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Friday, August 7 • 9:00am - 9:25am
Portland's Pioneers and Collaborative Maker, Craft + Artist Spaces [Closing Panels w/Coffee + Tea] LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This discussion panel is a part of our conference track, sponsored by Stephouse Networks.

Portlanders have been coworking since the turn of the century. Meet some of Portland's collaborative space pioneers, of all shapes and sizes. Meet the makers behind some of Portland's collaborative spaces offering shared access to artist and maker studios and commercial kitchens.

Doors for the Closing Session open at 8:30am with first panel starting at 9am.
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Rob Bart, Forge Food and Forge Small Homes founder @forgepdx

Chris Bennett, Newspace @NewspacePhoto

Rochelle Darensbourg, Switchyard Studios, Rox Chox

Tony Peniche, NXT Industries @NXTIndustries, Time & Oak @whiskeyelements

Matt Preston @adxmatt, ADX @ADXPortland

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Rob Bart

Founder, Forge Portland, Forge Food, Forge Small Homes
Rob is the founder of Forge Portland an innovative co-working space in downtown Portland combining space and business coaching services to members. Rob has a J.D from Lewis and Clark Northwest School of Law (2014) and a Masters in Education from University of Oregon (2007). In January... Read More →

Chris Bennett

Newspace Center for Photography
Chris Bennett is a photographer, curator, and photo educator living in Portland Oregon. He received his BFA from Indiana University and MFA in Photography from the Hartford Art School’s Limited Residency photography program. Chris founded and was the Executive Director of Newspace... Read More →
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Rochelle Darensbourg

People's Food Co-op, Rox Chox, Switchyard Studios
Rochelle has been involved with collaborative spaces and creative collectives for over a decade. In 2006 she worked in a collective printmaking studio, B-93, in The Netherlands. In 2010 she founded Switchyard Studios in Portland's southeast, a collective of independent artists needing... Read More →

Tony Peniche

Co-Founder, NXT Industries LLC
Tony Peniche is a serial entrepreneur and maven of creative culture. Peniche was a men's wear fashion designer from 2007-2012 and was awarded Fashion Designer of the Year in 2012 by the PFSA. In 2011 he founded and curated a creative work space called NXT Industries in NW Portland... Read More →
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Matt Preston

Communications Director, ADX
Matt Preston is the Communications Director at ADX Portland -- a Makerspace, Fabrication Shop, Education Center, Incubator and Retail Gallery in SE Portland. At ADX Matt helps run all of the marketing, press relations, community development and partnership programs and works with... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 9:00am - 9:25am PDT
DeskHub 334 NW 11th Ave

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