About Northwest Exchange

We’re so excited and can’t wait for you to join us our lovely city of Portland for the 2019 Northwest Exchange! View speaker bios and other information on our Facebook Event page.

To find the list of resources and speaker presentations, use these links to get to our conference-specific pages:


Day Time Event Speaker
Friday 3-6pm Registration at Portland Downtown Marriott
1401 SW Naito Pkwy Portland, OR 97201
4-7:00pm Welcome Reception at Cerulean Winery
1439 NW Marshall St Portland, OR 97209
Saturday 7:30-8:30am Registration/Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Opening Remarks (welcome, logistics, etc) Jeanie Nguyen & Emily Owens,
NW Exchange Co-Chairs
8:45-9:30am Be Unstoppable: Let Go of Self-Doubt and Play Full Out Marli Williams, EmCee & Master of Fun
9:30-10:15am Round Robin League Intro
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:30am Building a More Inclusive Junior League Cara Snow, AJLI Rep
11:30-12:15pm Lunch
12:15-1:15pm Breakout #1a: Owning Your Authentic Voice Marli Williams
Breakout #1b: Inter-League Communication: That’s What She Said Cara Snow
1:15-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:30pm Expert Panel on Creating Safe Spaces for Difficult
Conversations: How to Speak Up for Yourself and
Dr. Kehaulani Haupu, Ed. D.
Christine Lewis; Caretia Fernandez; Nicole Amend
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm Breakout #2a: Being Aware of Your Space and
Speaking Up When You’re Uncomfortable
Kendra Harding
Breakout #2b: How Current Bylaws & Policies Help
with Transparency
Cara Snow
3:45-4:00pm Closing Remarks (Expectations) Jeanie Nguyen & Emily Owens
5:30-8:30pm Dine Around Dinners
8:30-10:00pm Post Dinner Opportunities (Optional):
Karaoke, Dive Bar, High End Bar
Sunday 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Administrative Remarks Jeanie Nguyen & Emily Owens
8:45-10:00am Challenges & Opportunities in Action: How to Intervene when Microaggressions Occur  Alanna Hein, Hein Consulting
10:00-10:15am Break
10:15-11:00am Round Table Activity – What Can You Do to Be
committee moderators
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:15pm JLTalk: Marketing the League, Digital Marketing, &
Marketing Yourself
Corissa Saint Laurent
Nancy Yen Shipley
Kristin Kilshaw
12:15-12:30pm Closing Remarks Jeanie Nguyen & Emily Owens
12:30 Departure Bags