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OEN's Angel Oregon

April 16, 2014, 11:00am — 5:00pm

Sentinel Hotel, Portland, OR,

15 companies. 5 minutes each. 600 eyes and ears.

Whether you’re an early-stage entrepreneur hoping to gain visibility for your company, an investor looking for the Next Big Idea, or a business leader seeking new connections, you can’t afford to miss Oregon’s premier angel event, OEN's Angel Oregon.

The Showcase event will feature the three finalists from our Angel Oregon Investment Program and introduce you to our state’s most exciting early-stage companies—from consumer goods to biotech to cleantech to software.

Award-winning author, entrepreneur, corporate executive, and Forbes contributor August Turak will be delivering the keynote address. During this lively and fast-paced event, attendees will hear 5-minute pitches from 15 up-and-coming entrepreneurs, participate in Q&A, see the showcased products and services in action at our display area, and vote on their favorite company. All attendees will enjoy lunch, coffee, and refreshments throughout the day. 

Event Category: Conferences

WoodWorks Offers Lunch Seminar on Cross Laminated Timber

April 18, 2014, 11:00am — 2:00pm

Portland, OR, Morton's The Steakhouse

The Case for Cross Laminated Timber: Opportunities and Challenges

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Now available to North American building designers, it offers the structural simplicity needed for cost-effective projects, as well as benefits such as fast installation, reduced waste, improved thermal performance and design versatility. This presentation will introduce CLT through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design—such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Topics will also include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources such as the new US CLT Handbook.

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Event Category: Workshops & Trainings

Oregon Tech's Clean Energy Ribbon Cutting

April 18, 2014, 12:00pm — 12:00pm

Join Oregon Tech to celebrate the university becoming Energy Independent!

Oregon Tech invites the public to attend a formal ribbon cutting on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the university’s geothermal power plant and solar panel array. The ceremony will be held behind the John F. Moehl Stadium.

Special guests include Governor Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes, Senator Wyden, Senator Merkley, Senator Whitsett, and Energy Trust of Oregon. Local dignitaries and university personnel will also be in attendance.

Oregon Tech’s 1.75 MW geothermal power plant began the final phase of infrastructure and installation in June 2013, while the solar panel project broke ground in July 2013 by installing 1,207 galvanized posts to support over 7,800 solar panels. The clean power plant sits at the top of Campus Drive, with the solar panels located on 9 acres of hillside adjacent to Moehl Stadium.

The projects set Oregon Tech up to become the first university in North America to reach a major goal to generate most—if not all—electrical power needed for the campus. Both projects utilized local labor.

This event is free and open to the public. Signs will direct attendees to parking with complimentary shuttle. To learn more about these projects, please visit

Event Category: Openings