2014 Event


September 27, 2014

2014 Highlights Video

It’s here! Relive the excitement and inspiration from our May 2014 TEDx event through our 2014 highlights video! And… stay tuned for announcements about our 2015 event.


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April 15, 2014

On-Stage Host: Mark Powers — The Beat Goes On

Mark Powers

Keeping the pulse is an enormous part of Mark Powers’ life. “We all have heartbeats, so we’re all rhythmatists in one form or another,” Mark, a percussionist, says. “The better we get at aligning our own internal rhythms and keeping … Continue reading


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March 12, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Ryan Wines — Revolutionizing the Creative Work Environment

Ryan Wines

Ryan is an ardent advocate for artists. “Few things in life give me greater satisfaction than working with independent artists to achieve more through collaboration than they could have otherwise achieved on their own.” He has seen artists quit their day jobs to pursue … Continue reading


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March 05, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Saeeda Wright — Advocating for Love

Saeeda Wright

To singer, songwriter and vocal coach Saeeda Wright, pulse means the heart or root of a thing –– its lifeline. “I think of divine source and rhythm,” says the gospel, R&B, jazz and classical artist. “Whenever I am in a … Continue reading


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February 27, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Thom Hartmann — Focusing on The Big Picture

Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is the host of the number one progressive radio show in the country. He’s also the host of the daily television program The Big Picture, writes weekly columns for The Daily Caller, Alternet and TruthOut, and is the New … Continue reading


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February 20, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Michelle Rowley — Permission granted. Now, GO!

Michelle Rowley

Michelle is a self-taught software developer who seeks a deeper understanding of the world and the chance to change it for the better. She aspires to empower women to excel in their lives through technology, which she believes anyone can … Continue reading


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February 15, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Ryan Saari — Altruism Meets Imbibing

Ryan Saari

From a front-page New York Times article to a spot on The Colbert Report, Northeast Portland’s Oregon Public House garnered international attention last year when it became the world’s first nonprofit brew pub. At the heart of Oregon Public House … Continue reading


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February 12, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Catherine J. H. Miller — Fine Art Belongs to Everyone

Catherine J. H. Miller

Internships. Many of us have been there. Some of us lucked out and got do more than just fetch coffee and make copies. We got some hands-on experience, some networking opportunities and at the very least a window to greater … Continue reading


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February 09, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Michael Curry — A Life of Grand Design

Michael Curry

Early in life, Michael Curry decided that he would make a living by making art. But at the start of his career as an artist he had no idea that he would invent his own style of live-performance art that … Continue reading


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February 04, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Gideon Freudmann — Playing With Sound

Gideon Freudmann

If you don’t know Gideon Freudmann by name, you certainly may have heard him play. The best word to describe his singular style comes from the artist himself: CelloBop. Using the electric cello as his entryway into improvisational classical, blues, … Continue reading


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