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October 06, 2018

Lillian Karabaic Uses Playfulness as a “CAT-alyst” for Learning

Lillian Karabaic is someone who makes and teaches boring things in fun ways. She missed the memo that you’re supposed to have just one job, so she does a little bit of everything. Currently that “little bit of everything” includes … Continue reading


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September 28, 2018

The Brothers Billygoat Dream in Sound & Sight

Spanning over a decade now, The Brothers Billygoat was originally conceived when I hit a very low point in my life. Instead of relying on others to provide substance, I decided it was time to turn inward and find it within myself. … Continue reading


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September 19, 2018

Ernesto Fonseca: Building Structures that Support Community

                        A native of Mexico, Ernesto Fonseca has built a life in the U.S. centered around education and community involvement. Studying architecture, construction, solar, and environmental design and planning, … Continue reading


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September 13, 2018

Frankie Simone Brings Fierce Love to TEDxMtHood 2018

Frankie Simone offers a vision of pop music as a conduit for collective enlightenment, self-empowerment and awakening. Pop rarely transcends the constraints of dominant culture, but Simone’s incantations of radical self-love aren’t just transcendent, they’re transformative.  Frankie Simone has her own … Continue reading


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September 06, 2018

Jefferson Smith Shares His Thoughts on “Ideas Worth Spreading”

Jefferson Smith has done many interesting things over the course of his career. Among them, he founded The Bus Project in 2001, which has since grown into a national alliance that inspires young people to engage in our democracy. He served two … Continue reading


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August 31, 2018

Small Wonder: Morgan Vague Talks About the Hidden Power of Bacteria

Morgan Vague understands bacteria. And she can relate to the way they are not given enough credit for the miraculous things they can do. She is a recent graduate from Reed College with a degree in biology, who worked her way through … Continue reading


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August 15, 2018

Announcing Our 2018 Event Venue

We are happy to announce that TEDxMtHood 2018 will be presented at the recently constructed Roosevelt Theater in North Portland. The event, with the theme of “Decomposers” won’t be the first, but will be the largest to date. TEDx is all about … Continue reading


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August 08, 2018

David Walker: Opening My Eyes to the World and Learning to See

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August 06, 2018

Jessica Katz: Prison: Narratives and Counter-narratives

Jessica Katz, founder of the Family Preservation Project, is an ally for imprisoned mothers, their children, and their families as they face the myriad unrecognized consequences of our legal system. Continue reading


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July 19, 2018

TEDxMtHood 2018 Artist in Residence: Jonquil LeMaster of JQ Design

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