities to improve the human condition through four lenses:


Our education in problem-definition and problem-solving gives the design profession a unique perspective on making our communities more resilient in the face of a changing world. What is your vision for the future? How are younger designers changing the face of the profession? How do people define the current role of design in addressing global challenges and opportunities?

Innovation In Practice

Designers and architects are redefining how they approach problems and practice their craft. New collaborations are opening opportunities that never existed before. New technologies, tools and conventions are pushing the creative process in new directions at a frenetic pace. How are you working that differentiates your practice or establishes a new direction in the design process?


Whether by hand or by machine the contemporary expression of design is more than ever about making things. What new approaches to materials and methods of construction are you using to advance design? How is the making of the built environment instigating new collaborations and ultimately redefining how we use resources to form the built environment?

Design Thinking

Design is at the root of everything we do. The architect is no longer working in a silo. As we look for new ways to define questions, solve problems, and share that knowledge – what are you defining as the next opportunities and how are you working to be relevant in the conversation of design excellence? How can design thinking address the challenges we face in our communities around the world?

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Join us at the edge of the continent.

Architects/Professionals $460
Associates/Interns/Students $270

Register for ODC 2016 Today



Contact Salishan, at 1.800.452.2300, and mention AIA Oregon for conference rates starting at $157.


The Oregon Design Conference is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors:



  Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors  


Niedermeyer Risk Managment Therma-Tru Doors



Glo European Windows Glumac


We would also like to thank the Oregon Community Foundation VEB Fund.