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University of Oregon Portland

70 NW Couch Street
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Thursday
    Apr 19 2018
    What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence
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    University of Oregon Portland

    The eighth annual What is…? conference-experience, What is Universe? examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe”—networks of relationships. It addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time, including how do societies move forward when there is less shared agreement about the nature of our world, the problems confronting it, and/or the solutions necessary to improve it?

    Scholars, practitioners, and other participants will explore universes—from reality bubbles, immersive virtual environments, and alternate histories, to agential realism, media genealogy and archaeology, to bio-inspired, urban and ecological design, to universal rights, disabilities studies, multicultural communities and cosmologies.

    With definitions of “universe” continuing to multiply, important questions abound. We will address a sweeping range of issues next April in Portland, Oregon.

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Past events that happened here

  • Friday
    Sep 19 2014
    Cascade Media Convergence
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    University of Oregon Portland

    Friday September 19th, 6-9 PM

    Opening dinner, Kick off. Centrally located in the downtown area. Please check back for details

    Saturday September 20th

    at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

    • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
    • 10-11:30 1st workshop session
    • 11:45-1:15 2nd workshop session
    • 1:15-2 Lunch
    • 2-3:30 3rd workshop session
    • 3:45-6 Media-based Break out Session (video, radio, print, more)
    • 8PM Concert/cultural event at offsite location

    Sunday September 21st

    at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

    • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
    • 10-11:30 4th workshop session
    • 11:45-1:15 5th workshop session
    • 1:15-2 Lunch
    • 2-4 Issue-based Strategy Session (Environmental Justice, Housing Rights…)
    • 4:15-7ish Final “Break-in” Session, in which conference participants discuss how we can collaborate regionally going forward.

    Basic structure of final event: Report backs from the various breakouts and discussions from the weekend, proposals for further action, break outs around proposals people want to work on, commitments we will make going forward.

  • Thursday
    May 29 2014
    Bruce Schneier: "Internet, Security, and Power"

    Computer security guru and writer Bruce Schneier examines the various ways power manifests itself in the Internet, and how security both allows the powerful to remain so while permitting the powerless to thrive as well. On the Internet, data equals power, and the dynamic between the various forces is the fundamental societal issue of the Information Age.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 16 2013
    InfoCamp PDX 2013

    InfoCamp PDX is a one day unconference for the information community. It's for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, library & information science, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields.

    InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event -- so anyone who attends can lead a session.

    This year we're very excited to announce Amber Case as the InfoCamp PDX 2013 Keynote speaker.

    Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology and the interaction between humans and technology. She is the founder of Geoloqi (geo-low-key), Inc., a company bringing the future of location to the world. She’s spoken at TED and around the world, and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED and more. Geoloqi was acquired by global mapping company Esri in Oct 2012.

    Visit the website to learn more and to register. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter: @infocampPDX and #InfoCampPDX

    Students $30 Standard $45

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 14 2012
    Digital Social Capital: An Ethnography of 3D Online Spaces & Health Support Communities

    Social capital is a key concept for thinking community enrichment, resource building and the social structure of networks.

    How does this concept work in games and 3D spaces? What happens to social capital when communities move into persistent digital worlds? Does digitizing social capital fundamentally transform our sense of place and connectivity?

    Join us as University of Oregon professor Donna Davis shares insights of a multiyear ethnographic study of digital social capital in 3D online spaces.

    She will also discuss her current research, joined by Barbie Alchemi, founder of Creations for Parkinson’s, Second Life’s Parkinson’s support group dedicated to working with people with Parkinson's while raising money and awareness of the disease and for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

    Location: Take elevator to 3R, Turnbull Center's Pape Forum

    Please no food or drink in the meeting rooms.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 20 2012
    Oregon immersive Education Days 2012

    The Emergent Learning Commons (ELC) and the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) of the American Educational Research Association invites you to present your teaching and learning innovations either live, in person or remotely at the Oregon Immersive Education Days (OiED) at The University of Oregon's White Stag Building in Portland OR on October 18, 19, & 20, 2012.

    This 4th annual gathering of educators, researchers and developers working in immersive environments and emerging technologies for education in Oregon, the NorthWest Americas, and beyond related to the immersive Education group will feature a series of live, virtual, hands-on presentations, and special events providing attendees with an overview of Immersive Education and how virtual worlds and game-based learning technologies are used in both formal and informal settings to engage learning.

