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Keynote Speaker

NWMUN-Portland 2015 Keynote Speaker: Tim DuRoche,
Director of Programs, World Affairs Council of Oregon

Tim DuRoche is the  Director of Programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Prior to that, he was the Community Programs Manager for Portland Center Stage, where he was responsible for innovative engagement strategies, public programs and community partnerships connecting sustainability, civic engagement, historic preservation and the arts. Tim’s writing about the arts, planning, urban history, and cultural policy have appeared in a number of publications, including Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, The Oregonian and Metroscape. Very active in the nonprofit cultural affairs community, Tim is a member of the State Commission on Civic Engagement, on the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition; and has been active on numerous boards and committees over the last 10 years—engaging communities and advocating for culture, as well as serving as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, among others. Tim is a regular speaker for symposia, classes and presentations with civic, education and arts and cultural organizations, including Portland State University’s Humanities and Institute for Nonprofit Management departments, the Multnomah County Library, the Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Civic Engagement Conference, the Oregon Jewish Museum, PNCA/Museum of Contemporary Craft, LiveWire Radio, and University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration Program. Since 2012, he has been a facilitator for Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, leading discussions on civic ecology around the state of Oregon. Tim is also a jazz musician, radio host for KMHD/OPB, and sound artist-composer who regularly collaborates with contemporary choreographers, poets and other intermedia artists.