Enjoy reading about the wonderful community that has developed around this annual event.

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

January 23, 2013

TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2013 Guest Curator: Cheryl Strayed


After a TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) event, so many attendees glowingly describe how inspired and empowered they feel. From the speakers and performances to the stage art and lighting, attendees comment about all of the wonderful things that make … Continue reading

January 21, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About TEDxConcordiaUPortland


1. TEDx is a 100% volunteer run event, including all planning team members and speakers. 2. The TEDx planning team is comprised of people from Taiwan, Ghana, Slovakia, Tanzania, and the United States. 3. Velocity, the theme of this year’s … Continue reading

January 19, 2013

Artist in Residence Announcement: Rebecca Shapiro, Untangled Creator


Sometimes, in the pursuit of doing what we love, we uncover a deeper truth about ourselves. Maybe, through the pursuits in which we try hardest, we are able to unravel ourselves, examine what’s left, build something new with the basic … Continue reading

January 16, 2013

Speaker Announcement: Stephen Kellogg, Rocking With His Feet On the Ground


There is nothing like being onstage, even if that stage is a small one. Musician and songwriter (and 2013 TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) speaker) Stephen Kellogg has been on many stages over the course of his career, but the … Continue reading

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