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  • Friday
    Oct 19 2012
    Oregon immersive Education Days 2012

    The Emergent Learning Commons (ELC) and the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) of the American Educational Research Association invites you to present your teaching and learning innovations either live, in person or remotely at the Oregon Immersive Education Days (OiED) at The University of Oregon's White Stag Building in Portland OR on October 18, 19, & 20, 2012.

    This 4th annual gathering of educators, researchers and developers working in immersive environments and emerging technologies for education in Oregon, the NorthWest Americas, and beyond related to the immersive Education group will feature a series of live, virtual, hands-on presentations, and special events providing attendees with an overview of Immersive Education and how virtual worlds and game-based learning technologies are used in both formal and informal settings to engage learning.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 18 2012
    Collaborative Game Development for NGOs and NPOs

    How can we create community based game development for social good?

    Hosted by the 4th Annual Emergent Learning Commons conference.

    Presenters: Valerie Egan of Donate Life Northwest Brandon Bozzi of Game It Forward Local game developers Corvus Elrod, David Galiel and Wolfgang Wozniak

    Hackathons and game jams often suffer from top-down approaches led by technology rather than the needs of users and clients. We flip this by inviting NPOs and NGOs to share their missions, goals and challenges; and, one of our case studies comes from Donate Life Northwest, an organ donation non-profit seeking to update their video game Scalpel Pal.

    Our panel explores ways to approach the challenges of these NPOs and NGOs through game-based design perspectives. Following the conference, we will be hosting a startup game jam, Guts for Glory, to develop games for Donate Life Northwest.

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  • Oregon immersive Education Days 2012

    The Emergent Learning Commons (ELC) and the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) of the American Educational Research Association invites you to present your teaching and learning innovations either live, in person or remotely at the Oregon Immersive Education Days (OiED) at The University of Oregon's White Stag Building in Portland OR on October 18, 19, & 20, 2012.

    This 4th annual gathering of educators, researchers and developers working in immersive environments and emerging technologies for education in Oregon, the NorthWest Americas, and beyond related to the immersive Education group will feature a series of live, virtual, hands-on presentations, and special events providing attendees with an overview of Immersive Education and how virtual worlds and game-based learning technologies are used in both formal and informal settings to engage learning.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 2 2011
    Design for First Person User Interfaces

    Following in the tradition of Command Line, GUI, and NUI interface paradigms, first person interfaces continue to reduce the layers of abstraction between the digital and the real. With first person interfaces we can allow people to interact digitally with the real world as they are currently experiencing it. This allows people to navigate the space around them, augment their immediate surroundings, and interact with nearby objects, locations, or people.

    First person interfaces enable people to interact with the real world through a set of “always on” sensors. Simply place a computing device in a specific location, near a specific object or person, and automatically get relevant output based on who you are, where you are, and who or what is near you.

    The technology to make this happen is here today but these interfaces are in their infancy –they need design help. They need designers to care and focus on this class of software.

    About the Speaker Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized digital product design leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

    Luke is currently Chief Design Officer and co-founder of a stealth start-up. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital. Prior to this, Luke was the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-looking integrated customer experiences on the web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

    Luke is the author of two popular web design books, Web Form Design and Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability. He has also authored many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2011
    CHIFOO: Why It’s Time to Move Beyond the Usability Lab

    Why It’s Time to Move Beyond the Usability Lab

    Usability labs and similar settings have served us well for 30+ years of research and practical study of human interfaces. But it’s time to move beyond that and leverage the power of the web.

    In the early days of computers, when users tended to be much more uniform, usability labs and their associated smaller numbers of study participants worked well. The internet, web, and proliferation of mobile devices have changed things. It’s hard to imagine someone who wouldn’t be a candidate user for the applications that many of us design and develop these days. We also know much more about what works and doesn’t work for users. Now, instead of being used to uncover major design issues, usability testing is often used to identify small design improvements that can make a big impact to a company’s bottom line.

    Thomas will present case studies and discuss the pros and cons of some of the latest trends in usability testing, from “crowd-sourcing” to automated techniques for metric collection.

    About the Speaker Thomas S. Tullis., Ph.D., is Vice President of Usability & User Insight at Fidelity Investments. He joined Fidelity in 1993 and was instrumental in the development of the company’s usability team and a state-of-the-art Usability Lab. He received his B.A. from Rice University, M.A. in Experimental Psychology from New Mexico State University and Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from Rice University.

