2019 Annual Conference in Portland!


HAPS Annual Conference - May 22 - 26, 2019
(Wednesday to Sunday)

 Early Bird Registration and Presentation Proposal deadlines are February 15th.


The Update Seminar portion of the conference will be located at the Oregon Convention Center and workshops will be hosted by the University of Portland. 

HAPS has contracted with three hotels for the 2019 Annual Conference. The options with reservation links and phone numbers are below:

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for HAPS! Please click here to book your flight.

Don't forget to purchase your 2019 Conference Pin! The 2019 pin can be pre-ordered for $7 or purchased on-site at $8. Limited quantity available. 

This year's conference is coordinated by Jacqueline Van Hoomissen and the theme is Connections. For questions about the conference, please contact info@hapsconnect.org or 1-800-448-4277 (USA) or 1-706-845-8204.



This is what you get with each package:

Entire Conference Package (May 22 - May 26) includes Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Friday night Social, Workshop sessions hosted by the University of Portland, breakfast and lunch at the host Institute, and transportation to and from the campus on Workshop days.

Update Seminar Package (May 22 - May 24) includes Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Friday night Social.

Workshop Package (May 25 - May 26) includes all workshops, breakfast and boxed lunches both days, and transportation to the University of Portland on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, My 26.

Guest Fees apply to all guests who are not registered as participants for the conference, regardless of age. The guest fee allows a participant's guest to attend the Welcome Reception, Friday Night Social, and visit the exhibit hall. To attend the update seminars or workshops, a package (entire conference, update seminar, or workshop) will need to be purchased. 

 Exhibitor info

The Exhibitor packet can be found here. Deadline to guarantee space is January 18th!

Audio Visual, Electrical, and Internet needs must be ordered through the Oregon Convention Center

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HAPS Main Office by email or phone (1-800-448-4277 OR 1-706-845-8204).

   Other Events and Options

Wednesday, May 22
Welcome reception in the evening

Thursday, May 23
First Timer's Breakfast
Second Timer's Breakfast - thanks for coming back!

Friday, May 24
Evening Social - this is included in the registration fee.

Need Assistance?

The Oregon Convention Center provides wheelchair and electronic scooter rentals on-site. Wheelchairs can be rented for $15/day and electronic scooters for $35/day. Please note there are only 5 of each in their inventory and this is done on a first come, first served basis. Rentals must be completed on-site and paid by credit card. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HAPS office at info@hapsconnect.org or 1-800-448-4277.

Conference Policies

Speaker & Workshop Presentations
HAPS cannot provide PowerPoint presentations or videos from Update Speakers or workshop presenters. If an attendee would like a copy of a speaker or presenters material, individuals should ask for materials directly from the speaker/presenter if they so desire. Photos and videos of presentations are forbidden without permission from that speaker/presenter. Please contact the HAPS Main Office with any questions you may have. 

Refund Policy
Until the end of the regular registration period for the conference, a withdrawing registrant will receive a full refund minus a handling fee equal to 15% of the registration fee. From the beginning of the late registration period up to 5 business days before the conference begins, 75% of the registration fee will be refundable. No refunds will be made later than 5 days before the conference begins. Refund of fees requires an emailed request to info@hapsconnect.org no later than 5 business days before the start of the conference. Refund requests received prior to the conference may not be processed until after the conference.