Fraud Force Summit 2016 is officially underway in downtown Portland, and it's already shaping up to be an event to remember!

We've been building up to Fraud Force Summit since...well...since last year's event. And we are truly over-the-moon with the start of this year's gathering. The days ahead will be bursting with information, insight and close collaboration.

On Monday, we got the festivities rolling with some fun and adventure with our extended Fraud Force family.

Fast Forward to Timberline Lodge!

At 10:00 a.m., a large group of adventure-seeking Fraud Forcers loaded into a limo van and set course for Mount Hood's Timberline Lodge, one of Oregon's most popular tourist attractions. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is an architectural wonder, and sees nearly two million visitors every year. Today, it is still used as an awe-inspiring ski lodge and mountain retreat.

Our group braved the brisk and blustery conditions at the summit, despite being, shall we say, a little "thin" on proper cold-weather attire. But hey, that's how we r-r-r-r-roll. (Brrrr!!)

Welcome Reception at The Armory

Once we had our explorers safely back in Portland's cozier confines, it was time to officially welcome all Fraud Force attendees with a relaxed Welcome Reception at the historic First Regiment Armory Annex, or what we Portlandians call the Armory.

Built in 1891 by Multnomah County to house the Oregon National Guard, the Armory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. It's easily one of the most recognized and popular structures in the Pacific Northwest.

The Reception was a tremendous success, with plenty of smiling faces to go around!

Our first full day of guest speakers and presentations is already underway, so be sure to check back Wednesday morning for our Day 2 recap.