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Jun 16, 2010
Open Government Meetup

A gathering of people interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

Examples of such initiatives include Portland's CivicApps.

We're continuing the conversations from the Open Gov West conference held in Seattle in March ( by taking them on the road to meetups across the West Coast. Open Gov West brought together a diverse range of government folks, electeds, nonprofits, citizens, and technologists to discuss open government ideas and strategies.

Please register:

Jul 20, 2010
CivicApps Awards Ceremony

Please note the new date, Tuesday, July 20th

Join CivicApps, Microsoft and the Software Association of Oregon at NedSpace Downtown to network, socialize, and publicly honor the best app entries for the first round of apps development. The evening will culminate in the "Best of Show" award, recognizing the top app among the "blue ribbon" award winning apps for Most Useful, Most Appealing, Most Original, Best Use of Data and Civic Choice apps.

Come meet with your fellow developers, entrepreneurs, potential investors/employers, and others. Register today to reserve your spot at

Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a no-host bar will be available.

Mar 30, 2011
The World is Upside Down: The Impact of Design and Social Media on Politics and Society
Portland State University Rec Center – Auditorium 1

The web and mobile phones are rapidly changing how we connect to friends, family and our community, as well as with communities around the globe. It's hardly imaginable that social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, along with mobile phones, could help to peacefully topple regimes in the Middle East and so effectively rally global support for the victims of the earthquakes in Japan.

Join a panel of web, mobile, design and social media experts as they explore the future of communication and its potential as a catalyst for positive change.


Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO World Pulse Media

Carla Axtman, Blogger Blue Oregon

Carri Bugbee, Principal Big Deal PR

Dene Grigar, Director WSU's Creative Media & Digital Culture Program

Moderator: Brad Smith, Executive Director WebVisions

Oct 5, 2011
21st Century Skills: Transformative Storytelling
Multnomah Arts Center

If you want to tell more engaging and compelling stories in the workplace and beyond, this 2-hour participatory class is for you.

Storytelling is in our DNA. We create stories everyday to make sense of our world. Stories shape our memories and relationships. Stories breathe life into our shared reality, and galvanize shared visions. A great story, well presented, can move mountains. We can develop this innate ability to tell stories that move others.

We'll explore storytelling as a spontaneous act of self-expression and sense-making. Then we'll practice telling stories collaboratively and individually, using interactive and improvisational techniques.

You get the opportunity to hone and improve a real-world story you bring to the workshop, coached by a seasoned interactive consultant and a professional improviser. This is a limited size class, and you will not be asked to "perform."

LIMITED DISCOUNT OFFER: Use promo code "Impro!" to purchase tickets at $20. Half off regular price!

Additional group and professional discounts available - contact Patricia via the website for details.

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Dec 7, 2011
"Lunch &Learn" Technology Seminar
Matrix Networks

Opportunity to experience Shoretel phone systems from one of the North West's premier service providers, Matrix Networks. Come have lunch on us, provided by fresh local vendors, as we give you a Shoretel demonstration and presentation regarding the services of Matrix Networks. Register online or call 503-654-3000

Jan 18, 2012
Shore 'n Tell
Matrix Networks

Come experience the revolutionary ShoreTel IP phone system from the team at Matrix Networks. Recently awarded the 10th best out of over 800 ShoreTel vendors World wide, Matrix is the solution provider for all your communication needs. Join us for Happy Hour complete with hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages!!!

Apr 26, 2012
Shore 'n Tell
DAC - Downtown Athletic Club

This Shore 'n Tell event - powered by Matrix Networks - is an opportunity for businesses both big and small to experience the revolutionary ShoreTel IP phone system. Come see what is new in UC (unified communications) and how a trusted partner like Matrix Networks can help ensure your solution matches your business and your staff.

Seating is limited. Register at www.matrixnetworks,com/event

Agenda: 9am - welcome, coffee, and pastries 9:30 - Presentation 11 - Demonstration 12 - Lunch catered by DAC

Jan 17, 2013
Making Sense of Workplace Personalities
through Advisicon

Please register for this class to attend, cost is $349-399.

People read you constantly and they read into what you say and how you say it – this can be a good thing and it can work against you. In this first in the series workshop you will gain insight into yourself and then others perception of your unique style. You will never look at anyone the same way again. This workshop introduces the DiSC behavioral styles, a 23 page personal assessment and ways to identify others preferred method of communication approaches. This workshop consistently brings huge “Ah-ha’s” – always a winner!

This workshop series is based on the DiSC® behavioral styles – an easy way to learn to work with personalities. DiSC® training provides a straightforward and proven path to self-understanding. DiSC® is a widely used and well researched non-judgmental approach to working with others. It helps people value differences, deal more effectively with conflict, and improve performance.

Bring your whole team and learn

  • The four major behavioral styles & how to quickly identify them
  • Each style’s preferences in communication & areas of focus
  • How each style controls communication
  • Responses that work
  • To maintain control in managing self and others under stress
  • Stop the impasse using proven ways to interact with differing behavioral styles.
  • Practice appropriate and respectful interactions that build confidence.
  • Receive valuable coaching in a safe setting.

Pricing includes $75 management or workplace profile and workbook $47 value.

This class can be registered for on the Eventbrite event listing.

Oct 14, 2014
Digital Communication: Cell Phones, Deep Space, and HDTV
Clinton Street Theater

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

DATE: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you. DESCRIPTION: We’re told that digital is better than analog, but have you ever wondered why your cell phone sometimes drops calls? Mathematician Greg Landweber studies applications of error correcting codes, that is, ways of encoding digital information so that garbled signals can still be decoded. He will introduce several examples of error detection and correction, as well as discuss the limits of these codes.

Not a math person? Never fear! Using logic, hands-on activities, and a geometrical decoding machine of his own design, Landweber will explain how and why digital communication works.

*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

Nov 4, 2014
Science on Tap - Digital Communication
Clinton Street Theater

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

We’re told that digital is better than analog, but have you ever wondered why your cell phone sometimes drops calls? Mathematician Greg Landweber studies applications of error correcting codes, that is, ways of encoding digital information so that garbled signals can still be decoded. He will introduce several examples of error detection and correction, as well as discuss the limits of these codes. Not a math person? Never fear! Using logic, hands-on activities, and a geometrical decoding machine of his own design, Landweber will explain how and why digital communication works.

May 18, 2016
WebVisions Portland
through Revolution Hall

This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

Register today at:

Apr 11, 2019
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our ever-changing world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life.

This year marks the ten-year anniversary and ninth annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics.

* Eric Schatzberg (Georgia Institute of Technology)
* Carolyn Marvin (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
* Colin Koopman (Univ. of Oregon)
* Nandini Ranganathan (Pacific NW College of Art)
* Clifford Christians (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
* Victoria Vesna (Art | Sci Center, UCLA)
* Larry Hickman (Southern Illinois Univ.)
* Carolyn R. Miller (North Carolina State Univ.)
* Kenji Williams (Beautiful Earth, NASA)
* Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Purdue Univ.)
* Mark Bedau (Reed College)
* Amber Case (IFTF)
* Peter Golding, Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland)
* Lana Rakow (Univ. of North Dakota)
* Scott Stroud (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
* Melissa Gregg (Intel)
* Christian Fuchs (Univ. of Westminster, UK)
* Donna Z. Davis (Univ. of Oregon Portland)
* Ward Cunningham (Wiki Inventor)

Sep 16, 2019
PNW's Language of Racism: Disrupting Passive Aggressive Communication Norms
The Riveter

What does racism sound like here in Portland? Is it subtle? Is it overt? Have I said something wrong? Have I been misunderstood? Why is racism so tricky to talk about?

This experiential engagement will explore the spoken and unspoken cultural norms of communication as key pieces to advancing racial equity in yourself and your workplace. Here in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), which includes Oregon, Washington and Idaho, we have a unique flavor of communication norms referred to as passive aggressive and conflict aversion. Based on WASP (white, anglo, saxon Protestant and middle class), the PNW regionally communicates indirect and 'watered down' sharing of information. This is significant because it is hard to manage for something if you cannot name it clearly for everyone to understand. Tone policing, vagueness, deflecting, blaming the messenger rather than engage in the content of the message, civility politics, conflict aversion etc are a few forms this takes.

Presenters Fleur Larsen and Jodi-Ann Burey, originally from Seattle and New York City respectively, will draw from their own lived experiences and invite attendees to do the same. We will identify how these regional norms impede addressing racial equity when people and institutions are not able to squarely name dynamics. White dominant culture is held together with the glue of passive aggressive communication norms here in the PNW making it really sticky to pull apart and identify racism in situations or conflicts. Together, we will name the ingredients needed to live into a better conversation and take racism head on.

Ticket pricing is on a sliding scale. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds for this event. Contact [email protected] for more information.

About Fleur Larsen:

Fleur Larsen grew up in Seattle and learned how to relate to others based on the dominant identities she holds: white, protestant, working class, and socialized female. The norms of this region have a particular flavor of conflict aversion, indirectness and passive aggressiveness that are deeply ingrained in me from an early age. Unlearning these has been a HUGE place of personal and professional growth as she’s aimed herself at racial equity work.

Fleur started facilitating 18 years ago on challenge course programs with youth and adults. Currently, she works with several companies utilizing challenge and experiential facilitation with corporate and nonprofit groups. People often learn better by doing. Experiential facilitation engages and activates more parts of the brain. Her style is based on sharp analysis, flexible thinking, fun, purpose and results. Her work is relationship-based with connection, collaboration, and community as integral elements to reach results.

About Jodi-Ann Burey:

Jodi-Ann Burey is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at The Riveter, a membership workspace and community platform built by women, for everyone. She leads the development of a robust programming portfolio that powers The Riveter’s mission to redefine equity in the workplace. With a strong focus on intersectionality, Jodi-Ann works to ensure all women and their allies—inclusive of any gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, ability, and child status - can leverage The Riveter to develop as impactful leaders in their businesses, networks, and the world.

Jodi-Ann is also one of the founding members and co-chairs of the Seattle DEI Community of Practice (DEI CoP), an expansive network of professionals across industry committed to improving DEI practices at work. Jodi-Ann earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan and her Bachelors in Communications from Boston College.

Oct 11, 2019
State of Womxn of Color - Advancing Community, Culture and Careers
The Riveter

The future of work is one with womxn of color at the center.

Join The Riveter and Future for Us for The State of Womxn of Color Roadshow, an evening to tell audacious stories of womxn of color at work, accompanied by an overview of the data, insights and solutions. This collaboration provides a platform for rising and established womxn of color professionals to share their experiences and next step strategies as they build powerful communities to create a future for where womxn of color lead at the highest levels across all sectors.

This is a special roadshow edition of Future for Us’s State of Womxn of Color, featuring a panel of local leaders. Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Paige Hendrix Buckner and others will share personal experiences, discuss how womxn of color can navigate the world of work, and leave us with insights on negotiation, building community, and true allyship. Portland is one of the fastest growing cities on the West Coast. With its history of racial inequities and increasingly diverse population, it is of critical importance that we are actively working to build community, and ensure that across all sectors, womxn of color are in visible leadership roles across the city and state.

Allies and champions are invited to come together to support womxn of color professionals through community, culture and career development - to create equity of access and opportunities for advancement. Together we can take actions to advance womxn of color and explore what it takes to build intentional communities for and with womxn of color, examine how allies can strengthen their cultural competency muscle, and explore what true workplace collaboration can make possible!

6:00 - 6:30pm Registration and Networking

6:30 - 7:00pm The State of Womxn of Color Presentation with Future for Us Founders

7:00 - 8:00pm Panel + Q&A

8:00 - 8:30pm Networking

Why womxn and not womxn?

The spelling of womxn is meant to show inclusion of trans, nonbinary, womxn of color, womxn with disabilities and all other marginalized genders. Both The Riveter and Future for Us use this spelling to indicate that our spaces and platform are open to anyone who identifies as such. We respect people of all genders, identities, and the use of pronouns that best identify an individual.


Paige Hendrix Buckner is the Program Director of Founders Gym, an online training center that helps underrepresented founders build successful tech startups. In the first six months of operation, FG has trained 70 founders across 7 countries, who've gone on to raise over $10MM. Throughout her career, Paige has operated at the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and social justice. She is a well-respected leader in the Portland startup scene and has helped cultivate their ecosystem, including co-founding the Xxcelerate Fund for women entrepreneurs.

Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty is also the Principal Partner of Consult Hardesty. She is focused on increasing democracy in low-income communities & communities of color, eliminate barriers to advocacy, public policy deliberations, and public policy improvements that create disparate outcomes in communities of color and low income communities. JoAnn is also the President of the NAACP Portland Chapter.

About Future for Us

Future for Us is a platform dedicated to advancing womxn of color at work through community, culture and career development. We envision a future of work where womxn of color lead at the highest levels of corporate, government, and social sector organizations. We do this through a mix of monthly events, large-scale conferences for both womxn of color professionals and allies, and research. Join the movement and a community dedicated to womxn of color on Slack! Visit for more information.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Ticketing Information: Tickets for this event are on a sliding scale. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Host level tickets (25 max) will include individual and/or company name and/or logo in the event program.

