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You’ve registered to participate in ADU Academy on Friday, June 24th, 2022. 

Plan to arrive for registration by 8am on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at Revolution Hall, located at 1300 SE Stark Ave Portland, Oregon. Coffee will be available. The Academy will begin at 8:30am.

Class Curriculum Design

ADU Academy has been designed with you in mind. There will be two concurrent morning tracks: Design and Real Estate. In the afternoon, there will be two concurrent morning tracks: Build and Finance/Appraisal.

“But, I want to attend both tracks!!”, you declare.

Don’t worry. Read on….

Although you may have a stronger interest in one track over another, we have designed a special format for the day that will ensure all Academy participants gain exposure to all of the Academy’s core curriculum.

Here’s how we’re setting it up. If you select the Design workshop, you will receive the instruction from our ADU Design instructor for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be a 10-minute break, then the real estate instructors will provide an Executive Overview presentation of the Real Estate curriculum for 50 minutes to your class.

Similarly, if you sign up for the Real Estate workshop, you will be receive the instruction from our ADU Real Estate instructors for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be a 10-minute break, then the Design instructor will provide an Executive Overview presentation of the Design curriculum for 50 minutes.

No fear of missing out! You’ll get exposed to it all.

Here’s a visual depiction of the day’s schedule.

As a participant in either class, you will simply stay in the same room for the morning session. This same approach will occur in the afternoon session with the Build session, and the Finance and Appraisal session.

The goal of was to provide exposure to all of the core curriculum to all attendees. This approach will ensure that everyone walks away with the Academy’s core content, and that you will be fully equipped for all components of the ADU Specialist Exam.

Continuing Education Credits

Seven continuing education credits are available for CCB, OREA, ACLB, AIA and WA Appraisers.

The Exam to Obtain an ADU Specialist designation

The exam to obtain an ADU Specialist designation will be available online immediately following the Academy for Academy participants. We will be encouraging you to take the exam at 5pm. The exam will have 31 multiple choice questions. You must get a 70% passing grade. It’s an open book exam that you can take on paper at the end of the day, or you can take it online at any time. If you do not pass initial attempt, you may retest later.

Once you’ve obtained the ADU Specialist designation, you can even get an awesome ADU Specialist gift I’ve designed for this occasion. These will only be available to those who pass the ADU Specialist exam. 

ADU Topical Breakout Groups

In the afternoon, we’ll be doing deeper dive breakout groups. This is the chance to interact with focused groups around specific detailed elements of those topic areas that will be determined by the interests of the registered attendees prior to the Academy.

Development Models Speaker

The afternoon Development Models keynote speaker is Derek Sherrel. Derek is a knowledgeable affordable ADU builder and developer based in Talent, Oregon. Read more about Derek’s work here.

Social Event

The social event held immediately after the Academy at Show Bar at Revolution Hall, and is an opportunity for participants and instructors to gather and network in a social way after a very full-day of learning. The bar is directly adjacent to the room where the Academy will be held.

Want to share your ADU marketing materials?

We’ll have a table set up for participants to share any ADU marketing materials (postcards, fliers, etc) with one another.

Directions for Getting to Revolution Hall

Here’s a Google Map link to Revolution Hall. And, here’s a venue map that shows where we’re meeting at Revolution Hall. The entry is near Martha’s cafe.

All-day parking options near Revolution Hall consist of unmetered street parking two blocks to the east of Revolution Hall. Consider an alternate mode of transportation to get to Revolution Hall, such as a cab, bus, train, scooter, or bike.

Where to Stay

There’s plenty of hotels in Portland. One nearby option is the Jupiter Hotel- they have rooms starting at $246/room, there is a two night minimum. There are also many ADUs available on Airbnb that are more affordable, if you’re really trying to get in your ADU fix over the weekend. Here’s several Airbnb listings near the ADU Academy venue.

Another local favorite option is the Kennedy School.

For out of towners, there is an optional meet up with other out of town attendees on Thursday evening, June 23rd, at 7pm at the Doug Fir. This is an informal event, those who choose to attend can gather at the firepit area on the back patio.

Socializing on Friday Evening following ADU Academy

Stick around Revolution Hall for beer, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and salads at the Show Bar 

Or, try some other great local alternatives nearby Revolution Hall:

  • For a Portland food cart port experience, head 3/4 of a mile south on 11th to Cartopia on the corner of SE Hawthorne and SE 12th. You’ll have choices from the famous Potato Champion and Pyro Pizza, among plenty of other options for you and anyone who joins you!
  • For a local hangout, Eastburn along with wings with a fanatical following at Fire on the Mountain, head 1/2 mile northeast to SE 18th and Burnside. 
  • Head east to 28th and Burnside for eats with international options such as Thai from Padee, Mexican from Guero on NE 28th and NE Davis, vegetarian at the Sudra. Finish up with dessert at Fifty Licks at 28th and Burnside.

ADU Tour on Saturday, June 25th

All ADU Academy registrants are automatically registered for the ADU Tour. When you check into the ADU Academy on the morning of Friday, June 24th, you will receive an ADU Tour program and wristband. You will also receive an email in early June with access to the password-protected ADU Tour page. This page includes all of the key information about the ADUs that are featured on this year’s tour. The tour goes from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 25th. You can read about the tour on this page.

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