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Work Awesome PDX – A Day On The Future Of Work

Wunderbar Together PopUp at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 Southwest 6th Avenue
701 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1410, USA (map)
Public WiFi

Work Awesome takes place at the Wunderbar Together Pop-Up Tent, located at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204-14. It is a beautiful full-production event tent at the center of Wunderbar Together, the year-long festival of German-American friendship, and its Pop-Up Tour, which will make its final stop in PDX with many wonderful events from October 9-12: https://www.wunderbartogetherpopuptour.com/




Connect with 100+ thought leaders, entrepreneurs and creators around the future of work, from cutting edge newcomers in the Northwest to large transatlantic organizations in Downtown Portland on Wednesday, October 9th, from 7:30am to 12pm!


TOPICS In collaboration with Wunderbar Together, Work Awesome explores: - How Portland is becoming a future-of-work-centric city - How international and local entrepreneurs build diverse, equal and inclusive workplaces - How engineers and builders are creating the future of urbanity and mobility


SPEAKERS & AGENDA 7:30 – 8:00am Doors Open Enjoy Coffee, Snacks & Live Music!

8:00 – 8:20am Welcome to Work Awesome Portland! Opening Remarks - Christoph Muecher, Project Lead, Wunderbar Together - Felix Zeltner, Co-Founder, Work Awesome - Christian Forwick, Head of Foreign Trade, Trade Politics and Americas, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

8:25 – 9:10am From Transatlantic to Transpacific: The Future of Work in the Northwest Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A - Christian Forwick, Head of Foreign Trade, Trade Politics and Americas, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - Michael Meirer, CEO Silicon Valley, German Accelerator - Cara Snow, CCO, Technology Association of Oregon - Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs, WorldOregon

9:15 – 9:45am The Corporate Citizen Workshop: How Purpose, Inclusion and Sustainability Shape the Future of Business - Meredith Ferguson, Managing Director, DoSomething.org

9:50 – 10:05am Coffee Break With Local Snacks

10:10 – 10:50 Silicon Forest: Portland's Next Generation At Work Panel Discussion + Q&A - Tami Wood, General Manager, The Riveter - Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation, Portland State University

10:50 - 11:00 What Did We Learn Today? And Why Do We Go Outside? The Takeaways - Felix Zeltner, Co-Founder, Work Awesome

11:15 – 12:00pm Portland 2035: How A Small City Is Shaping The Future of Urbanity Outdoor Immersive Experience Featuring - Mark Lakeman, Co-Founder, City Repair Project, Portland


Work Awesome Portland is honored to be supported by the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour The PopUp Tour is the official roadshow of Wunderbar Together. It combines an impressive Culture Tent with mobile presentation modules, and various flexible pop-up edutainment elements. Programs range from business conferences, science slams, art exhibits, and concerts to interactive student-focused events. The PopUp Tour highlights the many ways our two countries make each other stronger through our cultural and economic ties. The Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour is proudly sponsored by BASF, Bayer AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Evonik Industries, SAP, Schaeffler, Siemens AG, Allianz, LANXESS, Lufthansa, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Visit wunderbartogetherpopuptour.com for more information.