Pipeline has a pair of tickets to attend the sold out TEDx Portland conference on Saturday, April 30. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 22.
From our sponsors at TEDx Portland:
Saturday, April 30
8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. | SOLD OUT
Gerding Theater at The Armory
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
At its core, Portland, Oregon, is a city with imagination and an insatiable desire to learn and to create. Please join us in celebrating what we hope will be the first of many exciting and inspiring TEDxPortland events to come.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations). Guest speakers include Spencer Beebe, president of EcoTrust, Karen Brooks, foodie and Portland Monthly author, and John Jay, executive creative director at Wieden + Kennedy. Entertainment will be provided by after-school music program School of Rock and college a cappella group On The Rocks.
Our theme this year is “crossroads.” A crossroads is a place where two things impact one another in a way that creates change. It’s where technology impacts behavior, where beliefs create ideas or where different branches of social science come together to create a whole new philosophy or field. The possibilities are endless, and the end results more powerful than we can imagine.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.