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Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221-9704, US (map)

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  • Saturday
    Sep 13 2014
    Science Behind the Scenes: Oregon Zoo (September 2014)

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    The zoo after hours is a lively place! Get a backstage tour of the Oregon Zoo in Portland on the evening of Saturday, September 13, 2014. This adults-only event will allow you to explore the exhibits, interact with animals, and get a peek at what happens at the zoo after dark.

    When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
    - Saturday at 4:45pm: Arrive at Gate E in the Oregon Zoo parking lot
    - Event ends at 10:00 pm

    Where: Oregon Zoo in Portland, OR, http://www.oregonzoo.org/

    Cost: $40 - Register online (Note: Choosing Yes on the Meetup RSVP does NOT register you for the event! You must pay online in advance at the link above.)

    YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY TO COME TO THIS EVENT! MARKING YOUR RSVP TO "YES" IS NOT ENOUGH.

    What you get:
    - Access to the Oregon Zoo after hours
    - Hospital behind-the-scenes tour
    - Animal kitchen tour
    - Big cats tour and/or elephant tour
    - Bats activity
    - Contact experience with reptiles

    General Info:
    - Adults only, ages 18 and over please.
    - EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! There will be a small snack partway through the evening, but there will be no dinner served.
    - There is no smoking or alcohol allowed anywhere on the Oregon Zoo property.
    - There is limited availability for this trip with a maximum of 75 people.
    - Transportation to or from the Oregon Zoo is not included.

    To Bring:
    - This is Oregon and we will be mostly outside, so please plan for rain if it seems likely.
    - We will spend several hours walking and standing, so please wear comfortable shoes.
    - It's not strictly necessary, but you may want to bring a small flashlight or headlamp for walking around after dark.

    Payment Information:
    Payment of $40 per person is due upon registration, first come, first served. Registration and payment can be made online through Seat Engine, or in person by cash, check, or credit card. Contact us for details.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Cancelation/Refund information:
    - Participants who have to cancel are highly encouraged to find a replacement
    - The $40 per person payment is fully refundable if canceled at least 30 calendar days in advance
    - If canceled between 15-30 calendar days in advance, 50% of the payment will be refunded
    - If canceled 1-15 calendar days in advance, no payment will be refunded
    - No amount will be refunded on account of weather and/or circumstances outside of the organizer's control

    See photos of the Science Behind the Scenes: Oregon Zoo event held on April 19, 2014.

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    Science Behind the Scenes is run by Via Productions, LLC http://www.viaproductions.org/


    *Photo credit: Asian elephant calf Lily and her big brother Samudra play in a sand pile at the Oregon Zoo. ©Oregon Zoo/ photo by Kathy Street

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  • Saturday
    Apr 19 2014
    Science Behind the Scenes: Oregon Zoo

    Oregon Zoo

    The zoo after hours is a lively place! Get a backstage tour of the Oregon Zoo in Portland on the evening of Saturday, April 19, 2014. This adults-only event will allow you to explore the exhibits, interact with animals, and get a peek at what happens at the zoo after dark.

    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday at 4:45pm: Arrive at Gate E in the Oregon Zoo parking lot - Event ends at 10:00 pm

    Cost: $40 - Register online

    What you get: - Access to the Oregon Zoo after hours - Hospital behind-the-scenes tour - Animal kitchen tour - Predators of the Serengeti Exhibit Design tour - Big cats tour and/or elephant tour (there were just lions born so the big cats area may be off limits, but the baby elephant is old enough to have that area back on the schedule) - Bats activity - Contact experience with reptiles

    General Info: - Adults only, ages 21 and over please. - EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! There will be a small snack with hot cocoa partway through the evening, but there will be no dinner served. - There is no smoking or alcohol allowed anywhere on the Oregon Zoo property. - There is limited availability for this trip with a maximum of 75 people. - Transportation to or from the Oregon Zoo is not included.

