Headliners: Charles Menghini, Band; Therees Hibbard, Choir; Janet Barrett and Jill Trinka, Elementary; Richard Meyer, Orchestra

Special Guests: Matthew Arau; Boston Brass; Kathleen Sanz, NAfME President; Mike Blakeslee, NAfME Executive Director; Lynn Tuttle, NAfME Director of Public Policy, Research and Professional Development

Click here for 2019 Conference Registration Policies, Prices and Information

Pre-register for the conference: Delegates must set up an Opus Event User Profile before registering. If you already have a profile, Opus may say that your membership is expired. To remedy please click on the small pencil to the right of "Expired." On the next screen, click on “Next.” This will query NAfME and return your membership standing. Watch for the “Save” button to be enabled, then click on “Save.”
To set up a new profile, please print the following instructions to guide you.

  • To get started, click on this link: https://register.opusevent.com
  • On the Opus Event home page, look for "New to Opus Event?" Click on "Create Account."
  1. New User Account. Fill in first name, last name, and email address. Create your own password, which must contain one number and one symbol. Confirm password. Opus Event will send you an email to complete your sign-up. Click Next.
  2. Account Verification. View your email from Opus Event, copy the PIN you have been sent, and paste into the PIN window. Click Next.
  3. User Information. Fill in address, city/state/zip, and phone number(s)
  4. Link a Membership. On the same screen, select NAfME from the drop-down list. Click on Create User.
  5. Complete the next page with the email address and membership ID number NAfME has for you.
Non-Members, do not add a membership. On your User Profile page, click on the Home icon (top left) to bring up the correct registration form.

Registration questions? please email registration@wmea.org

Click here for the Mail-in Registration Form

Hotels Links:

For the Double Tree by Hilton link:Click Here

Click Here for the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Click this link for The Duniway - A Hilton Hotel

Click here for the Conference Schedule

New this year! Are you willing to serve as host for one or more conference sessions? Without a cadre of dedicated volunteers, the NAfME Northwest Conference simply would not take place. We invite you to join this select group for an enjoyable, much appreciated contribution to our organization. Contact Jaci Cummings in the WMEA office, jaci@wmea.org or check one of the boxes in the Hosts section of the registration form. Thanks for considering!