Affect Conference

Affect is a design conference with a dash of volunteering. In Oct, there will be an event with stories from activists, founders, and techies working in social good. Then on day two, there’s an opportunity to choose a local nonprofit or org to help out.



Affect’s mission is to inspire more sustainable and collaborative change in the world, particularly at the intersection of social good and design (in the “how it works” sense of design), by bringing people together and giving underrepresented voices a platform for their stories.

Alfie Padilla, Pixel Arts
Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

Amelia Abreu, Abreu Consulting
Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

De Nichols, Civic Creatives
Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

Deep Shah, Independent
Healing Healthcare and Healing Yourself

Jessica Tate, ThinkShout
Fighting Internet Censorship with Multicultural Design

Justin Kemerling, JKDC
Six Years of #NOKXL Design

Kai Cheng Thom, Everyday Feminism
Are You In or Out? Inclusivity in Social Justice Movements

Kahlief Adams, Spawn On Me
#Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

Liz Susong
Catalyst Wed Co
When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

Molly McLeod, Code For America
Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

Nadia Gathers, CODE2040
Fatigue: on Burnout

There will also be:
– Free childcare
– ASL interpretations
– Reserved wheelchair and accessibility seating
– Quiet area for decompressing
– Code of conduct
– Photo policy
– A “no laptop” rule during talks
– Gender neutral restrooms

When & Where
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 - Sat, Oct 8, 2016 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Ziba Auditorium
801 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR