2013 Event

July 30, 2013

A Look Behind the Scenes: How the TEDxCUP Team Visualized Ideas to Inspire Action

Doug's sketchnote

The moment before each TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) speaker walked on stage was both exciting and nerve-wracking for me. Though I knew that the focus would be on the ideas that each speaker was about to share, I couldn’t … Continue reading

July 29, 2013

TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2013 Highlights Video

Our amazing volunteer media team has created a wonderful highlights video of our 2013 event. Take a moment to relive the incredible day and then mark your calendar for the 4th annual TEDxCUP happening on May 3, 2014.

March 22, 2013

Introducing Action Breaks for TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2013


Listening to the 18 live speakers and performers is only part of the excitement that you can expect this Saturday, March 23rd. In between the main stage sessions (there are 4 total sessions) you’ll have the chance to participate in … Continue reading

March 20, 2013

Joe Smith: Simply Reaching Millions

Joe Smith

In four and a half minutes, two words magically transformed our bathroom habits forever. C’mon, you know ‘em: Shake and fold! At TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) Becoming Extraordinary 2012, speaker Joe Smith delivered his idea worth spreading about how … Continue reading

March 01, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Tyler Jones, Grow with Gusto

Tyler Jones

In a state with 38,000 farms, most of which are 50 acres or smaller, people in Oregon have a definite chance to develop a more intimate relationship with their farmer. As a state we’re not a complete anomaly, but the … Continue reading

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

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