PUGSfest 2017 - A gathering of the 80 smartest people you know

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PUGSfest 2017 - A gathering of the 80 smartest people you know

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It's officially a tradition: the epic PUGS learning party is back for its sophomore year!

PUGSfest is a full-day of taster workshops from some of Portland's most brilliant minds. This year's theme is: SPACE/SPACES:

"Spaces in between, spaces outside. Spaces of resistance. Spaces delineated. Spaces undefined. Outer space. We fight for it and we destroy it. Space's pervasiveness and invisibility make it ripe for investigation."

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Join us for the 2nd annual PUGSfest: April 22nd, 2017

What is PUGSfest?

PUGSfest is our annual learning party! Hear some of Portland's smartest people talk about a central theme and meet other life-long learners in our community. To see what happened in PUGSfest 2016 around the theme of TIME, click here

How does PUGSfest work?

On April 22nd, a dozen speakers pitch their ideas -- 3 minutes each -- and you (as a participant) choose four one-hour sessions that you want to attend throughout the day.

After last year's theme of TIME, this year's theme is SPACE/SPACES:

Spaces in between, spaces outside. Spaces of resistance. Spaces delineated. Spaces undefined. Outer space. We fight for it and we destroy it. Space's pervasiveness and invisibility make it ripe for investigation.

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. 

And additionally, 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.

When: Saturday, April 22 || 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Taborspace || 5441 SE Belmont St.
How much: Regular $49 (ends April 17) || Late $59

SCHEDULE

8:30-9:30
Registration + Coffee + Socializing || Dining room

9:30-10:30
Opening + Presenter Pitches || Dining Room

10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-12:00
Session ONE

Jordan Fink, EARTH DAY: Repairing the Climate with Soil: from Home to Planet || ArtsSpace

David Kahl, THE BODY: How to Show Up Fully at your Workspace || Annex

Maggie Summers, THE MIND: Truth in the Social Space Fake News, Social Feeds + the Echo Chamber || Muir Hall

Sara Guest, RESISTANCE: Finding Space in the World for More of Your Voice || Dining Room

12:00-1:00
Lunch
Bring Your Own or visit our Food Truck Options

1:00-2:00
Session TWO

Jeff Rubin, THE BODY: “Save Yourself a Space - Self-Preservation Doesn’t Require a Cocoon” || Annex 

Taylor Steele, EARTH DAY: How Maps Can Lie || ArtsSpace

Shawn Small, THE MIND: Outer Space is Closer than You Think || Muir Hall

John Doyle, The Forensics of Portland Architecture || Walking tour || Meet outside Taborspace entrance

2:00-2:15
Break

2:15-3:15
Session THREE

Peter Michael Bauer, EARTH DAY: Wild Spaces - Past and Present Autonomous Zones Within the United States Empire || ArtsSpace

Sasha Davies, THE BODY: Caring Confrontations in the Workplace || Annex

Wendy Willis, THE MIND: Civic Loneliness - Today's Politics and the Space between Us|| Muir Hall

Viva Las Vegas, RESISTANCEStrip Stages - Spaces of Resistance, Healing, + Power. || Copeland Commons

3:15-3:30
Break

3:30-4:30
Closing Session

Douglas Tsoi, Maps as Social Objects || Copeland Commons