2018 Fall Educational Forum

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Wednesday, October 03, 2018
All Day Event


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The 2018 Fall Educational Forum is Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Portland, Ore, at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

The Fall Forum offers role-specific information for public entity pooling staff in areas of claims and litigation management, marketing and member services, and reinsurance and capital management.

A preliminary schedule is available and will be updated daily as sessions are confirmed and additional sessions are scheduled.

Other useful information:


Following your conference registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information related to hotel lodging for the conference. 

Rooms are available at the Porter Portland Hotel on a first-come, first-served basis. Rates are $209 per night before taxes and fees.

The block of hotel rooms at the conference site, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfrontis sold out. Rooms may be available at the hotel at regular rates or if and when cancellations occur that create openings in the block. 


Attendees can register for one or more of these programs. There is no additional fee for these programs.

First-Time Attendee Breakfast: Join AGRiP for a brief orientation to the Fall Forum, AGRiP services and activities from 7-8:15 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1. Network with other newcomers and the AGRiP Board of Directors. Learn how to make the most of your AGRiP membership and your time at the conference. This conversational breakfast will be useful to pool attendees, QEI Patrons, and Partners.

Pooling Basics: If you are new to public entity pooling, participate in Pooling Basics from noon-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30. Learn about fundamental pooling functions and goals, and typical pooling operations.

Pooling Basics is a comprehensive review of all key operational and governance areas including coverage, claims, underwriting, reinsurance, financial oversight, risk management, and member services. Pooling Basics faculty are industry practitioners who tailor discussions to meet attendee interests, and are available to address your specific questions.

$ource Game: The $ource Game is a pool management simulation game. Teams will run a fictitious pool, making business decisions based upon dynamic changes and challenges presented along the way. Participants will meet in three one-hour pre-conference phone calls, and have three brief meetings during the Fall Forum.

In addition to being a great learning opportunity, the $ource Game is also a fun way to meet people from other pools. The $ource Game is facilitated by expert resources from Willis Towers Watson.


Registration received through midnight, Friday, Sept. 14, is $725 for AGRiP members and $1,045 for non-members.

For cancellation and substitution information, visit AGRiP’s Conference Registration Policy.

Guest registration allows partners or family members to attend meal functions with the AGRiP member attendee. Guest registration is not allowed for business colleagues who are eligible to attend the conference. Guests must be registered to attend meal(s).

  • Full Guest (All meals) $450
  • Sunday Welcome Reception Only $100
  • Monday QEI Reception Only $70
  • Sunday Welcome and Monday QEI Receptions $170
  • Monday Only (Breakfast, Lunch, QEI Reception) $185
  • Tuesday Only (Breakfast, Lunch) $115
  • Breakfasts Only (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) $160