Cascadian Leadership Conference


Fri Feb 10 2023 at 10:00 am to Sat Feb 11 2023 at 07:00 pm


Burner Barn | Portland, OR

Join us for the 2023 leadership conference for those leading Burning Man culture for the Pacific Northwest & Cascadian region, Feb 10-11
About this Event
Cascadian Leadership Conference (CLC)Connecting Leaders in the Burning Man Community

Precipitation Northwest is thrilled to host the 2023 leadership conference for those leading Burning Man culture for the Pacific Northwest & Cascadian region (Cascadian Leadership Conference = CLC). The event brings together folks across the region; the programming for this event is participant-driven and focused on topics to help leaders better support their communities. Join us for learning, connections and fun Portland adventures!

Who Should Attend?

Are you a leader in your local Burner community? Are you in the PNW or Cascadia area? Would you like to learn and share your learnings with others? Precipitation NW invites you to join us! Attendees include Regional Event Leaders, local Burner non-profit boards, and Regional Contacts.

Event Details:

Dates: Fri Feb 10th & Sat Feb 11th

Location: Portland, OR (Multiple Locations)

After many years of pivoting to Zoom, we're looking forward to hosting attendees in person at the fabulous Burner Barn, our makerspace in North Portland (this space has large garage doors and ample ventilation, no stairs) and the historic McMenamins Kennedy School.

  1. Burner Barn (866 N Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97217)
  2. McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211)


Tickets are $49 per person. We have a limited number of tickets available for those who need financial assistance. Please contact us at [email protected] for additional information.

Ticket quantity is limited for this event, so register early to guarantee your spot! To support a diversity in regions participating, we have allocated a percentage of total available tickets for folks who are not in the Portland Community.

Proposed Schedule:
(Details subject to change)

Thu Feb 9th: (Pre-event/Arrival Day)

  • Out of town participants arrive
  • Unofficial dinner possibilities

Friday Feb 10th: (Day 1)

  • 10am - 12pm: Morning Sessions
  • 12pm - 2pm: Transport to 2nd location/Lunch
  • 2pm - 4:30pm: Afternoon Workshops
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm: Soaking Pool/Hangout/Dinner
  • 7pm - onwards: Explore Burner Art at the Winter Light Festival

Saturday Feb 11th: (Day 2)

  • 9am - 12pm: Morning Sessions
  • 12pm - 2pm: Socializing Time/Lunch Adventure
  • 2pm - 5pm: Portland Town Hall
  • 5pm: Closing Remarks
  • 7pm - onwards: Optional suggested fun activities!

Sunday Feb 12th: (Travel Home Day)

  • Unofficial Breakfast/hangout
  • Out of town participants travel home

Session Topics:

This event is a collaborative event and we encourage folks to get involved! Is there a topic you'd like to see? Would you like to present or lead a discussion? Reach out to us ([email protected]) and let us know!

Additional Social Outings:

Portland is a gem of a city with plenty of fun and unique activities. There will be plenty of time to socialize and you will have the option to choose your own adventure. In order to keep costs down, we've made these optional. More details to be provided as we get closer to the date.

Get Involved:

Want to help make this event a magical experience? Have something fun you'd like to bring to the event? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] . We're open to ideas. Some potential needs include:

  • Host an out of town Burner
  • Volunteer to Carpool attendees
  • Host a social activity
  • Be a speaker or lead a discussion at one of the sessions/round tables
  • Have AV equipment we could borrow for the day? Let us know!
  • Help with setup/break down
  • Bring a magical experience

Have questions?

Send us a message at [email protected]


Where is it happening?

Burner Barn, 866 North Columbia Boulevard, Portland, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


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