Speaker Announcements

February 23, 2015

Tom Henderson — Math Punk

Tom Henderson

For most of us, just hearing the word “math” spikes our blood pressure and fills us with fear and anxiety. This is not the case for Tom Henderson (a.k.a. the Math Punk), however, who has made mathematics his vocation and … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Ivo Lukas — Be Different and Make a Difference

Ivo Lukas

“Be different and make a difference” is how Ivo Lukas describes her decision to follow her dream and embark on her entrepreneurial journey. Having worked in many industries for over 18 years, Ivo has overcome many challenges to establish herself … Continue reading

February 14, 2015

Laura Peterson — Unsung Hero of Compassion

Laura Peterson

If you have ever been a parent, you probably remember that feeling of near-terror the first time you brought your baby home from the hospital, that panicky sense of being woefully ill-equipped for the most important task you’ll ever face: … Continue reading

February 11, 2015

Anton Cobb Wants Your Lunch Money


Director Park is a popular spot in downtown Portland to take a break during your workday. With lots of restaurants in the area, and a food cart pod just a few blocks away, it’s a great place to grab a … Continue reading

February 05, 2015

Tom Shrimpton — Converting Electronic Data into Another Form

Format-Transforming Encryption

In this day and age, it would be a challenge to find someone who hasn’t heard of the internet. Some of us are quite savvy, some of us are functional, and some of us feel we couldn’t live without it. … Continue reading

February 01, 2015

Dan Carlin: Share Your Voice In Democratized Media

Dan Carlin

To better understand Dan Carlin, consider the “pause” button. When listening to music or watching a video, that’s what is pressed to put things on hold temporarily. We fully intend to return to what we were doing, but for a … Continue reading

January 27, 2015

Listening Out Loud with Dave Miller

Dave Miller

If you’re a lunch-time OPB listener, Dave Miller’s voice is a familiar part of your day. As the host and moderator of Think Out Loud on weekdays, he gets to talk with scientists and senators, writers and ranchers, cooks and … Continue reading

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

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

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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