We’re barely into Spring and those crazy Portland event planners are already overloading us with awesome events. And trust me, there’s even more in store for us as the year progresses. So you might as well get used to that feeling of being overbooked and overcommitted, right now. Maybe just think of this as Spring Training for your Summer event season. In the immediate future, we’ve got Design Week Portland, ACT-W Portland, and TechFestNW all happening in rapid succession. So get registered and get ready to attend.
- Design Week Portland (April 15-23, 2016): Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy. This year features two days of core content on the Main Stage. Hundreds of free or low cost Events and Open Houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community. Public engagement at Headquarters in the heart of the city. There’s something for everyone.
- ACT-W Portland (April 22-24, 2016): As the Portland tech scene continues to grow, more and more opportunities for both current and future professionals are added every day. ACT-W is designed to help women professionals network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet tech and business mentors, learn from our speakers, build both technical and social skills, and exchange experiences. Tickets are $35.
- TechFestNW (April 25-26, 2016): You already know it’s the craft beer capital of the world; the Washington Post calls it “the best food city in America”, and our coffee is second to none. We’re home to the biggest names in sportswear (Nike, Columbia Sportswear, adidas), our tech industry is thriving and our environmental record and legal cannabis make us one of the greenest cities in America. Oh, you’re also a short drive away from the striking mountains, forests and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Come to TechfestNW for our incredible city, stay for our burgeoning tech industry.
[Full disclosure: I am the cofounder of TechFestNW and I’m speaking this year. But don’t hold that against them.]