2022 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Local Conference Sponsors
Through inspired leadership, our main street programs throughout Oregon are helping to sustain and enhance the vitality of traditional commercial districts. The 2022 Oregon Main Street Conference is a great way to look at the “big picture” of why our main street districts are so incredibly important to the health and well-being of local communities – physically, economically, and socially.
Our conference theme this year is Engage – Inspire - Empower, which reflects the goals of our Oregon Main Street organizations to engage people from all walks of life, inspire their communities towards enhancement, and empower leaders to make a difference.
Sessions cover a variety of topics for both beginners and those with experience. The format includes keynotes, interactive workshops, and networking time. Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind conference!
Be sure to visit the Oregon Main Street Conference website for information on the schedule of events and on sessions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Staff and volunteers of organizations focusing on downtown historic preservation and economic development, downtown business and property owners, government leaders, chamber of commerce professionals and volunteers, and others with an interest in the future of downtown will benefit from attending this conference.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Our hope is to provide not only a fun and informative conference, but also a safe experience for all of our visitors. Conference staff will comply with all regulatory and venue-specified guidelines, and at a minimum will provide masks and sanitizer at no charge for our guests. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to indicate your comfort with close contact using color-coded sticker on your conference badge.
Please see additional COVID-19 precautions, including instructions should you feel ill, here.
This year's conference will be hosted in beautiful Downtown Klamath Falls. In addition to some amazing learning opportunities during the conference, you'll have an opportunity to experience our historic downtown with its delectable eateries, charming boutique shops, and perfectly-paced night life. Plus, we're providing some exciting post-conference opportunities to experience what makes our region unique - make sure you plan to stay for the weekend after the conference!
Klamath Falls, at approximately 4,100 feet in elevation, features incredibly comfortable weather in early fall. Expect nice, cool mornings (usually in the 40s) and nice warm days (in the 70s). Rain is certainly a possibility in the high desert shoulder seasons so attendees should plan on wearing layers and be prepared with light rain gear.
Before you make your lodging reservations, check out what our region has to offer and review the post-conference excursions on the registration page - we're sure you'll want to extend your stay through the weekend!
Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Klamath Falls - Members
City of Klamath Falls
Downtown Klamath Falls is very walkable but if you're trying to get around more quickly, there are a couple options:
Ross Ragland Theater & Ragland Cultural Center
218 N 7th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & SESSION INFORMATION
Visit the Oregon Main Street website for speaker bios, conference schedule, and other detailed conference information.
AFTER HOURS & POST CONFERENCE EXPERIENCES
We hope your plans include a weekend stayover in our region. To keep you busy, we've provided several opportunities during and after the conference to experience everything Klamath Falls and our region has to offer (including a FREE guided tour of Crater Lake!)
Check out the opportunities here!
REGISTRATION & TICKETING
Your host organization, Klamath Falls Downtown Association, has worked with local hotels to provide a range of hotel accommodations to make your visit as comfortable as possible. There are multiple options right here in Downtown as well as some other options for those who would like a different experience.
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Klamath Falls' newest lodging property! Located adjacent to Lake Ewauna so you can experience the Klamath Basin's magical autumn sunsets. Easy walking to the Downtown core, approximately 10 blocks from conference venue.
Oregon Main Street Group Rates available 10/5-10/9. Click here to book - group rate available until September 5!
OTHER LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS
The Running Y Ranch Resort
Southcentral Oregon's premier destination resort. Enjoy rustic lodging with exquisite on-property dining and access to golf, pool, hot tub, sports center and spa. Located within 15 minutes of downtown Klamath Falls.
Click here for luxury accommodations at a special conference rate!
Golfers - Check out the "Stay & Play" package for unlimited golf!
Pamper yourself with a luxury stay/spa package!
The Maverick Motel
Located at the north/east end of downtown. Easy access to dining, shopping, and our conference venue. Recently renovated!
Click here for information and booking
Klamath Falls KOA Journey
If you are looking for a more outdoorsy place to stay, the Klamath Falls KOA is a perfect home base for the conference and through the weekend. Van lifers, RVers, and even tenters will love this quiet campground with friendly neighbors and attentive staff. You can even book a luxury cabin for the best of both worlds! Centrally located in Klamath Falls for easy access to everything you'll need while you're here!
Click here for information and booking