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http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1261201/ Oct 30, 2008: OEN's Venture Northwest at Portland Marriott (Downtown) It starts with a simple seed. But from that seed grows strong, vibrant and sustainable companies that are ripe for investment. Venture Northwest (formerly Venture Oregon) is the premier forum for new and emerging investment opportunities in exciting companies from Oregon, Washington, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the region's growth segments, explore exciting new technology and research, and connect with entrepreneurs from the area's hottest emerging companies including nanotech,…

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1219848/ Nov 1, 2008: Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Install Party at Backspace Celebrate the release of Ubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex. Get a copy of the .iso file without waiting for the long download. Get a burned CD or burn one of your own and pass on the free software love. Get installation help and talk to local linux experts.

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1256712/ Nov 5, 2008: Social Network Spaghetti - Portland Web Innovators at Vidoop Scott Kveton will tell us where he thinks we with the state of current social networks and how we're actually on our way to the promised land. Kveton is a digital identity promoter, open source contributor, and VP of Open Platforms for Vidoop.

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1019765/ Nov 5, 2008: Lunch 2.0 at the Eclipse Foundation at Eclipse Foundation The Portland Lunch 2.0 saga continues at the Eclipse Foundation in downtown. Come join your old Twitter pals, meet some new people, learn about what the Eclipse Foundation has going on these days. Did you know they had a Portland office? Worried about parking downtown? It's probably going to be raining by then. No worries, the Max Oak Street stop is right in front of their building. Lunch 2.0 is a Valley phenomenon that you can read about at lunch20.com, and we're putting a PDX stamp on it. Are you…

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1243431/ Nov 6, 2008: The Smart Grid and the New Electricity Economy at The Nines Hotel The Smart Grid and the New Electricity Economy Date: Thu, Nov 6th Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm Location: The Nines Hotel 525 SW Morrison Portland, OR 97204 Cost: $35 for non members $10 Discount for walking or taking mass transit Registration Deadline: 11/06/2008 Topic: The Smart Grid and the New Electricity Economy Register for this Event Back to Event Calendar The Clean Technology Alliance is proud to present a special event hosted by noted expert Jesse Berst of GlobalSmartEnergy to chronicle the rapid growth of…

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1168203/ Nov 10, 2008: The semi-un-not-so-official Wordpress Upgrade Party at CubeSpace We saw the demo at WordCamp, now lets get together for the grand launch of WordPress 2.7!

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1107612/ Nov 12, 2008: Refresh Portland at Jive Software Refresh Portland is a monthly talk (held every 2nd Wednesday) about design, front-end development, usability and web standards. We’re in the process of finalizing the speaker. Please watch this space and our twitter account ( http://twitter.com/RefreshPDX ) for future developments. Refresh Portland is part of the Refreshing Cities Movement.

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1100706/ Nov 13, 2008: Ignite Corvallis at CH2M HILL Alumni Center I hope you'll join us for Ignite Corvallis in November at High Tech After Hours. Ignite Corvallis Thursday, November 13th, 2-3pm CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (Across from Reser Stadium) NOTE: Submission deadline for presentation proposals is Tuesday, November 4th. email proposals to ignite [DOT] corvallis [AT] gmail Ignite is coming to Corvallis! Share burning ideas. If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15…

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/872418/ Nov 13, 2008: Ignite Portland 4 at Bagdad Theater and Pub Save the date! Ignite Portland 4 will happen on Thursday November 13, 2008, at the Bagdad. Same venue. Same format. Even more burning ideas. More details to come - stay tuned! http://www.igniteportland.com http://twitter.com/igniteportland http://friendfeed.com/rooms/igniteportland

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1261201 Nov 15, 2008: Cre8Camp Portland (@SOUK) Cre8Camp Portland is a BarCamp-like unconference with a creative twist--it is for creative industry professionals. Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Participants drive the session topics and lead the discussions. Ticket Info: Buy Tickets. http://www.cre8camp.org/Cre8CampPortland. Visit http://www.cre8camp.org/Cre8CampPortland for more information. Photos from the last Cre8Camp: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahockley/sets/72157606463692695. Cre8Camp will be at SOUK: 322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200. Portland, Or. http://www.cre8camp.org/Cre8CampPortland. Add to calendar: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1265330/export

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1098808/ Dec 6, 2008: CyborgCamp 2008 at CubeSpace Note: The date of this event has been changed to Dec. 6th CyborgCamp is a simulcast unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We'll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. CyborgCamp's aim is to have many communication channels such as Twitter, Flickr, UstreamTV, Video and Audio recordings and live chats displayed on the screen.…

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1020710/ Jan 4, 2009: The Ethics of eWaste at Westminster Presbyterian Church Electronic waste or "e-waste" is broken or unwanted electrical or electronic devices. Many components of e-waste are considered toxic. Due to the difficulty and cost of recycling used electronics as well as lacklustre enforcement of legislation regarding e-waste exports, large amounts of used electronics have been sent to countries such as China, India, and Kenya, where lower environmental standards and working conditions make processing e-waste more profitable. Oso Martin, President of Bear…

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1148458/ Jan 14, 2009: Lunch 2.0 at the New OTBC Office at OTBC in the Beaverton Round For the first time, Portland Lunch 2.0 will happen in the 'burbs, Beaverton to be precise. The OTBC is moving into new space and partnering with the Beaverton Round Executive Suites . So, to showcase their new digs and introduce Lunch 2.0 to the suburbs, the OTBC will be hosting Lunch 2.0 on January 14, 2009. The Beaverton Round is right on the MAX line about 20 minutes from Portland. Just jump off the Blue Line at the Beaverton Central stop, and you're 90 feet from the new OTBC office. Lunch 2.0 is…

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