March 25, 2021

9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Simple X is bringing together Black professionals and allies from Portland and the Pacific Northwest for a virtual Summit. As Simple X plans to highlight Black leaders and entrepreneurs, the Simple X Summit acts as an accelerator for individuals to gain fellowship in the Portland area.

First African American Footwear Designer

Mr. Wilson Smith, is a Portland Legend, he is the first African American Footwear Designer. Join us in celebrating Wilson Smith and his life. Smith will share his story about growing up in Portland and how his interest in architecture and design led him to a successful career at Nike. Smith has 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. mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.