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Oregon also knows how to throw an interesting tech and music-themed conference. Portland will host the PDX conference in early September, with GigaOM moderating one of the interesting panels on mobile trends, social tech, and digital-media milestones.

Portland Digital Experience

The final list of speakers has been approved for the Portland Digital Experience in early September, which will be held alongside the MNFW festival in the Rose City and focus on some of the latest trends in mobile, social, and digital content in between trips out to Pine State Biscuits.

It might sound a little like SXSW, and while Oregon and Texas don’t have a lot in common at first glance, both Portland and Austin are home to vibrant music scenes and a host of startups and bigger technology companies that are helping define the future of media, entertainment, and personal computing. PDX, which features speakers such as Tumblr’s Andrew McLaughlin and Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll, will also look to showcase Portland’s thriving tech and music culture through a series of interesting panels, according to conference organizer Rick Turoczy, who also runs the Portland Incubator Experiment and the Silicon Florist blog.

I’ll be moderating a panel during the festivities, which run September 5th through the 8th. Tickets and more information can be found here, and here’s a final, exclusive list of the confirmed speakers for the event. See you in Portland!

Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Co.
Andrew McLaughlin, Tumblr
Evan Doll, Flipboard
James Keller, Walmart Labs
Lindsay Jo Holmes, MapleXO
Joe Mansfield, Grove
Ken Tomita, Grove
Peter Szabo, Shazam
Jason Lacarrubba, Spotify
Josh Friedman, Rumblefish
Chris Teso, Chirpify
Josh Reich, Simple
Brent Hieggelke, Urban Airship
Ricky Engelberg, Nike
Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD
Larry Crane, Jackpot Recording Studios
Maggie Vail, CASH Music
Jared Mees, Tender Loving Empire
Christopher Kirkley, Sahel Sounds
Kristina Gorriaran, Sprig Health
Kate Ertmann, ADi
Robert Lewis, Fashion Buddha
Nathan Altman, uFlavor
Rob Ducey, LAIKA

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  1. Marshall Kirkpatrick Monday, August 13, 2012

    This lineup looks awesome. I’m looking forward to being there. Come on up to Portland, everybody, it’s great here!

  2. Remember when SxSW was small and cool and you could talk to the presenters because it was a smaller, more human venue? Welcome to Portland.

  3. Hey Tom, sounds like a fun event. Might consider speaking with the Mobile Backstage guys and their Fan Relationship Management Platform. Getting some good traction and definitely spot in for our conference/panel.

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