Four speakers will focus on culture of youth

LEITNERCatlin Gabel is gearing up for its third annual TEDxPortland event on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m.

Four speakers will focus on aspects of youth culture as a part of the event in the Cabell Center on the Catlin Gabel campus, 8825 S.W. Barnes Road.

The event, powered by the Knight Family Scholars Program at Catlin Gabel, is free and open to the public. The evening will also feature a performance by the 31-voice Grant High School choir.

The discussion will provide a Catlin Gabel perspective on the TEDx “What If” theme as a lead-in to the hallmark TEDxPortland event on April 27 at the Portland Art Museum. Tickets for the main event are available at

KELLYThe evening's speakers include:

Julien Leitner, a Catlin Gabel freshman and founder of the Archimedes Alliance, a philanthropy that aims to change the world with small donations from ordinary people.

Devin Kelly, founder of Oregon Active, a nonprofit that provides adventure therapy for people with life-challenging conditions.

Lou Radja, co-founder and executive director of EDUCongo, which enriches the lives of underprivileged children in the Democratic Republic of Congo through education.

Meredith Miller Chase, a 1988 Catlin Gabel graduate who works for the Nike Foundation, which directs support to RADJAadolescent girls in developing and post-conflict countries around the world.She is a principal at Guidance Counsel, a strategic brand communications firm in Portland. She formerly worked for Wieden + Kennedy and for Nike, where she was responsible for advertising for the 2008 Olympics.


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