Videos from Past Events

2016 — Endeavor

In 2016, we hosted our 6th annual TEDxMtHood event with the theme of Endeavor at Revolution Hall.

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Bill Deresiewicz
Author, Essayist and Critic

Bill Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to…

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Chris Goldfinger
Seismological Prophet

Dr. Chris Goldfinger is a marine geologist and geophysicist whose focus is on great earthquakes and the structure of subduction zones around the world. He…

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Rukaiyah Adams
Financial and Cultural Idealist

Rukaiyah Adams is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. Her job is to ensure the long-term strength of the organization. But, Rukaiyah is…

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2015 — Roads Less Traveled

In May 2015 we hosted our fifth annual event with the theme of Roads Less Traveled.

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Alialujah Choir
Masters of Harmony

Alialujah Choir came about when three well-known members of Portland’s notable music scene took time away from the comforts and constraints of their primary bands…

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Anton Cobb
Child Hunger Advocate

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…

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Dave Miller
Professional Listener

Dave Miller has spent 14 years making radio, and he still thinks it’s the best job in the world. He’s currently the host of Think…

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Gayathri Ramprasad
Mental Health Advocate

Gayathri Ramprasad is the Founder and President of ASHA International, a nonprofit organization promoting personal, organizational, and community wellness, and the author of Shadows in…

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Jia Jiang
Rejection Expert

Jia Jiang is the founder of 100 Days of Rejection, speaker and author of a soon to be released book (Crown Publishing) on how to…

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Laura Veirs & Tucker Martine
Music Industry Pioneers

Portland power-couple, Laura Veirs and Tucker Martine, have been deeply involved in the DIY indie music movement for decades. Laura is a world renowned folk…

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2014 — Pulse

In May 2014 we hosted our fourth annual TEDxConcordiaUPortland
(now known as TEDxMtHood) event for 750 attendees with the theme of Pulse. 

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2014 Highlight
Video

Our 2014 event featured 13 speakers on the theme "Pulse" and was attended by 750 Portlanders. Check out what they experienced.

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Gideon Freudmann
Cross-Genre Cellist

Composer and electric cellist Gideon Freudmann enjoys an international reputation for his innovative compositions and unique style of playing. He is a founding member and…

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Jolie Guillebeau
Artist In Residence

Jolie is an artist, a teacher, a storyteller. Daily rituals and frequent collaboration with others energize her and fuel her creativity. Back in 2010, she…

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Mic Crenshaw
Cultural Activist

Chicago-born poet and emcee Michael (Mic) Crenshaw fell in love with music at a young age while living in Minneapolis. His teenage years were challenging…

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Michelle Rowley
Culture Strategist

Michelle is a self-taught software developer who seeks a deeper understanding of the world and the chance to change it for the better. She aspires…

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Tyler Tervooren
Riskologist

Tyler grew up living a conventional, relatively low-risk life. He went to college, got a useful degree and then a good job. However, he always…

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2013 — Velocity

In March 2013 we hosted our third annual TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event for 700 attendees with the theme of Velocity. Our focus was on stories of people who have chosen a direction and speed for themselves and their lives in the pursuit of a cause.

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2013 Highlights
Video

Our 2013 event featured 18 speakers on the theme of "Velocity" and was attended by 700 Portlanders. Check out what they experienced. You can also…

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Gary Hirsch
Advocate for Co-Creation

Gary Hirsch is an artist, illustrator, improviser, and co-founder of On Your Feet—a consultancy that collides improv with business to help companies relate, create and…

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Jensine Larsen
Global Advocate

Jensine Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist, is the founder of World Pulse, an action media network powered by 50,000 women from…

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Jim Zemlin
Technology Guru

Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. As executive…

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Rebecca Shapiro
Artist in Residence

Rebecca was born in Portland, OR, and spent her teenage years in Houston, TX, where she learned graphic design and medical illustration at the University…

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Stephen Kellogg
Musician & Philosopher

Stephen Kellogg claims that when he was growing up, his musical interests were divided between his father's record collection, devoted to '70s singer/songwriters like Jim…

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2012 — Becoming Extraordinary

In March 2012 we hosted our second annual TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event for 650 attendees. Our theme that year was Becoming Extraordinary which focused on the idea that we all have the potential to be extraordinary and it is a continual process full of gumption and unlimited potential to get there both as individuals and as a community.

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2012 Highlights
Video

Our 2012 event featured 25 speakers on the theme of "Becoming Extraordinary" and was attended by 650 Portlanders. Check out what they experienced. You can…

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Anis Mojgani
Spoken Word Poet

Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and a National Book Award Nominee. Everyone,…

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Cheryl Strayed
Writer

The writing of award-winning author Cheryl Strayed has been described as courageous, gritty, elegant, precise, smart, funny, and sublime. She’s a writer of both fiction…

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Governor Barbara Roberts
Politician

She served as the 34th Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995. She is the first and, to date, only woman to be elected to…

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Joe Smith
Lawyer

R.P. Joe Smith served as District Attorney for Umatilla County and is the former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party. He was the Executive Assistant…

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Mark Powers
Percussionist

Mark Powers, percussion artist, teacher, and writer, once co-held the Guinness Book of World Records title for longest continuous drum roll (2003-2005). He admits that…

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2011 — Think.Inspire.Go

In May 2011 we hosted our first annual TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event for 450 attendees. Our theme that year was Think. Inspire. Go! which highlighted local voices from the Portland area who showcased some of the inspiring things happening around Portland and beyond.

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Chris Guillebeau
Writer

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. He has visited more than 180 countries on a 5-year quest to visit every…

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Dee Williams
Minimalist

After a pivotal trip to Guatemala seven years ago, Dee sold her home, got rid of most of her belongings, and began limiting herself to…

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Jefferson Smith
Democracy Entrepreneur

Jefferson Smith founded the Bus Project, which has registered over 70,000 voters and engaged 1000s in grassroots democracy (like Trick or Vote). Elected to the…

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Michael Hanna
Micro-entrepreneur

Small-business owner Michael Hanna describes his personal and business transformation from out-of-work corporate executive to mattress delivery guy. Hanna lost his job at the height…

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Polly Bangs and Tres Shannon
Social Entrepreneurs

Polly Bangs has worked with youth since 2002 and founded the Program Manager of Urban Opportunities in 2007. She owned her own restaurant in North…

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Prashant Kakad
Entertainer

Prashant Kakad is an ex- Intel Engineer turned Bollywood Singer, Dance Instructor, and DJ, spinning an eclectic mix of International dance music to packed houses…

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