    Payment Information: Payment of $40 per person is due upon registration, first come, first served. Registration and payment can be made online through Constant Contact, or in person by cash, check, or credit card. Contact us for details.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Cancelation/Refund information: - Participants who have to cancel are highly encouraged to find a replacement - The $40 per person payment is fully refundable if canceled at least 30 calendar days in advance - If canceled between 15-30 calendar days in advance, 50% of the payment will be refunded - If canceled 1-15 calendar days in advance, no payment will be refunded - No amount will be refunded on account of weather and/or circumstances outside of the organizer's control

    To Bring: - Warm and/or waterproof clothes for walking around outside at night

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 18 2014
    LinkedIn Live - Portland

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    Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been going strong for years, small business success demands effort on many fronts: building brand awareness, making sales, attracting talent, fundraising, and business development to name a few. So, how do you drive all these priorities effectively—with limited time and resources? And how can the LinkedIn platform help?

    To find out, join LinkedIn and the Technology Association of Oregon on Tuesday, March 18th, for “LinkedIn Live in Portland”, where you’ll hear from local LinkedIn experts on how they’re flexing the world’s largest professional network to achieve their business goals.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone looking to grow their business on LinkedIn - individual entrepreneurs, small-business owners, CXOs, VPs, and Directors - will benefit from this highly interactive half-day event!

    This event will cover a range of core functional areas in which small business professionals are using LinkedIn.

    KEYNOTE: Insights on the Portland LinkedIn network. Hear LinkedIn representatives share insights on the area's LinkedIn presence, and how local members and companies are using the platform to create value.

    LINKEDIN NETWORKING: Not like your typical networking session, LinkedIn leverages your regional network to create a structured and purposeful networking environment with like-minded professionals.

    EXPERT STORIES: In these fast-paced, 10-minute presentations, local LinkedIn experts provide real-life examples of their personal success using LinkedIn to help drive their small business forward. Expect stories packed with proven tactics, and opportunities to dig into the details with follow up Q&A.

    Marketing. Hear how building a brand presence on LinkedIn enables you to attract new talent, partners, and customers. • Kent Lewis, President & Founder of Anvil Media • Hunter Marshall, Brand Strategy Director, Liquid Agency

    Sales/Business Development. Sales and partnerships come easier when you’re talking to the right people. Find out how professionals are finding them on LinkedIn. • Dan Scroggin, Vice President Business Development, Montgomery & Graham, Inc. • Heidi Kayser, Managing Director Business Development at ADi - Animation Dynamics, Inc.

    Personal branding. Learn how to leverage your personal brand on LinkedIn to attract business, make the right connections, and build relationships that unlock breakout opportunities for your company. • Pinky Gonzales, Founder of Upriver Solutions, Partner at Soleia Company

    Hiring. See how LinkedIn can help you find the right hire, quickly and easily. • TBD

    PANEL: Cracking the small business code. Driving ongoing success in your business is no simple task. At the core, it’s all about building relationships to move your business forward—decision makers, hires, and new customers to name a few. This panel of local business leaders will share how they’ve tapped into the LinkedIn network to find those key individuals and take their businesses to new heights. • Dan Gaul, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Trends • Richard Lazar, President, Readiness Systems LLC

    DETAILS: When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Oregon Zoo, Vista Ballroom, Portland, OR Cost: $20 Members and Nonmembers Register: All attendees must read and agree to the Publicity Agreement on the event website, http://www.techoregon.org/event?eventid=10649463833

    AGENDA: 8:00AM - Doors Open & Breakfast 8:30AM - Introduction 8:40AM - Keynote: Insights on the Portland LinkedIn network 9:10AM - LinkedIn networking 9:45AM - LinkedIn expert stories (4) 10:45AM - Break 10:50AM - LinkedIn expert stories (2) 11:20AM - Break 11:30AM - Panel: Cracking the small business code

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  • Saturday
    Nov 16 2013
    Nerd Nite - Oregon Zoo Behind the Scenes

    Oregon Zoo

    The zoo after hours is a lively place! Get a backstage tour of the Oregon Zoo in Portland on the evening of Saturday, November 16, 2013. This adults-only event will allow you to explore the exhibits, interact with animals, and get a peek at what happens at the zoo after dark.

