ASTD-Cascadia Chapter Regional Conference
The Evolution of Learning
September 23 - 24, 2009

ASTD-Cascadia is delighted to invite you to the 2009 ASTD-Cascadia Regional Conference, The Evolution of Learning, September 23-24, 2009 at the beautiful Salem Conference Center. An array of workshops will provide intensive, interactive experiences for every level of workplace learning professional, tracking the evolution of the learner, classroom, organization, and learning professional.

CONGRATS to the winners of two drawings for a free 2010 Conference Registration!:

Jane Stackhouse and Kathleen Elliot

Keynote speaker for The Evolution of Learning will be Greg Bell, author of “Water the Bamboo,” and an inspirational, motivating presenter. Greg combines humor and high motivational energy with practical advice – an unbeatable combination for the people he helps to develop outstanding relationships and communication practices.

The 2009 Cascadia Conference will also offer three general sessions addressing the ASTD competency model, “The Evolution of Learning into Virtual Worlds,” and “Creating the Best Teams in the Worst of Times.”

In addition, we’re presenting an exciting pre-conference event, on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Patti Dobrowolski, a nationally-acclaimed performer, business consultant and keynote speaker will be the pre-conference presenter. Attendees at her intensive session will learn a powerful visual approach to creating strategy and preparing for change..

Please share the good news of the 2009 ASTD-Cascadia Regional Conference with others – Print and post flyers (color and BW).

A chief feature of The Evolution of Learning will be its wealth of opportunities to connect with others in the workplace learning field. You’ll especially enjoy:

  • In-Conference Networking – Members of two of our affiliate groups, ODN Oregon and the Northwest Coaches Association, will generously facilitate in-conference time blocks on the hottest topics in learning and development.
  • Evening Networking – Stop by restaurants just a stroll from the Salem Conference Center for good food and substantive conversation with colleagues.

Click on the subject buttons at left to learn about everything from great early-bird registration rates, to sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. We’ll see you there!



See keynote and general session speakers below. Additional speakers listed in the Speaker section.

Greg Bell
Speaker, Trainer and Author
Greg Bell Consulting Portland, Oregon

Water the Bamboo

Patti Drobowlski
Business Consultant, Performer, Speaker
Alchemy Consulting Seattle, Washington

Snapshot of the Big Picture

Sharon Wingron, CPLP
President & Chief Learning Leader
Wings of Success LLC
St. Louis, Missouri

Be a WLP Leader! Live the ASTD Competency Model

Mike Abrams
VP Learning and Performance Technologies
TBD Consulting Phoenix, Arizona

Get Virtual! Evolution of Learning into Virtual Worlds

Dixie Lee Samuels
Leadership Consultant
Lee Hecht Harrison
Portland Oregon

Creating the Best of Teams in the Worst of Times






Gold Sponsor  
Turning Technologies
Youngstown, Ohio
Silver Sponsors  
Portland State University
Professional Development Center
Continuing Education Department
Portland, OR
Via Tech Publishing Solutions
Kalama, WA

Newport Beach, CA

Bronze Sponsors  
Via Training
A Division of GP
Portland, OR

Portland State University
1 Hour elective College Credit available through PSU

CPLP Recertification
CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. ASTD Chapter conference sessions are listed as eligible continuing education activities.

Check the CPLP Candidate Bulletin for further information about acceptable credits for CPLP recertification.

HRCI Recertification
General sessions are approved for 8.25 recertification credit hours. Participants can receive 1.5 strategic hours each for breakout sessions with Sarazin, King and John.