I’m a big fan of Musicfest NW in Portland and have been helping out (a little) with it’s new sister event called PDX (Portland Digital eXperience). First things first…. this is not just another ‘tech’ or ‘start-up’ event, as Rick Turoczy points out on his excellent Silicon Florist blog, “First and foremost, we wanted to showcase Portland and folks that champion Portlandy ideals.” PDX is more about creativity, the craftsman spirit in town and community. The list of speakers is very impressive (Evan Doll – Flipboard, Andrew McLaughlin – Tumblr, James Keller, Andrew Draplin, Maggie Vail, Dave Allen and dozens more) but the real fun will be when people come together to chat about ideas and to enjoy some of the shows during MFNW (each PDX laminate has a MFNW wristband included!!). Check out http://musicfestnw.com/pdx/ for more info and block off September 6-9 on your calendar.