Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 27, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Jensine Larsen, Giving Women a Global Voice

Jensine Larsen

During her senior year of high school in rural Wisconsin, Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen experienced a moment of courage that would shape the rest of her life. As she broke through a paralyzing shyness, Jensine found her voice. That year, Jensine … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Lillian Pitt and Toma Villa, Celebrating Heritage Through Art

Lillian Pitt and Toma Villa

For thousands of years, Lillian Pitt’s ancestors lived harmoniously in the Columbia River Gorge, a backbone of one of the largest trade networks in all Native America. But as dams were constructed and Native Americans were moved to reservations, some … Continue reading

February 22, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Dmae Roberts, Experience to Action, Promoting Multiculturalism in the Arts

Dmae Roberts

When Dmae Roberts was a young woman, velocity meant rising above her lower income roots and creating a life that didn’t involve manual labor or poverty. Dmae vividly remembers, at the age of 10, the bigotry and isolation her interracial … Continue reading

February 20, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Mathew Lippincott, Head in the Clouds

Mathew Lippincott

Mathew Lippincott has got his head in the troposphere (a.k.a “the clouds”). Sometimes he’s even got his head in the stratosphere, and if he had his way, he’d have his head in the mesosphere, the thermosphere, or perhaps even the … Continue reading

February 15, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Brian Lindstrom, Real Film

Brian Lindstrom

Language is a tool that we use every day. First we learn to understand it, then speak it, write it, and think with it; we string words together, crafting intricate ideas that are sometimes beautiful, yet still we’re not precise. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Tony Hopson, Straight to Success

Tony Hopson

If Tony Hopsons trajectory to success could be compared to something, it would be a snowball, rolling down a hill. Thirty years ago that snowball was small, hand-packed, and perfect for throwing. Now, after decades of picking up speed, it … Continue reading

February 08, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Bruce Livingston, Playing With the Edge

Bruce Livingston

The edge is where the best stuff comes from. Creative people drive themselves towards it, sometimes out of desperation, hoping to find something worth bringing back to the world. But getting there is difficult, and even the most gifted of … Continue reading

February 06, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Roxie McGovern, Helping Children Heal Through Art


On Christmas Eve 2010, Roxie McGovern’s career took a totally different direction when Frank Etxaniz, her longtime friend and founder of Children’s Healing Arts Project (CHAP), called about an opportunity. As the Operations Manager at Anthropologie, Roxie saw herself growing … Continue reading

February 01, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Jim Zemlin, Open Sesame


Capitalism, the economic system governed by objective laws and based on individual rights has historically resulted in a free-market. Without getting into the complex and nuanced details of copyright and patent law, people and companies in the U.S. can choose … Continue reading