Brain Storm explores the genesis of innovation with eight of the region's most original thinkers.

Now in its second year, Portland Monthly and OMSI join forces to celebrate and investigate inspiration and creativity in the many disciplines for which Oregon has a growing reputation: design, sustainability, the arts, education, health, technology, food and drink, engineering, and manufacturing. 

Brain Storm asks the questions: Who among us is changing the world? How are they doing it? What are their wellsprings of creativity?

EVENT DETAILS:

OCTOBER 17 

GENEVIEVE BELL

Anthropologist and Intel Fellow

Taming technology for culture

 

DAVID MONETTE

Trumpet Maker,

Monette Corporation

Re-engineering the virtuosos’ horns

 

COLLEEN FLANIGAN

Artist and activist

Sculpting new coral reefs

 

ANDY FRICHTL

Principal, Interface Engineering

Making zero-energy buildings and cities 

 

OCTOBER 18

JIM SOLBERG

Proprietor, Indie Hops

Building a better Oregon beer from the

hops up

 

SARINA SATURN

Neuroscientist, Oregon

State University

Revealing the links between genetics

and empathy

 

JESSICA GREEN

Biologist, University of Oregon

Exploring the hidden, microscopic

ecosystems around us

 

TAD MCGEER

President, Aerovel

Pioneering drone aircrafts for peace

 

October 17 & 18 | Doors open at 6 pm | Discussions begin at 7 pm

Over two nights, attendees are invited to a free speaker-series event hosted in the Wieden + Kennedy Atrium to hear and meet the eight honorees. 

It is free to attend. To reserve your space, please RSVP and arrive 15 minutes (6:45 pm) prior to the beginning of the event.

If you do not arrive at that time, we will release your seat.

This event is 21+ only.

Special thanks to those who make Brain Storm possible: OMSI, Intel, Journal Graphics, University of Oregon, and Lexus of Portland

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