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Sept 15-16, 2017

Affect is a 2-day conference examining the work, culture, and design of social change.

See schedule

Join us at the Eliot Center in Portland, OR

Fri, Sept 15

Attendee Spotlight

Sat, Sept 16

Group Volunteering

Affect (“effect”) is a community conference featuring stories from activists, creators, and techies. To pair words with action, we also partner with local nonprofits and create group volunteer projects that attendees can choose from.

You’ll also have:

  • onsite childcare
  • live captioning
  • ASL interpreters
  • all-gender restrooms
  • wheelchair-accessible paths
  • reservable seating
  • a quiet area
  • “no laptop” rule during talks
Ticket sales closed

What people are saying

Almost every single talk at Affect Conf could be a keynote. The quality, the diversity, the depth, the message.

Ashe Dryden

AlterConf Creator & White House fellow

Had a grand time in PDX last week at the Affect Conf. Left feeling inspired and ready to get back to work making change happen.

Justin Kemerling

Designer & Activist

Thankful Affect Conf has childcare for my 5 year old. ‘Work’ became family time too.

Crystal Hess

Ada Academy Program Director

Affect Conf was amazing & thought provoking. It’s going to take me awhile to process it all.

Ruth Linehan

Software Developer

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