Apr 28, 2020
COVID SURVIVAL: Leadership Out Loud - Communicating in Times of Large-Scale Change

As we continue to move through this crisis, company leaders are forced to make quick, large-scale changes not only to the work envirnomnent but changes to products, services and sometimes target markets. Given that the majority of the workforce is now remote, these sweaping changes can leave employees confused and therefore decrease productivity.

Join us on Tuesday, April 28th at 12:00 noon when TiE Charter Member, Dave Underhill shares what great leaders are doing to keep their employees engaged, motivated and moving in unity. Plaese come prepared with questions and items to share as this will be a interactive meeting of mind-share.

FOCUS OF THE SESSION — Understand how to change impacts our thinking and actions — Identify strategies to boost the impact of your communication — Plan for a real-time work situation

About Dave Underhill - Dave Underhill believes in the power of people expressing their ideas. Whether he’s working with a novice presenter or Nobel Prize winner, a CPA or a CEO, he has a passion for helping people take their skills and their careers to the next level.

As President of Underhill Training and Development, Dave works globally with clients such as Microsoft, Intel, U.S. Bank, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, The Nature Conservancy, United Way, M Financial Group, Mazama Capital Management, Harland Financial Solutions, the CFA Institute and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum. He also coaches startup company CEOs on their investor presentations.

The keys to Dave’s success during the past 15 years are his ability to connect personally with his audiences and his skill in tailoring his work to the specific needs of his clients. As a result, people communicate more effectively and organizations grow their business.

Apr 30, 2020
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni, students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public are invited to collaborate. We welcome submissions for papers, panels, roundtables and installations.

Call For Proposals:

Aug 22, 2020
How to Speak Every Language: A Tour of the International Phonetic Alphabet

Join us for an interactive tour of IPA and you'll be more confident the next time you open your mouth to speak a new language.

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is how linguists classify and organize all the sounds of the world's languages. It has all the consonants, vowels, clicks, and everything in-between that we need to speak, like a periodic table of talking. For language learners, familiarity with IPA is a powerful tool to understand how to make new sounds in their target language.

Aug 17, 2021
MobileWeek 2021
through Virtual Event

Join 2,000 participants at the global virtual conference supporting mobile & connected technology innovation.

Join us online August 17-19 for 6+ tracks of content:

-5G, Devices & Communication -Mobile Business Strategy & Management -Mobile Networks, Hardware & IoT -iOS Development -Android Development -Mobile DevOps & Analytics ...with 50+ live sessions converge to discover this year’s newest mobile technology innovations!

mobileWeek is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the world's developer event community organization -- and producer of leading conferences for the developer, engineering & IT industries.

Aug 3, 2022
Dev Innovation Summit 2022
through Online Event

Join 3,000+ developer & technical professionals to discover & learn the newest developer and software technologies, from new Developer Tools and Programming Languages to APIs and Cloud Services.

Dev Innovation Summit 2022 includes:

4+ Tracks of Content: Hear talks from 60+ technical speakers covering the newest innovations in: APIs Cloud Development Technologies Developer Tools Programming Languages Award Competition: Discover and vote on the top 1,000+ innovations of 2021, from 6 continents, competing to pitch on-stage as the Top 50 Startups @ the WorldFestival Innovation Awards. Virtual World Expo: Visit and learn about 100+ emerging technologies at our 2-day virtual expo. Networking & Receptions: PRO & PREMIUM pass types will be invited to 1:1 networking breaks and our VIP receptions, where you can meet and chat with top executives, speakers, supporters, and contributors. Dev Innovation Summit 2022 is co-located with WorldFestival 2022.

Sep 7, 2022
DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022
through Virtual Event

DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022 | September 7 - 8, 13 - 14, 2022 | LIVE & Virtual for 2022

Join 3,500+ developers, engineers, software architects, and technical leaders at the premier international cloud conference.

Join us LIVE in-person Sept 7 - 8, 2022, and VIRTUAL globally online, Sept 13 - 14, 2022.

Future of Cloud-Native Computing DevOps Summit AI & ML in the Cloud Microservices Architecture Deployment Containers & Kubernetes Lifecycle Full Stack Cloud Security ...with 100+ live sessions from technical speakers converging online to discover this year’s newest cloud computing innovations, products, and best practices.

Speakers include 90+ leaders from: Atlassian, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Cisco, IBM, and more!

DeveloperWeek Global is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the world's developer event community organization -- and producer of leading conferences for the developer, engineering & IT industries.