Archives: Speakers

Richard Ting (R/GA agency)
Richard Ting EVP, Global Chief Design Officer @flytip LinkedIn As EVP, Global Chief Design Officer, Richard unifies all of R/GA’s design disciplines to foster even greater integration between R/GA’s capabilities including Mobile IoT, Social, Commerce, Prototype Studio, Experiential, and Data Science & Visualization. Richard is also responsible for growing and evolving R/GA’s data and AI-driven...
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John Gourley (Portugal. The Man.)
John Gourley Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist IMDb page John Gourley is co-founder, songwriter, lead singer and lead guitarist for Portugal. The Man. He is a 2017 Grammy winner, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Feel It Still".
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Kiki Wolfkill (Halo franchise)
Kiki Wolfkill Head of Halo Transmedia LinkedIn In her role as head of Halo Transmedia at 343 Industries, Kiki Wolfkill brings together both her creative background and production leadership to help her team deliver on the next Halo chapter across all media.  In 2013 Kiki was named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in...
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Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy Bestselling Author (Paul Newman: A Life, Rat Pack Confidential), Film Critic, Educator @shawnlevy Personal Website Shawn Levy has written eight books, including the bestsellers "Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Showbiz Party" and "Paul Newman:  A Life", and the cultural histories "Ready, Steady, Go: The Smashing Rise...
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Lidia Yuknavitch
Lidia Yuknavitch
Lidia Yuknavitch Bestselling Author (The Small Backs of Children),  2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, Educator @LidiaYuknavitch Personal Website Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the new novel The Book of Joan, as well as the National Bestselling novel The Small Backs of Children, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken...
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Marcelino Alvarez
Marcelino Alvarez
Marcelino Alvarez Founder & CEO of Uncorked Studios, formerly with Wieden+Kennedy @mrlnmarce Uncorked Studios Marcelino J. Alvarez is the founder and CEO of Uncorked Studios, a product design firm located in Portland, Ore. The company is full of insatiably curious, multifaceted designers and engineers who are transforming ideas into tangible things every day—from websites to...
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Angela Medlin
Angela Medlin
Angela Medlin Apparel Designer (Nike Jordan Brand, The North Face, Levi Strauss) Personal Website Angela Medlin is the Founder of the Functional Apparel and Accessories Studio (FAAS), recent global Apparel Design Director at Nike WHQ for the Jordan Brand, and designer of the stylishly, innovative pet product brand, House Dogge. Angela made her debut in...
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David Walker
David F. Walker
David F. Walker Award-winning Comic Book Writer (Marvel, DC), filmmaker, co-founder/curator of the Portland Black Film Festival @DavidWalker1201 Personal Website David F. Walker started his writing career in the 1990s with the self-published ‘zine, BadAzz MoFo. He is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. Walker is best known for his work in...
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Kim Adams
Kim Adams
Kim Adams Virtual Reality Producer (Oculus Story Studio, Google Spotlight Stories), Animation Producer (Pixar) @kjorgie7  LinkedIn Page Kim Adams most recently was the Head of Production at Emmy Award-winning Oculus Story Studio, a team at Oculus that focused on narrative virtual reality content. Before Oculus, Kim transitioned into VR at Google Spotlight Stories, where she...
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Peter Kuran
Peter Kuran
Peter Kuran Academy Award Winner. Visual Effects Artist (Star Wars: Episode IV, Star Wars: Episode V, Men in Black, and 300 others) @atomcentral VCE Films IMDb page Peter Kuran began his career at the age of 19 working as an effects animator on the original "Star Wars" in 1977. After completing work as animation supervisor...
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