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Mon, 10/16/2017

We have a new name and a new look—coming soon!

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From now on, you can just call us...WorldOregon!

The rumors are true! We're simplifying our name to focus on what matters most to our community! Our mission hasn't changed, and we remain a proud member of the nationwide network of World Affairs Councils of America—organizations whose programs connect people like you to the greater world, and to each other. The name change comes with a colorful new logo, featuring green and aqua overlapping circles, symbolic of Oregon and the wider world. You'll be seeing it soon!


On trend with other regional councils (e.g. WorldBoston, WorldDenver), the name-change was both a practical and tactical decision. WorldOregon President Derrick Olsen explains:   


"While our original name holds historical significance—and we are proud of that legacy—we're excited to modernize our brand to better reflect the relevance our work in today's times. Introducing ourselves as "WorldOregon" doesn't just shorten our name; it provides an instant focus on what we value most—connecting the people of Oregon and other world nations in a meaningful, personal way."   


Since we already use the "worldoregon" domain name and social media accounts, there will be no changes to online accessibility. "WorldOregon" is registered as an "assumed business name." The official name ("The World Affairs Council of Oregon") can still be used legally in any transactions or correspondence. So if you happen to find yourself using the old name, don't worry—we'll still answer!


New website on its way

Soon when you visit us here at, things will look a lot different! We've incorporated technologies to make our site more interactive, social media-friendly, and responsive for mobile devices. 


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