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Theme: Becoming Extraordinary

This event occurred on
March 31, 2012
8:00am - 6:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Portland, Oregon
United States

TEDxConcordiaUPortland is an independently organized TED event. A team of diverse individuals have volunteered to bring together some of Portland's (or surrounding area) most innovative and inspiring minds. In 2012, we’re bringing the vision of TED back to Portland for the second time, to educate, inspire and connect great minds. On Saturday, March 31, 2012, TEDxConcordiaUPorland will host its second annual event titled "Becoming Extraordinary" at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon.

Every extraordinary action in the world stemmed from an ordinary person. This year's theme is designed to bring out each individual's own extraordinariness. Through this year's TEDx Talks, attendees will be inspired by real life examples of ordinary individuals who have been, done, or found their own extraordinariness to impact their world.

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


Portland, OR, United States
  • Amanda Wheaton
    Production design coordinator
  • Sean Whaeton
  • Janet Denman
    Webmaster and Storytelling coordinator
  • Paige Reitz
    Production design coordinator
  • Brittany Duncan
    Speaker liaison
  • Mike Dickman
    Speaker liaison
  • Krista Reynolds
    Budget mistress and Registration mistress
  • Tess Smith
    Registration mistress
  • Katarina Krouse
    Event day program designer
  • Linda Church
    Food and beverage coordinator
  • John Petri
    Volunteer coordinator and all around graphic designer
  • Jackie Hendrickson
    On-stage host and on stage host coordinator
  • Ira LaFontaine
    Helper of all things needed especially social media
  • Dick Hill
    Idea generator and conversation break coordinator
  • Hunter Brookshier
  • James Gaynor
  • Jolie Griffin
    Gift bag and partnerships coordinator
  • Mari Addy
    Food truck handler and co-coordinator
  • Jefferson Smith
    Guest Curator
  • Prashant Kakad
    On-stage host
  • Andrea Bailey
    Marketing and outreach coordinator
  • Louisa Mariki
    Nametag designer
  • Brian Mariki
    Tech guru
  • Steven Quirk
    Tech guru
  • Steven Harper
    Indigo Design - lighting and stage design
  • Wes & Tera Wages
    Armosa Studios - media team
  • Randy Sommers
    Tech Audio - sound engineer