2023 District 7 Conference

Oct. 18 - 20, 2023
Hood River, OR


Marketing with Gust-o

Located in the shadow of Mt. Hood, the gusty town of Hood River, Oregon, is known as the windsurfing capital of the world. It is also famous for its many breweries, wineries, and diverse farm-to-table food fare as well as the Gorge’s great outdoors including scenic parks featuring picturesque waterfalls and endless hiking and biking trails.

The Hood River Inn, located just an hour east of Portland, plays host to this year’s conference. The inn is nestled along the banks of the scenic Columbia River and features breathtaking views, modern amenities, inviting rooms, free parking, and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub that is open year-round.

This year’s informative conference sessions will feature quality speakers discussing relevant topics that will send you home with a whole new marketing motivation. We promise you opportunities for knowledge, networking and new ideas you can incorporate into your institution’s advertising and marketing efforts. Believe the hype—everything really is good in the Hood.


Vendors are invited to attend the District 7 conference as an exhibitor or sponsor. Learn more about those opportunities HERE


$300  Early Bird (paid by Oct. 2)  
$350  Regular (paid after Oct. 2) 

Conference attendee registration includes access to the full conference, including two breakfasts, two lunches, a welcome reception dinner, and the Awards reception and dinner. 

Note: You must be a member of NCMPR before registering for the conference. Learn more about membership HERE



Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing on or before Oct. 2, 2023. NCMPR will issue a refund of the conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee. Email requests to the District 7 Director. Substitutions are gladly accepted. No refunds will be granted for requests made after the deadline. For special circumstances (family or medical emergencies) that arise after the deadline, NCMPR will issue a refund, minus a $75 administrative fee, with proper documentation.


Guest tickets are for family, friends and special guests. The  Awards of Excellence and Medallion Awards dinner is included in the conference registration fee for NCMPR members. 

$80 Awards Dinner Guest Ticket 

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Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
Room Rate (based on room type): $135-$185 + tax

Book online reservations here.

Please note:The reservation link below will show you hotel options for Oct. 17-20. If you plan on staying Oct. 18-20 only, click on the EDIT button on the top right of the screen and edit the dates to Oct. 18-20 and you will have more room options. 

On a first-come, first-serve basis, there are various hotel room options (view/no view, economy, etc.) at prices between $135-$185 per night. If you're having trouble, please call the in-house reservation team at 1-800-828.7873 to make your reservations and make sure to reference the NCMPR room block.

Reservation room rate cutoff: extended to Sept. 27

NCMPR District 7 has blocked a limited number of rooms at the special group rate. This guarantees the rate but not room availability. The room block may fill earlier than the deadline. Make your reservation EARLY!

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