OASC Fall Conference is an opportunity for High School student leaders to hear nationally renown motivational speakers, learn the latest leadership lessons, and meet other leadership students from across the state of Oregon.
November 3-4, 2019
Seaside Civic & Convention Center
Only $80 per person*
*Early-Bird Member rate if registered by specific date.
Dates to Remember
September 5: Registration Opens at 7 am PST
October 7: Early-bird Deadline
October 9: Presentations Submissions for HS Fall Conf. Due
October 15: Last day to Register & Update Numbers
Fall Conference Vacancy
FAQ’s for 2019
Q: If we currently have 13 and want 3 extra, will we have to present because we will now be over 15?
A: No. Presenter Registration is closed and all workshop rooms are fully booked.
Q: My student got sick the night before and cancelled do I have to pay for their spot?
A: Yes. This spot could have been sold to another school wanting spots. Please have a plan for if a student cancels and a substitute ready to take their place!
Q: How do I pay?
A: COSA staff supports us with our bookkeeping – we give them the final #’s after the deadline. We will invoice either after that date or after the event – it depends on their schedule. Payment is due within 30 days of receiving the invoice.
Q: I have a candidate running for office, do we pay for them?
A: Yes, they count in your #’s and pay registration. If they are elected then while they are on the board they do not count in your #’s and you do not pay for them – they will be working.
Q: I have a student on the board, do we pay for them?
A: No, they don’t count in your #’s and you don’t pay for them. They come in early to help plan and prep. We provide them with housing Fri and Sat and you provide them housing on Sunday night.
Q: Our bus is going to drop us off Sunday and pick us up Monday – How do we get to the high school?
A: OASC has paid for x2 shuttle buses to go back and forth between the convention center and the high school
FALL CONFERENCE 2019 Featured Speakers:
Patrick Maurer – Pre Conference
Patrick Maurer is an award-winning motivational speaker and leadership coach with a proven track record of breaking through the everyday noise to transform campuses, communities, and individuals of all ages.
He is on a mission to not just inspire, but to actually empower. Patrick addresses the critical need to develop today’s leaders with the proficiency to make the most of their time and contemplate potential impact. Often hailed as “fresh” and “engaging,” he is known for his perfected approach of fusing real-life stories, humorous anecdotes, and his pop culture savviness with compelling topics. The result is an entertaining and authentic experience that is relatable, relevant, and real for any audience, from youth and youth leaders to advisors and professionals. This unique approach has earned him recognition as one of the best in his field, with a Certified Speaking Professional ® designation, an honor less than the top 10 percent of speakers earn worldwide. Patrick’s dynamic style pulls from 20+ years of in-the-trenches leadership experience and four years of improvisational comedy training. An experienced and trained California-certified high school English teacher, Patrick understands how to profoundly impact today’s youth. His messages are crafted to meaningfully affect their viewpoint, engagement, and well-being –factors widely recognized as having a direct correlation between a student’s preparedness for college, career, and life.
Carlos Ojeda Jr.
Carlos Ojeda Jr. has been called one of the most dynamic youth empowerment speakers in America today. A former university administrator, professor and small business development center director, he now focuses his energy on empowering students to succeed by teaching them that their voice is their power.
Combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his passion for changing the lives of youth across the country, he started CoolSpeak: The Youth Engagement Company. CoolSpeak provides youth motivational speakers, programs, and events designed to engage, educate and empower youth. CoolSpeak represents over 25 of the top youth speakers in the country, and has certified and licensed over 50 facilitators and practitioners nationwide. Over a million lives have been inspired to date.
Kat Perkins grew up in Scranton, North Dakota surrounded by a family of musicians and quickly knew at a young age that performing is what she wanted to make her life career. After seeking as many opportunities as she could, including spending several summers as a main act on the Medora Musical stage, Kat followed her undeniable drive and passion for performing and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue music on a more professional scale. She quickly gained the attention of the local Twin Cities music scene by taking stages in the several projects and bands she formed over the years. The most successful being her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which went to open for Bon Jovi, amongst working with some of the music industry’s most well known acts. After a hiatus from performing due to vocal surgery, Kat made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. Kat turned 3 chairs during her blind audition, charted in the top 5 on iTunes several times with her stand-out performances on the show, and sailed to the finals with help from her coach, Adam Levine. Being on The Voice brought new platforms of success and opportunities Kat’s way. She’s since gone on an average of two military tours per year to perform for the troops overseas, sold out venues across America with a variety of themed performances and tours, and began going into schools to speak to students about following their dreams, living a Fearless life, and making a positive impact on the world. The praise Kat received from these presentations even led her to begin a nonprofit foundation, The Rising Star Foundation, providing scholarships and opportunity for aspiring musicians while also giving back to the local community.
There are many beautiful hotels to choose from in Seaside, Oregon. However, some schools opt for Beach House instead. Whichever you choose, please see link below for Group Hotel Pricing and Beach House recommendations.
Fall Conference 2018: Nov 4-5, “Constructing Leaders”
Fall Conference 2017: Nov. 5-6, “Turning the Tide”
Fall Conference 2016: Nov. 6-7, “The Story of a Leader”
Fall Conference 2015: Nov 8-9, “Exousia: Power to Act. Power to Lead. Power to Love.”