Ignite TAO: Health v7

Event Details

Nov 12, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Knight Cancer Research Building
2720 SW Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

TAO Members: $5.00

Non-Members: $8.00

Students: $3.00


Venue Sponsor

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 eyes on you... no pressure, right?


What is Ignite TAO: Health?

Ignite TAO: Health is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get on stage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Ignite TAO: Health will focus on topics around wellness, pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices, healthcare and more.  What new products, services or research can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone?   Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you!


Call for speakers NOW OPEN!

If you are interested in speaking, please contact Justin Martinez at justin.martinez@techoregon.org or simply fill out a speaker application HERE. Speaker applications are due Friday, October 11th.


Why attend Ignite TAO?

As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded health innovation enthusiasts.

Most of all, you will have fun!



 Israel Angeles | Founder & CEO | Fleet Nurse




 Charles Austen Angell
Accelerating the Health Technology Sector in Oregon
CEO | Modern Edge
  Ken Bates
New Paradigm in 3D Imaging for the Detection of Breast Cancer
CEO I  Bates Medical Systems LLC
 Mark Engelstad
How to Teach a Computer to Understand Surgery
Founder + CEO | Entrustable, Inc.
Assoc. Professor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | OHSU
  Kent Godfrey
Not Really Music, But Kind Of
Teacher I Universal Art Form
 John Harkness, Ph.D.
Pipsqueak AI-Brining Next Generation Biomedical Image Analysis into the Lab and Beyond
Founder & CEO | Rewire Neuroscience, LLC
  Sourabh Kothari
Stress: The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century
Co-Founder & CEO | Mindcurrent
 Kim Ludeman
Stop Should-ing on Yourself
Confidence Coach I Captivatingly Confident
  Dan Millar
Should We Make Sleep Mandatory?
Engagement Manager I MistyWest
 Kate Othus
The Road to Building the Cost Per Unit of Care
President & Founder I DataDx
   Michael Radut
Paving the Way for a Healthier Patient Transition Process
Founder I CoordiHealth
 Jim Rickards
Paying for Value in Healthcare
Sr. Medical Director for Population Health & Delivery System Collaboration | Moda Health
  Aleks Shargorodskiy
Whose Data is it anyways?
Director of Business Development | Omics Data Automation, Inc.
 Jenelle Woodlief
Stepping into Your Power
Owner + Founder | Jenelle Woodlief







What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Click HERE for directions and a map of the OHSU Campus.

The event will take place at "KCRB" (Knight Cancer Research Building) in the 1st Floor Auditorium (1015)

Parking is available in the Schnitzer Parking lot located on the corner of SW Moody & Sheridan @ $3 per hour per vehicle or a maximum of $13 per vehicle per day.

Ridesharing and/or public transit options are strongly encouraged.


Will food & beverages be provided?

TAO will provide a selection of lite bites and non-alcoholic beverages.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Should you have any questions or require additional assistance please reach out to Justin Martinez, Event & Program Coordinator.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a printed ticket is not required. TAO staff will be checking registration electronically at a check-in table and your ticket can be located with your last name if you do not have your printed or electronic ticket with you.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is okay. Name badges for registered attendees will be printed earlier the same morning of the event so you may not have a printed name badge, but you will have the opportunity to customize your own.


What's the agenda/timeline?

  • Mingling with lite bites and non-alcoholic beverages from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM or 6:15 PM
  • Presentations begin 6:00 PM or 6:15 PM
  • Presentations conclude 7:00 PM or 7:15 PM
  • Mixing & mingling until 8:00 PM