Speaker Announcements

April 05, 2016

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


— 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

March 31, 2016

The Power of Reuniting Generations by Derenda Schubert


— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Derenda Schubert as one of our 2016 speakers. — For many years, my family had a small tapestry hanging in the kitchen that read, “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give … Continue reading

March 28, 2016

Why Portland Matters to Me – Why It Will Always Matter by Rukaiyah Adams

Rukaiyah Adams

— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Rukaiyah Adams as one of our 2016 speakers. — I often imagine my Great Grandmother as I run across across the Steel Bridge in the Spring. I wonder what she witnessed in her first gaze … Continue reading

March 23, 2016

Changing the Perspective About Disability by Tiana Tozer


— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Tiana Tozer as one of our 2016 speakers. — I had so many dreams about what I wanted to be and do when I grew up. I was going to: be the ambassador to France, … Continue reading

March 21, 2016

Beyond “Excellent Sheep” — The Political Importance of Liberal Arts by Bill Deresiewicz


— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Bill Deresiewicz as one of our 2016 speakers. —  I wrote a book a couple of years ago about elite education in the United States. The book came out of my experiences as a … Continue reading

April 15, 2015

Jia Jiang — The Rejection Guy


We’ve all had those moments… the girl you wanted to ask out, but didn’t; the great idea you came up with, but kept to yourself; the raise you deserved, but never requested. We hesitate because we are afraid of being … Continue reading

March 20, 2015

Laura Veirs and Tucker Martine — Pursuit of a Creative Life


If you’re familiar with the Portland music scene, the names Laura Veirs and Tucker Martine are not new to you. Laura is a world-renowned folk songwriter, and Tucker is a world-famous, Grammy-nominated record producer. With Laura behind a microphone and … Continue reading

March 18, 2015

Kelly Schwan — Move… Because You Can


A former collegiate athlete turned full-time adventurer and healthcare professional, Kelly is an inspiring yet humble voice of resilience. Her experiences have taught her that with a little creativity, ingenuity, and passion that adventure can be accessible to anyone. At … Continue reading

March 11, 2015

Sabina Haque — Art In Motion

Sabina Haque

Let’s say you are looking out a window, taking in a beautiful view: a mountain range, a seascape, a city skyline, a country garden. You gaze longingly at it, enjoy it, yearn to be a part of it, maybe even … Continue reading

March 04, 2015

Gayathri Ramprasad — You Are Not Alone

Gayathri Ramprasad

Do you remember the first time you had your heart broken — how devastated you were? You felt like the world was going to end and no one understood your pain. There was no amount of pleasure that could fill … Continue reading

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