Where is the event?
This year’s Black Parent Initiative Lunch takes place at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, located at 375 NE Holladay Street in Portland, OR.
What time is the event?
Registration opens at 11:15AM. Networking will start around 11:30AM and the program will begin promptly at 12PM.
What will the program be like during BPI Lunch?
When you arrive, there will be a networking session where you can mix and mingle with other guests while enjoying some complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. After that, you’ll be asked to take your seat for an hour-long lunch and program. While you eat, you’ll hear inspirational stories and learn more about the Black Parent Initiative.
How long will the networking hour be and when is lunch?
Networking is from 11:30-12PM. Lunch will be served at 12PM.
What should I wear to BPI Lunch?
Business casual attire.
How do I get to the venue?
Where can I park?
There is a paid parking structure adjacent to the Hyatt. Metered street parking is also available near the venue.
What kinds of drinks will be available, and will they be complimentary?
Sodas, water, coffee and tea will all be complimentary at the event.
What if I have a food allergy?
Just let your server know when you get to your table during the event. They can accommodate any food requests you have (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.)
Can I bring children?
This event is appropriate for adults and older teens.
How can I donate to BPI at the event?
At registration, you will be provided a bid paddle to make any donations. If you have a credit card on file, it will be charged at the end of the event to include all of your donations. You will only be charged for what you pledge. You will be emailed your receipt, or we can print one for you. You can also bring a check or cash to make your contributions at check-out.
The Black Parent Initiative (BPI) was established in 2006 to help families achieve financial, educational and spiritual success. BPI was founded and organized on a large body of educational research that demonstrates the importance of parental and family engagement in attaining educational success for children.