x = independently organized TED event

Theme: think.inspire.go

This event occurred on
May 14, 2011
8:00am - 5:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Portland, Oregon
United States

What’s TEDxConcordiaUPortland?

This is something we get asked every day. It is a fun question to answer… It’s an independently organized and licensed offshoot of TED, you know, the huge speaking event with “ideas worth spreading”. The one where they provide a way for us to hear great ideas from THINKers who have an idea that is changing the world. The event where amazing individuals are giving an 18 minute or less “talk of a lifetime”.

Concordia University is independently organizing it’s own take on the people and organizations that INSPIRE and make Portland great and we’re calling it TEDxConcordiaUPortland. The Bus Project, sustainability, alternative models of education, community service, innovative living and, naturally, food carts all come into play. That’s not everything it’ll cover, though. Portland’s great for a lot of other reasons too.

Probably too many reasons to cover in a one-day event.

We just want to share some of Portland’s “ideas worth spreading” to a larger audience.

George R White Library and Learning Center
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, Oregon, 97211
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


Portland, OR, United States
  • John Petri
    Volunteer coordinator
  • Jackie Hendrickson
    Marketing and social media coordinator
  • Ira LaFontaine
    Marketing and promotions coordinator
  • Brittany Duncan
    Planning team member
  • Audrey Abbott
    Food carts coordinator
  • Krista Reynolds
    Stage design coordinator
  • Linda Church
    Planning team member
  • Hunter Brookshier
    Video and videographer coordinator
  • James Gaynor
    Planning team member
  • Erin Mueller
    Faculty, Planning team member
  • Rachel Morgan
    Planning team member
  • Trish Turchiarolo-Vanoni
    Director of University Special Events
  • Dick Hill
    Faculty, Planning team member
  • Matt Stormont
    Speaker liasion
  • Tia Lawson
    Planning team member
  • Steve Harper
    Production Designer