Fall Conference

ASPIRE’s annual event brings together ASPIRE site staff, ASPIRE volunteers, and career and college readiness professionals from across the state. The event is designed for attendees to collaborate, share resources, and learn the latest in college and career readiness. Let us know you'll be attending!

Some of our topic: representatives from Oregon’s public universities, private colleges, and community colleges to discuss admissions applications, financial aid, advising students during COVID-19, college costs, and more; OSAC staff covering the core aspects of state financial aid and changes to programs; state agencies sharing their resources for specific student populations; and ODE sharing information on career-technical education.

Additional information coming soon, including:

  • How to register for the Live Sessions of the Expert Panels and submit questions

  • Details on the online format

  • Technical support from ASPIRE staff


Friday, September 25

  • 8:30 AM - Registration and Technical Support

  • 9:00 AM - ASPIRE Welcome

  • 10:00 AM - Break & Transition

  • 10:15 AM - Live Sessions of Expert Panels

  • 11:15 AM - Break & Transition

  • 11:30 AM - Live Session of Expert Panels

  • 12:30 PM - Closing

Expert Panels


  • College Admissions and Financial Aid

  • Assisting Foster Youth

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • ASPIRE Volunteers/Coordinators


  • Career Options

  • OSAC Panel

  • Military Education Benefits

  • Online Learning Tips

Pre-recorded sessions

Watching hours of videos and webinars for a full day isn't easy, so we are providing pre-recorded presentations for your viewing convenience. While viewing these presentations, formulate questions for the live panels. Prior to September 25, you will receive a link to submit questions for the live expert panels.

We ask for your patience as we continue to add pre-recorded sessions to this page. The fires in Oregon have impacted many of our presenters and staff. Check back frequently for additional content.

Oregon College Savings Plan

Understanding Financial Aid

Oregon Goes to College - GEAR UP

Financial Beginnings

Financial Beginnings Oregon - ASPIRE Fall Conference.mp4

Oregon Department of Education (Live Session on Sept. 25)

2020-09-08 10.45 ASPIRE Conference Presentation Recording.mp4

ASPIRE Coordinator/Volunteer Panel (Live Session on Sept. 25)

More Coming Soon!!

Department of Human Services - Foster Youth

Video: Coming soon!

Student Retention Theory

ASPIRE 2020 - Student Retention Theory - final