Civic Leadership Conference

2024 Structure

The 2024 Student Leadership Conferences will be split into two events this year.

Salem, Oregon

Chemeketa Community College

Date: TBD (Goal: Fri or Sat in mid-April)


Ashland, Oregon

Southern Oregon University

Date: April 26th


Additional details will be provided over the listserv as these dates get closer.

Registration Open

The Oregon TRIO Association is excited to announce the first-ever Civic Leadership Conference, hosted at Willamette University and the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, OR.


This two-day event (June 7-8, 2024) aims to empower 125 TRIO students from across Oregon by providing them with hands-on experience in a legislative simulation, fostering their understanding of civic leadership and their ability to positively impact local and state governments. 


The House Civics and Education office will present “Civics at the Capitol,” produced by education professionals for classrooms and at-home learners to explore the Oregon Legislative Processes. This program offers an in-depth dive into the unique Oregon process of how ideas go through the process to become law in our great state! Through immersing themselves in this simulated legislative environment, participants will gain invaluable insights into the workings of government and develop critical leadership skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors. We also will be inviting active legislators to present and work with students through the weekend.


Registration is now open and free for Oregon TRIO programs with a paid 2024 membership (this includes overnight accommodation and all four meals during the event). Programs can reserve tickets and recruit students to attend now, OTA will collect the roster of students about 10 days out from the event. For a tentative agenda, please see below.


We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

Tentative Conference Agenda
Fri. June 7 - Sat. June 8, 2024

Civics at the Capitol

The House Civics and Education Office will be presiding over the programming and curriculum at this event.  For a glimpse at their curriculum, please see the attached PDF.

Registration Form Below

Please complete the form below to register for the OTA Civic Leadership Conference.


The conference is free for Oregon TRIO Members.

  • Programs will register to reserve space for their students.   
  • We will work to provide accessibility and dietary-restrictive food options for the event.
  • If you would like to reserve spaces for students who do not need overnight accommodations, please indicate that on our form below.
  • Please register students separately from any adult chaperones. We ask that you include any bus drivers or staff who will need individual rooms and food provided as well.
  • Students will be in a double dorm room; please prepare to help assign your students a roommate for the event. If there are any unique considerations regarding roommates, please communicate those requests directly to OTA.


Attendance will have a cap of 125 students. Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.


Questions will be addressed here as they come up during registration

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