Dates

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Mar 4

Saturday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Apr 18

Tuesday

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Apr 20

Thursday

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Apr 26

Wednesday

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Apr 27–Nov 23

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Apr 29

Saturday

10:00am – 3:00pm

May 3

Wednesday

2:00pm – 9:00pm

May 3–May 17

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

May 6

Saturday

4:00pm – 10:00pm

May 13–May 20

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

May 16

Tuesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

May 18

Thursday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

May 18

Thursday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

May 27

Saturday

10:00am – 3:00pm

May 30

Tuesday

12:00am – 11:59pm

May 30–Jun 15

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 2

Friday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 6–Jun 15

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 10

Saturday

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Jun 10–Jun 17

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jun 12

Monday

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Jun 15

Thursday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 16

Friday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jun 19

Monday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jun 20

Tuesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 21

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 27

Tuesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 30

Friday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jul 3

Monday

12:00am – 11:30pm

Jul 10

Monday

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Jul 11–Jul 27

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jul 15

Saturday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jul 20

Thursday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jul 21

Friday

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Jul 23

Sunday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jul 27

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Aug 1–Aug 17

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 1–Aug 10

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 2–Aug 16

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 9

Wednesday

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Aug 13

Sunday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Aug 15

Tuesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 17

Thursday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 22–Aug 24

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 23

Wednesday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Aug 24

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Aug 26

Saturday

2:00pm – 10:00pm

Sep 5–Sep 7

Daily

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 6

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Sep 11–Sep 25

Mondays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 12–Sep 19

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 12–Sep 14

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 19–Sep 21

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 20

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Sep 21–Sep 28

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 22

Friday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Sep 26–Sep 28

Daily

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 2

Monday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 5

Thursday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 8

Sunday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Oct 9–Oct 23

Mondays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 9–Oct 23

Mondays

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Oct 10–Oct 19

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 11–Oct 25

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 11–Oct 25

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Oct 11–Oct 25

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 11

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Oct 19–Oct 26

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 19

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Oct 26–Jan 25

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Oct 26

Thursday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oct 27

Friday

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Nov 1–Nov 8

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 2

Thursday

6:15pm – 8:15pm

Nov 3

Friday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 6–Nov 8

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 7–Nov 28

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 7–Nov 28

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 13

Monday

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Nov 13–Dec 4

Mondays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 14

Tuesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 15

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Nov 16–Nov 16

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Nov 19

Sunday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Nov 20

Monday

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Nov 20–Dec 4

Mondays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 21

Tuesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 23

Thursday

12:00am – 1:00am

Nov 27

Monday

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Nov 28

Tuesday

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Nov 29–Dec 6

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 30

Thursday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 30–Dec 14

Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Dec 4

Monday

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Dec 4–Dec 18

Mondays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Dec 5–Dec 7

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Dec 5–Dec 19

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Dec 5–Dec 19

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Dec 6–Dec 20

Wednesdays

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Dec 6

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Policies

For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.

Open Signal Values Your Safety

We work hard to keep our space accessible, inclusive and collaborative. We have a no-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and violence. Weapons and illegal drugs are not allowed whatsoever at Open Signal. 

We require all members of our community to agree to our safety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at bit.ly/opensignalsafetyform.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need. If you’d like to apply, please complete the Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Application form and submit along with documentation of financial need. Scholarships are reviewed on the 15th of every month and scholarships will be awarded on the 20th of every month. Applicants can apply for one scholarship slot per term, with a maximum of 3 scholarships per calendar year.

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted.

Our workshops and equipment are made available to the community at an affordable rate because we want to amplify your voice on our public access cable channels. Join our community of media-makers! We ask that you submit work regularly in exchange for the free use of Open Signal equipment and studios.

Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions order to receive certification. It may be possible to schedule a make-up session for an additional fee, pending availability of staff. All certified students must complete a brief New Producer Orientation (NPO) before they are given access to our equipment. Students under the age of 18 will need to complete an NPO in the presence of their parent or guardian in order to check out equipment from Open Signal.

Workshop Cancellation Refunds or Transfers

Media Education Workshop cancellations, refunds or transfer requests must be made 3 business days (M-F 9am-5pm) before the first workshop start day to receive a full refund or transfer.  After 3 business days, no requests for refunds or transfers will be accepted.

If you miss a workshop session, a one-on-one make-up session can be scheduled upon request for select workshops for a flat fee of $90 for one missed 3-hour workshop session or $130 for missing a 5-hour workshop (scheduling availability permitting.) If you miss more than one workshop, you will need to retake the workshop and pay in full.

People with demonstrated need can contact our education department for other options at education@opensignalpdx.org.

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, contact our Media Education department at (503) 673-8649 or education [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Can’t Make it to Class?

Life happens! If you find out less than 3 business days that you are unable to make it to class, gift your workshop to a member of the community!

You may transfer your ticket to another interested student by emailing us at education@opensignalpdx.org with their name and email address. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our Facebook page or our Producer Forum, Switchboard or free up your spot to someone on the waitlist if there is one. 

Registrations cannot be transferred to another student after the workshop has already started.

Obligation to Pay

Non-attendance does not relieve you of your obligation to pay. If you register for a class and do not attend or stop attending and fail to request a refund within the refund period, no refunds or transfers will be offered.

Class Cancellation

Occasionally Open Signal must cancel a class due to low enrollment or emergencies. If your class is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Your refund will be processed in the manner in which you paid. If you used a credit card, your card will be credited.

Youth Camp Refund and Exchange Policy

Camp cancellations must be submitted in writing (mail, email or fax). Cancellations will be processed as follows:

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management.

NOTE: Open Signal reserves the right to cancel camps if minimum enrollments are not reached. If this happens, you will be notified at least one week before the start of the camp and you will be entitled to a full refund.

To be considered for a refund or for other questions about your registration, contact Media Education at (503) 673-8649 or education [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Refund Policies for Events

You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days' notice or fail to show up.

To be considered for a refund or for other questions about the event, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop, camp or event is closed due to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule within the term. Full refunds or exchanges will be offered if you are unable to make the rescheduled date.