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Sept 15-16, 2017

Affect is a 2-day conference highlighting grassroots social impact projects and current social issues.

Schedule at a glance

Fri, Sept 15

Attendee Spotlight

Sat, Sept 16

Group Volunteering

Affect (“effect”) is a community conference for activists, creators, and technologists working towards change. To pair words with action, we also partner with local nonprofits for a Group Volunteer Half Day, creating projects that attendees can choose from.

What to expect:

  • onsite childcare
  • live captioning
  • ASL interpreters
  • all-gender restrooms
  • wheelchair-accessible paths
  • reservable seating
  • a quiet room
  • “no laptop” rule during talks
See full schedule

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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