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Bagdad Theater and Pub

3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 5 2008
    Ignite Portland

    If you had five minutes to talk to Portland what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learnings, successes, failures? Come join us for the second Ignite Portland! It's free to attend or present. We hope to have food and drinks, but we need sponsors for that, so check out http://www.igniteportland.com for details on attending, presenting, or sponsoring! What is Ignite Portland? A bunch of fast-paced, interesting presentations - 20 slides for 15 seconds each. Our mantra is "share burning ideas" - just about any topic will do, as long as it's interesting. From tech to crafts to business to just plain fun! There will be time to network and chat after each series of presentations.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2008
    Ignite Portland

    NOTE: feel free to RSVP here on Upcoming, but be aware that this does not guarantee a seat at the event. Soon you will be able to get a free ticket to this event via the Ignite Portland website http://www.igniteportland.com

    If you had five minutes to talk to Portland what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learnings, successes, failures?

    Come join us for the third Ignite Portland! It's free to attend or present. We hope to have food and drinks, but we need sponsors for that, so check out http://www.igniteportland.com for details on attending, presenting, or sponsoring!

    What is Ignite Portland? A bunch of fast-paced, interesting presentations - 20 slides for 15 seconds each. Our mantra is "share burning ideas" - just about any topic will do, as long as it's interesting. From tech to crafts to business to just plain fun! There will be time to network and chat after each series of presentations.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 13 2008
    Ignite Portland 4

    Save the date! Ignite Portland 4 will happen on Thursday November 13, 2008, at the Bagdad. Same venue. Same format. Even more burning ideas.

    More details to come - stay tuned!

    http://www.igniteportland.com

    http://twitter.com/igniteportland

    http://friendfeed.com/rooms/igniteportland

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 21 2009
    World Oil Supply: At the Turning Point? Presented by John Kaufman

    Kaufman will present and discuss the history and current climate of the world oil supply and address the concept of Peak Oil. According to US EIA (Energy Information Association) data ( www.eia.doe.gov/ipm/supply.html ), world oil supplies peaked in 2004. Many have heard of the concept of 'peak oil', but do not fully understand the reality. Peak oil, conceptually, simply means that the oil that is left in the ground is more difficult and more expensive to obtain. This presentation will discuss the economic and social implications of peak oil as well as the need and rise in green collar jobs.  Green-collar work may be one of the greatest opportunities as our society and economy change from one being oil-based, to focusing on alternative forms of energy.

    John Kaufman, is a senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy and has led energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts with the department for 25 years, helping to make Oregon a national leader. He headed Oregon's efforts to adopt the nation's most energy-efficient building codes, and received the American Planning Association Professional Achievement Award for getting 26 local governments in the Portland Metro area to jointly adopt solar orientation and solar rights ordinances. At various times he has managed the agency's Residential and Business Energy Tax Credit programs, public buildings programs, and new energy technologies efforts. He was lead staff to the Portland Peak Oil Task Force and was primary author of the report, and has made presentations to numerous audiences nationwide.

    The Future of Energy is an energy professionals/green collar networking grouping. Their mission is to provide a networking and educational forum for energy professionals. By utilizing the diverse expertise and leadership of its members, the group works to promote practical solutions for enhancing the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy in consumer choices, and market dynamics; and communicate how they relate to major global problems such as global climate change, peak energy, and sustainability.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 19 2009
    Ignite Portland 5

    If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.

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  • Sunday
    Apr 19 2009
    Showing of "Everything's Cool" and review of Climate Action Plan

    Multnomah County Sustainability Film Series: “Everything’s Cool” will be shown at the McMenamin's Bagdad Theater on Sunday, April 19th at 6 pm. The film is free and open to the public. A presentation and discussion of the 2009 Portland/Multnomah Climate Action Plan will be held immediately after the film, hosted by County Commissioner Jeff Cogen and Deputy Director Michael Armstrong with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Please join us for this fascinating film and discussion.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 16 2009
    Ignite Portland 6

    Save the date! Ignite Portland 6 will happen on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the Bagdad Theater. Stay tuned to http://www.igniteportland.com/ for more details, and submit YOUR talk idea now!

    More details coming soon!

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  • Thursday
    Nov 19 2009
  • Wednesday
    Mar 3 2010
    Ignite Portland 8

    If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.

    For more information on Ignite, please take a look at the O’Reilly Ignite site.

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  • Thursday
    Sep 23 2010
    Ignite Portland 9

    Let's do this again for the ninth time. See igniteportland.com for all the details, and to submit your talk idea!

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  • Monday
    Feb 7 2011
    OMSI Science Pub! - Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal reveals how we can harness the power of games to solve real-world problems and boost global happiness.

    More than 174 million Americans are gamers, and the average young person in the United States will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21. According to world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal, the reason for this mass exodus to virtual worlds is that videogames are increasingly fulfilling genuine human needs. In this groundbreaking exploration of the power and future of gaming, McGonigal reveals how we can use the lessons of game design to fix what is wrong with the real world.

    Drawing on positive psychology, cognitive science, and sociology, Reality Is Broken uncovers how game designers have hit on core truths about what makes us happy and used these discoveries to astonishing effect in virtual environments. Videogames consistently provide the exhilarating rewards, stimulating challenges, and epic victories that are so often lacking in the real world. But why, McGonigal asks, should we use the power of games for escapist entertainment alone? Her research suggests that gamers are expert problem solvers and collaborators, since they cooperate with other players to overcome daunting virtual challenges, and she helped pioneer a fast-growing genre of games that aims to turn gameplay to socially positive ends.

