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Join us for the first annual Simple X Summit
Simple X Summit

Highlighting Wilson Smith III

Join us as we celebrate Wilson Smith.

Wilson W. Smith III is a Senior Designer and Nike DNA Design Specialist. During his 36-year tenure at Nike, Smith worked on projects that run the gamut of the design profession—retail, graphics, architecture, footwear, experience and apparel—and designed and developed product for some of the greatest athletes in Nike’s history, including Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Andre’ Agassi, Derek Jeter. [Read More]

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March 25, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 pm Zoom

[Keynote] Wealth Creation: promoting economic growth and prosperity.....*JOIN LIVE NOW*

Simple X Summit opens with an intimate conversation on economic wealth and development. From the perspective of community development, access to capital and racial injustice, our guests will share their stories and unpack a methodology that encourages opportunities for a promising future.

March 25, 2021 11:30 am - 12:00 am Zoom

[Industry Panel] Disruptive Leadership: What’s not written on the brochure.....*JOIN LIVE HERE*

March 25, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Zoom

[Luncheon] Community Conversation: The experience of black professionals from different walks of life.....*JOIN LIVE HERE*

Grab a bite to eat and listen to three community leaders share their story while talking about their true to life experience living and working in Oregon. By attending this event, you will have the opportunity to engage with the community in an intimate format.

March 25, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Zoom

[Headline] Simple X Mixer: Design your Path to Success.....*JOIN LIVE HERE*

Wilson Smith III is a Portland Legend - The first African American footwear designer in the footwear industry. Smith worked on projects that run the gamut of the design profession. He’s developed products for athletes including Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Derek Jeter and more.

March 25, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Zoom

Virtual Networking & Resource Fair

The Simple X Summit concludes with a great opportunity to network with black professionals and a virtual job fair to connect job seekers and employers by providing a virtual platform where attendees can connect and find related resources.

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