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White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

70 NW Couch St.
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Started Friday
    Jul 21 2017
    Digital Construction Summit

    9 AM Doors Open – Coffee 9:30 AM Welcome Greg Howes, Lead Organizer – AEC Hackathon Portland Damon Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director, AEC Hackathon Innovation and the Technology Industry in Oregon Skip Newberry, President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon Senator Merkley, Senator for Oregon – invited. 10:00 AM Keynote 1: The Future of Design and Making Greg Fallon, Autodesk VP of Simulation 10:50 AM Keynote 2: Renewing the Built Environment with Hackathons and Startups, Collaborative Open Data-Driven Ecosystems for the Built Environment – Connecting Innovators in Oregon, Finland and the world. Teemu Lehtinen, Aalto University, Finland, and Stanford. Chief Digital Officer of the Finnish KIRA-digi project; Digital Transformation within the Real Estate and Construction sectors in Finland. Teemu is the local lead for the AEC Hackathons in Finland and has organized 3 AEC Hackathons and numerous related events. 11.30AM COFFEE 11:45 AM Oregon Cleantech, Advanced Wood Products and Startups Johanna Brickman, Director of Collaborative Innovation, OregonBest 12:00 PM Future Trends Shaping AEC Randall Newton, Consilia Vektor 12.20PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Making Oregon a leader in Digital Construction, Timber Technologies and Immersive Design Greg Howes, Lead Organizer AEC Hackathon Portland, CutMyTimber, IDEAbuilder, Digital Fabrication Network. 1:10 PM Framework, the tallest contemporary wood building in the US – technology’s role in its development Thomas Robinson, Founding Principal, Lever Architecture 1:40 PM The Cutting-Edge in integrating technologies in Design, Manufacturing and Building. Stefan Schneider, Founder and President, CutMyTimber 2:00 PM Spanning Architecture and Manufacturing to produce Digitally-fabricated Timber Nancy Cheng, University of Oregon Department of Architecture, School of Design 2:20 PM R & D from Studio and Applied Research Perspectives Iain Macdonald, Associate Director, TallWood Design Institute at OSU and Judith Sheine, Head of Department of Architecture at University of Oregon 3PM COFFEE 3:20PM Robotics and Digital Fabrication in Architecture – Future Vision Andrew Tsay Jacobs, Perkins and Will – invited 3:45PM Construction, Technology and Innovation Dale Stenning, Operations Manager, Hoffman Construction 4:10PM The Exciting Future of Technology and Timber Manufacturing in Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici 4:20 PM Merged Reality with Intel Rick Blacker, Developer Evangelist, Intel Corporation – invited 4:40PM BEER AND WINE RECEPTION 6 PM AEC Hackathon PDX Begins!

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  • 29th AEC Hackathon
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    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    AEC Hackathon Portland: Agenda and Registration (we are adding more speakers). Friday, July 21st starting at 6 pm - July 23rd at 6 pm,
    White Stag Building at University of Oregon.

    The Portland VR Meetup Group is hosting a follow up event on Monday, July 24th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM focused on "Disrupting the $30 Trillion AEC Industry with VR/AR"

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Past events that happened here

  • Friday
    Jun 9 2017
    New Social Entanglements: Mixed Realities Tech Summit

    This summit explores the social ramifications, opportunities, and trajectories of these new immersive technologies through the lens of art, research, and design. It brings together artists, technologists, designers, and social thinkers for a day of talks, demonstrations, and experiences. It is intended to break open the conversation and tease out distinctions amongst these various realities and how these intersect and mesh with the body social.

    Price:

    FREE but tickets are limited. Register at Brown Paper Tickets

    Agenda

    • 9:30-10:30a Coffee + pastries + demos
    • 10:30-11:45a session 1
      • Tawny Schlieski - Challenge + Importance of Diversity in VR
      • Stephanie Mendoza - Shapeshifter Culture
      • Donna Davis - Diversity Access Gaps and Benefits for Work
      • Jamie Sherman - VR for diversity: working with NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism
    • 11:45-1:00p lunch (independent recommend Pine St Mkt - nearby food court)
    • 1:00-2:15p session 2
      • Matt Henderson - VR social experiments and the emerging Metafesto
      • Jeremy Rotsztain - Mantissa: an historic cinema project
      • David Reuter - Site specific VR 3d worlds and headsets
      • Theo Downes-LeGuin - Exhibition design for new technologies
    • 2:30-4:00p session 3
      • Amy Hillman - Creating Shared Holographic Experiences
      • John Sherry - Intel Research on immersive experiences
      • Reese Bowes - Consilience: presence and affordance in art
      • U of O Art and Technology: advanced student projects
    • 4:00-5:30p Demos, hors d'oeuvres, and schmoozing
    • 5:30-6:30p Interactive performance - harmonic laboratory (http://harmoniclab.org/intermedia/)
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  • Saturday
    Oct 1 2016
    PyDX Community Python Conference
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    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

    Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

    Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

    Check out the schedule too.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 10 2015
    PyDX Community Python Conference
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    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

    Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

    Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

    Check out the schedule too.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 1 2010
    Tech for Tomorrow: How to Win the Sustainable Innovation Race

    We all know Ghandi once said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Many of us are pretty good at practicing that principle in our personal lives, but what about at work? The goal of this one day workshop is to motivate and educate potential “change agents” in the high tech and IT industries on how to use the scientifically-based framework of The Natural Step (TNS) in launching successful sustainability initiatives in their organization. You can then apply this framework and the new ways of thinking presented in this course to make you and your organization more innovative, more competitive and ultimately more sustainable.

    Training Objectives: What You Will Learn

    * A whole systems perspective for considering sustainability
    * The Natural Step framework, including the four system conditions
    * The basic science underlying The Natural Step Framework
    * How the framework is used for decision making and strategic planning
    * Suggested ideas for applying the TNS framework in technology organizations
    * Resources for fresh ideas and assistance when you wonder what to do next
    * Through case studies, how organizations have benefited from implementing the framework
    
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  • Thursday
    Jan 28 2010
    ABPMP: Process Governance: What Roles Do I Need to Support My Process-Centric Organization?

    At its core, BPM is a management discipline. While the vendor landscape is dominated by fancy methodologies and flashy technologies, it's the people inside an organization which really make or break process management. This discussion will introduce the set of specialized process roles found on the Org Charts of companies most successful in implementing and sustaining BPM.

    Denis Lee is an independent Business Architect and Business Process Management Consultant. He serves on the board of both ABPMP International and ABPMP Portland.

    Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP.org) The Association of Business Process Management Professionals is a non-profit, vendor independent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of business process management concepts and its practices. ABPMP is practitioner-oriented and practitioner-led. The mission of the ABPMP is to engage in activities that promote the practice of business process management, has developed a Common Body of Knowledge in this field, and to contribute to the advancement and skill development of professionals who work in this discipline.

    Enter on Couch Street. Parking available on the street, or there is a SMART PARK on Davis and Naito. UO White Stag Block does not validate parking.

    Cost: Free, but please RSVP so that we can have enough light snacks for everyone. Please RSVP: Linked-in (http://bit.ly/6ZEkYd) or by e-mail: [email protected]

    Hosted by: University of Oregon Applied Information Management Masters Degree Program. http://aim.uoregon.edu

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  • Thursday
    Nov 19 2009
    Lean, an "Operating System" for Your Business (ABPMP)

    Lean is not just yet another initiative it is a way of doing business. Done correctly lean provides an "operating system" for your business.

    Chris Scherer from OMEP will give an overview of Lean with a quick demo and a local case study. He will describe leans impact on business both in the "office" and on the manufacturing floor. Come spend an interactive and informative evening and learn how lean can help you make your business more sustainable by reducing waste and non value added activities.

    Chris Scherer: Chris is Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) and also carries an active caseload of OMEP clients. In 2002, Chris developed OMEP’s Lean Office and Accounting practice and has extensive experience conducting value stream mapping workshops in manufacturing, non-manufacturing and service settings. Prior to joining OMEP, Chris served as principal for CS Projects, LLC, a consulting practice focused on the development of public-private partnerships. He also held positions of responsibility with the Portland Development Commission (Director of Finance and Information Services) and KPMG Peat Marwick (Manager).

    Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP.org) The Association of Business Process Management Professionals is a non-profit, vendor independent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of business process management concepts and its practices. ABPMP is practitioner-oriented and practitioner-led. The mission of the ABPMP is to engage in activities that promote the practice of business process management, has developed a Common Body of Knowledge in this field, and to contribute to the advancement and skill development of professionals who work in this discipline.

    Cost: Free, but please RSVP so that we can have enough light snacks for everyone. Please RSVP: Linked-in (http://bit.ly/2jDQUp) Hosted by: University of Oregon Applied Information Management Masters Degree Program. http://aim.uoregon.edu Presented by ABPMP. Association of Business Process Management Professionals: www.abpmp.org

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  • Sunday
    Oct 18 2009
    Home Movie Day

    "I make home movies therefore I am. I am, therefore I make home movies."

