Year 9 of our city’s annual TEDxPortland is just around the corner, and tickets are almost sold out! This year we are bringing you a new way to re.imagine your future and the world around us. We give you our word that this will be the most inspirational day of the year, here in Portland.
We are living in trying times – yearning for truth, knowledge, peace of mind, and a path forward. Hope rests in our ability to understand, change, and begin anew. And the power of ideas inspires us to recalibrate adversity into prosperity.
Year nine of TEDxPortland is committed to connecting the dots so that we all may better embrace our civic responsibilities, communities, one another – even our own selves. Together, we will reimagine our future.
Twelve speakers and four performances will explore this theme at the ninth annual TEDxPortland on April 27 at the Keller Auditorium. Portland's own visionaries will be on hand, as will future-thinking leaders from elsewhere.
We are excited to bring you a vast array of disciplines, perspectives, and inspiration. This year’s speakers include co-founder and creative at Salt & Straw Tyler Malek, a man on the brink of curing malaria David Peyton, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Instrument JD Hooge, performance coach, trainer, and owner of 11:11 Supply Paloma Medina, Multnomah County Judge Xiomara Torres, co-founder of American Cannabinoid Clinics and Chair of the Oregon Cannabis Commission Rachel Knox, a survivor of the Rhwandan genocide Carine Kanimba, a marketing maverick and man with a good plot twist in his story Kary Youman, founder of The Insight Alliance and mental health enthusiast for the prison system Anna Debenham, founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code Nandini Ranganathan, CEO of Carbon Engineering Steve Oldham, and founder of Friends of the Children Duncan Campbell. We have thoughtfully chosen each and every one of these individuals and are proud to bring them live to you all.
Additionally, to diversify the breadth of ideas being shared on stage and based off the support of our community, we brought back the TEDxPortland Ideas Booth for its second year, after great success with more than 250 submissions and two first-time speakers in 2018. This year’s decision has been made and we can sincerely say that the crowd is most certainly in for a treat.
TEDxPortland 2019 will also include four artistic performances, a complimentary happy hour and party at Keller Park, and 3,000 of Portland’s most inspiration-hungry community members.
TEDx is an independently produced TED event organized by more than 130 local volunteers. TED talks started in 1984, allowing prominent figures in technology, entertainment and design a forum to speak about their expertise, and TEDxPortland, has quickly grown into one of the largest and most respected of the many “x” events held across the country and around the world.
We hope to be able to share this iconic day live with you at Keller Auditorium. So be sure to grab your tickets here before they sell out! For those not attending in-person, the public can view TEDxPortland via livestream on KGW.com.