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Our Mission

To create an inclusive, world-class innovation economy in Oregon and SW Washington that strengthens our regional technology industry.

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiative #1: Deliver Extraordinary Value to Our Members

• Our members are our number one priority when it comes to developing and delivering programs, services and connection opportunities.

• We strive to bring together a membership that is diverse, inclusive, equitable and creates a sense of belonging across the region.

Strategic Initiative #2: Drive Innovation & Digital Transformation

• We support and foster innovation among our members, sponsors, government agencies, K-12 and post secondary education institutes and community partners.

• We act as a convener, collaborator and architect to enable innovation and the digital transformation of all businesses in the region.

• While we focus on these efforts externally, we are also internally motivated to embrace innovation and digitally transform TAO to be the model membership organization of the 21st century.

Strategic Initiative #3: Build Economic Competitiveness

• We believe in the power of technology to build an economically competitive region both through tech and tech enabled companies as well as with the service partners that support the industry.

• We also recognize the role diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging play in economic competitiveness and support policies and initiatives that build a more equitable technology and innovation ecosystem.

Our people

The team that makes it happen at TAO


For information on the benefits of joining TAO, please visit the Membership Benefits page. Membership is available for companies in Oregon and SW Washington and rates are based on the number of employees. If you are interested in joining TAO, please complete our brief online application.

View our member directory here.

You can find all upcoming TAO events listed on our Events Calendar. You can also sign up for our Weekly Digest to stay up to date with events, discussions and the latest news.

You may attend most TAO events at the non-member rate. Our Communities and Signature Events are reserved for members only. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out this application.

For general inquiries and membership, email us at You can also reach us by phone at 503.210.9789

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Signature Events

TAO Signature Events

TAO signature events are annual experiences that bring our community together to network, collaborate on innovative solutions, honor accomplishments of people and companies in our region, and have fun!

Techlandia 2021

Learn About Our Region

TECHLANDIA is an online guide created by TAO that showcases Oregon and SW Washington as a global hub for innovation. The interactive magazine features interviews with local technology companies, articles on the latest industry trends, and insights on living and working in our part of the world.