PUGSfest 2018: ENERGY!


PUGSfest 2018: ENERGY!

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The epic PUGS learning party is back for its third year!

PUGSfest is a full day of taster workshops from some of Portland's most brilliant minds. This year's theme is: ENERGY!

Energy is what powers us, what keeps us going. It's what powers our world. 

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When: Saturday, April 7 || 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Taborspace || 5441 SE Belmont St.
How much: $69 after 4/4

What is PUGSfest?

PUGSfest is our annual learning party! Hear some of Portland's smartest people give talks on a central theme and meet other life-long learners in our community. Our theme this year is ENERGY. See what happened at past PUGSfests: 2016 (TIME), 2017 (SPACE).

How does PUGSfest work?

On April 7th, a dozen speakers pitch their ideas — 3 minutes each — during our opening session. From there, you choose which four one-hour sessions you want to attend throughout the day.

What's the coolest thing about PUGSfest?

Well, there's a lot of things. You get to follow your instincts on what you want to learn. You can explore new paths. But you'll also meet lots of interesting Portlanders who have the same excitement about learning as you do. 

Thanks to our sponsor Fully, as part of your PUGSfest ticket purchase, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a free Jarvis Adjustable Height Standing Desk.



Registration + Coffee + Socializing || Dining room

Opening + Presenter Pitches || Dining Room


Session ONE

Trees and Energy: Carbon, Conservation, and Comfort - Mulysa Melco || Outdoor walking tour

Belmont's Electric Streetcar - John Doyle || Outdoor walking tour

Reclaiming Your Energy: 5 Nutritional Strategies to Balance Energy Levels Throughout the Day - Rosemary Fotheringham || Dining Room

Energy Education Through an Equity Lens - Haley Mountain (Community Energy Project) || Parlor


Bring your own, or visit Koi Fusion's food truck outside Taborspace

Session TWO

We All Need Accessibility: Making Digital and Social Spaces Work for Everybody - Amelia Abreu (UX Night School) || Library

Breaking Free from Oppressive Normativity: Workshop - Byron Go || Dining Room

Owning Every Hour of Your Life: Financial Freedom and Your Life Energy - Douglas Tsoi || Parlor

The Maker Movement: A History of Production and The Energy Behind It - Timothy Hamilton (ADX) || Muir Hall


Session THREE

Energized at Work: Reigniting Your Career - Megan Leatherman || Parlor

Tuning In to Desire: Connecting Energetically and Emotionally to Yourself and Your Sexual Partners - Amory Jane || Annex

Sparking Activism with Hip Hop and Spoken Word - Mic Crenshaw || Muir Hall

Active Imagination: Diving Into Your Subconscious to Unlock Insights and Solve Thorny Problems - George Winborn || Artspace


Closing Session

Wishcraft: Utilizing Community Energy to Solve Problems - Douglas Tsoi || Dining Room

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PUGSfest 2018: ENERGY!
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