    ~Jonas Mekas, Walden (1969)

    As a film programmer, my one hard and fast rule was to actually watch anything before screening it. A lot of movies sound really great on paper and are really crap on the screen. This Sunday, we're going to take that one little rule, fold it up like a paper airplane, and toss it out the window.

    Home Movie Day is an international celebration of the art of amateur movie-making on 8mm and 16mm film. Whether it's footage of grandma blowing out candles at her 80th birthday party or a cops-and-robbers movie made by grade-school kids, this is an opportunity to share, preserve and celebrate old films.

    For this event, community members are encouraged to bring their home movies for inspection and potential exhibition. Local film experts, along with archivists from the University of Oregon Libraries, will assess the physical condition of the film before projecting movies for viewing. They will also offer advice on how to best preserve and protect these film formats from damage.

    The enduring success of Home Movie Day lies in the thrill of uncovering original film footage of places, people and events -- both familiar and strange -- that may have rested unseen in household closets for decades. At a 2006 Home Movie Day event in New Haven, Connecticut, amateur film maker Robbins Barstow shared his 1956 travelogue "Disneyland Dream," which captured his family's visit to the Magic Kingdom in its first year of operation. Also captured in the background is a fleeting glimpse of future comedian Steve Martin selling guidebooks in a top hat and striped pink shirt. See the clip below for a preview.

    Screenings and education will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at the UO Portland's White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St. Admission is free.

    ~Michael Neault

  • Thursday
    Sep 24 2009
    Wicked Problems and Business Process Management (ABPMP)

    Wicked Problems and Business Process Management

    When: Thursday September 24th, 2009. 5:30-6:00 Networking. 6:00-7:00 Presentation Where: University of Oregon, White Stag Block, 70 N.W. Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209 Enter on Couch Street. Parking available on the street, or there is a SMART PARK on Davis and Naito.

    Cost: Free, but please RSVP so that we can have enough light snacks for everyone.

    Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/eqGnZ (evite link) OR by linked-in http://events.linkedin.com/Wicked-Problems-Business-Process/pub/107775

    Hosted by: University of Oregon Applied Information Management Masters Degree Program. Presented by ABPMP. Association of Business Process Management Professionals

    "Wicked problems" are problems so complicated you essentially cannot even define the problem. A formal definition for a wicked problem is that it is "unsolvable by classical, linear problem-solving processes." Wicked problems, which have been understood in the context of the planning world for some time, are now increasingly being recognized as an issue in organizational change management and business process management.

    Implementing a BPM initiative is at times a wicked problem. Yet there is very little information in the literature on approaches or best practices that project managers can take to successfully address these projects.

    This talk will provide practical perspectives on managing wicked problem projects. It addresses underlying issues of problem and decision framing, and then works through basic issues of both tame and wicked problems. Finally, the presentation provides suggestions and approaches to best manage wicked problem projects.

    Brad Hermanson, PE, PMP, is Operations and Program Manager for the Portland Office of Parametrix, a 450-person engineering, environmental sciences and architectural firm centered in the Pacific Northwest. Brad's consulting specialties have included program management of complex and controversial projects including management of a project for the Times Beach, Missouri Superfund site, one of the most controversial Superfund sites in the United States. He was also the consulting project manager for the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project, one of the most divisive environmental projects in the Pacific Northwest. Brad is a trainer and technical practitioner in decision analysis, risk management, and project management. He has also taught graduate courses on environmental law and regulations, and is a sought after workshop and conference speaker for a wide range of environmental topics.

    Association of Business Process Management Professionals The Association of Business Process Management Professionals is a non-profit, vendor independent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of business process management concepts and its practices. ABPMP is practitioner-oriented and practitioner-led. The mission of the ABPMP is to engage in activities that promote the practice of business process management, has developed a Common Body of Knowledge in this field, and to contribute to the advancement and skill development of professionals who work in this discipline.

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 22 2009
    White Stag Block Talks: Building a Collaborative City

    Join the UO Portland programs and a panel of Portland’s creative professionals for the second White Stag Block Talks: Building a Collaborative City. Come to the White Stag Block at 70 NW Couch St. on Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. to hear from some of Portland's design and communication leaders and get connected in our creative community.

    Portland's smaller scale makes it both imperative and possible to finesse big things from many small parts. At every level — between institutions; between professions; between people — we build our best work here through collaboration, because we have to. White Stag Block Talks brings together three of the city's most seasoned practitioners of this craft — Randy Gragg, Linda K. Johnson, Kevin Cavenaugh — for a frank, pragmatic discussion about building the collaborative city.

    All are welcome with no cover. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served.

