Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 27, 2014

Artist in Residence Announcement: Jolie Guillebeau — The Story of An Artist


Less than a decade after declaring her desire to be an artist, Jolie Guillebeau completed her 1,000th painting. She reached that milestone earlier this month. Now she’s moving on to the next thousand pieces of art. This time, though, she … Continue reading

January 24, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Tyler Tervooren — Adventure, Purpose, and Intentional Uncertainty

Tyler Tervooren

A self-described “riskologist,” Portlander Tyler Tervooren challenges people to embrace uncertainty and take risks. If he could harness the pulse and energy of the 700 TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) attendees in the room, Tyler would ask them to admit … Continue reading

January 18, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Dann Stayskal — A Digital Craftsman

Dann Stayskal

Ask Dann Stayskal what he’d like to give a talk on and here are just some of the topics that he is both personally interested in and highly-qualified to talk about: computational meta-ethics (using computers to calculate the rightness or … Continue reading

January 13, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Rita Golden Gelman — A Female Nomad

Rita Golden Gelman

How would you classify a lifestyle that involves rarely knowing where you’ll be in six months, moving through the world without a plan, and watching for serendipitous opportunities? Rita Golden Gelman is a self-styled anthropologist, a participant-observer with a heavy … Continue reading

January 10, 2014

Speaker Announcement: Mic Crenshaw — The Force of Words

Mic Crenshaw

Hip-hop has always been about change. The constant influx of “the new” drives the genre, leading to creatively poetic rhymes, varied subject matter, humorous boasts, and innovative beats. Drum breaks from 60’s and 70’s funk and soul records laid the … Continue reading

January 08, 2014

The TEDx Speaker Guide: An Illustrated Version

Illustrated Speaker Guide by Doug Neill

The first time we meet with a confirmed speaker for our upcoming TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event, we have a number of goals. First and foremost, we want to get to know the speaker a bit, and give him … Continue reading

January 03, 2014

Presenting Our TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2014 Logo and Theme

2014 Pulse Logo

The TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) planning team is delighted to present our logo for the 2014 theme, Pulse. And we’re even happier to announce that it came from right here, within our very own team. Each year we have … Continue reading