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Portland Creative Conference Moves to Oct. 3-5

New venue is Nike World Campus (September 19, 2001)
The Portland Creative Conference has rescheduled its 12th annual event, originally slated for Sept. 13-15 at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, to the Nike World Campus on Oct. 3-5. The move, a response to the national tragedy in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, is expected to have a minimal impact on the speaker lineup, which includes participants from fields as diverse as television writing, product design, cinematography, and acting.

The Nike World Campus, located just off Murray Blvd at Walker Road, will host the conference in its state-of-the-art Tiger Woods Center. Attendees will have the added benefit of on-site parking and an easily accessible location. During the three-day conference, which now starts Wednesday, Oct. 3, the time frame of scheduled events-- although subject to change--is expected to remain relatively intact. Registered attendees and anyone interested in attending can obtain continuous updates posted on the Portland Creative Conference web site at

"We're really moved by the response of our speakers in this time of great national crisis," said Will Vinton, Chairman and founder of the conference. "There is a strong consensus that the show must go on, even though adjustments have to be made in individual schedules. We at the conference strongly support this viewpoint and will do everything possible to make this year's conference our finest ever."

Speakers express their resolve
While acknowledging that current difficulties with air travel have made it all but impossible to maintain the original schedule, speakers were emphatic that the conference is an important venue to make a positive statement during one of the nation's darker hours. "If ever there was a time and a reason to have the conference, it's now," said speaker Karen Dietz, author and folklorist.

"The Conference may now be more important than ever. Art comes from creativity. What's happened is destruction, not art," commented speaker Jeff Levins, founder and composer for the performing arts group, Celestial Navigations. "The audience will greatly benefit from the Conference, and see that, even after such a terrible week, that they can still be inspired, that there is still hope."

The organizers arealso working toresolveany on-site there will be some transportation issues.The MAX train goes to a station in close proximity to the Nike campus. Organizers says they are working to provide shuttle service between the MAX station. For updates, visit the website at .

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