  • Thursday
    Jul 16 2009
    Free Culture: Creating Copyright and Copyrighting Creation

    Join the UO in Portland for a discussion of how copyright law affects artists, musicians, and other creative workers—and help rewrite copyright law with electropop trio YACHT and copyright lawyer Peter Shaver.

    “Free Culture: Creating Copyright and Copyrighting Creation” is an opportunity to learn more about the state of copyright law in the arts. It’s also a chance to meet creative professionals in the Portland area, and generate good ideas in great company.

    Join us at 6:30 pm at the White Stag Block for convivial conversation and local libations from New Seasons and New Old Lompoc. This event is co-sponsored by the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons, Academic Affairs, and UO Cultural Forum.

  • Thursday
    Jun 11 2009
    Coroflot.com Creative Employment Confab

    Every creative professional is looking for great work. Every creative organization is looking for great people.

    This event matches these two groups for an intense 3 hour networking and recruiting event focused on making productive connections, and hiring and retaining outstanding creative workers.

    The afternoon centers on a moderated panel discussion focusing on strategies for hiring top creative talent, and for getting yourself hired into these roles.

    PANELISTS

    Kirk James Creative Director, Cinco Design

    Nick Oakley Head of Industrial Design, Mobility Group, Intel

    Beth Sasseen Senior Design Recruiter, Nike

    Chelsea Vandiver Head of Communications Design Group, Ziba Design

    A cocktail reception will immediately follow the presentation and the remainder of the afternoon will be an open format. Mid- and senior-level designers, creative directors, recruiters, and other professionals in the product design, apparel, branding, and interaction design fields are encouraged to attend. Scheduling, registration and ticketing details can be found at the Creative Confab page at Coroflot.com.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 3 2009
    Financing Your Cleantech Business: Federal and State Incentives

    Please join us for a panel presentation on cleantech financing – focusing on the nuts and bolts of tapping into government funding.

    With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as the Stimulus Package) signed into law, how do emerging cleantech or renewable energy companies in need of financing access the grants, loans and other funding that can help their business thrive? The scarcity of venture capital funding and a non-existent IPO market makes understanding the incentives and funding available from Washington, D.C. and Oregon more important than ever.

    K&L Gates has assembled a panel of speakers who have not only helped cleantech companies access government and traditional funding, but also helped make that money work best in the long term.

    Attendance is complimentary but space is limited.

    The panelists will address:

    the range of funding options for clean technology project finance how to successfully and efficiently access funding from the Stimulus Package

    legal and regulatory risks and their impact on future revenue,

    project feasibility and financeability

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 29 2009
    IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series

    3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

    5:45p - Doors open at University of Oregon, White Stag Building - NW Couch at NW 1st 6:00p - Presentations 6:30p - Round table discussion 6:45p - Social hour at Shanghai Tunnel - 211 SW Ankeny St

    This month’s speakers:

    Jason Hillbourne - designer of Bunkbots

    Scott Peterson - president of the IDSA Oregon Chapter

    Mackenzie Schubert - student in the University of Oregon Digital Arts program

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  • Thursday
    Apr 9 2009
    OBTA Meeting

    Searching for the Bottom: The Current Environment and Prospects For many in our business this not a fun time; John will try to put the current environment into perspective, talk about the things that are underway that will end the downturn, and the prospects for the industry and Oregon.

    John Mitchell - M & H Economic Consultants John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983. He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. His regional publications include: The Economic Update, the Business Barometer, U.S. Territory, Sterling Bank’s Economic Report and Oregon Tidbits and he currently writes a column for Oregon Business Magazine. He was business analyst for KPTV in Portland. He has been making presentations on the national and regional economies to conventions, customer groups and associations for more than 38 years.

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  • Friday
    Apr 3 2009
    Growing a Green Economy: Perspectives from Law and Business

    Presented by the Lundquist College of Business’s MBA program, the Oregon Law Review, and Law Students for Sustainable Business

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  • Monday
    Mar 30 2009
    OBTA Meeting

    Searching for the Bottom: The Current Environment and Prospects For many in our business this not a fun time; John will try to put the current environment into perspective, talk about the things that are underway that will end the downturn, and the prospects for the industry and Oregon.

    John Mitchell - M & H Economic Consultants John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983. He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. His regional publications include: The Economic Update, the Business Barometer, U.S. Territory, Sterling Bank’s Economic Report and Oregon Tidbits and he currently writes a column for Oregon Business Magazine. He was business analyst for KPTV in Portland. He has been making presentations on the national and regional economies to conventions, customer groups and associations for more than 38 years.

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