Monthly Archives: January 2013



January 30, 2013

ADVENTURES! for You: Coffee, Improv, Tiny Houses and…

New for 2013, TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) ADVENTURES! are unique and intimate events, designed to offer our TEDx community unparalleled, behind-the scenes access to the people and places that make the local area so dynamic. ADVENTURES! extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond … Continue reading


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January 26, 2013

Band: Honestly Driving Design

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Creating something worthwhile takes verve, drive, and a whole lot of nerve but the end result is endlessly satisfying. The outside eye may just see a t-shirt, a poster, or a 7” single, but you know the hours of work … Continue reading


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January 23, 2013

TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2013 Guest Curator: Cheryl Strayed

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After a TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event, so many attendees glowingly describe how inspired and empowered they feel. From the speakers and performances to the stage art and lighting, attendees comment about all of the wonderful things that make … Continue reading


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January 21, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About TEDxConcordiaUPortland

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1. TEDx is a 100% volunteer run event, including all planning team members and speakers. 2. The TEDx planning team is comprised of people from Taiwan, Ghana, Slovakia, Tanzania, and the United States. 3. Velocity, the theme of this year’s … Continue reading


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January 19, 2013

Artist in Residence Announcement: Rebecca Shapiro, Untangled Creator

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Sometimes, in the pursuit of doing what we love, we uncover a deeper truth about ourselves. Maybe, through the pursuits in which we try hardest, we are able to unravel ourselves, examine what’s left, build something new with the basic … Continue reading


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January 16, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Stephen Kellogg, Rocking With His Feet On the Ground

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There is nothing like being onstage, even if that stage is a small one. Musician and songwriter (and 2013 TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) speaker) Stephen Kellogg has been on many stages over the course of his career, but the … Continue reading


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January 12, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Mohammad Khan Kharoti, The Power of Ideas

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There are incredible people in this world whose ingenuity and velocity are only eclipsed by their selflessness. Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti is such an individual. He may seem ordinary, his iPod full of pictures of his family and his shelves … Continue reading


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January 08, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Juvie Hall & Cynthia Lopez, Filmmakers on a Roll

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Talk about velocity! Within two hours of meeting, the dynamic duo of Juvie Hall (aka Diana Fedoroff) and Cynthia Lopez decided to embark upon an ambitious adventure inspired by Juvie’s experience playing roller derby for the Rose City Rollers: to … Continue reading


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January 04, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Susan Addy and Okropong, Sustaining Sounds

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Music’s profound power to inspire and affect us is well documented. Its tones and rhythms resonate with us both physically and emotionally, and as an art form its universal appeal can unite us. Susan Addy, Executive Director of the Obo … Continue reading


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