Portland Community College is proud to be hosting

NWBIO 2018

May 4-6 · Portland, Oregon

Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania campus (map) (info)

To keep informed about NWBIO events, please join our Facebook group

For more specific questions about the 2018 conference, please contact: April Ann Fong

Webmaster: Brett Schaerer

water quality sampling in Forest Park
indian pipe at PCC Sylvania

What is NWBIO?

NWBIO (Northwest Biology Instructor's Organization) began in 1966 as a way to facilitate dialogue between faculty of Washington State community colleges, universities, and private four-year colleges, on pedagogical and scientific problems in the field of biology. Originally called WACBT (Washington Association of College Biology Teachers), NWBIO now includes additional faculty from British Columbia, Oregon, and Northern Idaho.

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Annual Conference Locations and Hosts:

2018

Portland Community College

2017

University of Washington, Tacoma & Tacoma CC

2016

Lane CC and University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2015

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

2014

Bellevue Community College

2013

Pasco, Columbia Basin College

2012

Everett Community College

2011

Yakima Valley Community College

2010

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor College

2009

Astoria, Clatsop Community College

2008

Salem, Chemeketa Community College

2007

Pack Forest, Edmonds Community College

2006

Bainbridge Island, Bellevue Community College

2005

Gresham, Mt Hood Community College

2004

Tacoma, Tacoma Community College and University of Washington-Tacoma

2003

Yakima, Yakima Valley Community College

2002

Bremerton, Olympic College? and North Seattle Community College

2001

Vancouver, WA, Clark College

2000

Vancouver, B.C., Langara College and the University of British Columbia

1999

Eugene, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon

1998

Seattle, Seattle Central CC and Seattle Pacific University

1997

Everett, Everett CC and University of Washington

1996

Aberdeen, Grays Harbor CC

1995

Portland, Mt Hood CC and Portland CC

1994

Spokane Falls, Spokane Falls CC and Washington State University

1993

Camp Waskowitz, North Seattle CC and Bellevue CC

1992

Ellensburg, Yakima Valley CC and Central Washington University

1991

Camp Casey, Shoreline CC and Skagit Valley CC

1990

Cispus, Lower Columbia CC

1989

Cheney, Eastern Washington University

1988

Abbotsford, B.C., Fraser Valley College

1987

Pack Forest, Seattle University

1986

Everett, Everett CC

1985

Moses Lake, Big Bend CC

1984

Castlegar, B.C., Selkirk College

1983

Lake Wilderness, University of Washington

1982

Sunquist Lab, Skagit Valley CC

1981

Fort Wright, Spokane CC

1980

Gwinwood, The Evergreen State College

1979

Camp Casey, Seattle Pacific University

1978

Cispus, Centralia College and Central Washington University

1977

Battelle Northwest, Columbia Basin CC

1976

Camp David, Peninsula CC

1975

Camp Seymour, Tacoma CC

1974

Gonzaga Retreat House, Spokane Falls CC

1973

Pack Forest, Highline CC

1972

Roche Harbor, Bellevue CC

1971

Lake Quinalt,Grays Harbor CC

1970

Camp Field, Wenatchee Valley College

1969

Hidden Valley Ranch, Green River CC

1968

Everett, Everett CC

1967

Stehekin, Shoreline CC

1966

Rosario Beach, Shoreline CC and Everett CC

Registration

Registration is now open!

Pricing (Early Bird, before April 20th):

   $150 Regular Registration (full time faculty, publishers, and vendors)

   $125 Part-Time Faculty (adjuncts, sessionals, pro tem, postdocs, or grad students)

     $35 add-on Banquet Guest for Saturday night

Pricing (after April 20th):

   $175 Regular Registration (full time faculty, publishers, and vendors)

   $150 Part-Time Faculty (adjuncts, sessionals, pro tem, postdocs, or grad students)

     $40 add-on Banquet Guest for Saturday night

All prices are in U.S. Dollars. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Some field trips may have additional costs, to be paid by participants in cash at the time of the field trip (see the "Field Trips" tab for details).

The registration fee (regular or part-timer) includes the following meals: Friday night hors d'oeuvres, continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, boxed lunch on Saturday, and the Saturday night banquet.

Registration is a two-step process:

1) Complete the registration form

2) Payment

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Accommodations

NWBIO has arranged for blocks of rooms with special conference pricing from May 4-6 at:

The Hospitality Inn

503-244-6684
10155 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
15 2-double bed rooms ($84.95 plus tax/night)
10 1-king size bed rooms ($94.95 plus tax/night)
These rooms will be blocked until April 27, 2018

The Comfort Suites

503-768-4400
11340 SW 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
16 2-double bed rooms ($126.64 plus tax/night)
19 1-king size bed rooms plus pullout sofa ($118.14 plus tax/night)
These rooms will be blocked until April 13, 2018.

fungi and moss

Parking at PCC...

...can be an adventure! Fortunately, our conference is scheduled for a quieter time of the week. Permits ($5) may be required Friday evening, but not Saturday or Sunday. We are working towards providing guest passes for those attending Friday evening. Carpooling and use of public transit is highly encouraged.

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are now closed. If you have submitted an abstract, our programming team will be in touch shortly. Thanks for doing your part to make this conference a success!

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Conference Program

The draft overview schedule for NWBIO 2018 is available here.

The draft schedule for the concurrent sessions on Saturday and Sunday is now available here.

Keynote Speakers:

Friday, May 4th, 7pm. Dr. Sarah Jovan
U.S. Forest Service
"Using Moss to Detect Fine-Scaled Pollution Deposition in Portland: recent findings and next steps".

Saturday, May 5th, 11:30am. Dr. Angela Ozburn
Oregon Health Sciences University
"Targeting Binge Drinking: A Translational Bioinformatics Approach"

Saturday, May 5th, 7:00pm. Dr. Lisa Weasel
Portland State University
"Science and Social Justice: From Critique to Pedagogy"

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Field Trips

Attendees will arrange their own transportation to the field trip sites. Carpooling with other attendees is highly encouraged! Extra costs are noted below and payable (in cash) at the time of the field trip.

'Yes, You Can' Acrobatics/Trapeze Class ($30 extra, must leave PCC Sylvania by 12:30pm, map)

Tracking Class at Oxbow Park (on-site entrance fee of $5 per car, map)

Birding at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge (plenty of free parking, map)

Camassia Nature Preserve (parking is free, but limited to 5 cars, map)

Hopworks Urban Brewery Tour (map)

Tour of Brew Dr. Kombucha (map)

Mt. Hood

NWBIO would like to thank our generous sponsors: