Gerding Theater at the Armory
Future events happening here
MondayJul 10 2017Chain React 2017
The React Native Conference will be comprised of multiple talks on React Native given by mobile software engineers at Facebook, AirBnB, and others, on a variety of topics from beginner to expert level. We’re expecting a few hundred attendees and are working hard to put on a great conference.
Past events that happened here
FridaySep 23 20162016 Portland Creative Conference
The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.
Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite
MondayApr 25 2016TechFestNW 2016
Portland's premier tech event returns for the fifth year running to the historic Armory building in the Pearl District! Founded in 2012, TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design entrepreneurship and innovation focused on highlighting Portland, Oregon as one of America’s next technology centers.
TechfestNW 2016 features two days of speakers, networking opportunities, demonstrations, competitions and parties all centered at The Armory building in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District, on April 25-26.
This year we are beefing up TFNW with PitchfestNW: a conference within a conference curated for startups. Read more about PFNW here! http://techfestnw.com/pitchfestnw/
Tickets are available now: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1091169?utm_medium=bks
Questions? Check out http://techfestnw.com/information/frequently-asked-questions/ or tweet us @tfnw.
WednesdayApr 13 2016OEN Angel Oregon 2016 Showcase
OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to nurture breakthrough ideas, discover new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!
The program will feature 12 pitches from the finalists in our Angel Oregon Program, as well as a presentation on the state of angel investing in Oregon from Rob Wiltbank, an Entrepreneurship Professor at Willamette University. The audience will get to vote on winners for our early-stage category, and at the end of the day, one of our growth-stage finalists will win an investment award of $200,000 to $300,000.
See the presenters and register here: https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/showcase/
MondayNov 2 2015Ignite at View Source
Our next Ignite in PDX will be at View Source Conference November 2nd 2015. Come hear what speakers are passionate about – cool ideas, hacks, lessons, and “war stories.” Tickets are available for both the conference (which includes Ignite) or just Ignite event. Reception to follow afterwards.
$15 Tickets https://ti.to/mdn/view-source-2015
View Source Conference
Build the web of tomorrow, today. At View Source you’ll be inspired by what’s to come. Join us and learn to build a web that’s more powerful, accessible, and secure using modern techniques that work today and will thrive tomorrow. We learn best from each other, so View Source will provide plenty of time and space for interaction and conversation. In addition to awesome talks, there will be an ongoing hacking space, demos, and group discussions, as well as fun evening activities.
FridaySep 25 20152015 Portland Creative Conference
The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. This single-track event features presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, challenges, influences and inspirations; showing samples of their work along the way.
It is an opportunity for attendees to network with other creative industries professionals, get inside the heads of visionary speakers and to be inspired and motivated in entirely new ways, viewing their own world with a fresh perspective as a result.
Benefits of attending:
Learn from our industry-leading speakers, enjoy seeing their work and hearing the stories behind it. Network with other creative industries professionals. Leave inspired and motivated in new and unexpected ways.
MondayJun 15 2015Monitorama
Monitorama is an 3-day event for Dev and Ops practitioners to gather and discuss the past, present, and future of monitoring software and trends. Our lineups often include more abstract discussions of software craftsmanship and dealing with the human side of failure, but the common thread through the entire event is to advance the state of art for all software monitoring-related technologies and methodologies.
SaturdayApr 18 2015
FridayMar 20 2015Creative Mornings Lecture - Rilla Alexander
Tickets are free, but you have to get one at the event website.
Rilla Alexander is an Australian illustrator and graphic designer whose work has appeared on everything from toys and tea cups to busses and buildings. Her cast of characters dance across Museo del Prado’s ceramics and stationery, populate Swiss Credit Cards and sleep on the walls of a Copenhagen hotel (where she replaced the bed with a tent).
