The Future of Tools for Creators
Thursday, April 19, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hosted by: Nelson Cash

If you’re a designer, architect, artist, or photographer who wants to learn more about how tech affects how you create, a techie who wants more insight into creative tool development, or an agency curious about modern tools your teams will use, join us for a lively panel discussion. You’ll leave armed with new knowledge about the current and future state of digital tools for creators. (event registration)

Panelists include: Greg Lutze (Founder of VSCO), Andrew Allen (Founder of FiftyThree—Paper & Paste), Noah Levin (Head of Product at Figma), Lizy Gershenzon (Founder of Scribble Tone), Gabe Paez (Founder of WILDSPACE), and Michael Yamartino (VP of Product at InVision).

What’s Your Story? Empowering Brand Through Narrative
Tuesday, April 17, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organized by: Kinesis

In today’s business environment, both customers and employees want to connect with brands in meaningful ways. Customers are willing to change their habits to support a brand that communicates something about themselves. Employees want to be a part of a company doing things that are significant to them. This session will discuss the power of embracing narrative to unlock the story of your brand. From concept to ongoing execution, you'll learn strategies for developing and integrating narrative into every aspect. (event registration)

How To Build An Atomic Bomb
Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Organized by: Computer Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO)

We were supposed to build a better world. Design and technology was supposed to point the way towards utopia. Instead, we designed a nightmare. Find out why this was our fault and what you can do to help fix it. Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, and will be speaking at this event. (event registration)

Friday, April 20, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The clothing and accessories designer owned businesses of the 811 E Burnside building will convert their shops/maker spaces into a multi-room fashion installation for one night only. Visitors can travel room to room to experience transformed spaces in a special night seeing models and multi-media displays from some of Portland’s most familiar names in fashion. (event registration)

Including: Holly Stalder and Kate Towers (independent womenswear designers), Anna Joyce and Alexa Stark (textile masters), Boet and xobruno (luxe, detailed accessories), Liza Rietz (womenswear designer) with guest fashion designer Rachel Ancliffe, and Lauren Main of Revere Metal Works (jewelry maker).

Humanist and Regional Approaches to Healthy Housing and Places
Wednesday, April 18, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Organized by: Constructive Form Architecture and Design

This open house and interactive talk will include a presentation of vibrantly built and conceptual projects in the Portland Metro area and beyond, discussion of current and upcoming changes to the City of Portland planning and zoning codes, and on the ground developments. Designers, students, professionals, and environmentalists are invited to see Constructive Form's project displays, including ADUS, homes, restaurants, wineries, and housing. (event registration)

Design is Destiny: Schools of the Future
Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organized by: 3 to PhD and Partners

Experience a day in the life inside Portland's first newly constructed school in two decades, which opened in fall 2017. Engage with the architect, principal, university faculty, and curriculum designers in a talk and tour to find out how design is destiny for 800+ students and their families in NE Portland. The first of its kind in the nation, 3 to PhD was developed as a new public-private collaboration to create safer, healthier, more educated communities, where all young people could "pursue their highest dreams" (PhD). (event registration)

Check out our full event schedule for a complete listing.