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Annual Marine Energy Conference

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference 2023, June 21-22, Portland, OR at the World Forestry Center

Leadership. Experience. Solutions.

Welcome back to the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference. This year, we invite you to OREC at a new time of year and a new venue, but with the same great agenda and activities you've come to expect. Consistent with previous years' conferences, OREC 2023 will focus on a broad range of subjects describing the marine energy sector with opportunities to stay up to date on key developments such as testing infrastructure and Blue Economy opportunities.

Stay tuned here for much more information very soon, including accommodations/venue info, speakers and agenda, and much more.


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Agenda at a Glance

See below for OREC's run of show, or click a button to the right for an expanded agenda or list of confirmed speakers.

8 a.m. – Registration

9 a.m. – Welcome to OREC

9:15 a.m. – Regional Energy Discussion

10:15 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – University Programs and Opportunities

  • MECC

12 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Blue Economy Spotlight

  • Ocean Observation

2:30 p.m. – Environmental Panel

3:45 p.m. – Break

4 p.m. – PacWave Update

4:30 p.m. – WPTO and D.C. Update

5:30 p.m. – Evening Reception

Venue / Location

World Forestry Center – Portland, Oregon


Interior of Miller Hall. Nestled in the trees of Portland's West Hills, the World Forestry Center adjoins 5200-acre Forest Park, with hiking trails, gardens, and other natural attractions. 


Weather permitting, we will make good use of the venue's outdoor space. Plus, during free time you can walk to the Forestry Museum next door or the Oregon Zoo just across the street.


Get the best of both worlds Portland has to offer: book a hotel downtown near the red/blue Max line, then ride the train up into the wooded hills around the World Forestry Center.

Advice from the organizers: Here are three nearby hotels to consider, but there are many others on the red/blue Max line that would provide quick and convenient access to the venue

The Bidwell Marriott

520 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
(503) 226-6300

Dossier Hotel

750 SW Alder St, Portland, OR
(503) 294-9000

Hotel deLuxe

729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR
(503) 219-2094

In the meantime…

OREC '23 is still a little ways off. In the meantime, start getting psyched recalling some memories from last year's event.


OREC 2022 in Portland, Oregon