    Detailed information at Nerd Nite Portland https://www.facebook.com/NerdNitePortland/events

    When: Saturday November 16, 2013 - Saturday at 4:45pm: Arrive at Gate E in the Oregon Zoo parking lot - Event ends at 10:00 pm Cost: $40 Online registration and payments accepted through WePay. NOTE: You MUST register through WePay (or contact the Organizers) and pay before your RSVP is complete.

    What you get: - Access to the Oregon Zoo after hours - Hospital behind-the-scenes tour - Animal kitchen tour - Predators of the Serengeti Exhibit Design tour - Big cats tour and/or elephant tour (there were just lions born so the big cats area may be off limits, but the baby elephant is old enough to have that area back on the schedule) - Bats activity - Contact experience with reptiles

    General Info: - Adults only, ages 21 and over please. - EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! There will be a small snack with hot cocoa partway through the evening, but there will be no dinner served. - There is no smoking or alcohol allowed anywhere on the Oregon Zoo property. - There is limited availability for this trip with a maximum of 75 people. - Transportation to or from the Oregon Zoo is not included.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 13 2011
    SEC Accounting Update

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    Major changes are on the on the horizon for 2011. With the convergence of global accounting standards, companies will face significant changes with regards to revenue recognition, financial instrument accounting, and leases. Are you ready? Come join us for a timely update where you will learn about current SEC and FASB hot topics as well as an update from the AICPA/SEC conference.

    Learn more about evolving guidance on fair value, asset impairments, and other current financial reporting topics. This technical update will feature Teresa Iannaconi, a senior technical partner at KPMG based in New York who serves in the SEC and Practice Advisory Group and is the Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice - Knowledge Sharing.

    What You Will Learn? - Convergence and the impact on Revenue Recognition and Lease - Recent fair value reporting developments and other issues from the “credit crisis” and market condition - Recent SEC activities including guidance on recent comments, international financial reporting, non-GAAP financial measures and management’s discussion and analysis - FASB & EITF Update

    Speaker: This session features Teresa Iannaconi, a senior technical partner at KPMG based in New York, who serves in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Practice Advisory group and is the partner in charge of KPMG's Department of Professional Practice – Knowledge Sharing. Terry specializes in advising clients on significant reporting matters. She provides a broad range of support in connection with firm and client interactions with the SEC. As part of the SEC and Practice Advisory group, she also provides accounting technical support throughout KPMG.

    Who Should Attend? CFO’s, Controllers, SEC reporting managers, Accounting Managers, Audit Committee members, and other executives who are seeking an update on current SEC/Accounting topics, as well as changes to the accounting and regulatory environment.

    Cost to Attend: $35 TechAmerica Members $55 Nonmember Technology Companies $95 Other Nonmembers

    To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

    Thank you KPMG LLP for sponsoring this event!

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 10 2010
    Fostering Innovation Through Social Media – Using it Openly But Wisely

    Oregon Zoo

    More than just a hot topic and in the news, Social Media, led by its poster children Facebook® and Twitter ®, has quickly become an integral part of our society. While the use of these tools has become pervasive in our social interactions and many companies have integrated these methods into their outbound marketing strategies, there are fewer examples where Social Media has been used to drive innovation within a technology company.

    You will hear from both the industry perspective and the media/marketing perspective on how companies are and should be using these new social media tools foster innovation on company products, services, distribution and customer service. They will discuss collaboration, creating community environments, data mining, facilitating customer feedback and how to integrate this information and collaboration into the company’s product/service development culture. Learn to balance the opportunity promised by Social Media with the real need to protect your Intellectual Property.

    Join us for this informative breakfast meeting and learn how your organization can make the most of this powerful tool.

    Speakers:

    • Kent Lewis, President, Anvil Media, Inc. Kent Lewis is responsible for managing operations, marketing and business development to achieve the search engine marketing agency's mission: to be one of the most respected search engine marketing agencies in the world.

    • Matt Hixson, Senior Manager, Business Development, Tripwire, Inc. Matt leads the corporate social media strategy and oversees the team dedicated to its implementation. In this capacity, he introduced the first internal blogs within Tripwire to facilitate the exchange of best practices among employees, led the creation of Tripwire’s online user communities and spearheaded the company's presence on Twitter.