Rilla’s work has been showcased at Paris’ cultural mecca Colette and at the Museé de la Publicité/Louvre. She leads a masterclass in character design at the Pictoplasma Academy in Berlin and is currently teaching illustration at the PNCA. Rilla has published several books celebrating creativity – including the collaborative toy project “Neighbourhood” and her picture books “The Best Book in the World” and “Her Idea”.
Rilla will speak about committing to an idea – and that fateful moment play and potential are stopped in their tracks by procrastination and preciousness. She is interested in where ideas come from and how to take them all the way to THE END.
FridayOct 24 2014PIE Demo Day 2014
We invite you to join us for PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) Demo Day, October 24, 2014, at the Gerding Theatre. Doors open at 1:30pm, presentations will begin at 2:00pm.
This year will feature presentations from our funded companies and highlights from our latest experiments. We'll also take a look back at five years of PIE and the amazing startups with whom we have had the pleasure to work.
Demo presentations will be followed by a reception with the startups and members of the tech, brand, startup and investor communities.
FridayJun 21 2013Elevating Impact Summit
The Elevating Impact Summit, brought to you by Impact Entrepreneurs at Portland State University, is a celebration of new approaches to generating social impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.
This event features a dynamic day of interactive discussion and learning sessions, inspiring speakers, first-hand accounts from social entrepreneurs and innovators, and opportunities to connect with a diverse audience of business professionals, cutting edge entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and students all working to realize the full potential of business for positive impact.
Join us at Elevating Impact to connect with creative individuals and groups who are driving social impact across sectors and ages.
MondayMar 18 2013Clojure/West 2013
Clojure/West is a three day conference about the Clojure and ClojureScript programming languages at the Gerding Theater. There will be keynotes by Rich Hickey (Clojure) and Matthew Flatt (Racket) as well as about 35 talks. View the full sessions list.
The conference is $350. Register now!
WednesdayMar 13 2013Semi-Permanent Portland
Semi-Permanent's purpose is to unite and inspire the diverse and exciting creative world by bringing together a panel of exceptionally talented, globally renowned speakers via a premium event experience. Moving into its 11th year, Semi-Permanent is the most successful event of its kind in the world - born out of a desire to unite the world's creative communities.
Semi-Permanent combines speaker presentations, exhibitions and parties into a festival of creativity. A refreshing look at the current state of the art and design world - both educational and inspiring. A not to be missed event on your yearly creative calendar.
Speakers: Chuck Anderson (NoPAttern Studio, Design/art/illustration) Terry White (Adobe, Design) Rei Inamoto (AKQA, Advertising) Gary Baseman (Artist/Designer) Michael Muller (Photographer) Bradley Munkowitz (Gmunk, Motion graphics) Holly Andres (Photography) Stephen Smith (Neasden Control Center, Artist) Holly Wales (Illustration) Shawn Petersen (Instrument, Design)
Tickets: $100 (AIGA discount available). Buy here: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3151901944
FridayOct 5 2012PIE Demo Day
We invite you to join us for PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) Demo Day, October 5, 2012, at the Gerding Theatre. Doors open at 1:30pm, presentations will begin at 2:00pm.
Demo presentations will be followed by a meet greet reception with the startups and respected members of the tech, brand, startup and investor communities.
SaturdayApr 30 2011TEDxPortland
This is the inaugural year of TEDxPortland. TEDx is a program of local, independently organized events that bring people together in the TED spirit of "ideas worth spreading." Our event will include live speakers and performers to spark deep discussion and connection. Please join us on April 30 for what we hope will be the first of many exciting and inspiring TEDxPortland events to come.
Please RSVP here: http://on.fb.me/e5Xvpu
MondayMar 7 2011REVV (Revisioning Value) 2011 - Accelerating Social Innovation
Re VV2011 is a how-to conference experience for directors and staff from enterprise (nonprofits and for-profits), finance, foundations, and funders who will join educational institutions, community leaders, government, and people looking to make a difference. Six Big Themes (Impact Investing, Strategy, Metrics, Innovation, Start-Up, Ecosystem) drive the conference design. Spend time with international experts, and build community.
