Speaker Announcements


January 12, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Mohammad Khan Kharoti, The Power of Ideas

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There are incredible people in this world whose ingenuity and velocity are only eclipsed by their selflessness. Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti is such an individual. He may seem ordinary, his iPod full of pictures of his family and his shelves … Continue reading


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January 08, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Juvie Hall & Cynthia Lopez, Filmmakers on a Roll

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Talk about velocity! Within two hours of meeting, the dynamic duo of Juvie Hall (aka Diana Fedoroff) and Cynthia Lopez decided to embark upon an ambitious adventure inspired by Juvie’s experience playing roller derby for the Rose City Rollers: to … Continue reading


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January 04, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Susan Addy and Okropong, Sustaining Sounds

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Music’s profound power to inspire and affect us is well documented. Its tones and rhythms resonate with us both physically and emotionally, and as an art form its universal appeal can unite us. Susan Addy, Executive Director of the Obo … Continue reading


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December 29, 2012

Speaker Announcement: Gary Hirsch, Playing it By Ear

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Gary Hirsch is the guy who was caught doodling in English class, only to yield a suitable witticism and not get busted. He’s quick on his feet, and with his pen. When Gary was young he had persistent bad dreams. … Continue reading


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March 24, 2012

Announcing Something Extraordinary: Our Mystery Session

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Shhh! We have a very secretive announcement to make this week. As you well know, Jefferson Smith is curating a session at TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood). But do you know what speakers he’s chosen? Are you excited to hear … Continue reading


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February 25, 2012

Announcing Our Next Round of TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: A Thinker, a Drummer, and an Educator

This week we have a little riddle for you: What will generate over thirty minutes’ worth of incredible talks and a lifetime of memories, but makes 168 hours seem like only yesterday? The announcement of our next three speakers! That’s … Continue reading


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February 10, 2012

Announcing Our Next Round of TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: A Day-Seizer and a Roadie

Has it been a week already? March 31st is getting closer and closer! We’re still beaming beatifically from last week’s announcements (after jubilantly jumping and raucously rolling). This week we’re throwing the alliteration aside (except right there) because the following … Continue reading


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February 03, 2012

Announcing the Third Round of Speakers for TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012: A Communicatrix and a Dance-Artist

Hello again! We’re back at it with new speaker announcements. At this point you’ve jubilantly jumped and raucously rolled (Yeah!). Now you’ll beatifically beam as you learn about the next two speakers we’re adding to our extraordinary roster. We can’t … Continue reading


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January 27, 2012

Announcing the Next Round of TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: A Reverend, a Circus Project, and a Movement

Wowie zowie! We’re back! Last week, you jubilantly jumped, and this week you’ll raucously roll in response to yet another group of speakers for this year’s event! (Note: Be careful where you read this— rolling sometimes results in stares and … Continue reading


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January 20, 2012

Announcing the 1st Three TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 Speakers: An Author, A Poet and Two Musical Animators

Hoorah! Our first round of speaker announcements is finally here! Kick up your heels and give a jubilant jump because they’re all extraordinary people who have amazingly inspirational stories to tell. We’re incredibly excited (Can you tell?) to have them … Continue reading


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