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ACUA Midyear Conference




2016 Midyear Conference

April 10- 13, 2016

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Portland, OR

Important Deadlines

Registration is now closed!

Member rate - $825

Non-Member rate - $925

IDEA Session Early rate - $975

Registration Deadline is March 21, 2016


Conference Program/CPE

The Midyear Conference is designed as a 2.5 day intensive course in which participants select one of five or more tracks on which to focus.  Tracks typically focus on topics such as Fraud, Compliance, Audit Essentials, IT, or training on audit software.  The Midyear Conference often draws more staff auditors than the Annual Conference, but it also beneficial for auditors at all levels. Click here for the schedule.

Location/Travel Arrangements

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway

Portland, Oregon 97201

The reservation deadline has passed for booking rooms at the group rate and the hotel is filling up fast. Hotel rooms may still be available after the cut-off date by calling McKenzie Masten, Group Housing Coordinator at 503-499-6388.

Located on the banks of the Willamette River, featuring spectacular views of Mount Hood, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is within walking distance of top downtown attractions. As a guest here, you are in the middle of it all from concerts & local culinary experiences to jogging, biking and kayaking at Waterfront Park. Portland State University is just down the street. When you're hungry, our Energy Star-certified hotel in Portland features tasty cuisine with an artisanal flair. Bistro by Truss is known throughout downtown Portland as an inviting neighborhood hotspot popular for a local brew, wine, or handcrafted cocktail. Active guests can stay fit in our 24-hour fitness center or step outside & enjoy a refreshing run along the Willamette River. Business & leisure travelers alike will enjoy our newly renovated guest rooms with flat-panel TVs & luxurious linens.

Hotel description provided and approved by Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Room Rate: $159 plus tax per night single/double. Based on room availability, the group rate may also apply three days before and after the conference.

Reservations Deadline is March 21, 2016.

Networking Events

Welcome Reception
On Sunday evening, catch up with your colleagues and ACUA friends at the Welcome Reception. Cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres will be served. Back by popular demand – join your ACUA colleagues for trivia and networking.
This event will be a great opportunity to meet new ACUA friends, so you won’t want to miss it!

Monday Evening Dine Around
Join your new midyear friends Monday evening for the dine-around event. Activities that may be available are sightseeing, dining at food trucks and in local restaurants. All accessible within walking distance of the downtown Portland Marriott. The Host Committee is diligently working on plans for an enjoyable evening.

After you have reconnected with old friends and made new friends at the Welcome Reception, plan to join them throughout the conference to explore Portland. Your evenings will be free and Portland offers a wide variety of activities and attractions.

Click here for Things to See and Do in Portland.

Click here for discounted Portland Blazer tickets.


Upcoming Conferences
2017 Midyear Conference

March 26 29, 2017

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Austin, TX

For magnificent luxury in the heart of the Texas state capital, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown offers an unparalleled experience for business and vacation travelers alike. Enjoy spectacular views, well-appointed accommodations and easy access to the Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol, and the 6th Street Entertainment District. Whether you’re looking for high culture, live music or an unforgettable event, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown can make it happen for you. And the hotel is just 7 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Room rate: $199 - Limited government room rates available at current per diem government rate.

What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. We're home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. So take a look around, and put Live Music Capital of the World® on your playlist.

To see more of what Austin has to offer go to the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau webpage.



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