Portland 2024

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Interested in joining us in Portland for NatStart24? Details are still being finalized, but we're happy to share the following information to help you plan!

When is the Conference?

The conference will open in Portland, OR on Wednesday, July 31. There will be an opening welcome and reception on Wednesday evening, and we especially encourage out of town attendees to attend the opening reception. Concurrent sessions will be held Aug 1-2. Optional add-on site tours will be available on Saturday, August 3rd.

Where in Portland is the Conference taking place?

The conference will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, a hotel and event venue located along the Willamette River. The hotel is located at 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, secluded from the downtown bustle but close to local attractions including restaurants, breweries, and shops. The conference will be hosted in event spaces located on the first three floors of the hotel. Outdoor sessions will be available in the riverside park across the street from the hotel. 

The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront has an on-site restaurant and bar; complimentary wifi; newly renovated conference facilities; and a beautiful view of downtown Portland's Hawthorn Bridge. 

Can I book my hotel room before registration opens?

Yes! You can book a room at a discounted rate of $189/night by following this link or by calling 503-226-7600 and asking for the Natural Start Alliance Annual Conference rate. This rate applies to stays booked July 31-August 3. (We are working on adding additional rooms on Tuesday, July 30.)

To take advantage of the discounted rate, you must book your room by July 8, 2024.

Book your room here.

Check-in time is after 4:00 pm PST and check-out time is 12:00 pm. Guests arriving before 4:00 pm will be assigned rooms as they become available.

What are the Anticipated Conference Registration and Fees?

Registration for the conference will open in March. Registration fees are not finalized but are expected to be approximately $395. Meals to be included are not finalized but registration typically includes an opening reception and lunch on Thursday and Friday. Optional program site tours will also be available and are expected to cost approximately $85 and will include lunch and transportation. An optional pre-conference field trip may be available on Wednesday July 31.