FridayOct 30 200910,000 Invitations: A roundtable on arts institutions and new/social media
Hosted by Lisa Radon who blogs for Portland Monthly as the Culturephile.
Good minds from Portland arts institutions share the ways they’re using new and social media to engage audiences.
The Portland Art Museum creates conversational videos about works in the collection, creates a community website for its China Design Now exhibition, and tweets as M.C. Escher. Portland Center Stage creates show preview videos that go viral and uses Twitter in innovative ways. The Museum of Contemporary Craft creates video and podcast and invites audience response. PICA integrates Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube into its TBA Festival blog.
In education, programming, and marketing, we’ll talk about what’s worked and what’s on the horizon as the landscape continues to change with new tools and new challenges all the time.
Christina Olsen, PhD Director of Education & Public Programs, Portland Art Museum
Beth Heinrich Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Portland Art Museum
Cynthia Fuhrman Marketing and Communications Director, Portland Center Stage
Patrick Leonard Public Relations, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Rebecca Burrell, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, Museum of Contemporary Craft
Namita Gupta-Wiggers, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft
ThursdayOct 29 2009Creating Conversations through the Love of Bicycles
There are many people who love bicycles. But how many can take this love and turn it into a business? And once they've started their cycling-related business, how do they engage their audience, market and brand their company?
Join us for a conversation with a group of cyclists who are creating conversations through their love of bicycles... a panel of four cycling and communication experts will talk about why they're doing what they're doing, how they're doing it, and what's next for cycling as communication. The panel consists of: Jonathan Maus, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BikePortland (http://bikeportland.org) Slate Olson, General Manager of Rapha, North America (http://www.rapha.cc/) Natalie Ramsland, Founder and Framebuilder of Sweetpea Bicycles (http://www.sweetpeabicycles.com/) Heidi Swift, Newspaper Columnist, Freelance Writer, Photographer and Bike Racer (http://everydayathleteblog.com/)
David Lowe-Rogstad, Co-Founder of Substance (http://findsubstance.com) and former road racer (he's back on the bike for Cross Crusade this year), will be moderating the panel.
Coinciding with Oregon Manifest (http://www.oregonmanifest.com/), this panel is an opportunity for framebuilders, cycling enthusiasts, and business owners of all sorts to learn how different companies are utilizing events, technology and stories to create conversations.
TuesdayMay 19 2009SAOpdx: Sharp Wits and Sharp Knives: Slice and Dice your Competition
Is one of your company's competitors weakened by the economic downturn? Are their signs of a problem?
* You hear they didn't get a second round of funding. * A friend tells you about staff reductions. * You're not seeing them at trade shows. * Their marketing engine fizzled. * Salespeople are calling your firm looking for a new gig. What do you do? 1. Play the waiting game and watch from afar hoping they spiral downward and out of existence 2. Fuel the fire with an aggressive campaign of your own pointing out the differences between your stable company and this weakened competitor Is the law of the jungle appropriate or do we take the high road and wait it out? In this session, you'll hear arguments for both sides. You'll hear from marketing and sales professionals who say, "kick em while they're down" and others who say fate will take its course - no extra help required. What's your perspective? What are the ethical boundaries? When does pouncing the weak make you look bad? How can you ratchet up the attack without hurting your credibility? We'll debate how aggressive marketing and sales people can be in today's climate of relatively stronger/weaker competitors. Do salespeople encourage customers to ask for financial statements? What should companies do (if strong or weak) to defend and/or add to their market positions. Moderator Brian McCarthy, Adjunct Professor, Portland State University School of Business Administration + Oregon Executive MBA Program Speaker Panel Bill Piwonka, Sr. Director Marketing, Ethics Point Bill Booth, Business Development Manager, Babcock and Jenkins Kevin Cancilla, Director, Corporate & International Marketing, Tripwire Jason Lander, Founder, Vice President of Product & Business Development
ThursdayApr 16 2009Portland Art Spark
April 16th: MetroArts, Inc. @ the Armory Café at Portland Center Stage.
