Students organize college-wide TEDx event streamed to all campuses

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hPortland Community College students are organizing the TEDxPCC 2018, a “Collective Genius” event from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus.

The purpose of this transformative event is to provide a forum for individuals for an open academic discourse of new ideas, innovations, or questions. The overall goal of this event is to create a venue, “where students can use their voices as a positive step towards a sense of unity and solidarity.”

The slate of speakers range from high school and college students to educators. For more on who is peaking, visit the TEDx website.

Viewing parties are being held at the following locations:
  • Cascade – TH 122.
  • Sylvania – ST 100.
  • Rock Creek – BLDG 5, RM 122.
  • Southeast – Great Hall, MT. Tabor foyer.
  • Online live streaming  at

“TEDxPCC is a student-run with over 53 students working on this event since May 2017,” said Mohamad Karim, student leader at the Cascade Campus. “We are excited to host the second TEDx event at PCC and TEDxPCC for the first time ever as a district. We are very excited about this event.”

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