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Macklemore aka Ben Haggerty has proud Northwest roots hailing from Seattle, WA. He also has an affinity for The Rose City growing up driving down I-5 to perform and grow his following in Portland, OR. Despite one of the biggest years in pop culture / hip hop history*, Macklemore, graciously joined us to close the “Perfect Day.” Accompanied on stage by TEDxPortland Host & Chief Curator, David Rae, the two explore a discussion on creative craft, independence, rehab / relapse, gay marriage & chasing perfection.
*Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were nominated for seven Grammy awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, winning four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”). In 2013/14 they toured America and the world performing over 300 shows for millions of fans around the world.
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:http://www.tedxportland.com/?partners
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)