Schedule


TechFestNW Pre-Party!

For event details and to sign up: Portland TechCrawl 2014

Thursday, August 14

5:15 – 9pm

Portland TechCrawl 2014

Block 300 Building

308 SW Second Ave., 97204, OR (map)

 TechCrawl Kick-off Reception in the First Floor Lobby of Block 300

Produced by CrowdCompass

The event will begin Thursday, August 14, with a kickoff presentation at Block 300, the future home of Puppet Labs and CrowdCompass. Festivities start around 5:15pm. After imparting some logistics and a few other details, folks will be released to visit any number of tech companies around town until 8:00pm when attendees reconvene at OnDeck Sports Bar for the after party sponsored by our friends at GeekWire.

For event details and to sign up: Portland TechCrawl 2014

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Friday, August 15

TechfestNW at OMSI

 


8:00-9:00am: Registration

Stumptown Coffee brought to you by Mandrill

Continental Breakfast brought to you by USI 


 

9:00-9:30:  Mara Zepeda – Co-Founder and CEO, Switchboard

  • Y Combinator, Breasts, and Vegetables. Why Startups should go local

9:35-10:20:   Kara Swisher – Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, RE/CODE; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference

  • The Day the Internet Becomes Invisible: The Next Age in Computing will be all about Feelings, not Technology

10:25-10:55:  Scott Bedbury – CEO, Brandstream

  • Beyond Product: The Art and Science of Building a Great Brand

Break

10:55 – 11:10am


 

11:10-11:40:  Alan Wizemann – VP of Product, Target

  • Scaling for the Enterprise: How can your Startup work with a Fortune 50 Company?

11:45-12:25:  Senator Ron Wyden

  • American Innovation and your Privacy in a Digital World

Lunch

12:25 – 1:30pm


 

1:30-2:10:  LAIKA - Enduring Creativity over 2 1/2 years and 300,000 Camera Clicks: How LAIKA uses Collaboration to Innovate

2:15-3:05:  Charlie Brown – CEO & Founder, Context Partners & Sam Blackman – CEO & Co-founder, Elemental Technologies

  • Selling the City, Without Selling Out

3:10-3:50: Trei Brundrett – Chief Product Officer, Vox Media, Matt Mansfield -Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, & Tiffany Shackelford – Executive Editor, Association of Alternative Newsmedia

  • The Awesome Now: How Technology Is Changing Storytelling and What We Make

 


Break

3:50 – 4:05pm

Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches sponsored by Rocket Fuel


 

4:05-4:40:  Chris Satchell – Consumer Technology Officer/VP,  Nike Consumer Digital Technology

  • TFNW Topic – From Pig Farms to Silicon Forest: Creating a Trust Economy With World-Class Talent

4:45-5:30:  Nusrat Durani – Senior Vice President and General Manager, MTV World, Liba Wenig Rubenstein – Director of Social Impact & Public Policy, Tumblr, & and Dave AllenDirector, Artist & Music Industry Advocacy, Beats Music.

  • Beauty, Chaos & Connection: Pop Culture, Love & Sex In The Post-Digital Age

 


Friday, August 15, 5:30 – 9pm:

TechFestNW Kick-Off Party

Brought to you by Smarsh

at Theory (Inside OMSI)

For TechfestNW Attendees and Sponsors Only

Purchase Your Tickets to TechFestNW at TechfestNW.com/tickets


 

Friday, August 15, 9pm

to Saturday, August 16, 2am: 

Official TechFestNW After Party

PARTY IN THE #SILICONFOREST

TechFestNW & MusicfestNW = Magic. Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s #SiliconForest at an unforgettable party featuring the one and only #PARTYGIRL powered by BEATROX.

OFFICIAL TECHFESTNW AFTER PARTY

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Pure Space

1315 NW Overton St

PortlandOR 97209

 


 

Saturday, August 16

TechFestNW Day 2, at OMSI

 


9:00-9:30am:  Registration

Stumptown coffee brought to you by Mandrill

Breakfast offered by KIND snacks


 

9:30-10:00:  Sce Pike – Managing Partner, Citizen

  • The Internet of Things: The Next Bubble?

10:05-10:45:  Mike Dubin – Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Dollar Shave Club

  • Branding for Tech: How to Tell Stories and Stand Out

10:50-11:20:  Justin Ferrell - Fellowships Director, d.school at Stanford

  • Keeping the Dream Alive: Unlocking the Collective Creativity of your Company

Snack

11:20 - 11:40am

Brought to you by InComm


 

11:40—12:10:  Rujul Zaparde - Founder, FlightCar and Nat Parker – Co-Founder, GlobeSherpa

  • Build Locally and Think Globally: Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs in the Brave New World

 Brought to you by Saunders, Kelly, Acheson Wealth Management of Raymond James

12:15—12:55:  Tad McGeer – Founder and President, Aerovel Corporation

  • Fantasies, Fears and Facts about Drones

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm


 

2:00-2:30:  Steve Adler - Director of Mobile Technology, NFL

  • Mobilizing the NFL: The Fourth Quarter Drive to Score with the NFL Mobile App and Lessons from the Coaches’ Notes

2:35-3:15:

Sam Hulick - Founder of User OnBoarding

  • Customer at Hero: Getting People on Board is Just the Beginning of the Journey

Brenden Mulligan – Co-Founder and Designer, Cluster

  • Start up Insights from a Serial Entrepreneur

Brought to you by Saunders, Kelly, Acheson Wealth Management of Raymond James

3:20-3:55:  Genevieve Bell – Director of User Experience Research, Intel

  • The Prehistory of Robots and Why it Still Matters

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Thank You For Attending TFNW 2014!

For TechFestNW Updates and 2015 TechFestNW Information: TechFestNW.com

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MusicFestNW

Saturday, August 16

&

Sunday, August 17

2014

After TechfestNW, join us at our sister festival, MusicFestNW – right across the river from OMSI at Waterfront Park. For information and to purchase tickets: MusicFestNW.com