TechfestNW 2014 Dates Announced

Back for our third year, TechfestNW will be held August 15-16, 2014 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), on the East side of the Willamette River. TFNW runs in concert with MusicfestNW, Portland’s premier annual music festival which will be held at Waterfront Park in downtown, right across the river from Techfest.

TFNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub.

Check back soon for our speaker lineup, ticketing information, and other announcements. For sponsorship opportunities or general inquiries, please contact TechfestNW’s Program Director:
Lizzy Caston

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THANK YOU, PORTLAND! SEE YOU IN 2014.

Thanks to all of our attendees and speakers for making the event a truly unique experience. We couldn’t have pulled this off without the help of OMSI, our sponsors, and the abundance of help offered by our volunteers. If you were there, we’re certain you had a blast. If you weren’t, we hope to see you next year!

We’ll see you all in September 2014!

- The TechFestNW Team

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MFNW + TFNW + Instrument = Duet

TechFestNW is proud to be working with Instrument, a digital creative agency in Portland Oregon. This week, you’ll notice a village of glowing pyramid-shaped structures right off the Burnside Bridge in Northeast Burnside for MusicFestNW and TechFestNW in their ‘Duet’ installation. Each of the 10 structures relates to a MFNW venue.  The pyramids will be synched with the energy from each venue and color and motion around the base of the pyramids will represent each band’s individual style. The peaks will then be reacting to the social media conversations surrounding the festival in real time. Audiences can also interact with the structures by use of their mobile devices.

The interactive village will be on display at Northeast Burnside and Martin Luther King Blvd. through the night of September 8th, when the festival wraps.

Founded in 2002, Instrument is an independent digital creative agency in Portland, Oregon specializing in the concepting, design and production of digital content and integrated experiences for web, mobile and the physical world.

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ARE YOU READY FOR FOUR NIGHTS OF PARTIES?

We’ve lined up four AMAZING parties this year. Get ready for a wild week.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

MFNW Kick Off Party @ Union Pine (525 SE Pine St.)

When: 5:30pm – 9pm

Presented By: Carbon Audio & MailChimp

Food, Drink, Music & Giftbags!

ENTRY WITH MFNW VIP WRISTBAND ONLY!

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH

Hott Summer Nights @ Marmoset (2105 SE 7th)

When: 4pm – 9pm

Presented By: Marmoset, MusicfestNW & MailChimp

Featuring performances by: Surfer BloodDJ Set from Hutch & Kathy of The ThermalsLove Language,John VandersliceRadiation CitySonny & The SunsetsEric D. Johnson (of the Fruit Bats)Shy Girls, and More.

ENTRY WITH TFNW WRISTBAND OR MFNW VIP WRISTBAND

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

TchFestNW Opening Party in Theory @ OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave)

When: 6pm – 9:00pm

Presented By: Smarsh Inc.

Food Provided by Bon Appetit

ENTRY WITH TFNW WRISTBAND

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH

BBQ @ Convention Plaza (123 NE 3rd Ave)

When: 6pm – 9:30pm

Presented By: TechfestNWJanrainMatterThe Governor’s Office of Film & Television, The Technology Association of Oregon & Beam Development.

Featuring Performances By: Rev. Shines

ENTRY WITH TFNW WRISTBAND OR MFNW VIP WRISTBAND