Monthly Archives: January 2012



January 27, 2012

Announcing the Next Round of TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: A Reverend, a Circus Project, and a Movement

Wowie zowie! We’re back! Last week, you jubilantly jumped, and this week you’ll raucously roll in response to yet another group of speakers for this year’s event! (Note: Be careful where you read this— rolling sometimes results in stares and … Continue reading


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January 24, 2012

Bedtime Story: Michael Hanna and the Incredible Mattress Lot

At the sound of “Rolling,” Michael Hanna and his wife Mary Ruth Hanna begin speaking about their incredibly inspirational story in front of cameras operated by Wes and Tera Wages of Armosa studios. We’re at the Mattress Lot in NE … Continue reading


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January 20, 2012

Announcing the 1st Three TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: An Author, A Poet and Two Musical Animators

Hoorah! Our first round of speaker announcements is finally here! Kick up your heels and give a jubilant jump because they’re all extraordinary people who have amazingly inspirational stories to tell. We’re incredibly excited (Can you tell?) to have them … Continue reading


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January 18, 2012

“Bubba the Fish” and Eugene Lee are… Becoming Extraordinary

At first glance Eugene Lee seems both highly ambitious and slightly confused. This is only a  veneer, behind which exists a highly focused, multifaceted mind that has much to contribute to the fields of art, design, medicine and music. As … Continue reading


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January 13, 2012

Jefferson Smith—Guest Curator for TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012

Expect a fresh perspective from a familiar face at TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) 2012.  Switching from his role as a 2011 speaker to that of 2012 Guest Curator, Jefferson Smith is excited to be a part of TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now … Continue reading


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January 06, 2012

Choose Your Own Adventure: Life as a professional inspirer

Chris Guillebeau plays by his own rules. In fact, it would be more accurate to say that he doesn’t acknowledge the existence of rules that disempower. To Chris, rules only exist where one personally implements them. Rules are there to … Continue reading


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