New connections begin, old connections get stronger, and lots of people have been taking action and creating change. Our local TEDx community is extraordinarily proud of what our speakers and attendees have been doing and we’re excited to share our accomplishments with the millions of global TEDx-sters out there.

February 07, 2015

Revolution Hall: Unique Geometry and Crafting Sound

Historic photo of GWHS

TED talks, at their best, are meant to inspire. To make people question the norm or dive deep into creative possibilities. And some talks may even spark an intense revolution of thinking. So what better place to host TEDxMtHood 2015 … Continue reading

December 04, 2014

What’s the difference between TED and TEDx? — x Marks the Spot

TEDx by the Numbers

When you were a kid, did you ever watch a cool science fiction movie and then turn an old stereo box (back when people bought stereos) into your own Starfighter, pretending your teddy bear was a miniature Wookie? Or did … Continue reading

November 25, 2014

Who would’ve thought I’d be on a TEDx Planning Team?

TEDxMtHood planning team

It began with a simple invitation to join the TEDxMtHood (formerly TEDxConcordiaUPortland) planning team, after attending several TEDx events. I have been watching TED talks for a very long time, even including them as required “watching” in my graduate courses. … 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

December 31, 2013

Our Community’s Velocity in 2013

2013 razzle dazzle

As we get ready to dive into 2014, we’re taking a moment to reflect on 2013 with awe and gratitude on what our community has accomplished and how it’s grown and strengthened. We also look forward to all the exciting … Continue reading