Mending the Line

TEDx Portland Presentation



Tough as nails, gentle as a poet and determined as a badger, 91-year old Frank loves fly-fishing. Even during his World War II service, he paid attentionto the rivers he and his fellow troops crossed in war-torn towns. Since then, he has focused on conservation and fishing. He and his wife of 70+ years, Jeanne, built and were the long-time proprietors of the world-renowned SteamboatInn along the North Umpqua River. Frank was inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in 2010 and is featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Mending The Line.

Event Recap – April 12, 2014 at the Keller Auditorium with 2900+ in attendance marked the 4th installment for TEDxPortland. Committed to ideas worth spreading in the Rose City and beyond, 55+ volunteers, worked year round to organize this one-day event featuring 14 speakers and 4 performances. This year’s theme was PERFECT.

With special thanks to the UNIVERSITY OF OREGON for presenting partnership, a world class stage design provided by HENRY V, an incredible legacy bound book provided by PREMIER PRESS and to the creative digital craft provided by INSTRUMENT. All of our “Perfect Partners” can be found HERE.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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