Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 29, 2012

Speaker Announcement: Gary Hirsch, Playing it By Ear

Gary Hirsch

Gary Hirsch is the guy who was caught doodling in English class, only to yield a suitable witticism and not get busted. He’s quick on his feet, and with his pen. When Gary was young he had persistent bad dreams. … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

Ruled by Rhythm: Welcoming Mark Powers as Our 2013 On-Stage Host

Mark Powers

Mark Powers is ruled by rhythm. Beats and jives, flows and measures, vibes and shakes. Fast, slow, loud, soft: it doesn’t matter. This is what he lives for. TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) is proud to announce that percussionist Mark … Continue reading

December 16, 2012

Incorporating Adventures: TEDxConcordiaUPortland Announces Events and Excursions

TEDx Adventures

Just before Thanksgiving, TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) planning member John Petri watched a student finesse his robot at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Amid a whirlwind three days, John and fellow TEDxBeaconStreet attendees also had the opportunity to visit … Continue reading

December 12, 2012

Velocity: This Year’s Theme


At first glance, you might think that we on the TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) planning team are practicing verbal economy. Our first event’s theme was three words long—Think. Inspire. Go. Last year’s theme was two—Becoming Extraordinary. This year’s theme … Continue reading