Anton Cobb is a Chicago native who moved to Portland in 2013 and has never looked back. He lives in Northwest Portland and works downtown as a Sales Manager, just around the corner from Director Park where hOURLUNCH began. Each Wednesday, Anton skips lunch and sits in Director Park with a sign that says “I am skipping lunch. So that 30 children won’t. Will you join me?” He gives the donations he collects to the Oregon Food Bank to combat child hunger.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.