December 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Theater of the Clouds
TEDxPortland @ Theater of the Clouds


While vaccine distribution continues to improve, it is not yet safe or legal to gather with 7,000+ guests on May 29, 2021 in the Moda Center / Theater of the Clouds.

With that in mind, we’ve rescheduled this year’s event for a date that celebrates this year (and next!), a turning of the page, a coming together, and shared spirit of resilience, resolve, and joy: Friday, December 31, 2021, NYE Day, with the event from 9am – 4:30pm.

Let’s make the most of it and bust through the gates of 2022 together. Why waste the day coming up with resolutions you’ll forget on January 1 when instead, you can fill your soul with inspiration and action?

For current ticket holders, your May 2021 tickets will be valid for the December 31. And for those who don’t have tickets, please buy your tickets HERE and support our collective efforts.

We would also like to ring in 2022 with you later that night via a special New Year’s Eve party; more on that soon!

If you have a conflicting obligation on this new date, please reach out to: questions@TEDxPortland.com

We are thrilled to announce 80% of our speakers & performers with you today in hopes that it will give you something to look forward to.

TEDxPortland.com has been updated with our Run of Show Program and the remaining 20% will be revealed in Fall 2021.

Year 10 will be the largest indoor TEDx the world has seen, and we promise you that it will be a safe, heartfelt celebration of ideas and humanity for the ages.

A very special thank you to our partners at Rip City Management for hosting us and managing the incredibly complex scheduling dependencies. We are also very grateful to our partners at KGW for collaborating with us this past year to create two TV broadcast specials, episode one was called “History & Hope” and episode two was “Kindness & Community.” Our third installment on “Creativity and Community” will debut this fall, stay tuned for that.

Important note: We have also reserved May 28, 2022 in the event we must revisit our Covid-19 continency plans once again. We will evaluate all CDC guidelines in November 2021 to confirm our December 31, 2021 event.

We are steadfast in our resolve to bring you the most inspirational, educational day of the year for our city, in the safest way possible – in a time when we need it more than ever. Our organizing team feels very strongly that being together and feeling the electricity and emotion in the room for TED is paramount to the experience.

We are a 501c3 non-profit with 90+ volunteers trying to build a bridge to dry land with our resilient planning efforts. Thank you for sticking with us.

If you feel inclined to donate, please support us HERE.

Lastly, we are excited to share that we have a new hotel partner in The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel and they are offering an incredible package whether you are coming in from out of town or would like to create a “staycation” for your event experience. There will be exclusive offerings at the hotel leading up to Year 10 with “home base programming.” Your hotel reservations will be able to “slide” to the Spring 2022 date in the event of another reschedule.

Book your hotel room HERE, while inventory lasts.

Cheers to ideas worth spreading,

Your TEDxPortland Organizing Team