Past Event Archives

2014 — Pulse

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

2014 Highlight
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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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Catherine J. H. Miller
Artist

Though Portland native Catherine J. H. Miller‘s art is diverse in medium and topic, one theme emerges frequently. Miller is visually impaired and believes that…

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Dann Stayskal
Digital Craftsman

Dann considers himself a digital craftsman. It’s hard to argue with that description when you learn about his rich background in software engineering—most notably in…

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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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Michael Curry
Visual Theater Specialist

Michael Curry is the owner and President of Michael Curry Design Inc. in Scapoose, Oregon. He designs and creates live-performance oriented dimensional characters and productions.…

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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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Rita Golden Gelman
Modern Day Nomad

Rita is the author of over 70 children’s books and two adult books. Her memoir, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the…

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Ryan Saari
Social Entrepreneur

Ryan Saari is pastor of The Oregon Community, a hip, young Portland church. He is also Director of the Oregon Public House—the world’s first non-profit…

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Ryan Wines
Creative Culture Chemist

Ryan is co-founder and CEO of Marmoset, a boutique music house based in Portland that crafts original music for story-driven mediums such as film, advertising…

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Saeeda Wright
Advocate of Love

Portland native Saeeda “MaMa Sae” Wright has been singing since she was a child, and is today one of the Pacific Northwest premier vocalists and…

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Thom Hartmann
Author & Radio/TV Host

Thom Hartmann is a progressive syndicated talk show host heard in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He’s a New York Times best-selling, 4-time Project Censored…

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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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