Attending the Conference
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Preparing for the Conference
Before you leave your home to travel to Cascadia, make sure you've got everything need to be ready for all the fun!
Hacker Bus and Shuttles to Sunriver Resort
Did you buy a ticket for the Hacker Bus or RSVP for our airport shuttle? Read on!
Arriving at Sunriver Resort
Everything you need to know about check-in to Sunriver Resort, our Welcome Reception and how Registration will work!
The Significant Other Track
Resources and tips for having fun at CascadiaJS as a Guest.
Conference attendees receive discounted room rates at Sunriver Resort and the 17.5% resort fee is waived.
|Room Type||Discounted Rate|
|Lodge Village Guest Room||$239 / night|
|Lodge Village Suite||$339 / night|
|River Lodge Guest Room||$309 / night|
NOTE: you'll see the resort fee during online checkout, but it will be waived when you check-in at the resort.
We highly recommend that attendees book lodging at Sunriver Resort on the nights of Aug 30, Aug 31 and Sept 1. This will put you as close as possible to all of the conference events and will ensure you don't miss any of the fun! If you would like to book extra nights outside of that range, click the link below and call the reservation line. They will be able to apply our group discount to the nights of August 29 and September 2 if there is availability.
The deadline to book lodging at our discounted rates is: July 30
If you have ANY ISSUES booking lodging (finding the right room, finding preferred dates, pricing, etc) please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately so that we can help you out. The Sunriver Resort website and reservation line isn't always up-to-date or as helpful as they should be, so please contact us so that we can get you sorted.
Other Lodging Options
If staying at Sunriver Resort doesn't fit into your budget, don't worry because Bend has TONS of lodging options, everything from RVs to camping! Please check-out the Visit Bend Guide to Lodging for ideas on where you could stay.
There is a campground quite close to Sunriver Resort called Big River Campground that currently has individual and group sites available.
Unless you live in Bend, you'll need to travel to Sunriver Resort. There are many ways to get to and from Cascadia, so please check-out our Travel Guide for information on trains, shuttle buses, car pools and more.
Guests, including family, friends and significant others, are welcome! If you would like your guest to join you for meals and activities, they will need a Guest Pass. A Guest Pass includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on August 31 and September 1. For guests 18 years and older, it also includes access to the Welcome Reception and two evening events. Guest Passes are FREE for children 5 and under!
Alternatively, in place of purchasing a Guest Pass, your guests are free to dine at several different on-site restaurants.
We are also offering professional, on-site child care for kids 12 and under. Please check out our Child Care Guide for more information on what we are providing and how you can reserve your spot.
CascadiaJS is a pet-friendly conference! Here are some important rules and guidelines to keep in mind:
- Sunriver Resort offers pet-friendly rooms.
- Pets CANNOT be left in Sunriver Resort guest rooms unattended.
- Pets will be welcome at all of our events that take place outside.
- Pets will be welcome in a specific section of the Talk Track room, but will not be allowed in the Expo Hall or at the indoor workshops or evening events.
Sunriver Resort Perks
All attendees and guests of CascadiaJS recieve the following perks at Sunriver Resort:
- A discounted rate ($35.00) for a 2-day bike rental (Aug 31 + Sept 1)
- 10% Discount offered for resort-owned Golf at Meadows and Woodlands, Marina, Stables & Sage Springs Spa Services
Note: there isn't a way to reserve a bike in advance using our special rate. You'll be provided with a coupon when you register for the conference that you will be able to redeem at the Bike Barn.
I'm absolutely blown away by how much @cartwr and the entire team @CascadiaJS lifts up and highlights the people who contribute to and make this conference so special. This is what a conf that focuses on community looks like! 🌲 #cjs19 pic.twitter.com/Yh0CdOzVyx— Divya (@shortdiv) November 9, 2019
I absolutely LOVED MCing @CascadiaJS! This was such a well organized conference, huge kudos to the speakers, the organizers, the sponsors, and of course the audience + community for making it great. It was a pleasure!! #cjs20 pic.twitter.com/EhqjhYJEVY— Cassidy (@cassidoo) September 3, 2020
I was honored to participate in #CascadiaJS again this year. I've been so impressed again with all the creativity and effort the organizers, speakers, and community puts into making it a uniquely fun event. ✨ pic.twitter.com/x0byI4utED— Nicole Oliver (@nixcodes) November 5, 2021
Huge shoutout to the @CascadiaJS organizers for a truly unique experience that went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. You could really feel their passion for the community and the time, attention, and care they put into every single aspect. THANK YOU!! ❤️🌲 #cjs20 pic.twitter.com/5NH2FVfMA2— Rachael Thomas (@rachael_codes) September 3, 2020
I can't thank @crtr0, the @CascadiaJS team, and the conference sponsors enough for the opportunity to attend #cascadiajs! Everyone was so encouraging and welcoming, I'm thrilled to bring back what I learned to @MakeThinkCode & @pnca. pic.twitter.com/5hVyhcmyUL— meganmckissack (@meganmckissack) November 19, 2018