2016 Event


June 10, 2016

Leading with My Heart by Victoria Lara

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Victoria Lara as one of our 2016 speakers. — We all have a purpose. Every action we take, every dream we have – even those we aren’t even aware of are prompted by something inside … Continue reading


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June 08, 2016

TEDx Saved My Life — On-Stage Host David Van Veen

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce David Van Veen as our 2016 on-stage host. — Last year, David Van Veen was the TEDxMtHood stage manager. It’s a demanding responsibility — so many moving parts, timing intricacies, and personality quirks have … Continue reading


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May 18, 2016

Are We All Toast? Preparing for “The Really Big One” by Chris Goldfinger

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Chris Goldfinger as one of our 2016 speakers. — I wondered why a crowd of New Yorkers would be interested in earthquakes. Several hundred gathered last October to hear a panel discuss “The Really … Continue reading


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May 13, 2016

New Speakers Added: Pippin Beard and Kristen Kingsbury

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TEDxMtHood is delighted to announce a surprise new addition to our lineup… Portland, Inc. creators Pippin Beard and Kristen Kingsbury will join us on June 18! The upcoming feature-length documentary captures the sleepy charm of Portland’s past as it becomes … Continue reading


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May 11, 2016

Our 2016 Event Theme: Endeavor

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It takes grit and resiliency to pursue an endeavor. Everyday, people in our community work toward big-picture goals that extend far beyond themselves. Many of these goals are longer term objectives that cannot be accomplished in the near future. These … Continue reading


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May 04, 2016

Music as Inspiration — Michael Allen Harrison

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Michael Allen Harrison as one of our 2016 musical guests. — The essence of Michael Allen Harrison is not just his musical talent – it’s what he does with it. More specifically, it’s how he uses … Continue reading


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April 27, 2016

Contemporary Folklore by Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater as one of our 2016 performers. — Contemporary folklore = Contemporary: the freedom of breaking away from traditional structures and blending dance techniques + Folklore: maintaining a connectedness to people, stories, history and ancestry. We are … Continue reading


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April 20, 2016

Musical Chemistry by Mbrascatu

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Mbrascatu as one of our 2016 musical guests. — Let’s say it all together now: “m-brah-SKAH-too” Excellent. Now that you know how to pronounce our name, allow us to share a bit about who we … Continue reading


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April 12, 2016

The Ride That Changed My Life by Stephen W. Manning

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Stephen W. Manning as one of our 2016 speakers. — In Honduras, a mother of three speaks to her oldest son while buttoning her younger boy’s jacket. “Watch over him,” she says. She doesn’t cry, … Continue reading


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April 05, 2016

Driven to Engage, Challenge, and Reimagine by Gustav Sculptor and Richard Cawley

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— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Gustav Sculptor and Richard Cawley as our Artists In Residence for our 2016 event. — Our everyday choices as individuals are driven by what we can do to make the smallest impact on the health … Continue reading


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