    In Reality Is Broken, she reveals how these new Alternate Reality Games are already improving the quality of our daily lives, fighting social problems like depression and obesity, and addressing vital twenty-first century challenges—and she forecasts the thrilling possibilities that lie ahead. She introduces us to games like World Without Oil, a simulation designed to brainstorm—and therefore avert—the challenges of a worldwide oil shortage, and Evoke, a game commissioned by the World Bank Institute that sends players on missions to address issues from poverty to climate change.

    Jane McGonigal, PhD, is the director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times and on MTV, CNN, and NPR. In 2009, BusinessWeek called her one of the 10 most important innovators to watch. She has given keynote addresses at TED, South by Southwest Interactive, and the Game Developers Conference and was a featured speaker at The New Yorker Conference.

    This Science Pub is presented in partnership with Powell’s Books. Powell’s will have Jane’s books available for purchase at the Science Pub and Jane will sign them after the talk.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 26 2011
    CW Talk: Jason Glaspey "Think Smaller: Building Lifestyle Startups"

    Bagdad Theater and Pub

    "Think Smaller: How smaller, lifestyle startups are more likely succeed"

    Save the date! This month's speaker is Jason Glaspey. Jason is the Product Manager at UrbanAirship, co-founder of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment at Weiden+Kennedy) and author of "From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days".

    Jason has done a number of successful startups and has a number of failures. He's built lifestyle startups from scratch that pay his bills, ran a blog that let him drive a different new car every week, had projects fall flat on their face, and worked in venture-funded companies like UrbanAirship.

    Here are some of the things he'll be talking about:

    • Defining what Success means
    • Being Realistic about exits
    • Discussing the failures
    • Hiring out developers
    • Finding partners
    • Shopping out menial tasks
    • Retirement means I work on what I want, when I want, with whom I want

    The event is being sponsored by Cloudability. Cloudability lets you manage all your cloud billing in one place. Cloudability will be offering early access to its beta launch next month to all attendees (as well as free beer and wine.)

    We have a private room upstairs in the Backstage Bar behind the Bagdad Theatre on Hawthorne St.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 17 2012
    PIE Demo Day

    Join us for the first official Demo Day of the Portland Incubator Experiment at the Bagdad Theater. Doors open at 2:00 pm, presentations will begin at 2:30 pm.

    Demo presentations will be followed by a meet greet reception with the startups and respected members of the tech, brand, startup and investor communities.

    Meet our class of startups: 

    • Athletepath
    • Cloudability
    • DailyPath
    • MoPix
    • Revisu
    • Spotsi
    • Stayhound
    • Vendscreen
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  • Thursday
    Feb 9 2012
    Ignite Portland 10

    Ignite Portland is an exciting, fast-paced, night of presentations where people can share their passions and burning ideas. The rules are fairly simple: 20 sides x 15 seconds per slide (auto-advancing) = 5 minutes of awesome. Presentations can be on nearly any topic, so long as they can teach, enlighten, or inspire us.

    Doors at 5PM with donation for the Oregon Food Bank

    Doors at 5:45 without donation

    For more details: http://igniteportland.org/2012/01/30/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-ignite-portland-10-with-oregon-food-bank/

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  • Thursday
    May 17 2012
    VFX Revolution: How the Internet and Digital Devices are Reshaping Visual Effects and Film

    In less than 40 years, computer graphics and digital devices have transformed film experience with techniques such as digital compositing, motion control, computer-generated characters and photo-realistic images incorporated into live-action footage. Join a panel of film and visual effects experts as they discuss the new visual effects tools and techniques that have not only revolutionized but have globalized the industry.

    Speakers include:

    Jeff White, Industrial Light and Magic
    Brian Van't Hul, LAIKA studios
    Ramiro Gomez, Hinge Digital
    Fred Ruff, Bent Image Lab
    Jim Clark, Hive-FX

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 12 2012
    Ignite Portland 11 - Technical Rehearsal

    Tech rehearsal for speakers, volunteers and planners.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 19 2012
    Ignite Portland 11

    Ignite Portland is an exciting, fast-paced, night of presentations where people can share their passions and burning ideas. The rules are fairly simple: 20 sides x 15 seconds per slide (auto-advancing) = 5 minutes of awesome. Presentations can be on nearly any topic, so long as they can teach, enlighten, or inspire us.

    Doors open at 5pm with a OFB donation, 5:45 for everyone else. Talks start at 7pm, so plenty of time to load up on tots & beer and get a good seat!

    How to make the most of your evening! http://igniteportland.org/2012/09/16/how-to-enjoy-ignite-portland-11/

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  • Monday
    May 6 2013
    Science Pub - Being Happy and Productive at Work

    Doors open at 5:00pm. Most Science Pubs fill quickly, so come early for food, drink, and to get a seat!

    Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult.

    $5 suggested cover charge

    Since the doors open at 5 pm, I would appreciate if some of you could show up early to help safe seats for the people that come later! Please mention in your RSVP if you are able to be there around 5 pm.

    Grounded in solid scientific data, this award-winning presentation delivers steps everyone can act on to be happier on the job. Studies show that happier people are healthier and more productive, creative, insightful, engaged, and resilient.

    This presentation covers dozens of actionable techniques to increase job happiness, organized around the themes of goals, relationships, and attitude.

    Scott Crabtree is a passionate teacher of neuroscience, psychology, and the science of happiness. Through presentations, workshops, coaching, and consulting, Scott is empowering individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge brain science to boost productivity and happiness at work.

    In his 25-year career, Scott has served as a leader in game development and software engineering. He's founded video game startups and worked at a variety of technology companies large and small. He resigned his position as Tech Strategist at Intel in early 2012 to pursue his passion full time: helping people apply science to be happier and more successful.

    Scott holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College.

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