University Innovation Alliance Convening

Oregon State University is proud to host the University Innovation Alliance Convening on May 23-24, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon.  This event is an exciting opportunity that brings together campus teams from the 11 University Innovation Alliance (UIA) institutions to share ideas about collaborative projects and work together to maximize their impact. Please visit the University Innovation Alliance website for more information on the consortium’s history and focus.  For more information on Oregon State University’s involvement in the UIA, please see the Initiatives webpage on the OSU Division of Undergraduate Studies.

About the University Innovation Alliance
The University innovation Alliance’s (UIA) mission is to improve outcomes for ALL students regardless of background. From predictive analytics to intensive advising, Alliance universities are helping students in highly innovative ways. The UIA are committed to making quality college degrees accessible to a diverse body of students and consider this commitment a defining element of our public mission. UIA institutions work together to leverage our strengths and maximize our impact.

OSU Faculty & Staff: Join us to hear from featured speaker, Dr. Candace Thille

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the University Innovation Alliance invite all members of the OSU community to attend the 3:00pm session on Tuesday, May 23 featuring Dr. Candace Thille of Stanford University.

Dr. Thille will speak on faculty collaboration and curriculum innovation from 3:00-3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom. To learn more about Dr. Thille, see her bio on the Featured Speakers page.

Feel free to invite your colleagues. Download an event flyer here.

Getting Here

Portland International Airport (PDX) is the nearest international airport located 1.5 hours North of Corvallis.

Shuttle Service: Hut Airport Shuttle service is available every 90 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX) and will take you directly to the Hilton Garden Inn. Reservations are required and can be made online at or by phone at (888) 257-0126.

Oregon Express Shuttle service is available every 75 minutes (hour & 1/2) from Portland International Airport (PDX) and will take you to Reser Stadium, located on the OSU Campus, just across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn. Reservations can be made online or by phone at (877) 693-3785.

Rental Cars: Click here for more information on rental cars that are available at the Portland International Airport.

Eugene (EUG) is the closest airport located 45 minutes south of Corvallis with convenient connections to Seattle, San Francisco and Denver.

Shuttle Service: EUGOmni Shuttle offers shuttle service on-demand from the Eugene Regional Airport (EUG) to OSU. Advanced shuttle booking is required. For more information visit or call (800) 741-5097.
Rental Cars: Click here for more information on rental cars that are available at the Eugene Airport.


Lodging accommodations for the University Innovation Alliance Conference, will be provided for attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis. The Hilton is located on the Oregon State University Campus and is within walking distance of the Conference venue. Guests will have access to complimentary WiFi, 24 Hour Business Center, Fitness Center, Indoor pool, and complimentary parking. Guests can also enjoy a continental breakfast at the Stadium Bar & Grill Restaurant, or unwind with a beverage in the lounge, both conveniently located right inside the hotel. For more information about the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, click here to visit the hotel website.

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
2500 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Tel: (541) 752-5000
Fax: (541) 752-5001

Featured Venues:

CH2M HILL Alumni Center
725 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
Learning Innovation Center
2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Memorial Union
2501 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331