ASPIRE Events and Training

ASPIRE supports students, families, and communities across Oregon by providing timely and topical training and professional development opportunities through both in-person and virtual events. 

ASPIRE Fall Conference-

Event Information

Each fall, ASPIRE coordinators, volunteers and, community members from throughout the state attend a one-day conference designed to allow participants to expand their knowledge of the ASPIRE program, network with other ASPIRE coordinators and volunteers, as well as explore postsecondary options for Oregon students. Experts present workshops on a variety of topics that pertain to the work of ASPIRE mentors. 

This year we will be hosting three events around the state, all events will run from 9 am-4 pm with doors opening at 8 am. This year our events will be:

  • September 29th at University of Portland
  • October 6th at OSU Cascades in Bend
  • October 13th at Southern Oregon University in Ashland

The registration fee for the ASPIRE fall conference is $25.00, this money helps cover some of the expenses related to this event. We will only be accepting payment via credit card , we will not be accepting cash or check at the event.

If you need to make other payment arrangements please contact us at:

Event Registration Links

Conference Tracks

Organize the perfect conference! This conference has a little something for everyone. Our conference track guides sorts sessions into suggested groups based on a common theme. Pick the track that works best for you or create your own perfect conference. 

ASPIRE Fall Conference Participant Draft Agenda

ASPIRE Connections

ASPIRE Connections are monthly virtual meetings that allow ASPIRE Coordinators and Mentors a chance to network and engage in professional development. You can learn more about ASPIRE Connections in the menus below.

ASPIRE Connections
Mentor Q & A

Additional Training Information

In addition to our Fall Conference and monthly ASPIRE Connections meetings we have other ways to support your professional development including regular mentor trainings, webinars, and videos posted to our YouTube page. 

Use the menus below to learn more.