Past Event Archives

2015 — Roads Less Traveled

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

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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Dan Carlin
New Media Pioneer

Dan Carlin is a former television news reporter and radio talk show host who since 2005 has been producing two popular podcasts — one on…

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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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Ivo Lukas
Female Empowerment Badass

Ivo Lukas is the Founder/CEO for 24Notion. 24Notion is the first integrated marketing/digital PR and lifestyle agency with special emphasis on giving back to the…

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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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Kelly Schwan
Unconventional Traveler

Kelly Schwan is an occupational therapist at a level 1 trauma hospital in Portland. As someone who works with people with disabilities every day and…

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Laura Peterson
Unsung Hero of Compassion

Laura Peterson is the founder/director of Hands to Hearts International (HHI) a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and development of vulnerable children (ages 0-3)…

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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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Principal Dean (a.k.a. Miles Ewell)
Beatsmith

Principal Dean is an analog-obsessed, melodically rich producer weaned during the peak of the MPC-era and inspired by a unique combination of soul music, found…

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Sabina Haque
Artist in Residence

Sabina Zeba Haque is an artist of South Asian descent raised in Karachi by her American mother and Pakistani father. Sabina received an M.F.A in…

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Tom Henderson
Punk Mathematician

Tom Henderson is a Cascadian mathematician, comedian, and writer. You can hear him talking about quantum game theory and whether to buy a monkey in…

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Tom Shrimpton
Cryptographer

Tom Shrimpton is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Portland State University. He earned a Ph.D. in 2004 from the University…

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