    • Allan Schrock, Sr. Researcher, Nike, Inc. Allan Schrock works at Nike as a technology researcher in the research and development group known as the “Innovation Kitchen.” He has managed patent prosecution and contract negotiations for Nike as well. Prior to Nike, Allan worked as a patent examiner for the USPTO. He received a BE in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1988.

    Event Details: When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Where: Oregon Zoo, Portland, Or Cost: $45 TechAmerica Members, $75 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon(503) 624-5715

    Thank you Davis Wright Tremaine for sponsoring this event!

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  • Thursday
    Apr 8 2010
    TechAmerica Oregon - Secrets from Successful Marketers

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    About the Program: You know the old saying that the only constant is change. That applies very much to today’s business climate. Budgets remain tight. The old communications channels are giving way to new ones. In uncertain times do you hunker down? Do you act boldly? Do you double down on your investment? What’s your strategy?

    Top corporate and marketing executives coming to this TechAmerica Emerging Business breakfast will learn from four experienced marketers how to establishing an actionable marketing plan as a road-map for growth, including how to measure marketing program effectiveness.

    Attendees will learn: - What are the marketing mistakes that can doom companies

    • How to think strategically in developing a marketing plan

    • What are some techniques for measuring marketing success

    • When to abandon a strategy and try something else

    • When and how to change the playing field

    • What role social networking should be playing in your marketing plans

    The panelists: - Martyn Etherington, Vice President, Marketing and Operations, Tektronix

    • Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, Vice President of Marketing, Webtrends, Inc.

    • Kevin Renner, President, B2B Marketing Strategies

    • Kevin Tate, Founder & Principal, StepChange Group

    Moderator: - Bob Patterson, President, MKTX, Inc.

    Details: When: Thursday, April 8, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: $35 TechAmerica Members, $35 SAO & OEN Technology Industry Members, $55 Nonmember Technology Companies, $95 Other Nonmembers

    If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Kari.Naone@techamerica.org, (503) 624-5715.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 4 2010
    TechAmerica HR Event - 2010: The Year to Recover, Retool, Retain

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    Confused about the economic recovery and what it means for you and your organization? So are we! For the past few years, the HR Committee has presented an annual event focused on “networking”. This year’s event continues the trend … with a twist:

    TechAmerica provides the moderator; YOU will be the panelists!

    Dr. Jeff Johnson, PHD, SPHR Jeff Johnson, PhD., is a currently a Senior Talent Management Consultant with Right Management. He has been consulting with organizations for over 10 years, working with managers and executives in various industries and at different levels. Jeff helps organizations build key leadership competencies, enhance strategic talent management acumen, and make optimal talent movement decisions. Jeff successfully built a private practice focused on leadership assessment, organizational development, and strategic talent management and holds an MS in Organizational Development and PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from PSU.

    Dr. Johnson will start the session with some thought provoking questions and ideas:

    • Preparing for the recovery - It’s coming –are you prepared?
    • Strategic talent acquisition as an increasingly competitive advantage
    • How to get employees motivated to become fully engaged in their jobs
    • Capitalizing employee production while promoting innovation
    • Loyalty – how to maximize employee commitment to your organization
    • Compensation: How to leverage intrinsic motivation when cash is not available
    • Building leadership throughout an organization – why it is more important than ever?

    Before the event you will be asked to provide your ranked interest in the Recover, Retool, Retain subjects. We will seat the event based upon interests. Don’t worry – you won’t miss a thing! After half an hour of table discussion with your peers, each table will report out on the highlights of their discussion.

    Cost: $35 Tech America members, $35 SAO and OEN Industry members, $55 nonmember technology companies, and $95 other nonmembers

    Thank you ACME Business Consulting for sponsoring this event!

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 17 2009
    TechAmerica - Employee Compensation - What Companies are Planning for in 2010

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    The economic downturn has caused companies to deploy cost-saving strategies such as pay freezes, pay decreases, layoffs, forced vacations and reduced benefits amongst other initiatives. As companies recover from this downturn, many HR professionals are determining how best to address compensation needs given that introducing costs back into the business will be slower than expected while ensuring employee retention and engagement.

