The National Waterways Conference Inc. will hold its 2006 Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon on September 6-8. The conference will be held at the Benson Hotel which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is in downtown Portland near the city’s attractions. “I encourage all who plan to attend the meeting to make their hotel reservations soon but no later than August 14 to ensure a room is available at our special convention rate” said Worth Hager president of NWC. Reservations can be made by emailing the Benson Hotel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those planning to attend will also want to take advantage of the early bird registration fee by registering before August 18.