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Downtown Hillsboro looks for speakers for inaugural NEDtalk

You've heard of TED talks, but Hillsboro is getting ready for NED.

The Hillsboro Downtown Partnership is looking for a few good speakers for it's first ever NEDTalk event.

NEDTalks — a play on the popular series of TEDTalks, these "Novel Efforts Downtown" presentations — are modeled after similar talks given in Astoria. The group s is looking for speakers to present short "inspirational talks on all things downtown," the organization said this week.

The Partnership, a coalition of downtown business owners and property owners which works to promote downtown events, said it plans to hold the talks once a month during happy hour at Downtown business locations.

Topics can cover branding and marketing, visual merchandising, finance for business, how to take advantage of markets and special events, architecture and aesthetics, business law, banking, social media, or any other topic that is relevant to downtown Hillsboro residents and businesses, the organization said.

If you or your business has a passion for any of these, or other, topics, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.