What’s Happening and When?

Build Small Live Large 2019 is on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Portland State University’s Smith Center in downtown Portland. An optional add on Bus Tour or ADU Academy takes place on Friday, November 8.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A full day of informative and thought-provoking sessions from national housing experts working on the cutting edge of zoning policy, smaller footprint design, and development. Registration includes all sessions, beverage breaks, box lunch and hospitality.

Professional registration rate: $305
Individual registration rate: $230

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Friday, November 8, 2019

TOUR: Optional registration for a guided tour of Portland’s Hidden Discriminatory Housing History, presented by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. This tour includes coach transportation, lunch, facilitated discussion, and guides provided by the Council. Limited to the first 45 registrants.
Guided Bus Tour: $100

WORKSHOP: ADU Academy. Separate registration is required for this event.
This six-hour workshop ADU Academy is an educational event about accessory dwelling units, for designers, builders, lenders, realtors, appraisers, real estate investors, and developers.
ADU Workshop: Get further details and registration info for this workshop.

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Location Information

Portland State University Smith Center



The Hotel Zags Portland
515 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 484-1084 local or (877) 484-1084 toll-free

  • A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for Summit attendees.
  • To make reservations, call either of the above numbers and ask for the “2019 Build Small Live Large @PSU Group Rate” or reserve online with your updated date range.
  • To guarantee availability, this Group Rate is being held through Friday, October 25, 2019, so make your reservations now!


Using public transit is the easiest way to arrive at Portland State University.

Visit the Trimet Trip Planner to plan your trip. Simply enter Portland State University as your destination.

Parking information

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**Refund Policy – Any refund request must be received by Friday, October 4th, 2019. Email request to Patty Morgan, All refunds will be made after the Summit, less a $25 service charge.