    Please join us at this networking event to: - Learn what high-tech employers in Portland have implemented regarding austerity measures, and are planning to do with merit awards and compensation next year - Discuss how employers can effectively modify the total rewards package to help the company to survive during the economic downturn - Gain awareness of legal and compliance issues employers may face in modifying compensation plans - Obtain tips and guidelines on constructing a proposal to your company about compensation and incentive plans in the coming year

    Panelists: - Bill Erdle, President, William J. Erdle Compensation Consulting, LLC - Bryan Fix, Head of Human Resources, SolarWorld USA - Kirsten Solomon, Director of Compensation and Benefits, FLIR Systems

    Moderator: Paul M. Ostroff, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 28 2009
    TechAmerica IP Workshop: The Patent System – An In-depth Primer

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    TechAmerica's Technology and IP Committee presents a workshop on patent basics.

    This 4-hour workshop will describe, in depth, the entire patent system, from its reason for existence to how to create strong patents as valuable corporate assets.

    During the first hour of the workshop you will learn: - Why the US has an intellectual property system - How patents relate to other forms of intellectual property - How patents are used both offensively and defensively

    In addition, three small-group sessions will provide access, in a non-threatening, teaching environment, to industry veterans who will answer questions specific to your industry or business.

    SMALL GROUP BREAK-OUT SESSIONS: Steps to take before filing a patent application (led by Matthew Rabdau, Tektronix and Thaine Allison, MTI, Inc.) - When and how to document inventions - How to decide whether a patent application should be filed - How to work with inside or outside patent counsel

    How to draft a patent application (led by Jim Stewart, Ater Wynne LLP and Rick Boyd, Ater Wynne LLP) - How to develop an application that will ultimately issue as a patent - Why are claims so hard to read (and how to read them)

    How to successfully navigate an application through the Patent Office (led by Kevin Ross, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC and Joe Makuch, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC) - How examiners use "Prior Art" - How to best respond to Patent Office rejections - How to prosecute a patent that will withstand an invalidity attack

    Finally, participants will take home a packet of valuable materials specific to developing an in-house patent system.

    Who shoud attend: - Engineers new to the patent system - Engineering managers - Managers having IP responsibility - VCs who seek in-depth knowledge about the patent system - Small business owners and entrepreneurs

    Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring this event.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 8 2009
    TechAmerica: 3 Ways To Triple Your Revenue

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    Several of the area's top-level executives will discuss what types of changes they made within their companies to successfully achieve fast growth. They will share their unique experiences and explore issues and expertise in overcoming the challenges they have faced and the sometimes hard choices they have had to make in order to achieve growth. This is your opportunity to learn what worked and what didn't as you pursue aggressive growth in your own business.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 23 2009
    OR BOD Education Series: Board Evaluations

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    OR BOD Education Series Date: Sep 23, 2009

    Board Evaluations

    Network with high-level peers and expert panelists as TechAmerica (formerly AeA) enters the sophomore season for its successful Board of Directors education series that addresses the changing and sometimes challenging issues Boards face today...because AeA continues to believe that Good Governance Matters!

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  • Tuesday
    May 19 2009
    Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity

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    TechAmerica (formerly known as AeA) Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity Presented by: AeA Technology and IP Committee


    About the program:

    Portland has a productive and creative open source community, and great business advantage awaits companies who can use open source code to make a better proprietary product cheaper or faster. However, traditional thinking divides companies into two camps: open source companies, which embrace the open source business model and have no proprietary products, and proprietary software companies, which may want to use open source software either in the development process or as part of the product, but which often dare not risk doing so because of the legal risks.

    Portland's open source community is vibrant and energetic. Can proprietary companies tap into that creativity while avoiding the legal pitfalls?

    A panel of local entrepreneurs will discuss new law on open source license agreements, how local technology companies have successfully (or not so successfully) incorporated open source code into their proprietary products, and their best advice as to how a company can navigate the legal and technical minefields to get better products to market faster by harnessing open source innovations.

    What Will Be Discussed?
    * Effective strategies for managing the legal risks of including open source in proprietary code * Local technology companies? experiences managing investor concerns regarding open source * How to determine whether open source code offers value to your company

    Moderator: Brenna Legaard, Partner, Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP Brenna will discuss what courts have recently had to say about open source licenses, the legal consequences of violating them, and how companies can manage the legal risks of using open source code in proprietary software.

