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Oct 14, 2009
10/14 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - How to Make a Great Presentation
Mercy Corps NW

It's time to come out from behind your desk and meet your audience. In this hands-on workshop, learn 10 essential tips for making powerful presentations, whether it's to a client, your staff, or an auditorium of potential investors. Discover how to give presentations that serve your audience and present your message with confidence and ease. Topics include how to:

-Structure the content of a presentation

-Use clear language that avoids jargon and paints pictures

-Manage nerves and anxiety

-Handle inevitable mishaps with ease

-Rehearse like a pro

Ticket Info: $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (check/cash. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

Contact Anu ([email protected] or 503-896-5080) to RSVP. Check website ( day of the event for any cancellation notices.

Nov 28, 2012
Collective Agency Open House
Collective Agency Downtown

Every last Wednesday of the month, Collective Agency has an open house, and everyone is welcome. Come by anytime 9-5, get lots of work done, and meet us!

We will be having our regular Wednesday Lightning Talks 2:00 - 2:30pm when two or three people here will give short presentations on something they are working on.

We have a lot of passionate, interesting, and interested people here, so these casual brief presentations and conversations are always very interesting.

Jan 10, 2014
MapCamp Portland Hackathon!
through ISITE Design

Announcing MapCamp! A 2-day event for mapping enthusiasts in Portland, Oregon.

What is it? A two-day series of presentations and a hackathon at ISITE Design that rewards teams and individuals that make the best use of Portland city data. We'll be providing food, drink, entertainment and some other surprises.

Have a dataset, tool or app to demo? Let us know and we'll include you in Saturday morning's lightning talk lineup!

Why is this going to be awesome?

  • Competitive hackathon with fun prizes in a bunch of categories
  • Talks on interesting new tech/tools/apps from Esri and others
  • Fun surprises!
  • The cozy, conveniently-located confines of ISITE Design and the TiE Pearl Incubator
  • Also, tamales and beer.
Aug 27, 2014
August Open House
Collective Agency Downtown

Wednesday August 27th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"


Schedule (come when you like): • 9am - Open

• 12pm - Lunch from the local food carts. Arrive before noon to join us.

• 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to share updates/events, goals, and questions/suggestions, and to get feedback from other members if there are things they'd like to organize here. We love having a variety of events, groups and activities here and want more of that.

• 5pm - End of Open House

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have just over 60 members and 2 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members.

Sep 22, 2014
The Parker Apartments GRAND OPENING PARTY
The Parker Apartments

At 5:30pm join us inside the building for a celebration of Portland's tech community. Play video games made by indie developers, and starting at 6:30pm, we'll have a series of presentations from local companies and start-ups announcing new developments and opportunities. Presenters include,,,,, and

Free drinks, food, and music on the patio. If you'd like to be one of our featured presenters, please contact Arthur: [email protected]

Games curated by Portland Independent Game Squad (, featuring,,,, and more!

The event is free and open to the public.

Jul 25, 2018
Portland Future Leaders In Tech - July Meetup (Diversity and Inclusion Starter Pack)

July has a reputation for scorching hot temperatures - especially in the afternoons and early evenings. Luckily, you can beat the heat by spending your Wednesday evening with pdxFLIT! This month, our event will revolve around diversity and inclusivity. It will feature a few all-star speakers and some time to mingle and interact outside of speaking time. This month, you'll have a chance to see the following presentations:

Tiberius Hefflin - "The Monster On the Project". Tiberius works for Go Boldly. She will be speaking about working and dealing with toxic coworkers.

Perry Eising - "This Is the Signal You've Been Waiting For: Diversity, Economy, and Messaging". Perry is a former faculty lead from Epicodus. They have contributed a wealth of knowledge to the Portland tech community. Perry's latest Medium article is about making tech events more gender inclusive. You can find it here:

Marcus Carter - 'Diversity and Inclusion In the Workforce: Themes, Trends, and What We Might Do Differently". Marcus is a recruiter at Cloudability.

This month's event is generously being sponsored by Puppet. Food and drinks will be provided at this event. We're always looking for sponsors to help provide refreshments, catering, and other resources for future events. If you are interested in helping us with this in the future, please contact Masen at [email protected].

pdxFLIT is also looking for volunteers! If you're interested in volunteering with us, there will be information about it at this event. Information about these opportunities will also be coming via Meetup and other online forums (Twitter, Slack) in the coming weeks.

Doors open at 5 30 PM and talks will happen at roughly 6 PM. There will be time for mingling, conversation, and networking outside of the speaking times. If you need to come a bit later, don't worry about getting locked out! Just post on this page and somebody can come downstairs and let you in. This event will be happening at Puppet Labs on SW 2nd Avenue.

Are you interested in speaking at a future pdxFLIT event? We're always looking for speakers - no experience is necessary! If you're interested in giving a talk, please contact Katie at [email protected].

We kindly ask that you abide by our Code of Conduct and Puppet's Code of Conduct when attending this event. They can be found at the following destinations:



Feb 14
Startup Conversations in the Couve
Hudson Community Room

North Bank Innovations is a local non-profit based in Southwest Washington, committed to building a local ecosystem that helps early-stage startups.

Each month we will host a local founder to give a short presentation about their company. They will focus on how it all started, where they are today, and their plans for the future including the challenges they face to make their goals happen.

Following the presentation we will invite key founders, investors, and startup junkies familiar with some of the most successful startups in our region.

Events like this in other regions have been significant catalysts for startup growth and success.

After the presentation, we'll leave plenty of time for audience Q&A and Networking.

If you are interested in presenting please direct message me here on meetup or fill out the short form at

Please note, that we encourage genuine networking, not hunting for sales or leads. If you are genuinely starting or working with a startup, this is the right crowd for you. Thanks for helping us keep it real.