Join us for PUGSfest 2018!

PUGSfest 2018: ENERGY!

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
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Taborspace
5441 SE Belmont St.
How much: $69 after 4/4

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.

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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

Trees and Energy: Carbon, Conservation, and Comfort - Mulysa Melco || Outdoor walking tour (meet in the Conference Room)

Belmont's Electric Streetcar - John Doyle || Outdoor walking tour (meet in the Dining Room)

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

12:00-1:00
Lunch

Bring your own, or visit Koi Fusion's food truck in Taborspace's parking lot

1:00-2:00
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

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

2:00-2:15
Break

2:15-3:15
Session THREE

Energized at Work: Reigniting Your Career - Megan Leatherman || Dining Room

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

3:15-3:30
Break

3:30-4:30
Closing Session

Wishcraft: The Power of Weak Ties - Douglas Tsoi || Dining Room


I had been curious about PUGS for a while, but hadn’t yet taken the plunge. PUGSfest was a great introduction and the best way to see what PUGS is all about. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many other intellectual and passionate people. Wish I could have attended every single workshop.
— PUGSfest 2016 attendee

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. ($400 value!)


Speakers

  mulysa melco   pugs instructor:  decoding plants: trees in spring  (April);  drawing plants: summeR SESSION  (june).   Trees and Energy: Carbon, Conservation and Comfort

mulysa melco

pugs instructor: decoding plants: trees in spring (April); drawing plants: summeR SESSION (june).

Trees and Energy: Carbon, Conservation and Comfort

  amory jane   sex educator + education coordinator at she bop. pugs instructor:  sex skills bootcamp  (may).   Tuning In to Desire: Connecting Energetically and Emotionally to Yourself and Your Sexual Partners

amory jane

sex educator + education coordinator at she bop. pugs instructor: sex skills bootcamp (may).

Tuning In to Desire: Connecting Energetically and Emotionally to Yourself and Your Sexual Partners

  megan leatherman   career coacH. pugs instructor:  intuitive + Intentional career development  (may).   energized at work: reigniting your career

megan leatherman

career coacH. pugs instructor: intuitive + Intentional career development (may).

energized at work: reigniting your career

  john doyle   art history expert. pugs instructor:  race, class, and where people live  (may).   belmont's electric streetcar

john doyle

art history expert. pugs instructor: race, class, and where people live (may).

belmont's electric streetcar

  george winborn   yogi. pugs instructor:  finding strength when life changes  (april).     Active imagination: Diving into the subconscious to unlock insights and solve thorny problems

george winborn

yogi. pugs instructor: finding strength when life changes (april).
 

Active imagination: Diving into the subconscious to unlock insights and solve thorny problems

  timothy hamilton   interdisciplinary artist + designer. education coordinator at adx portland.   The Maker Movement: A History of Production and The Energy Behind It

timothy hamilton

interdisciplinary artist + designer. education coordinator at adx portland.

The Maker Movement: A History of Production and The Energy Behind It

  amelia abreu   founder of ux night school. PUGS instructor:  Creating digital spaces everyone can access  (may).   We All Need Accessibility: Making Digital and Social Spaces Work for Everybody

amelia abreu

founder of ux night school. PUGS instructor: Creating digital spaces everyone can access (may).

We All Need Accessibility: Making Digital and Social Spaces Work for Everybody

  mic crenshaw   portland hip hop artist. pugs instructor:  hip hop, spoken word, and anti-fascist activism  (april).   sparking activism with hip hop and spoken word

mic crenshaw

portland hip hop artist. pugs instructor: hip hop, spoken word, and anti-fascist activism (april).

sparking activism with hip hop and spoken word

  Haley mountain   Community educator: lead poisoning prevention program at  community energy project .     Energy education through an equity lens

Haley mountain

Community educator: lead poisoning prevention program at community energy project.
 

Energy education through an equity lens

  byron go   "human is a verb." Pugs instructor: breaking free from oppressive normativity (may); decolonizing love (june).   breaking free from oppressive normativity: workshop   

byron go

"human is a verb." Pugs instructor: breaking free from oppressive normativity (may); decolonizing love (june).

breaking free from oppressive normativity: workshop
 

  rosemary fotheringham   nutritional therapy practitioner, owner of flourish fundamentals,  + author.     Reclaiming Your Energy: 5 Nutritional Strategies to Balance Energy Levels Throughout the Day

rosemary fotheringham

nutritional therapy practitioner, owner of flourish fundamentals,  + author.
 

Reclaiming Your Energy: 5 Nutritional Strategies to Balance Energy Levels Throughout the Day

  douglas tsoi   pugs founder + instructor:  financial freedom  (april);  how to train  (april).       Owning Every Hour of Your Life: Financial Freedom and Your Life Energy

douglas tsoi

pugs founder + instructor: financial freedom (april); how to train (april). 
 


Owning Every Hour of Your Life: Financial Freedom and Your Life Energy


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2018 PUGSfest Partners

This year, you'll get to learn from your favorite PUGSfest instructors and some brilliant folks from these fine groups:

 

2018 PUGSfest Sponsors