For a single week each year, Portland comes alive with design. This year's Main Stage features twenty-four visionaries at the forefront of every design discipline. Talks will explore the role of the designer in uncharted territory. The festival's Headquarters will bring to life a design concept for a new pedestrian / bike urban promenade linking Portlands east and west sides, allowing visitors to react, discuss, comment, and further envision and co-design the loop. And hundreds of independent events and open houses will unfold all over the city, conceived and hosted by the local design community.