    Panelists: Stuart Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Collaborative Software Initiative Cohen is responsible for marshaling CSI's leadership team and IT business and technology leaders to apply open source methodologies to software development and business communities.

    Bill McQuaide, Executive Vice President of Products and Services, Black Duck Software Bill will review what you need to know about how to protect your software value in a merger or acquisition and how to accelerate software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code.

    Carl Ruggiero, Trilinear Technologies Carl has real world experience integrating open source software into commercial products, including managing legal issues and investor concerns. He will discuss his approach and what he has learned from these experiences.

    Event Details: Date: May 19, 2009 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am, 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast, 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR - Skyline Banquet Room Fees: Members $50, Non members $110

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  • Thursday
    Apr 23 2009
    Saturday Academy Holds Annual “Discovery” Luncheon April 23

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    WHAT: Please join Honorary Chair Rick Warren, Vice President ISV Global Support, IBM and friends of Saturday Academy for the 2009 Discovery Luncheon. At the organization’s largest annual event, more than 300 guests will learn about the nonprofit’s 26-year role furthering education in the community; hear from young people and community members impacted by its programs; and raise critical support for scholarships, apprenticeships, classes and other programs.

    WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 11:30-1 p.m. [Guests may arrive as early at 11:30 a.m. for an optional social time and the luncheon and program will run from noon to 1:00 p.m.]

    WHERE: Oregon Zoo Cascade Crest Banquet Center 4001 SW Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221

    COST: No cost; donations accepted; reservations required; table sponsorships available

    WHY: Saturday Academy has served more than 145,000 children across the Portland metro area since its founding in 1983. Its goal is to nourish the natural curiosity, innovation, and wonder in children. Saturday Academy connects kids with technology and professionals in their fields, otherwise unavailable to them. Students explore topics with hands-on activities, yet without tests or homework. The result is a pipeline of young people interested in advanced careers critical to our state's future economy.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 9 2009
    AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: Recipes for Successful Company Formation and Growth

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    Emerging Business Networking Event: Recipes for Successful Company Formation and Growth

    Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR, Skyline Banquet Room Fees: $35 AeA Members and OEN Members, $55 Non Member Technology Company, $95 All Other Non Members

    About the Program II Registration/Location II Contact Information II Sponsors About the Program

    Successful entrepreneurs sharing their strategic and tactical experiences of starting and growing a company. What are the Lessons Learned?

    What will you learn?

    * How to set/execute vision and strategy
    * How to maneuver through business cycles 
    * How to ride-out changing economic conditions 
    * How to prioritize - what gets done first 
    * How to identify the right path to take for markets, funding and resources
    

    Featured Panelists: Scott Keeney, Co-Founder and CEO, nLIGHT Corporation Scott has started two companies. nLIGHT was founded in 2000 to focus on the telecom sector just prior to the bubble bursting.

    David Moffenbeier, COO, Absorbent Technologies David has been involved in numerous company formations including co-founder of Mentor Graphics, COO of MedicaLogic as well as his current position with Absorbent Technologies.

    Clive Cook, CEO, RNA Networks Clive has a track record of building successful companies such as VeriLAN, Inc., Elematics and now, RNA.

    Moderator: Diane Fraiman, Venture Partner, Voyager Capital Diane has 30 years of technology company experience as a leader of marketing, strategy and business development efforts in both start-up and public enterprises.

    Who should attend? Executive level management of small to medium size companies and entrepreneurs in the company formation stage.
    Registration/Location

    Skyline Banquet Room Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 8 2009
    TechAmerica Technology and IP Event - Monetizing Your Patents

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    About the Program: With the emergence of patent aggregators, auction services and patent brokerage consultants, there is now a greater array of options to sell and license patent rights. But which, if any of these options should you consider? What are the alternatives?

    Topics that will be discussed: • Update on the patent broker marketplace - how has it evolved and does the economic downturn provide more opportunities for monetization or less? • How to decide which patents to sell? • Available options for selling and licensing patents, and associated trade-offs • Patent transaction events from an investor-owned company perspective • Key considerations and practical pointers in evaluating which options best fit your company?s strategy

    Who Should Attend? Business leaders in companies that acquire or license patents and patented technology, as well as lawyers who advise companies on these issues.

