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Empirical Theater at OMSI

1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 16 2016
    Health Ignite 2016 (An event hosted by Ignite TAO)

    1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

    Health Ignite* is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

    Health Ignite will include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare reform, etc. What products, services and research is out there that can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Attend Health Ignite and you will find out. Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals, so you don't want to miss this event!

    SPEAKER/PROPOSAL INFORMATION Health Ignite draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, and healthcare business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult healthcare problems brings everyone together.

    Health Ignite proposals should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform patient care or healthcare.

    APPLY Proposals should be submitted online by September 9, 2016. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite TAO: Health team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submitts a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by September 30th.

    Additional details and applications are located here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

    SPONSORSHIPS View sponsorship opportunities here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

    *Health Ignite is an event hosted by Ignite TAO.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 2 2016
    Ignite Portland 13

    Ignite Portland is an exciting, fast-paced, night of presentations where people can share their passions and burning ideas. The rules are fairly simple: 20 sides x 15 seconds per slide (auto-advancing) = 5 minutes of awesome. Presentations can be on nearly any topic, so long as they can teach, enlighten, or inspire us.

    We’re very pleased to announce our speaker lineup for Ignite Portland 13! The following people will be sharing their burning ideas on November 2nd at OMSI’s Empirical Theater:

    Julie Williams: How Buying Nothing Changes Everything Lillian Karabaic: Get on your Red Shoes and Finance the Blues Drew Anderson: 2020 Vision – You, your bots. Stephen Green: A Case for Spending Small* Mason West: Everything I know about Experience Design I learned from Magic: The Gathering Logan Kleier: 4 Reasons to Bootstrap, Not VC, Your Startup George Mandis: A Year Like Any Other (Just Somewhere Else) Jessica M. Frey: From 0 to Dancing in 300 Seconds (a.k.a. 5 minutes) Tyler Sticka: The Best Video Game Console You (Probably) Never Owned Charlie Levenson: Basic Rules for Success in Development and Business Clarissa Littler: Is Physics Computable or: Can I 3D Print a Galaxy? Evan Dumas: Have You Run Out of F#cks to Give? Henry Abel: Top Five Reasons Why Every Responsible Parent Should Immediately Buy Their Teenage Daughter A Motorcycle. Carolynn Duncan: Life Lessons as a Mzungu in Kenya, Africa Mo Nishiyama: Enjoy the Silence Linda Resca: For the Love of Care-giving Simon Tam: 5 Life Lessons Learned from Touring in a Punk Rock Band

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  • Monday
    Jun 20 2016
    Dispatches from the Data Frontier: Hack Oregon Demo Night!!

    DEMO DAY 2016

    Hack Oregon has been hard at work since February using data to find insight on important topics facing our state. We've had over 100 volunteers contribute over 10,000 man hours to bring you one night of data-driven wonderment!

    Join us as we unleash a new set of open data projects that will change the way you see Oregon.

    Kindly RSVP on Eventbrite
    datadispatches.eventbrite.com

    Project Teasers

    "Oregon Hunger Equation"
    Food Insecurity

    Year after year, Oregon has one of the highest reported rates of food insecurity in the country. If you ask the question, "Who's hungry?":

    The answer is kids.

    The data is clear, but the reality is hard. We've made a dynamic program to explore systemic causes of hunger at home by placing a special focus on resources available to families with young children including regional cost of living, state benefit programs, and inequalities local schools districts.

    "Behind the Curtain”
    Campaign Finance

    We're lifting the veil off election politics with a fascinating high-level view of influence and money in Oregon's election cycles.

    Hack Oregon has the only machine readable database for local campaign finance in the country, and we've learned that influence is as much about relationships as it about dollars. And at the local level, your vote matters A LOT.

    This year, we've added new meta-data to reveal effects of industry buy-in and individual patronage during an election cycle... with a few surprises. Unlock the real story behind politics and feel ultra-empowered as a voter this November.

