If you’re new…
Lobby doors open at 6:45 pm for our Friday Talks. In the lobby you can purchase tickets to the evening talk and next-day workshop, sign up for CEUs, peruse the information table and even purchase books by some of our speakers.
The evening program begins at 7:30 with a brief welcome and a 60 minute talk, followed by a short break for those who wish to register for the workshop, connect with others, or simply take time to digest the material. Then a Q & A with the speaker resumes until 9:30. Speakers present a well-developed topic so that our audiences, from 150 – 200 people, take away fresh content and perspectives immediately applicable to their personal lives. Speakers often enhance their presentations with audio/visuals.
Saturday Workshops allow for a deeper and more intimate experience with the presenter and material, and sometimes include films, writing, visuals and art-marking. The lobby doors open at 9:30 and the workshop begins promptly at 10:00 and ends at 3:00 pm, with occasional stretch breaks and an onsite-45 minute lunch break. Please bring a bag lunch. Complimentary coffee/tea available.
We record our Friday talks and Saturday workshops and provide them in MP3 format for OFJ members to check out.
We rent The Unity Church of Portland for most events. It’s a comfortable and inviting environment, centrally located in Portland with plenty of street and free lot parking. While we encourage people to sign up in advance for the Friday talk or Saturday workshop, there is generally space for ticket purchase on Friday evening and Saturday before the start of the workshop.
Hearing assistance devices are available at a table in the lobby for attendees to borrow at no cost.