Wednesday, June 29 2022

In-person and remote tickets on sale now

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After three postponements and over 1,000 days in the making, Year 10 of TEDxPortland is back and bigger than ever.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Rose Quarter announced that the highly anticipated feature will finally return to Portland on May 28, as the world’s largest indoor TEDx event.

This year’s one-day event will be held at the Moda Center’s Cloud Theater from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an all-new theme “BOLD”.

“The theme is BOLD. The symbolism is even more relevant now given what we have all persevered with and the magnitude of this event,” the statement read. “TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. Organizers are going ALL IN on the “E is for Entertainment” delivering value into the 10th anniversary like never before.

Headlining Death Cab for Cutie, this year’s unique lineup of Portland events will include 15 “TED Talks” from local Rose City residents and 6 performances, including a tribute to Jimi Hendrix by Tyrone Hendrix, Portugal, of Portland . The Man, Digable Planets, comedy Broke Gravy, NY Times bestselling author and poet Atticus, and a closing performance by Pink Martini.

Talks and entertainment aren’t the only inducements guests should look forward to this year, according to TEDx, as several event sponsors have stepped up to provide attendees with rare perks — with a Portland twist.

“There will be plenty of opportunities to sample local treats like Riff Soda and Salt & Straw,” TEDx said. “There will also be a custom Rogue beer available, a DJ during lunch, and let’s not forget the first available opportunity to get the limited-edition, yet-to-release Nike TED Air Force 1s.”

According to the event schedule, TEDxPortland will host two 3-hour sessions with a 2-hour lunch break in between. The one-day event is set to end with a free happy hour, hosted by Rogue Ales and Beam Suntory Spirits.

Tickets for TEDxPortland 2022 are now available online at Ticketmaster and Rosequarter.com, with ticket prices starting at $59.00 each.

For those who want to check out TEDxPortland but can’t join in person, the event will also be streamed live via FRQNCY, which currently sells remote tickets online starting at $9.99.

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