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Affect is a community event about the work, culture, and design of social change

Oct 7-8, 2016 in Portland, OR

What is Affect?

Affect is a conference with a dash of volunteering. In Oct, we’ll kick off our first-ever event with stories from activists, founders, and techies working in social good. Then on day two, you can jump straight into action by choosing one of three nonprofits to help out.

Fri, Oct 7
Sat, Oct 8
we'll also have
  • Free childcare 
  • ASL interpretations 
  • Reserved wheelchair seating
  • Quiet area for decompressing 
  • Code of conduct 
  • Photo policy 
  • A “no laptop” rule during talks 
  • Gender neutral restrooms

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: Kai keynote

    Kai Cheng Thom, Everyday Feminism

    Are You In or Out? Inclusivity in Social Justice Movements 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 keynote

    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