Past Event Archives

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.

2013 Highlights
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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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Brian Lindstrom
Documentarian

Brian Lindstrom is a filmmaker in Portland, Oregon. His documentary Alien Boy: the life and death of James Chasse premiered at the Portland International Film…

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Bruce Livingston
Creator

Bruce was born during the time between the invasions of Poland and Pearl Harbor and served in the US Army from 1959 to 1961 then…

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Dmae Roberts
Conversation Ignitor

Dmae is a Peabody Award and Oregon Book Award-winning writer/radio artist who has created ground-breaking personal and multicultural documentaries on NPR and PRI. Her indie…

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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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Juvie Hall & Cynthia Lopez
Epiphany Starters

Juvie Hall (aka Diana Fedoroff) is a study in wackiness. A born goofball with a penchant for academia, she’s been known to win both karaoke…

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Lillian Pitt & Toma Villa
Culture Conservationists

Lillian is a Pacific Northwest Native American artist whose ancestors lived in and near the Columbia River Gorge for over 10,000 years. Called simply the…

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Mathew Lippincott
DIY Advocate

Mathew is of the opinion that the future needs better instructions. An artist and designer working in technology development and education, he splits his time…

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Mohammad Khan Kharoti
Builder

Mohammad Khan Kharoti was born in 1943 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan and up to the age of seven lived in a nomadic caravan. In 1950…

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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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Roxie McGovern
Artist Evoker

Roxie grew up in Los Angeles in a big Armenian family where everyone, regardless of relation, is either "Auntie" or "Uncle." Her family and Armenian…

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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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Susan Addy & Okropong
Legacy Champions

Susan Addy is currently the Executive Director of The Obo Ady Legacy Project. With her husband, Obo, she founded the nonprofit organization to present and…

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Tony Hopson
Enhancer

Tony is a native of Portland, Oregon, resides in the Northeast community, and is a respected neighborhood and community leader. From 1977 to 1985, Hopson…

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Tyler Jones
Slow Food Advocate

Tyler Jones, and his wife Alicia, own and run a 106 acre sustainable livestock farm in Corvallis Oregon called Afton Field Farm. Ten years ago…

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