Join us for a performance highlighting the talents of MetroArts, Inc. and Niel DePonte speaking about arts integration and the creative process for kids When: Every 3rd Thursday, 5- 7pm Where: Rotating Venues
TuesdayApr 14 2009SAOpdx: Winning Game Plans for 2009 ft. Serena, AboutUs, Pop Art, and Jive!
You asked and we listened: the SAO brings together four of Portland's most dynamic technology companies - Jive, AboutUs, Serena, and Pop Art, Inc. - to share how they've adapted marketing and sales strategies to the realities of 2009. This panel brings together senior sales and marketing professionals for an interactive, informative breakfast event.
Register today to learn practical ways in which Portland's most nimble technology companies adapt to changing times. Moderator Cecile Bos, Partner, Blue Research Panelists Dennis Deveny, Regional Sales Director, Jive Software Tony Bash, Sr. VP of Marketing & Business Dev, Pop Art, Inc. Nathan Rawlins, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Serena Software Martin Laetsch, VP of Sales and Marketing, AboutUs #saopdx
WednesdayApr 1 2009March Man-ness Celebration
The American Cancer Society’s PDX CANswer Project Hosts the First Ever March Man-ness in Portland
Whether a handle bar or a fringed masterpiece that would make Tom Selleck proud, American Cancer Society and ACS CAN are asking men to grow a mustache for the entire month of March to raise awareness about men’s cancers. The event, called March Man-ness, begins March 1 and ends April 1 with an event that allows supporters the chance to shave off their mustaches – for a prize.
For more information and to get involved please contact: Jodi Buell, ACS Distinguished Events Director 503.795.3937 [email protected]
WednesdayFeb 4 2009Thrive in Tough Economic Times
[Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1478697/ ] Date: Wed, Feb 4th Time: 7:30am-9:00am Location: Portland Center Stage 128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209 Cost: $25 for members $45 for non members Is the global economic downturn impacting your company and IT organization? If so, you will NOT want to miss this SAO forum on Wednesday, February 4th at Portland Center Stage. Local CIOs Fred Pond, Chris Dill, and Lance Kidd will share some of their direct insights and experience in dealing with downturns, and how your IT organization can even thrive in tough economic times. Speakers: Fred Pond, CIO, North Pacific Group Chris Dill, CIO, Portland Trail Blazers Lance Kidd, CIO, Halton Co
ThursdaySep 4 2008Inverge: the interactive convergence conference
Inverge: the interactive convergence conference, is a transdisciplinary thought-leader event that focuses on the invergence of media platforms (transmedia/cross-media), of virtual + physical, content + advertising, and corporate content + consumer-generated content. To create a unique experience for attendees, this conference is integrated with, three other cultural events happening in Portland over the same multi-day period: + Time-Based Art Festival (performance : dance : music : new media : visual arts) + MusicFestNW (over 100 indie bands) + First Thursday Gallery Walk (an evening of art, wine and music) Visit the conference site to see the complete list of confirmed thought-leader speakers. Learn why Portland is an awesome place to visit for this event.
SaturdayAug 23 2008Live Wire! 50th Live Taping
50th taping of the OPB radio show Live Wire! Gerding Theater at The Armory on NW 11th. Musical guests include the Dandy Warhols and the Portland Cello Project. Awesome radio variety show starts with the "Haiku Hotties" and comedy skits.
WednesdayJan 30 2008The Big Idea Bash
To start out the year with a bang, Credit Suisse, manager of the Oregon Investment Fund, invites you to meet and exchange big business ideas with entrepreneurs and investors. Enjoy drinks and food on us while initiating conversations with some of the brightest business minds in the Northwest. Now is the time to make partnerships and grow your business. It's set to be the business event of the year. RSVP with name and company (if applicable) you'll be representing to Erin at [email protected].
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free