The Future (https://impactflow.com/event/futuretalk-with-keith-lay-skip-newberry-2965) **
Keith Lay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithdistilled/) is a recent transplant to Portland. In the last decade and a half, he has seen the effects of rapid change and wealth on Vancouver, BC. He will give a presentation that compares such issues as housing cost and affordability, the effect on neighborhoods, small businesses and the impact on the nascent high-tech scene.
Skip Newberry (http://www.techoregon.org/who-we-are/staff/skip-newberry) is the president and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon. He will follow with a look at some of the innovative solutions that Portland and other jurisdictions are taking to try to manage growth in a way that accounts for issues related to affordability, congestion, and equitable access. What are the technological solutions and ciivc innovations that will help Portland and it’s tech culture continue to thrive?
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• Doors will open at 5:30 for a networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.
• The presentation will begin at 6:30p.
• NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.
› FutureTalks is brought to you by New Relic (http://www.newrelic.com/) in collaboration with TAO (http://www.techoregon.org/).