    With more than 30 years of experience in human-computer interface studies, Thomas has published over 35 papers and holds eight U.S. patents. Prior to Fidelity, he held positions at Canon Information Systems, McDonnell Douglas, Unisys Corporation, and Bell Laboratories. He is co-author (with Bill Albert) of the book Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics, and co-author (with Bill Albert and Donna Tedesco) of the new book Beyond the Usability Lab: Conducting Large-scale User Experience Studies. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Bentley University, where he teaches in the graduate program in Human Factors in Information Design.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 20 2011
    OEN Internship and Job Fair

    The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network would like to invite you to participate at this year's Internship Workshop and Job Fair event. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, but also allow you to be an integral of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and meet some of Oregon's hottest startups.

    What Students Can Expect at the Workshop and Speed Dating Event: The workshop will be held in a round table format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between student participants and panelists focused on driving maximum value out of future internships. After the workshops the speed dating event will begin and each student will be able to meet with each company independently for 10 minutes. This will be your chance to make a connection and lay ground work for prospective internship opportunities. Directly following the Job Fair, you will have an additional 30 minutes available to follow up with the companies that best fit your future career aspirations.

    Students: If you are a student that wishes to register for this event, please click on the Member or Non-member links below. If you are a student and unsure about the status of your OEN membership through your university, please contact Kirsten Ringen ([email protected]) or Larry Williams ([email protected]) to verify your membership.

    Companies Seeking Interns: If you are a company seeking summer interns, the OEN invites you to participate at this spring’s Internship Workshop and Job Fair. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and connect with some of Oregon’s brightest business students. The workshop will be held in a roundtable format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between participants and 3-4 expert panelists. Topics include general best practices, tips for employing an intern and the legal consideration of internships. After the workshop, the Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where each company will be able to meet with students independently for 10 minutes per session.

    This event is open at all companies. Please send a couple of paragraphs describing your company and your internship needs to Kirsten Ringen, [email protected].

    *Companies must be current OEN Members.

    Panelists: Are you interested in being a Panelist for OEN’s spring Internship Workshop and Job Fair? We will hold two simultaneous workshops, one for companies and one for students, focused on driving maximum value out of the internship experience. The workshop will be held in a roundtable format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between participants and 3-4 expert panelists.

    If you are interested in being a panelist or if you would like more information, please contact Kirsten Ringen, [email protected].

    Dates: April 20 Time: 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM Location: University of Portland Campus Member Registration: No Fee Studnet Non-member Registration: $45

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 16 2011
    IEEE Oregon EMC - Quality considerations in Selecting a Calibration Supplier

    Speaker: Bob Stern – Agilent Location: University of Portland - Room 206, Franz Hall Time: 6:30 PM - Food, 7:00 - Meeting and Presentation

    Abstract: This talk provides information to enable those responsible for using outside calibration services to get good value. The talk will answer questions such as:

    Why calibrate instruments?
    What deliverables do you expect a calibration to provide?
    How important is the supplier scope-of-accreditation to me as calibration customer?
    Adjustments – When should they be performed? What does it take to perform adjustments?
    

    The presenter will also explain how to compare supplier accreditation and provide comparisons of Calibration certificates and associated service of two sample suppliers.

    Please RSVP to [email protected] for the food count.

    Student Drawing: One year student membership to the IEEE EMC society will be rewarded to the lucky winner of the student drawing.

    Agenda: 6:30 PM - Food 7:00 PM - Meeting and Presentation

    Location: Room 206 Franz Hall University of Portland 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97203

  • Wednesday
    Nov 10 2010
    OEN Internship Workshop and Job Fair

    The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network would like to invite your company to participate at this year's Internship Workshop and Job Fair event. Interns not only provide excellent work, they can bring new energy and enthusiasm to your organization. Learn how to maximize the internship experience for both yourself and your interns and have some of Oregon's brightest young minds join your team.

    Event Details Date: Wednesday, November 10th Where: University of Portland Campus Event Schedule: 11:30AM - Event begins 11:45 - Workshops begin 12:30 PM - Lunch Break 1:00- Internship Speed Dating begins 2:00 - Job Fair ends - 30mins of networking 2:30 - Event ends

    What to Expect at the Workshop The 11:45 AM workshop will be held in a round table format of discussion between company participants and panelists focused on driving maximum value out of future internships.

    What to Expect at the Job Fair Event At 1:00 PM the internship speed dating event will begin. Each company will have its own area to set up basic displays. Students will meet with you in a speed-dating format - they will meet with companies for about 2-3 minutes, then move to the next company. They'll give you their resumes, and you can discuss your internship options and answer questions.

