Technical Workshop & NW Operators Forum

Agenda Available
The draft agenda for the Technical Workshop is available by clicking above under agenda. 

Tour of Bonneville Locks and Dam (Sold Out)
Embark on an enlightening journey through the heart of hydroelectric innovation with a captivating tour of the Bonneville Locks and Hydropower Project, a testament to the ingenuity of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nestled along the majestic Columbia River, this iconic site has been a beacon of sustainable energy since its completion in the 1930s, serving as a pivotal component of the New Deal era. As you traverse the intricacies of the Bonneville Locks, marvel at the engineering marvel that facilitates the smooth navigation of vessels, allowing them to traverse the river's tumultuous waters. The hydropower project, with its massive turbines, showcases the Corps' commitment to harnessing nature's power for the greater good. Furthermore, delve into the project's historical significance as a key contributor to the region's economic development and energy independence. The tour culminates in an exploration of the fish passage, a pioneering initiative by the Corps to ensure the preservation of local aquatic ecosystems. Immerse yourself in the confluence of history, engineering prowess, and environmental stewardship at the Bonneville Locks and Hydropower Project.  Registration is $50 and includes transportation, water, and snacks. The tour the afternoon of April 30th leaving from the hotel at 1:00 and returning by 5:00 p.m.

Registration is now open
Terms of Registration

Members- $380
Non-Members- $480
Tour of Bonneville- SOLD OUT- Includes transportation, water, and snacks. 

Professional Development Hours 
Attendees at the Fall Regional Workshop received 6.25 hours of professional development education.  


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Sponsorship Opportunities
Workshop Sponsor
Sponsors are invited to support this workshop through marketing opportunities.
This year's sponsorship package includes one registration to workshop inclusion in marketing for the event on the event website, onsite recognition of support throughout the event, logo placement on all materials on-site, and a table at the event to place marketing materials. This sponsorship package is $1,500 and can be secured through clicking on sponsor now above.  
Presenting Sponsor- SOLD OUT
In addition there was one special sponsorship opportunity available for this workshop.  Be the official presenting sponsor of the workshop as the network reception sponsor.  Sponsorship included special logo placement onsite, logo placement during networking reception, prominent logo placement on all marketing materials on-site as presenting sponsor, and special thanks during the reception and at the workshop.

The Venue- Best Western Plus in Hood River, Oregon
​The Best Western Plus in Hood River stands out as a spectacular venue location. Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, this hotel offers guests a picturesque setting with stunning views of the river and surrounding mountains. The hotel allows easy access to the charming downtown area, renowned wineries, and outdoor recreational activities, making it an ideal choice for this event. The hotel itself boasts modern amenities, comfortable accommodations, and excellent service, ensuring a memorable stay. With a commitment to hospitality excellence, the Best Western Plus in Hood River provides a perfect blend of convenience, comfort, and natural beauty for this workshop. 

Reservations are available now at the prevailing rate or can be made at the nearby Hampton Inn.