Let's be Fearless: Big Ideas for our Transportation Future

October 27, 2014 6:00 pm - October 27, 2014 8:00 pm

Portland is often considered the leader in progressive multi-modal transportation systems but we're being rapidly outpaced by competitors such as Minneapolis, Chicago and New York City. Now is the time to think big and get creative if we're going to continue our place as a transportation leader.

On the evening of Monday, Oct. 27, OTREC presents "Let's Be Fearless: Big Ideas for our Transportation Future" on Portland State University's campus. We are gathering fifteen of Portland's brightest minds and engaging personalities to sell their next big idea for the future of Portland's transportation system in three minutes or less. Join us and vote for your favorite.

Do you have your own big idea for Portland's future you'd like to share? Send a short paragraph describing your idea to Susan Peithman, peithman@pdx.edu by Thursday, Oct. 16. We'll choose the most creative, interesting and inspirational ideas.

We'll also unveil our own next big idea: a name change and rebranding that reflects OTREC's evolution as Portland State's transportation research and education center. Join the conversation in a fun and casual atmosphere where no idea is too big or too crazy.

The event is free and will be held at Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, in the ground-floor Parkway North space. Watch this page for details and speakers as they become available.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chris DiStefano (Rapha)
  • Kelly Clifton (Portland State)
  • Rob Sadowsky (BTA)
  • Sam Seskin (CH2M Hill)
  • Sarah Mirk (Bitch Media)
  • Steve Thorne (Portland State)
  • Vivian Satterfield (OPAL)
  • Nick Falbo (Alta Planning+Design)

With a special presentation from OTREC director Jennifer Dill and moderated by Steph Routh.

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