Monthly Archives: August 2017



August 30, 2017

Vineet Edupuganti: Why Simple Solutions are Most Effective–Even When Conducting Scientific Research

–TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Vineet Edupuganti as one of our 2017 speakers!– If you had told Vineet Edupuganti about biodegradable batteries when he was younger, he would have been taken aback. As soon as he heard about how little … Continue reading


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August 26, 2017

Gregory McKelvey wants to inspire you to change the world through activism.

It’s a cold day in Portland in early 2016 and Gregory McKelvey is six minutes into a 90 second speech.. and the crowd is rapt, shouting approval into his infrequent pauses for breath. The time tolerances are tight for guest … Continue reading


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August 13, 2017

Adam Phillips: Practicing what he preaches: going against the grain to make the faith community inclusive for all

Inclusion. Think of the kid sitting all by himself in the lunchroom cafeteria; or the person who, instead of feeling unique, is branded weird; or the one whose minority status is thrust upon her like fetters. How might the world … Continue reading


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August 03, 2017

Adrienne Nelson: Encouraging Connection to Make the World a Better Place

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–TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Adrienne Nelson as one of our 2017 speakers!– Connection.  It’s the warm and exuberant embrace of an old friend after a long separation.  It’s the collective sense of satisfaction felt by a group of neighbors … Continue reading


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