2013 Event

January 08, 2013

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


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

January 04, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Susan Addy and Okropong, Sustaining Sounds


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

December 29, 2012

Speaker Announcement: Gary Hirsch, Playing it By Ear

Gary Hirsch

Gary Hirsch is the guy who was caught doodling in English class, only to yield a suitable witticism and not get busted. He’s quick on his feet, and with his pen. When Gary was young he had persistent bad dreams. … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

Ruled by Rhythm: Welcoming Mark Powers as Our 2013 On-Stage Host

Mark Powers

Mark Powers is ruled by rhythm. Beats and jives, flows and measures, vibes and shakes. Fast, slow, loud, soft: it doesn’t matter. This is what he lives for. TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) is proud to announce that percussionist Mark … Continue reading

December 12, 2012

Velocity: This Year’s Theme


At first glance, you might think that we on the TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) planning team are practicing verbal economy. Our first event’s theme was three words long—Think. Inspire. Go. Last year’s theme was two—Becoming Extraordinary. This year’s theme … Continue reading

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