Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Founded in 2012, TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation focused on highlighting Portland, Oregon as one of America’s next technology centers.

TechfestNW 2017 features two days of speakers, networking opportunities, demonstrations, competitions and parties all centered at Portland Art Museum in the heart of downtown Portland, on March 23rd and 24th.

A conference within TechFestNW designed for startups. Check out the PitchfestNW page.
Thursday March 23rd and Friday March 24th.  Doors open at 8am with program starting at 9am for PitchfestNW and 9:30am on the main stage.

Interactive schedule coming soon

There are many parking lots in the area that are approximately $9.50- $12.00 for the day.

  • City Center Parking: SW 10th and Main
  • City Center Parking: SW Columbia and 10th
  • City Center Parking: 1110 SW Columbia
There’s ample public transportation options to the Portland Art Museum.  Plan your trip!
The Hotel Modera offers cool, contemporary accommodations just blocks away from the Portland Art Museum.  Please click this link for your special group rate starting at $189 plus tax per night. . The Group Code, “TECHFEST17

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Registration is from 8am-9:30am in the lobby of the Portland Art Museum.  After 9:30am, you can pick up your badge at the information booth.
  • Entrance to all speaker talks
  • Entrance to workshops
  • Breakfast and lunch Thursday and Friday
  • Networking at Demo Alley and Pitchfest Amplified companies
  • The opportunity to attend Portland Exploration Meetups
  • Thursday evening Party
  • Snacks and Refreshments provided by our awesome partners!
Unfortunately, TechfestNW tickets are not refundable.
Our conference is dedicated to a harassment- free experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, past or present affiliation, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, sustained disruption of talks or other events related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, past or present affiliation, race, ethnicity, and/or religion.

Harassment is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, communal spaces, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Staff will be trained in a zero tolerance harassment safety plan. There will also be a security certified guard on property to safely handle any disruptions or provide extra assistance to attendees who request it.
The full schedule will be released in February. We’ll be updating the website with new partners, speakers, and more – so stay tuned!