Past Event Archives

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.

Blaine Fontana
Artist

Imbuing his vision with the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, Blaine Fontana’s works contain a kind of shamanic exploration…

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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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Dick and Jeanne Roy
Agents of Change

A 1970 graduate of Harvard Law School, Dick left his practice of corporate law with Stoel Rives to join his wife Jeanne as a full-time…

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Jeff Mapes
Writer

Author of Pedaling Revolution and political writer for The Oregonian, Jeff is the senior political reporter at The Oregonian and author of Pedaling Revolution: How…

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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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Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy
Sustainable Urbanists

Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy are the CoAuthors of Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution. Since moving to Portland in 1995, Kelly has worked in a…

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Kristine Anderson
Performer

Kristine (Kris) Anderson will complete her MFA in Dance at Mills College in May 2011 with high honors. Some highlights of MFA program include a…

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Matthew Collins
Educator and Environmentalist

Friends of Tryon Creek is a non-profit organization devoted to the protection of Portland's greatest ecological assets, Tryon Creek State Natural Area. In order to…

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Melissa Delzio
Designer & Storyteller

Melissa Delzio is a freelance graphic designer and creative entrepreneur with over seven years of experience producing print and web graphics for international and local…

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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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Mohan Nair
Educator and Entrepreneur

Mohan Nair was born and raised in Singapore where he discovered his love for music, watercolors, mathematics. In America, he discovered his love for computer…

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Neal Keny-Guyer
Humanitarian

Neal Keny-Guyer is a social entrepreneur committed to creating a more just and peaceful world. He joined Mercy Corps in 1994 as Chief Executive Officer…

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Nick Caleb
Activist

Nick Caleb is an alumni of and professor at Concordia University. One summer he went to Delhi, India where he worked as a policy analyst…

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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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Sharif Abdullah
Transformationist

Sharif Abdullah is an author and advocate for inclusivity, societal transformation and societal spirituality. He believes we can create a world that works for all…

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Tim Smith
Civic Ecologist

Tim Smith is a Principal and Director of Urban Design and Planning for SERA Architects, a Portland, Oregon firm that offers integrated services in architecture,…

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