Spouse/Guest Program

October 28 - 31, 2018 | Portland, Oregon | Technical Solutions for Today and Beyond

PEERS Spouse/Guest Program

Cost: $75 (does not include conference registration)

During the conference, spouses and guests can enjoy special programs, see sights in the surrounding Portland area, renew acquaintances and make new friends.  

Schedule At-A-Glance

Sunday, October 28, 2018

5:00pm - 7:00pm                 Reception in TAPPI Central


Monday, October 29, 2018

8:00am - 10:00am                Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:00am                 Welcome 

9:30am                                Presentation from Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau, Senate Room

A representation will share information about things to see and do in Portland, including brochures, maps and links to special coupons and offers. 

5:00pm - 6:30pm                  Reception in TAPPI Central

7:00pm - 9:00pm                  Conference Networking Dinner


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

7:00am - 8:00am                   35th Annual PaperChase Fun Run/Walk             

The event features a 5K run/1.5 mile walk with proceeds benefiting the TAPPI Engineering Scholarship Fund. Entry fee is $30 for regular participants and $15 for full-time students.

8:00am - 10:00am                 Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(approximate finish time)         Celebrate Halloween 

Unexplained mysteries, ghostly adventures, and spooky stories abound on the “Beyond Bizarre” tour. Real ghost hunting equipment, just like that used by professionals, will be distributed and then we set out visiting known ghostly places and getting behind the scenes into what hauntings in Portland are all about. It's a true view into the reality of paranormal investigations, the equipment and techniques used, and how we separate the truth from the hoaxes. A highlight is the portion of the tour where we venture below the city's streets to see if the equipment can locate Nina, a former 'working girl' who is known to haunt the 1885 Merchant Hotel. This walking tour offers an in-depth view into the reality of Ghost Hunting and not the drama seen on TV. Portland Walking tours hear back from guests who call this tour a 'Ghost Hunting 101' training session and who were thrilled to get an understanding of all the different types of hauntings including Residuals, Object Hauntings and Poltergeists. Bring your cameras (and other ghost hunting equipment) as many have captured activity along the way!  Tour is about 2 hours and less than less than 1 ½ miles (no hills, limited stairs).  Tour is included in spouse/guest registration fee.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

8:00am - 10:00am                  Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast


*(additional registration fee required.)