Important Attendee Info



September 17 - 21, 2023

We are so excited for you to attend the WICSEC 2023 Annual Training Conference in Portland, Oregon!

The Conference will take place at the Hilton Portland Downtown,

921 SW Sixth Avenue

Whova Conference App

Whova App Info

Hotel Reminders

There are two conference hotels

We are using two hotels – sister properties located adjacent to each other in downtown Portland, which are both Hilton Hotels. So be sure to check your hotel reservation to confirm which hotel you are staying at.

Hilton Portland Downtown

921 SW Sixth Avenue

The Duniway Portland

545 SW Taylor Street

As a reminder, check in is at 4pm and rooms are not guaranteed to be ready early.


Need to book your transportation to the hotel?

There are several transportation options from the Portland International Airport to the hotels. Please refer to our Travel page for details. 

Transportation Options

WICSEC's Charity - OFSN

Support Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)

Get excited for the charity raffle! During the breaks, the raffle will be in the exhibit hall. Come check out all of the fun prizes and donate to our conference charity, OFSN. We accept cash and credit card donations. Raffle tickets are $1 each or get 25 for $20.

OFSN purpose is to connect, empower and educate families in creating positive outcomes for youth experiencing significant behavioral health challenges.


The Hilton Portland Downtown offers free wireless internet. Connect to the “Hilton Meeting Room” wi-fi network, password: WICSEC40

Smile! Photo Booth

The photo booth will be both in-person & virtual again this year!

Photo Booth Sponsored by:

We want to see pics of our conference attendees. Take a photo or upload a photo.

The photo booth will be available in the exhibit hall throughout the conference, but make sure to take fun photos during the Dinner Event on Wednesday evening.

We'll send an announcement as soon as it's up and running. Then snap away. We can't wait to see all of the fun pics!


Registration will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm PT on Sunday, September 17, in the Plaza Foyer on the second level of the Hilton Portland Downtown. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to pick up your name badge and conference materials. If you need assistance during the conference, the registration staff can help you.  

Payments can be made at the onsite registration desk.

Suggested Dress

Early fall in Portland is mostly mild weather and partly sunny skies. The evenings can cool down, as can indoor spaces with air conditioning. Trying to find a room temperature at which everyone can be comfortable is nearly impossible. Therefore, we highly recommend you bring a sweater and light jacket and dress in layers so you can adjust accordingly.

Wednesday Dinner Event

We encourage you to think outside and wear something that represents your favorite outdoor activity. Dress casually and comfortably to enjoy a night of entertainment and fun!

Conference Merchandise

Did you order conference merchandise?

Make sure to pick up your conference merchandise order. On Sunday, you can it pick up during registration hours next to the onsite registration/payments desk. After Sunday, it will be available for pick up at the WICSEC booth.


The Hilton Portland Downtown has valet parking only for $55 per night. The Duniway Portland has valet parking for $55 per night and self parking for $33 per day.

Get Social!

Follow us on social media for conference information, fun challenges, pictures, and videos. Use our conference hashtags #WICSEC #WICSEC2023 #WICSECis40

Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  Linkedin  
Please Give Us Your Feedback

We would greatly appreciate it if you complete the short surveys located in the Conference App after each session and the Overall Conference survey. Let us know how we did and how we can improve.

Access the survey for each session by clicking on the Session and look for the Rate Session Link at the top.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit


Some sessions are CLE eligible and are designated as such in the Whova App. WICSEC is working with the Oregon State Bar Association to get these sessions accredited with the Bar. In order to obtain CLE credit, you must (1) select the session in the App; (2) click on the CLE link; and (3) complete the form. You must do this for each CLE session you attend. WICSEC will compile your hours and submit them to the Bar.



In order to obtain CLE credit with your state bar association, you will need to self-report your CLE hours. Please contact your state bar association with any questions.

Portland Safety

Portland — like many cities — is navigating a host of complex issues, from the COVID-19 pandemic to police reform to social justice. Amid it all, Portland is a safe place to visit. Read on for detailed answers surrounding safety and the visitor experience.

Safety Info
Thanks to these generous sponsors!
Need Help?

If you have any issues or need assistance during the conference, please stop by the registration desk.



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