If you are someone who is passionate about the storytelling world that’s being created with the intersection of creativity and technology, then you’ll want to show up to Techfest NW this year. Oh yeah and there should be some great parties to attend as well! Included in the speaker list are Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici who will speak on her STEAM Education efforts, Producer Andy Merkin from Guillermo del Toro’s Mirada Studios, Kate Ertman from ADi, Mountain Machine Games founder Nick Lambert, and the team from Cascadia Games.
That’s not all – there are many more great speakers lines up including many speakers leading the charge in the music industry. For a full list go to the speaker page.
And the parties? I know there are many planned throughout Techfest including the evening of September 7 at our soon to be new home – the Eastside Exchange. Oregon Film, the Technology Association of Oregon, and Beam Development are sponoring a “Poolside BBQ” along with several other sponsors Saturday evening from 6-9pm. You’ll need a Techfest wristband or a MFNW VIP wristband to attend. In part, it’s also the informal launch of the Oregon Story Board which is cementing its existence this fall. The Oregon Story Board will begin to receive it’s first bit of funding in November and many plans are underway for it’s initial lauch.
In the meantime though, consider attending Techfest NW and expand your thinking on the future of Oregon’s digital media industry.