Lights, Camera, Connection!

A Femme & Nonbinary Centered Networking Affair

Lights, Camera, Connection!

Lights, Camera, Connection celebrates the future of media — all are welcome to attend to support our efforts to advance gender equity in film and media arts!

>> RSVP for this event by donating to Open Signal through the Give!Guide (you'll also be entered to win some amazing prizes)! <<

We are excited to host this open-house style gathering in our newly renovated lobby — help us warm up the space and enjoy brunch, conversation and dreaming with others who celebrate diversity and commit to equity.

We invite you to drop in, mingle, take in a showcase of content from femme and nonbinary media makers, and connect! Meet and network with esteemed media professionals in the Portland area, gathered to support diversity in the film and media industry. If you are femme or nonbinary and looking for opportunities or support to launch your career in film, this event is for you! 

Connect with local organizations, collectives, freelancers, business, and artists from:

As well as our special guest, Dawn Jones Redstone, the award winning director of the new feature film Mother of Color, filmed here in Portland, OR.

We are also offering free professional headshots, AND will be raffling off three tablets from Wacom!

Give through Open Signal’s Give!Guide campaign to guarantee entry (show your confirmation email at the door). We do have some capacity limitations to consider, so those looking to donate at the door will be welcomed in as capacity allows. Brunch is on us! Open Signal will provide an abundant spread to make sure you get your brunch fix for the weekend.

If you would like to support the event, but cannot attend, please contact Director of Growth, Courtney Rae, by email at courtneyrae [at] In-kind donations of refreshments, floral arrangements, or grab bags are welcome, as well as financial support, of course.


Nov 18


11:00am – 3:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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For questions about your registration, please contact us by phone at (503) 288 1515 or email education [at]

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Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelines and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

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

Accessibility Requests

Open Signal is committed to hosting meetings, events and gatherings that are accessible and inclusive. Ensuring that all members of our community can fully engage in our activities not only benefits the individual, but  strengthens our community as a whole. 

We will do our best to accommodate your needs for equitable access to our facilities, however some requests may not be within our means to meet at this time.

Please submit your request using this form: Accessibility Request Form