Connecting People, Not Dots

2023 Speakers


Tra’Renee Chambers

Emmy Award-Winning multi-media personality, often referred to as “The Face and Voice of Portland.”

Keynote Speaker

Hazel Valdez

Hazel Valdez (she/her) is the Executive Director of Portland Women in Technology (PDXWIT).


Carla Titus

Wealth & Worth Within
She’s a fractional CFO who provides financial consulting and advisory services to business owners.


Jessica Chan

Pop Local Vancouver
Jess is the founder and owner of Night Market Vancouver and Pop-Local on Vancouver Waterfront.


Dan Regester

K9 Kavalry
Dan Regester is the founder of a nonprofit that helps military veterans through service dog training.


Stephan Phan

Steven is a financial professional working with underserved community members at a local non-profit.

Panel Moderator

Katy Byrtus

Katy is a community connector, creative recruiter, and career coach and loves her community.


Tahirah Memory

Tahirah’s a soul singer/songwriter nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Best Album, and Best Song.


Dj Michael Morris

Owner and operator of Portland’s Original King of Old-School LLC Mobile Vj (Video Disc jockey) Disc, jockey, promoter & Party planner for Corporate Events, Schools and Weddings as well as Social Events (Night Clubs) (Private Parties)(Concerts) (festivals). I hail from Phoenix, Arizona, but raised in California, Oregon, and Arizona as well.

Schedule 2023

Day 1 - Thursday, October 05

  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Incubator Work, hang out, and network for pre-registered.

  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Registration Opens

  • 5:30 PM

Dinner ServedBuffet

  • 5:45 PM

Program StartsConference

  • 6:00 PM

Keynote Speaker Hazel Valdez, PDXWIT

  • 6:45 PM

Vendor SpotlightAppreciation

  • 7:00 PM

Vendors / NetworkIntro

  • 8:00 PM


Day 2 - Friday, October 06

  • 8:00 AM

Registration Registration Opens

  • 8:30 AM

Breakfast ServedBreakfast

  • 9:05 AM

Opening RemarksIntro

  • 9:15 AM


  • 10:00 AM

Find Your Why People Panel Panel Participants : Jessica Chan, Stephen Phan, Dan Regester, and Carla Titus Katy Byrtus as Moderator

  • 11:30 AM

ReconveneGet together again

  • 12:00 PM

Lunch ServedEnjoy

  • 1:30 PM

Connecting People and SolutionsNetworking

  • 3:00 PM

ConclusionSee you again