General Information

Conference Sessions

Sessions will begin at 8:30 am and continue until 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday (every day).

When planning your schedule, note that some sessions run across four days while others are given in two days. Make sure that you enroll in only one session per day. Use the session calendar to assist in planning.

Note: Some conference sessions will fill early. Please confirm your registration before you book travel and hotel.


The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.

The conference will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. The hotel is ideally situated along the waterfront in downtown Portland, Oregon. Shop downtown boutiques and national retail stores, visit art galleries, catch a concert at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, or take a leisurely stroll through the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park. All of this within walking distance of your room!

A limited number of rooms are available at special reduced rates starting at $199 single/double occupancy + tax. Rooms fill quickly and, when capacity is achieved, the hotel will not honor this rate. As long as this reduced rate is available, you will receive it automatically when you book online. If you call to make a reservation, however, please indicate that you are with the Safe & Civil Schools National Conference to receive the reduced rate.

Rooms fill quickly, so reserve your room as soon as your conference registration is confirmed. Please wait until we have confirmed your conference registration to book travel and hotel reservations!

Note that the hotel does not offer shuttle service to and from Portland International Airport. For information about driving directions, parking options, or alternative transportation (rail, bus, or taxi), click here.

Hotel Amenities: Gift/newsstand, vending machines, in-room coffee/tea, toll-free phone calls, room service, on-demand movies, newspaper delivered to room (on request), daily housekeeping service, valet dry cleaning, coin-operated laundry onsite, and fitness center with cardio equipment, free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes, indoor saltwater pool, and whirlpool.

Breakfast and Lunch

Daily light continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided to all participants. Vegetarian options are available. If you have dietary concerns, please call us at 1-800-323-8819 in advance of the conference.


Materials will be available for purchase at the conference. To purchase in advance, order from:

Professional Development Credit

Brandman University Logo Graduate-level professional development credit for attendees of training sponsored by Safe & Civil Schools is available through Brandman University’s Extended Education department.

Before registering with Brandman, please check with your district and/or state program to ensure that these credits will be accepted.

Register for credit through Brandman’s Special Topic Exploration independent study option. Credits awarded will be based on coursework. Cost ranges from $150 to $400, depending on credit units.

After registration, students will complete a project that demonstrates their ability to apply the strategies they learned during the training. The project will then be evaluated for credit.

For additional information regarding registration and transcript questions, please contact
Brandman University, 800-632-0094.


Things to Do in Portland

Use this map to explore Portland. Click to view a larger map.

Portland, also known as "The City of Roses," is Oregon's largest city. Situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, the city offers something for everyone. Consider extending your stay a day or two and taking in some of the sights and sounds of the region. You may find these websites useful as you plan your explorations!


For hotel information, call 1-877-901-6632.