2012 Event


April 20, 2012

Summing It Up: 2012

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As people began filing out of the auditorium after Saturday’s final talk, the fluorescent house lights went up. Crystal Schenk’s art installation, colorfully illuminated from the stage throughout the day, instantly lost some of its magnetic magic; the illusion of … Continue reading


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March 24, 2012

Announcing Something Extraordinary: Our Mystery Session

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Shhh! We have a very secretive announcement to make this week. As you well know, Jefferson Smith is curating a session at TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood). But do you know what speakers he’s chosen? Are you excited to hear … Continue reading


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March 14, 2012

Artist in Residence for TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012: Crystal Schenk

The rhetoric artists use when they talk about their creative processes is well-worn. We know about the ingredients of inspiration, imagination, expression, skill, emotion, and representation; we’ve heard about the muses (sometimes real and sometimes imagined), and we know that … Continue reading


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March 03, 2012

Announcing Our On-Stage Host for TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012: Prashant Kakad

At last year’s TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event, he taught us to dance. He also taught us about his lifelong love affair with Bollywood, and we learned that he sang to his mom before he ever spoke to her. … Continue reading


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February 25, 2012

Announcing Our Next Round of TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: A Thinker, a Drummer, and an Educator

This week we have a little riddle for you: What will generate over thirty minutes’ worth of incredible talks and a lifetime of memories, but makes 168 hours seem like only yesterday? The announcement of our next three speakers! That’s … Continue reading


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February 17, 2012

Announcing Our Musical Guests for TEDxConcordiaUPortland2012

At this year’s event we’re jazzed to be partnering with kin trio. They will provide mood music throughout the day that will accompany and harmonize with the all of the wonderful thoughts and ideas being shared. Eugene Lee, artist and … Continue reading


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February 10, 2012

Announcing Our Next Round of TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: A Day-Seizer and a Roadie

Has it been a week already? March 31st is getting closer and closer! We’re still beaming beatifically from last week’s announcements (after jubilantly jumping and raucously rolling). This week we’re throwing the alliteration aside (except right there) because the following … Continue reading


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February 03, 2012

Announcing the Third Round of Speakers for TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012: A Communicatrix and a Dance-Artist

Hello again! We’re back at it with new speaker announcements. At this point you’ve jubilantly jumped and raucously rolled (Yeah!). Now you’ll beatifically beam as you learn about the next two speakers we’re adding to our extraordinary roster. We can’t … Continue reading


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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 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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