HECMA Conference 2020

Update: We have made the difficult decision to postpone HECMA 2020 in Portland until 2021. More details will be forthcoming shortly. If you have specific questions about your registration, please direct them to conference@hecma.org.

Please read the April 16, 2020 announcement from HECMA President, Laurel Donley:


Dear HECMA Members,

I hope that you all are staying well, in addition to doing what you can to take care of yourselves as you continue to balance the needs of your students. We appreciate those of you that participated in the survey, and we look forward to sharing the results of the survey soon.

I wanted to provide you with an update as it relates to our 2020 Conference in Portland. The HECMA Leadership Team along with the Conference Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 conference. We plan to hold the 2021 conference in Portland, Oregon. We do not have a new date at this time, but we are working with the convention bureau to secure a new date. Please cancel your hotel reservations, as they will not be cancelled for you. Refunds for registrations will be processed in 7-10 business days. We would like to thank the confirmed presenters,we will be in contact in the weeks ahead to discuss future presentation opportunities.

We look forward to providing you with more details about upcoming HECMA-led professional development opportunities in the next couple of weeks, including conducting virtual roundtables in mid-May. We will also hold our Annual business meeting virtually in late June.


Laurel N. Donley
President, 2018-2020
Higher Education Case Managers Association


HECMA 2020 Conference

Bridging the Future and Today: Inspiring Limitless Horizons in Higher Education Case Management

June 16 – 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel

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Conference Venue: Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel

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Conference sessions and daytime events will be located at the Hilton Portland Hotel.

Rate: $209/night


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Additional lodging:

Radisson Red Portland Downtown, $159/night

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New for this year addition: expanded CEU offerings!

More information coming soon.