Bend, OR – Where all of your wildest dreams will come true

OK, maybe we can’t guarantee a unicorn ride on a rainbow. But we can offer you one of the best places in the world to engage with real thought leaders, recharge your career batteries, squeeze in some personal playtime, and make your colleagues wicked jealous.

Bend is a hotbed for creativity, SEO and social media disguised as an oasis of inspiration, recreation and, of course, fermentation. With sun-drenched days and cool fall nights to draw you in, the jaw-dropping mountain views and picturesque river ambling through town are just a few recreational boons that make it hard to leave. Make time for a hike, bike or kayak trip.


A Solid Week of Some Really Cool Events Happens Every October in Bend, Oregon

Better yet, come a few days before Swivel to take in BendFilm, our highly acclaimed annual festival. Or stick around for the Bend Design Conference immediately following the Swivel Digital + Creative Conference, and the Bend Venture Conference.

No matter what you’re into, it’s an epic time of year here and it’s always a perfect time to enjoy Bend’s awesome shopping, dining and craft brews. From the outside, it may look like a small mountain town. But it doesn’t take long to discover the passion and culture pumping through the community. As one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, there is definitely something in the water (and it’s not just hops)!


Airport & Flight Information:

Direct flights into the Bend/Redmond airport are offered by Alaska Airlines, Delta, and United. The airport code is RDM. You can find out more about the Bend/Redmond airport here. The airport is a short drive from downtown Bend (approximately 25 minutes).

Hotel & Transportation:

The Oxford Hotel in downtown, Bend’s swankiest urban-chic hotel, is the official Swivel conference hotel and the most luxurious hotel in all of Bend. The hotel is walking distance to all of Bend’s hottest restaurants, shops and the conference venues. There’s no need for a rental car unless you plan to do some sightseeing while you’re in town because they offer a complimentary hotel shuttle to and from the airport. Mention the Swivel Conference when booking to receive a special discounted rate. 

About The Oxford Hotel – the official Swivel Conference headquarters
Inspired by the cosmopolitan mountain town they call home, the Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon, will be a welcome respite from your conference adventure. Check out the Oxford Hotel here…

The Oxford Hotel does fill quickly so advance reservations are recommended. If you missed getting a room here or prefer alternative accommodations, other hotels and lodging that is walking distance from the conference venue include: Doubletree by Hilton, McMenamins Old St. Francis, and Wall Street Suites. You can view a full list of Bend motels, hotels and vacation rentals on Visit Bend’s website. 

Rental Cars:

If you prefer to book a rental car for you stay in Bend, the Bend/Redmond airport has car rentals on site from the following companies here. The Oxford Hotel offers a free airport shuttle so again there’s no need for a car during your stay in Bend.

Driving to Bend:

If you prefer to drive to Bend, Portland is a 2.5 hour trip. You can find more information on getting to Bend here.