Upcoming Events

2014 Central Oregon Economic Forecast:

January 30, 2014

The event will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, Oregon.

Discussion Topics:

  • Economic Forecast: US, Oregon and Central Oregon
  • OSU Cascades “The Future is Bright”
  • Affordable Care Act “How it Will Effect Business Owners”

Keynote Speaker: Joel Kotkin

Speakers: Dr. Bill Watkins, PHD, Becky Johnson, Patrick O’Keefe

Breakfast from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM with the program beginning at 8:00 AM

Registration Details:

  • $85 Early bird, through January 29, 2014
  • Late registration: $125 the morning of the event
  • Table for 10: one price, now until the event: $800

To Register click on: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-oregon-economic-forecast-and-business-conference-registration-9451109523

Past Events

2013 Quarter 2 Oregon Economic Forecast:

Tuesday, May 14,2013

CLU CERF Executive Director Dr. Bill Watkins will discuss the report in Bend, Oregon.

The 2013 Central Oregon Economic Forecast:

January 31, 2013

Registration and breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the seminar starts at 8:00 am. Register: Individual ($100) /Table for 10 ($800)

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board will be providing Continuing Education credit for attending this event. CPA attendees can also gain continuing education credit for attending this event.

Presenters Include:

  • Dr. Bill Watkins, the Central Oregon Economic Forecast
  • Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
  • Dr. Knute Buehler, MD, Former Candidate for Secretary of the State of Oregon
  • Katherine Klingensmith, Executive Director Economic Policy Strategist, USB FS Wealth Management Research.

Registration Details:

  • $100 from December 21, 2012 through January 30, 2013
  • Late registration: $125 the morning of the event
  • Table for 10: one price, now until the event: $800

2012 Quarter 4 Oregon Economic Forecast:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CERF Executive Director Dr. Bill Watkins will present our 2012 Quarter 4 Oregon Economic Forecast and year end outlook. The forecast presentation will be taking place in Bend, Oregon.

2012 Quarter 3 Oregon Economic Forecast:

Thursday, July 26,2012

CERF Executive Director Dr. Bill Watkins will present the forecast the morning of July 26. More info coming soon.

2012 Quarter 2 Oregon Economic Forecast:

Friday, April 20,2012

CLU CERF Executive Director Dr. Bill Watkins will discuss the report in a conference call at noon PST Friday, April 20.
To participate, call 661-673-8600 and enter the code 887188#.

The 2012 Central Oregon Forecast - took place January 18, 2012

Registration and breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the seminar starts at 8:00 am. Register: Individual / Table for 10

The event will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, Oregon.

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board will be providing Continuing Education credit for attending this event. CPA attendees can also gain continuing education credit for attending this event.

Presenters Include:

  • Bill Watkins, the Central Oregon Economic Forecast
  • Andrew Sorkin, author, Too Big to Fail, …more
  • Tim Boyle, President/CEO, Columbia Sportswear Company, …more
  • Dr. Martin Regalia, Senior V.P. and Chief Economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (via Satellite) …more

Registration Details:

  • Early Bird Registration (until January 13, 2012) $75
  • $95 from Jan. 14, 2012 through January 17
  • Late registration: $110 the morning of the event
  • Table for 10: one price, now until the event: $750

The 2011 quarter 4 Oregon Forecast – took place October 27, 2011

Oregon Economic Forecast Director Bill Watkins will present the fourth quarter forecast for the state and the nation.

The event wias held at the Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Registration Details

  • Early Bird Registration (until October 20) $10
  • October 21st to 26th and in-person October 27th, 2011 registration $20

Location Details: Oxford Hotel – Minnesota Room – 10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend, OR 97701

The 2011 Quarter 3 Oregon Forecast – took place July 22, 2011

Oregon Economic Forecast Director Bill Watkins will present the third quarter forecast for the state and the nation. Additional guest speaker will be announced. We also will unveil a business plan and feasibility study of a national conference that could have a tremendous impact on the economic vitality of Central Oregon and the state of Oregon.

  • Early Bird Registration (until July 15) $20
  • July 16-21 and in-person July 22 Registration $30

10:00am to 12 noon. Lunch will be served. Online Registration: Closed

Brasada Ranch is providing special discount rates on golf, restaurants, spa, horseback riding, and lodging with complimentary swimming and athletic center access. Special lodging rate is only effective through July 8th – so don’t delay! Please invite your family to join you for the afternoon or overnight. Please contact Brasada Ranch @ 541-526-6865 or 866-373-4882 for information or lodging or visit their website @ www.brasada.com.

Brasada Ranch – 16986 Southwest Brasada Ranch Road, Powell Butte, Oregon, 97753

The 2011 Central Oregon Forecast - took place January 27, 2011

Last year’s event drew 275 attendees.

Registration and Breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the seminar starts at 8:00 am.

The Event will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, Oregon. Click Riverhouse for hotel details and Map for location information.

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board will be providing Continuing Education credit for attending this event. CPA attendees can also gain continuing education credit for attending this event.

Presenters Include:

  • Bill Watkins, The Central Oregon Economic Forecast
  • James Moore, What can we expect from Salem in 2011?
  • Scott Cooper, The 2011 face of poverty in Central Oregon
  • Delore Zimmerman, Deschutes County 1,000 Day Road Map, Bio
  • … and more.

Online registration closed at 7:00 pm Jan. 26. Thereafter, register in-person: try to get there by 7:45am.

In-Person Registration (the morning of Jan. 27):

  • $75 7:00 am to 7:45 am at the event, January 27, 2011

The 2010 Oregon/Central Oregon Economic Forecast Seminar

Our last Oregon/Central Oregon Economic Forecast seminar was held January 28, 2010 at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend. Registration and breakfast started at 7:00 AM and the seminar started at 8:00 AM.

The Presentations Included:

  • Gary Findley, The Status of Banks
  • Jeffrey Speakes, Banking and the Economy
  • Bill Watkins, The United States, Oregon, and Central Oregon Economic Forecast

Registration Details

  • Early Bird: $75 Until December 15
  • Registration $95 From December 16, 2009 through January 27, 2010
  • Late Registration $110 The morning of the event

Location Information: Click Here