2024 Move-In Details

Information may be updated as needed.  Please check back before the conference.

Move-in Date: Thursday, 6/20 and Friday, 6/21 (please see times below).

Location: The Conference will be held at the Linn County Expo Center.

From I-5, take the Knox Butte Rd. E Exit.  Take Knox Butte Rd. E. to Timber St. SE (next right after Expo Pkwy. NE.).  Turn right onto Price Rd. SE.  Take the 2nd right into the Expo Center parking lot (the first right is the public parking).  Drive up to the last building where an OCEANetwork volunteer will direct you to the appropriate loading door.  All loading doors are at ground level.



When you arrive, there will be OCEANetwork volunteers to direct you to the loading area.  We will have a few volunteers on hand to help you unload if needed and get things to your booth.  Please label what you bring to help us keep your belongings together and get them to your booth.

Once your vehicle is unloaded, you can park it in the exhibitors' or public parking areas (they are both free) and continue to set-up your booth.

Move-in Times: 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm.

If you arrive earlier than 1:00 pm, you will need to wait in the parking area.  PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO MOVE IN EARLIER.

Once your vehicle is unloaded and parked, stop by the exhibitor check-in booth in front of the main entrance to the hall.   We will give you your welcome packet, including your name badges, schedule, and Giveaway Extravaganza details (if purchased).   Each booth purchased includes two exhibit hall passes.  If you plan to have additional exhibitors taking shifts at your booth, you may purchase additional exhibit hall-only passes at the door.  Per your contract, exhibitor passes (name badges) are not transferable.  Children ages 5-18 also need a name badge.  If you did not pre-order them, they are available for purchase when you check in.

If you are travelling light and wish to move-in Friday morning, doors will open for exhibitors at 8:00 am.  Please be sure to have your booth set-up and ready for the public by 10:00 am.  

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Friday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Move-out, Saturday, from 5:30 p.m.: The exhibit hall closes at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Do not bring your vehicle to the loading dock until all of your materials are packed, labeled, and completely out of your booth and ready in the staging area just inside the docks. 

Shipping Materials:  The conference decorator, Fern Expo provides shipping services. You should receive an email from them explaning their services.  If you have questions related to their services, please contact Kris Johnson, kjohnson@fernexpo.com (refer to the OCEANetwork Conf. 6/21-22 in Albany).

 Please let us know if you have questions or concerns before shipping your materials.

Thank you for your participation in this great event, we look forward to seeing you soon!

DIRECTIONS:  From I-5 in Albany, take Exit 234 (234A from I-5 S). Continue on Knox Butte Rd E.  Turn right onto Expo Pkwy NE.  The venue is approx. 3/10 of a mile east of I-5.

LODGING:  The Comfort Suites (541-928-2053) and Holiday Inn Express (541-928-8820) are right next door (you don't even have to cross the street).  Hotels.com also provides a long list of nearby hotels.  If you have an RV, the Expo Center has RV parking with hook-ups available.  You can reserve your spot here.  There is also an RV park just across the street, and a KOA campground nearby.