Partnerships & Applications Workshop

June 27, 2024, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – White Stag, Portland, OR

Meeting Purpose

Our inaugural Partnerships and Applications Workshop on June 27, 2024 is designed to bring together representatives from communities concerned with Cascadia earthquake hazards resilience and research, including local, state and federal agencies, tribal organizations, emergency managers, utilities, industry, non-profits, and educational institutions. Through speaker and poster presentations and interactive discussion sessions, we will identify these groups’ various needs as they relate to a better understanding of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. CRESCENT science working group representatives will give updates on center research and milestones for the current 5yr NSF funding cycle. Through this forum we aim for participants to identify:

(i) the CRESCENT research/products most beneficial to their organization

(ii) complementary initiatives and opportunities for collaboration

(iii) a process and plan for effectively engaging with the research

Photo credit: A. Thomas – CRESCENT Kickoff Meeting

Travel & Lodging

Flights and ground transportation

Portland airport (PDX), is a 15-20 minute drive from the workshop venue and downtown hotels. The MAX Light Rail Red Line connects PDX and downtown and the Skidmore Fountain stop is just 800ft from the White Stag Block (13 stops and ~33 mins from PDX). 


For those supporting their own travel, we have secured preferred rates valid until 5/26/24 at The Hoxton (0.4 miles from White Stag – 20% discount on standard rate) and the Heathman Hotel (0.8 miles from White Stag – $159/night +tax, daily facilities fee waived) from June 26-27. Please use the links or numbers below to make your reservation directly with the hotel and quote “CRESCENT workshop” when booking.

The Hoxton: 503-770-0500 (use code “UOOR“)

Heathman Hotel: 503-241-4100 (Click here to make your reservation)

Travel support

A limited amount of travel support is available for participant transport and lodging.  The online RSVP will allow you to indicate your support needs. Those selected to receive lodging support will be offered either single or double occupancy lodging at The Hoxton hotel. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide support for all participants.

Please register by 5/26/24 to be considered for travel support


Parking is available around Portland if you are driving and do not wish to use the hotel valet service. We have provided some options that are relatively close to the hotels and the White Stag Block. Please see the following links for more information on each option including hours of operation and current rates:

Agenda (tbc)

Morning: Welcome & Presentations

  • 8:30-9:00am | Registration and light breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15am | Welcome and goals of the workshop
  • 9:15am-12:00pm | Partner presentations: lightning talks and poster session
  • 12:00-12:45pm | Lunch (provided)

Afternoon: CRESCENT Updates and Break Out Discussions

  • 12:45-12:55pm | Afternoon session introduction
  • 12:55-1:40pm | CRESCENT presentations
  • 1:40-3:00pm | Break out discussion 1
  • 3:00-3:10pm | Refreshments
  • 1:40-3:00pm | Break out discussion 2
  • 4:30-5:00pm | Reception and closing

Meet The Team

Organizing Committee

This workshop is convened by CRESCENT’s Partnerships & Applications Committee with facilitation by Kellum Tate-Jones (Refugium Consulting) and input from members of CRESCENT’s Senior Personnel. Please reach out to if you have any questions regarding workshop logistics.  

Andy Clifford
P&A Program Manager

Valerie Sahakian, University of Oregon

Valerie Sahakian
P&A Program Lead

Kellum Tate-Jones
Refugium Consulting LLC

Lori Dengler
Cal Poly Humboldt

Michael Olsen, Oregon State University

Michael Olsen
Oregon State University

Rob Witter
United States Geological Survey

Pieter-Ewald Share, Oregon State University

Pieter-Ewald Share
Oregon State University

Alex grant, US Geological Survey

alex grant
United States Geological Survey

Sandy Thoms
University of Oregon

Meeting Resources (coming soon)

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