The week-long conference is coming to the Rose City in the summer of 2025. It’s expected to bring millions of dollars to the local economy.
The week-long convention is expected to bring in millions of dollars into the local economy.
James Jessie, chief sales officer with Travel Portland, was one of the people tasked with getting all of the teachers to spend a week in the Rose City. He said in late 2019 is when he started talking with organizers about hosting the conference — but when COVID-19 happened, it put plans on hold.
“They came in and spent three and a half days on the ground here in Portland and they were pretty satisfied with the on-ground experience to make a decision to come here in 2025,” said Jessie.
This will be the biggest convention the city has hosted, which will run from July 1 through July 7 in …