    Panelists: Gary Glisson, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP For more than 20 years, Gary Glisson has counseled intellectual property owners of all types on the legal aspects of commercializing their intellectual property assets. As Co-Chair of the Stoel Rives Technology Ventures Group, he works with investor-financed companies to leverage their intellectual property assets in the planning and implementation of their business strategies.

    Kent Richardson, EVP and GM, ThinkFire Drawing on his experience as VP IP at Rambus, General Counsel of Numerical Technology, and as part of the IP strategy team at Wilson Sonsini, Kent advises clients on patent development, sales and licensing.

    Andy Scott, VP of Business Development, RPX Andy spent the first part of his career in various startups and in venture capital. He subsequently cofounded a patent brokerage firm and recently joined RPX, a defense patent aggregator.

    Moderator: Bill Birdwell, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP As lead counsel in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation, including jury trials, Bill brings several years experience to this topic including experience as an expert witness on patent law in patent litigation.

    Event Details: Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am, 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast, 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR - Skyline Banquet Room Fees: Members $50, Non members $110

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  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2009
    AeA Finance Networking Event: Managing During Difficult Times

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    Panel members lead a discussion or experts in the field present relevant topics for finance professionals in the technology industry. These events are open to member and non-member companies.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2009
    SearchFest 09

    Oregon Zoo

    SEMpdx brings you SearchFest 2009, a full-day search engine marketing conference featuring multiple learning sessions and expert panels to help you leverage search engine marketing (SEM) in your organization. Whether you are an SEM professional, work in an advertising agency or part of an in-house marketing department, SearchFest 2009 will connect you with the leading thinkers and practitioners in SEM today. Who Should Attend?

    SearchFest 2009 is open to all SEM professionals and the wider business community interested in maximizing their success in SEM. This full-day conference will provide programs for both beginners and advanced marketers.

    * Online Marketers
    * Web Business Owners
    * SEM Industry Professionals
    * Web Designers / Web Masters
    * Interactive and Advertising Agency Professionals
    

    What You Will Learn

    Multiple sessions will cover a comprehensive range of topics to help you be more successful. In addition, we've added our ever-popular "SEM Hot Seat" series to this year's conference. Our "Hot Seat" panelists will critique real web sites and provide search marketing advice to the site owners.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 12 2009
    AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: Raising Venture Capital in Difficult Economic Times

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    Yes, There is Money: Raising Venture Capital in Difficult Economic Times

    The U.S. and global economies are in recession. What does this mean for emerging growth companies, and in particular, emerging growth companies that are trying to raise capital? This presentation will provide insights from a panel of venture capitalists and CEOs of -companies that received venture financing in 2008.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2009
    AeA BOD Education Series: The Board's Role in Financial Management in Uncertain Times

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    Given the extremely difficult economic climate that we have all entered, financial management has never been more critical to the survival of an enterprise. Have you engaged, as a board member or have you engaged your board in charting the financial future of the company? What are your plans for survival?

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  • Thursday
    Jan 15 2009
    AeA Finance Networking Event - SEC Accounting Update

    Oregon Zoo

    Panel members lead a discussion or experts in the field present relevant topics for finance professionals in the technology industry. During this session attendees will learn about current SEC issues as well as other accounting topics. These events are open to member and non-member companies.

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  • Monday
    Dec 22 2008
    [CANCELED] Zoo Lights Tweetup

    Oregon Zoo

    [UPDATE] The Zoo is closed due to weather. As such, this tweetup is canceled.

    Join us for a twitterific visit at the Oregon Zoo for their "Zoo Lights". Bring some dinner with you or stop by the holiday buffet in the restaurant if you're hungry and wander the Zoo at night with twitter friends to see the lights and animals. Go to the Zoo Lights page for more information on ticket prices, times, performers and food.

    Get your tickets on line or at the Zoo gate.

    Hope to see you there! Ticket Info: $5.50 - $7.50 for kids $8.50 - $10 for adults

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 16 2008
    [Postponed] AeA: Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity

    Oregon Zoo

    The December AeA event titled, Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity has been postponed to January, 2009.