    This is a great opportunity for OEN companies to connect with eager students and have them join your team as interns. Don't pass it up!

    To Register To register for this event please contact Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] by October 29th. If you are a company seeking interns, please prepare a one-paragraph description of your company's available internship opportunities.

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  • Saturday
    May 22 2010
    Portland Code Camp

    Portland Code Camp and SQL Saturday are combining and coordinating efforts to bring 700-800 regional software development professionals together for the opportunity to immerse themselves in seminars, presentations, group exploration, and networking. Participants will be able to engage in their preferred technology, as well as to sample other options, with a focus on extending information exchange and enhancing the cross pollination of ideas. Mark your calendar! Portland Code Camp and SQL Saturday 2010 is scheduled for May 22, 2010, at the University of Portland campus. The event is scheduled from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. The University of Portland facility offers a great venue –including large fully equipped and air conditioned meeting rooms, excellent parking, access to public transportation, and easy bike commuting. A few deep dive sessions (2.5 hour) will be scheduled for 7:00 PM –after evening snacks and refreshments.

    This year, Portland Code Camp is encouraging presentations in the areas of Mobile, Social, Cloud, and Gaming. Of course, other informative topics will be considered. A hallmark of ‘code camp’ is that we encourage presenters to keep their presentations within the realm of ‘code’; a few sessions may have such informative value that they will be permitted without code. Visit http://portlandcodecamp.org to submit a CodeCamp related session.

    Portland SQLSaturday is encouraging presentations related to interoperability of any of the SQL platforms, including T-SQL (SQL Server), PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, and MySQL. Abstracts for platform specific sessions are also encouraged. Visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/27/eventhome.aspx to submit a SQL related session abstract.

    Admission to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships.

    Please register soon as seating is limited –and tell you friends and colleagues about the event.

    To Register, visit: http://devsat.eventbrite.com

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  • SQL Saturday #27

    SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleages know about the event.

  • Monday
    Mar 15 2010
    Digital China and Social Media

    NW China Council and University of Oregon Center for Asian & Pacific Studies are organizing a group viewing (3:30pm-5pm) of the livestream of a panel discussion at the Paley Center for Media in New York, followed (5pm - 6pm) by a local panel discussion.

    Per summary on ReadWriteWeb: "The central question of the event is: What is the relevance of new social networking technologies in our culture and society; and how can we use these tools for digital activism in order to foster positive social change, particularly in China?"

    After watching livestream of the panel from the Paley Center for Media, the Portland panel will lead a Q&A.

    The New York panel is: - Ai Weiwei, leading contemporary Chinese artist and digital evangelist - Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter - Richard McManus, founder of ReadWriteWeb - Orville Schell (moderator), Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society

    The Portland panel is: - Prof. Jeffrey Barlow, Director of Pacific University Berglund Center for Internet Studies - Craig Fisk, President, Picocosmos - Prof. David Li, University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

    $5 (free for NW China Council members and University of Oregon ID holders).

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 2 2009
    CHIFOO Meeting: Making and Sharing Space: Design Success for Interaction and Industrial Designers

    Presented by Gretchen Anderson, of Lunar Design.

      When designing products with both form and function aspects to them, a team of people with varied talents is required. Industrial designers and interaction designers must come together to create something that is holistic and cohesive. But our education, focus, and areas of expertise can be very different. This presentation will focus on how the “war room” or actual physical space that the team inhabits can help the success of the design and foster great team relationships. In this shared space is where designers can give their ideas shape, and explore solutions together.
    
      Gretchen Anderson is the Director of Interaction Design at Lunar Design in San Francisco. Her experience working in firms that do both industrial and interaction design has taught her that getting ideas through the concept phase is a difficult yet crucial stage to successful product design. Gretchen was educated at Harvard and has worked in the design industry for 13 years creating unique products and experiences—from medical products and consumer electronics, to enterprise software applications and consumer websites. Her clients include Starbucks, Virgin Records, HP, Microsoft, Intel, SanDisk, and Johnson & Johnson.
    
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  • Monday
    Apr 13 2009
    EMC Symposium

    Monday, April 13 2009, 9:30am - 5:30pm
    When EMC AND Signal Integrity Meet

    A Tutorial and Exhibition Featuring Dr. Eric Bogatin Signal Integrity Evangelist

    Download a PDF flyer of the event

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