Our first annual #PUGSfest was so much fun, we can't wait until 2017. What a powerful gathering of the PUGS community! If you didn't make it, this page should give you a taste of what you missed.


#PUGSfest 2016: TIME || June 18th, 2016 || Taborspace

Intellectually curious? Socially adventurous? Topically indecisive?

PUGSfest is a learning opportunity just for you – a day full of taster workshops and talks from a dozen instructors on topics ranging from death to design to dining – for just $39.

PUGSfest is an opportunity to get to know some of the smartest people in Portland while playing with the theme of time.

Featured Sessions

Mysteries of Prehistory
Peter Michael Bauer || Founder, Rewild Portland

Equity: In an Age of Change, Can Philanthropy Catch Up?
Sharon Wade Ellis || Meyer Memorial Trust

Facing Death to Creep Toward Justice
Wendy Willis || Executive Director, Policy Consensus Initiative

And so many more!


When: Saturday, June 18
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Taborspace
5441 SE Belmont St.
How much: $39


Speakers

DOUGLAS TSOI How to teach, how to learn; the catalyst course SHOULD WE LIVE FOREVER?

DOUGLAS TSOI
How to teach, how to learn; the catalyst course
SHOULD WE LIVE FOREVER?

BETH SCHECHTER BASICS OF THE DESIGN PROCESS learning communities: imagining the future of education

BETH SCHECHTER
BASICS OF THE DESIGN PROCESS
learning communities: imagining the future of education

PETER MICHAEL BAUER Rewilding 101 + 201 Mysteries of Prehistory  

PETER MICHAEL BAUER
Rewilding 101 + 201
Mysteries of Prehistory
 

SHARON Wade ELLIS Special Guest: Meyer Memorial Trust Equity: In an Age of  Change, Can Philanthropy Catch Up?

SHARON Wade ELLIS
Special Guest: Meyer Memorial Trust
Equity: In an Age of  Change, Can Philanthropy Catch Up?

WENDY WILLIS Privacy: Law and Theory Facing Death to Creep Toward SOCIAL Justice

WENDY WILLIS
Privacy: Law and Theory
Facing Death to Creep Toward SOCIAL Justice

JOHN DOYLE PDX Architecture; Beauty + Aesthetics in Western Art The Forensics of Portland Architecture Walking Tour

JOHN DOYLE
PDX Architecture; Beauty + Aesthetics in Western Art
The Forensics of Portland Architecture Walking Tour

JON ROSS Strange Fascination David Bowie & The End of Time

JON ROSS
Strange Fascination
David Bowie & The End of Time

JESSE FRIEDMAN Colonialism + Cuisine Columbus-ing the Table  

JESSE FRIEDMAN
Colonialism + Cuisine
Columbus-ing the Table
 

JEFF RUBIN Cascadia Earthquakes: Geology + Preparation Cascadia vs. Portlandia

JEFF RUBIN
Cascadia Earthquakes: Geology + Preparation
Cascadia vs. Portlandia

MELEA SEWARD Special Guest: Board of Us The Wanderclock: How to Design for Serendipity Using Time

MELEA SEWARD
Special Guest: Board of Us
The Wanderclock: How to Design for Serendipity Using Time

JUSTIN BURI Your rights as a renter the evolution of portland's housing crisis

JUSTIN BURI
Your rights as a renter
the evolution of portland's housing crisis

ARTURO MARTININI The Importance of Puppets, Chocolate Tasting The Millennial Attention Span, Explained

ARTURO MARTININI
The Importance of Puppets, Chocolate Tasting
The Millennial Attention Span, Explained


What’s the deal with all the time stuff?

Time. It’s an illusion, and yet it dictates the way that we divide our day and sell our labor. A natural occurrence and a human-made construct. We fight for it and we waste it. Time’s pervasiveness and invisibility make it ripe for investigation. So for our very first PUGSfest, we’ve decided to investigate!

How does PUGSfest work?

On June 18, 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.

The connections between course material is what’s causing my intellectual growth, not the individual courses by themselves. It’s the ability to stack, play with, and mix seemingly disparate information that’s expanding me.
— PUGS Student

Schedule

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

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

11:00-12:00
Session ONE

Wendy Willis, Facing Death to Creep Toward Justice || Dining Room

Justin Buri, The Evolution of Portland's Housing Crisis || Artspace

Arturo Martinini, The Millennial Attention Span, Explained || Annex

Jesse Friedman, Columbus-ing the Table || Muir Hall

12:00-1:00
Lunch
Gamila food truck onsite vending Moroccan + American food

1:00-2:00
Session TWO

Sharon Wade Ellis, Equity: In an Age of Change, Can Philanthropy Catch Up? || Artspace

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

Jon Ross, David Bowie + The End of Time || Library

Jeff Rubin, Cascadia vs. Portlandia || Muir Hall

2:15-3:15
Session THREE

Peter Michael Bauer, Mysteries of Prehistory || Copeland Commons

Melea Seward, The Wanderclock: How to Design for Serendipity Using Time || Artspace

Beth Schechter, Learning Communities: Imagining the Future of Education || Library

Anton Bilbaeno, Playing with Electronics || Muir Hall

3:30-4:30
Closing Session

Douglas Tsoi, Should We Live Forever? || Copeland Commons