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Affect is a 2-day event about the work, culture, and design of social change

Oct 7-8, 2016 at the Ziba Auditorium in Portland, OR

What is Affect?

Affect is a new conference with a dash of volunteering. On Oct 7, we’ll kick off the event with stories from activists, creators, and techies working in social change. Then on day two, you can jump straight into action by choosing a local nonprofit or org to help out.

Fri, Oct 7
Sat, Oct 8
we'll also have
  • Childcare provided by DivCare PDX 
  • ASL interpreters via Linguabee 
  • Reserved wheelchair and accessibility seating 
  • Gender-neutral restrooms (multi-stall) 
  • A quiet area 
  • Code of Conduct & Photo Policy 
  • A “no laptop” rule during talks 

Meet our speakers

  • Pictured: Alfie

    Alfie Padilla, Pixel Arts

    Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution
  • Pictured: Amelia

    Amelia Abreu, Abreu Consulting

    Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology
  • Pictured: De

    De Nichols, Civic Creatives

    Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition
  • Pictured: Deep

    Deep Shah, Independent

    Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself
  • Pictured: Jessica

    Jessica Tate, ThinkShout

    Fighting Internet Censorship with Multicultural Design
  • Pictured: Justin

    Justin Kemerling, JKDC

    Six Years of #NOKXL Design
  • Pictured: Ijeoma

    Ijeoma Oluo, The Establishment

    Your Life Will Never Be The Same keynote
  • Pictured: Kahlief

    Kahlief Adams, Spawn on Me

    #Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming
  • Pictured: Liz

    Liz Susong, Catalyst Wed Co

    When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet
  • Pictured: Molly

    Molly McLeod, Code for America

    Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community keynote
  • Pictured: Nadia

    Nadia Gathers, CODE2040

    Fatigue: on Burnout keynote