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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#PUGSfest 2017: SPACE/SPACES

APRIL 22ND, 2017 || Taborspace

Intellectually curious? Socially adventurous? Topically indecisive?
 

“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.” - Albert Einstein

PUGSfest is our second annual Festival of Ideas. Here's how it works. 12 presenters will compete for your attention. In the morning, each will get 3 minutes to pitch their idea about SPACE/SPACES. Then you decide which sessions you want to go to!


When: Saturday, April 22
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Taborspace
5441 SE Belmont St.
How much: $49 (after 4/17 late reg = $59)

How does PUGSfest work?

On April 22, a dozen speakers pitch their ideas -- 3 minutes each -- and you (as a participant) choose 4 one-hour sessions that you want to attend throughout the day.

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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.


Speakers

MAGGIE SUMMERS Facebook Marketing Truth in the Social Space: Fake News, Social Feeds & the Echo Chamber

MAGGIE SUMMERS

Facebook Marketing

Truth in the Social Space: Fake News, Social Feeds & the Echo Chamber

PETER MICHAEL BAUER Rewilding 101 + 201 Wild Spaces: Past and Present Autonomous Zones Within the U.S. Empire

PETER MICHAEL BAUER
Rewilding 101 + 201
Wild Spaces: Past and Present Autonomous Zones Within the U.S. Empire

WENDY WILLIS Privacy: Law and Theory Civic Loneliness: The Spaces Between Us

WENDY WILLIS
Privacy: Law and Theory
Civic Loneliness: The Spaces Between Us

JOHN DOYLE PDX Architecture; Beauty  in Western Art Portland History Architectural Walking Tour

JOHN DOYLE
PDX Architecture; Beauty  in Western Art
Portland History Architectural Walking Tour

JEFF RUBIN Cascadia Earthquakes: Geology + Prep Save Yourself a Space: Self-Preservation Doesn’t Require a Cocoon

JEFF RUBIN
Cascadia Earthquakes: Geology + Prep

Save Yourself a Space: Self-Preservation Doesn’t Require a Cocoon

SHAWN FLEEK Community Engagement Coordinator at OPAL Environmental Justice Who Lives Where, and Why? - Environmental Justice and Just Transitions

SHAWN FLEEK

Community Engagement Coordinator at OPAL Environmental Justice
Who Lives Where, and Why? - Environmental Justice and Just Transitions


DAVID KAHL Special Guest: Fully.com Body and Mind: How to Show Up Fully at your Workspace

DAVID KAHL
Special Guest: Fully.com
Body and Mind: How to Show Up Fully at your Workspace

HUY ONG         Executive Director of  OPAL Environmental Justice Who Lives Where, and Why? - Environmental Justice and Just Transitions

HUY ONG         Executive Director of  OPAL Environmental Justice
Who Lives Where, and Why? - Environmental Justice and Just Transitions

SASHA DAVIES Owner: Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery Caring Confrontations in the Workplace

SASHA DAVIES
Owner: Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery

Caring Confrontations in the Workplace

SHAWN SMALL Special Guest: Ruckus Composite Bikes Outer Space: It's Closer Than You Think

SHAWN SMALL
Special Guest: Ruckus Composite Bikes

Outer Space: It's Closer Than You Think

JORDAN FINK Repairing the Climate with Soil

JORDAN FINK

Repairing the Climate with Soil

VIVA LAS VEGAS Art, Women's Bodies + the Revolution Strip Stages: Spaces of Resistance, Healing, and Power

VIVA LAS VEGAS

Art, Women's Bodies + the Revolution

Strip Stages: Spaces of Resistance, Healing, and Power


The connections between all the different sessions, not individual sessions by themselves, is what blew my mind. It’s the ability to stack, play with, and mix seemingly disparate information that’s expanding me.
— PUGSfest 2016 attendee

Schedule

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

Complimentary pastries from Seastar Bakery

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 || Muir Hall

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

Viva Las Vegas, RESISTANCEStrip Stages - Spaces of Resistance, Healing, + Power. || Dining Room

12:00-1:00
Lunch

KOI Fusion Food Truck

(vegetarian and vegan options, but no gluten-free)

1:00-2:00
Session TWO

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

Huy Ong and Shawn Fleek, EARTH DAY: Who Lives Where, and Why? - Environmental Justice and Just Transitions || ArtsSpace

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

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 || Muir Hall

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

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

3:15-3:30
Break

3:30-4:30
Closing Session

Douglas Tsoi, Geography as Social Object || Copeland Commons


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