The annual Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference is a statewide conference that aims to educate, engage and empower educators and school staff to create healthy, resilient school workplaces. The conference has become a trusted source for quality professional development and networking and brings national, state and local experts that share practical information and tools to start and sustain school employee wellness. Find more information below!


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“OEA Choice Trust is a leading organization working on school employee wellness. The quality of speakers draws people, and the Trust walks their talk by having physical activities built into the days. OEA Choice Trust simply puts on the best conference.”

– 2017 Conference Participant

The conference Agenda-at-a-Glance is now available!

OEA Choice Trust is excited to present Françoise Mathieu as the keynote speaker this year! Françoise is the founder of Compassion Fatigue Solutions and one of the leaders of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma education in North America. She’s also author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook.

Additionally, this year will feature a closing speaker, Dr. Zelana Montminy. Dr. Z  seeks to explore the relationship between resilience, happiness, and healthful lifestyle choices by translating complicated research from  positive psychology, nutrition and neurology to create a uniquely holistic approach to health.

Additional Information

Learn more about how to get a special conference-rate on your hotel room.

Read about each of the breakout sessions that will be offered.

Preview the different rejuvenation activities you can do!

Learn more about who will be exhibiting at the conference.

Check out Bend Parks and Recreation’s Trails Map!


To access Convention Center Wi-Fi, select the “RiverHouse” network. No passwords are required.


Check-in is open the following times:

Sunday, March 25  4:00-5:00 PM

Monday, March 26  7:30-8:30 AM

All check-in matters will be handled at the table located in the convention center lobby.


The conference is happy to provide lunch on Monday and Tuesday, as well as snacks on both days. The conference does not include breakfast. Conference lunches are for registered attendees only. At registration, all participants will receive a lunch ticket for each day they are registered to attend. These tickets are located with your name badge. Please present your meal ticket to the staff member at the front of the buffet prior to assembling your lunch.

Venue Map

Riverhouse Conference Center Map

Please note: To get to breakout rooms E, F, G, H and I you will need to walk by the deck. Convention center staff are the only people allowed in the hall between rooms A, J and I.

Lactation Room: Participants that need a space for breastfeeding can find a designated Lactation Room downstairs from the convention center lobby on the left.



Visit the below links for past School Employee Wellness Conference materials and presentations.


A guide to making employee wellness programs work for school districts, education service districts and community colleges.


Check out some of our success stories.


Ready to take a step towards wellness, apply for the grant today.