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PACE Day 2023

April 13, 2023

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Join us for PACE Day, April 13 2023!

In-person at the Sunriver Resort

PACE Day is in-person this year! Come learn and connect with your colleagues in Sunriver, Oregon. Workshops will be recorded and posted on this webpage to be viewed later. We know this has been another difficult year and therefore PACE Day registration is free for all members!

Questions? email


Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Location: Sunriver Resort

17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, Oregon, 97707

Cost: FREE


PACE Day Keynote Speaker

Brenda Tracy

College sexual abuse survivor, Brenda Tracy, will be our keynote speaker at PACE Day. Tracy has become one of the faces of the fight against the ongoing sexual assault problem in college athletics. 

For PACE Day, Brenda will share her experiences and her fight for sexual abuse awareness, beyond just college athletics but inside and outside the classroom and at all academic levels. She will be both our keynote speaker and will also be doing a break out session with our Sexual Abuse and Molestation Prevention Specialist McKenzie Nix.

For more information on her story, click here.


Our Keynote Speaker is generously sponsored by:

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Our breakfast is graciously sponsored by:

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Our lunch is graciously sponsored by:

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Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor at PACE Day? Email

PACE Day Agenda

Please review the basic agenda for PACE Day 2023. Check back later in the month for updates, additions and detailed descriptions!


Breakfast and Registration/Check In



Welcome and Introduction
Dave Harvey, PACE Administrator, Property & Casualty Coverage for Education


8:15 - 9:15am

Keynote Session

Keynote Speaker: Brenda Tracy

Brenda will share her experiences and her fight for sexual abuse awareness, beyond just college athletics but also inside and outside the classroom and at all academic levels.


9:15 - 9:30am

Break/Visit with Exhibitors/Network


Workshop Session 
 9:30 - 10:30am  

Liability Game Show

Presenter: Jens Jensen, Claims Manager, SDAO

Interactive game on the liability exposure in schools.  


Student Housing

Presenter: Meghan Howk, Community College Risk Consultant, SDAO

Over half of Oregon community college students are facing housing insecurity.

As this issue grows, community colleges continue to look for creative solutions to help their students. 

Join us for this panel discussion where we will explore the pros and cons of entering the student housing realm, as well as the various risks it can pose to your organization.


Paid Family Leave

Presenter: Elliot Field, Attorney, GHR


Tips for Termination from a Litigation Perspective

Presenters: Beth Plass and Karen Vickers, Vickers Plass LLC

10:30 - 10:45am

 Break/Visit with Exhibitors


10:45 - 11:45am

Workshop Session 2



Presenter: Dr. Michael Koester, Slocum Center


Policy Update

Presenter: Spencer Lewis, Director of Policy, OSBA

Spencer Lewis will take attendees through policies that we know will be changing in upcoming legislative sessions and what to expect.


Public Records

Presenter: Bob Steringer, Attorney and Firm President, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick


A Conversation About Preventing Sexual Abuse in Schools

Presenters: McKenzie Nix, sexual abuse and molestation prevention specialist, PACE; Brenda Tracy, keynote speaker

PACE Day Keynote speaker Brenda Tracy and PACE’s SAM Prevention Specialist McKenzie Nix will host an open discussion

on methods to prevent sexual abuse in schools and beyond. Come with your questions!

11:45am - 12:15pm

Lunch and Business Meeting


12:15 - 12:30pm

Break/Visit with Exhibitors/Network 



Workshop Session 3


Organizational Risk and Site Vulnerability Assessments 

Presenter: Bryan Flannery, President Foresight Security Consulting, LLC

Compromise or breaches of the physical locations home to your most valued assets can result in potentially expensive, embarrassing, and tragic losses. 

We help you mitigate these risks through expert, assessment-driven planning and layered strategies that elevate your physical security posture.


Cybersecurity in Community Colleges

Presenter: Rachel Wente-Chaney Chief Information Officer, High Desert Education Service District

Cybercrime is on the rise. When cybercriminals knock at your door, will your organization’s defenses be ready?

Rachel Wente-Chaney joins us to discuss cybersecurity best practices and steps your organization can take to armor up your defenses.


Contracting with Outside Parties

Presenters: PACE Attorneys

Learn important key provisions to include in your contracts with outside service providers like bus companies, food service providers, field trip experiences and more!

Do you have provisions that allow you to terminate the contract if you need to?

Do you have provisions addressing your legally required background checks for contractors?

Attendees will be provided with sample contract language and suggestions for reducing their liability risk when working with outside vendors.


Student Bullying and Harassment - Legal and Practical Considerations

Presenter: Elizabeth Polay, Attorney, Garrett Hemann Roberston

1:30 - 1:45pm

Break/Visit with Exhibitors/Network


1:45 - 2:30pm

Attorney Panel (plus raffle prize announcements)

Come and ask a panel of PACE attorneys any general questions you have.


2:30pm Adjourn



PACE Day is free for all PACE members.

Click here to register.

Login is required to register yourself and others in your organization.

Email if you need help with getting a login.


Lodging at the Sunriver Resort

PACE has a hotel block at a discounted rate. 

Email or who will reserve you a room.

The block rate is at a first come, first served basis. 

Questions or issues with lodging? Email


PACE will cover one hotel night for the first registered attendee from each district, college, school, ESD or PACE member organization. 

  How to get your first attendee's hotel night free:

1. You will need to book all hotel rooms that you need for your organization. You will need to give credit card information to secure any room(s) you book, etc. If you book directly through the hotel, your credit card will be charged. One night fee per member will be reversed on your credit card before PACE Day. If you book through, your card will not be charged and you will be billed at check out for all nights minus one free night.

2. PACE will then submit to the Sunriver Resort which hotel night is covered. This will happen before PACE Day so that before the attendee checks out, the credit will be applied to their room.

  3. The free lodging night is only for April 12, 2023.

  4.  You will be responsible to pay for additional guests and incidentals. If you cancel less than 72 hours prior to your stay or do not show up, you will be responsible for payment.


Questions about the one free lodging night? Email

Information about The Sunriver Resort room types and amenities is available on the hotel website or by calling the hotel at 1-541-593-1000.

The Sunriver Resort Parking

We encourage you to carpool if you are attending with others from your organization or region. The best place to park is near the Homestead Building. Registered attendees will be sent detailed directions and building information closer to the event. 

Click here for a map for your reference.