    “Plot PDX”
    Urban Development

    Data can tell us a lot about our neighborhoods. At a time when Portland is experiencing rapid growth and change, it's more important than ever that all communities have equal access to information that can inform decisions about the future of our city.

    We're giving the community access to a range of data which has never been available on one platform. Explore Portland's neighborhoods as you've never seen them before, on topics that you care about, like demolitions, crime, and the rising cost of rent.

    “Crop Compass"
    Agriculture

    In the Pacific Northwest, we live in one of the most rich biospheres in the world, with global demand for Oregon grown products. We have the ability to produce a wide range of food in Oregon, but we're far from self-sustaining.

    How much of our regional vitality is retained inside of Oregon, and how much do we ship out? How do our economic and environmental factors work together to shape our food system? We've created a tool that gives insight into multi-dimensional patterns across land use, crop diversity, subsidies, seasonality, and import/export trends to help understand more about the mechanics of how food gets from farm to table.

    "Programming to Progress"
    Education

    Across Oregon, some schools are lucky enough to have free or low-cost summer school programming and/or after school programming--- and the playing field is not level.

    How much of a difference does after school and summer school programming make for early literacy, attendance, and future academic success of students? Hack Oregon has the first aggregate statewide analysis of the link between performance and expanded programming, with some surprising implications of region-wide impact that goes beyond the classroom.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 10 2015
    1776 Challenge Cup Local: Portland

    Each year 1776, a global incubator and venture fund, hosts a worldwide tournament called the Challenge Cup. Together, with our Startup Federation partners, Revolution, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and over 50 incubator hosts around the world, we’ll discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time.

    Startups advance through three rounds: Local, Regional and Global Finals. All of the regional winners and a host of wild cards will be invited to participate in the Challenge Cup Global Finals next June in Washington, D.C. There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

    Join local host, PIE as we bring some of the most promising new startups to stage at the OMSI Empirical Theater.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 12 2015
    Autodesk Hits Portland 2015

    Autodesk Hits Portland 2015 is upon us and we find ourselves just a few days away from what has proven itself year after year as "the main 3D event." This year Autodesk brings us a focus on mainstays 3D Studio Max and Maya, along with a new offering - Stingray. 3D printing is a hot topic and Brian McLean from LAIKA will be presenting the latest and greatest tech as they continue to push the envelope out in Hillsboro. Come out and network early with food and drink provided, all within the friendly confines of OMSI and the Empirical Theater.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 29 2015
    Health Ignite

    What is Health Ignite?

    Health Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

    Health Ignite will include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare reform, etc. What products, services and research is out there that can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Attend Health Ignite and you will find out. Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals, so you don't want to miss this event!

    Why attend Health Ignite?

    As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded health innovation enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun! In addition to great lineup of presentations, our emcee, Mohan Nair from Cambia Health Solutions will be an amazing addition to our Health Ignite stage.

    Presenters include (in no particular order):

    Stephen Odell & Annie Miller - Biopsychofashion™ is More than Just a Mouthful Chris Logan (@chrislogan) - Market Forces of Life and Death Melissa Booker (@officetutorials)- The Satchel Paige Approach to Wellness Matt Selbie (@opiniator)- Actionable, In Clinic Patient Feedback to Improve Satisfaction and Reduce Defection Nora Stern - Pain Treatment: It’s Everyone’s Job!
    Devin Bost - Reducing complexity of computational medicine Kenneth Willett - Using the Free Cloud for Personal Health Data Andy Bartley (@nursegrid) - Rapid Innovation In Health IT Andrew Richards (@andrewreeldx)- Video in Patient Centric Medicine - One Year Later Kyle Johnson (@kyle_e_johnson)- Radical Insurgency: Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Kim Burchiel - Deep Brain Stimulation for Obesity Molly Lindquist (@ConsanoMolly)- Crowdfunding is Agile Giving Austen Angell (@austenangell) - The Service and Industrial Design Revolution Monte Roulier - Linking Communities & Clinics with the Commons Zach Goldstein - Addressing Patients' Social Needs in Health Care Delivery

    Event Details:

    When: Thursday, October 29, 2015: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: OMSI Emprical Theatre, 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm I 5:30pm - Networking I 6:00pm - Program Cost: Free to attend but registration is required. Food will be available for purchase. Parking: Free in the OMSI parking lot

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 6 2015
    Demolicious Portland

    The last Demolicious of 2015 is October 6. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00.

    Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

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  • Wednesday
    May 20 2015
    Demolicious Portland

    Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

    Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 5 2015
    [CANCELED] Ignite Bridgetown - part of Portland Startup Week

    Ignite Bridgetown, part of the inaugural Portland Startup Week, will force invite some of Portland’s most interesting people to offer their takes on topics about which they’re passionate --- all in a format that is anything but ordinary.

    Welcome to Ignite. Where each speaker gets a chance to present for five minutes. The catch? They only get 20 slides, no more, no less. And the presentation auto-advances every 15 seconds. Whether the speaker is ready or not. Once the presentation begins, it doesn’t stop until the last speaker drops the mic. For the speaker, it’s challenging. For the audience, it’s entertaining. But no matter what happens, it’s an unforgettable experience for everyone in the theater.

    Join us as our curated speakers from Portland's thriving startup community share their passion, experience, and personality. Attend Ignite Bridgetown on Thursday, February 5th at The Empirical Theater at OMSI. The program will begin at 7:00pm.

    Seating is limited, please RSVP.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2015
    Demolicious Portland

    Demolicious returns for 2015 on February 3. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

    Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 11 2014
    Game On: A Celebration of Oregon’s Growing Video Game Industry

    Join your hosts with the most--TAO and the superfine coalition listed below --as we celebrate all that is the Oregon Video Game Industry. This night will include mindblowing presentations, interactive gaming stations, drinks & hors d’oeuvres as well as an insider’s look into this rapidly growing industry. There are rumors that we’ll be playing fresh, home-grown games on the OMSI IMAX screen too.

    You are pioneers in the Oregon Video Game Industry. Because of you, we have contributed over $100M to the state’s economy. By working together with Oregon we can grow this further.

    Together we have created great jobs, contributed to our state’s economy, and produced some of the most beloved interactive entertainment in the world. United, we are a powerful economic and cultural force to be reckoned with.

    Come join on us at OMSI on December 11th to find out how you and Oregon can work together to make the best state in the country make the best games in the world.

    Host Organizations: SuperGenius Clutchplay Games The Fullbright Company Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad) Oregon Storyboard Silicon Florist / Portland Incubator Experiment CCC Digital Media & Game Development Oregon Film Oreganik

    Event Details: Date: Thursday, December 11th 2014 Place: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $15 a person

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 19 2014
    Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0

    THIS TIME IT'S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

    (But still FREE) - What's different? 3DV is hosting the event at the OMSI Empirical Theater, the largest screen in Portland! On Wednesday evening we are featuring top tech artists from Autodesk, Marcel de Jong and Gary Davis. This event sells out every single year so don't wait to reserve your spot. RSVP FREE at http://3dv4.eventbrite.com

    The evening starts off with appetizers, beer and a little networking. The Autodesk presenters will focus on the 2015 & Extension releases (Entertainment Creation Suite) including all of the latest features in Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. We will also present Reality Capture projects, budget Motion Capture, 3D printing, several acquisitions and tech previews. We end the evening with Wacom Intuos and Chaos Group V-Ray raffles.

    Totally new this year are 4 lecture style workshops on the following day, Thursday Nov. 20th. It's a completely separate event and features Autodesk technical specialists presenting content and workflows using the Entertainment Creation Suite in workflows aimed at design and visualization (while the evening event is free as usual, the workshops are $25 – for all four combined! – Email info@3dv.com to learn more about the workshops or RSVP at http://3dv4workshops.eventbrite.com – space is limited)

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY

    AUTODESK 3DV 3DPDX VFXPDX Chaos Group/V-Ray Wacom

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