    Technology and IP Networking Event

    Date: Dec 16, 2008 Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity

    Great business advantage awaits companies who can use open source code to make a better proprietary product cheaper or faster. However, traditional thinking divides companies into two camps: open source companies, which embrace the open source business model and have no proprietary products, and proprietary software companies, which may want to use open source software either in the development process or as part of the product, but which often dare not risk doing so because of the legal risks.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 13 2008
    AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: Building/Scaling Your Team

    Oregon Zoo

    Emerging companies face a tough fight for growth. Their survival depends heavily on the capabilities and experience of the team but it can be daunting to assemble the right team at the right time. This program examines how successful entrepreneurs have built their teams and then scaled them through stages of growth.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 5 2008
    AeA BOD Education Series: The Board's Role in Financial Management

    Oregon Zoo

    AeA resumes its successful series that enables networking among high-level peers and expert panelists. We are excited to enter our sophomore season with a slate of events that continues to address the changes and challenges Boards face today...because AeA remains committed to the belief that Good Governance Matters!

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 28 2008
    AeA: Going Green

    Oregon Zoo

    Human Resources Networking Event

    Date: Oct 28, 2008 Going Green

    Going Green is one of the hottest topics in business today. It is not just good for the environment, Going Green is good for business. From your facilities to your business processes to your people, there are easy and inexpensive ways to truly improve your company’s Green quotient. Join our industry panel to hear what steps some local high tech companies are taking to reduce their environmental footprint, impact the bottom line and enhance their brand image.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 7 2008
    AeA HR Networking Event:Going Green

    Oregon Zoo

    Panel members lead a discussion or experts in the field present relevant topics for human resource professionals in the technology industry. These events are open to member and non-member companies.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 5 2008
    AeA Finance Networking Event: Turn Up the Volume: The Art of Corporate Communications and IR

    Oregon Zoo
    * Positioning your Company for success with a carefully conceived messaging plan.
    * The value of targeted research to gain an understanding of your investors and analysts.
    * How to integrate Public Relations and Investor Relations.
    * Effectively communicating in crisis situations.
    * Best practices and lessons learned.
    

    Panelists:

    Fletcher Chamberlin, Treasurer and Investor Relations Director, FEI Company

    Lev Janashvili, Vice President, Financial Communications, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

    Ray Link, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FEI Company

    Moderator:

    Brendan McDonnell, Partner, K&L Gates

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  • Thursday
    May 29 2008
    Is Your Company Ready to Go Global?

    Oregon Zoo

    OR Emerging Business Networking Event Date: May 29, 2008

    Is Your Company Ready to Go Global?

    Panel members lead an hour discussion or experts in the field present relevant topics for emerging business executives of technology companies.These networking events are typically held over breakfast and are open to member and non-member companies.

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  • Wednesday
    May 28 2008
    Engineering Abroad: Experiences and Learning about Why, When and How

    Oregon Zoo

    AeA OR Technology and IP Networking Event Date: May 28, 2008

    Engineering Abroad: Experiences and Learning about Why, When and How

    Are you trying to make your outsourced or offshore development more successful? Struggling with whether to do it at all? Listen to industry professionals who have hard-won experience and stories to share on this topic. The panel will discuss the chief pitfalls and success stories (or lessons learned) as well as what led them to the decision to outsource offshore in the first place.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 10 2008
    AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: The Search for and Development of Authentic Leaders

    Oregon Zoo

    The Search for and Development of Authentic Leaders


    Gordon Whitehead, Leadership Development Coach, Captus5, uses decades of experience, serving as business VP, marine officer, and football coach, coupled with current research, to provide insight into the world of leadership development.
    His topics include:
    The nature of leadership
    The role of an authentic leader
    How to develop and how to retain leaders
    Building organizations that respond with enthusiasm and drive
    The backbone of a repeatable leadership development infrastructure
    What are the elements of a high-performing / self-healing organization
    This event will provide practical ways to find and grow the right type of leadership in your organization.
    Who should attend?
    CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and CTOs; Human Resource Leaders; VPs and Managers; Future leaders within your organization
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