#ELGL13 starred Dion Jordan, former Oregon Gov. Kulonguski, former Washington Gov. Gregoire, and the mayors of Beaverton, Gresham, and Portland. The event received rave reviews from Mac’s List (named the ELGL conference as a can’t miss networking event) and George Rede from the Hillsboro Argus.
This year, we have added concurrent session, expanded the venue’s capacity, contracted with a videographer, and finalized an incredible line up of speakers. We will announce a different #ELGL14 session each Monday.
First up, our speaker for the 3:45 p.m. slot is a former Oregonian intern and current Washington Post reporter. ELGL first met Emily during an May 2013 interview where we learned her love of Chicago, Powell’s Books, and Deschutes Brewery.
Washington Post Reporter
Former Atlantic Cities Writer
Emily Badger is a writer in the Washington, D.C., area, where she covers urban planning and affairs for The Atlantic Cities. She has written on many topics that have little to do with each other: cul-de-sacs, roadside rest area culture, soft-spoken senators and flying drones. She loves stories that get her behind the scenes at museums, and she particularly appreciates that when really bad things happen to her, it gives her something to write about. Primarily, though, she’s interested in cities, public policy and strange ideas, and she’s written about them for a wide variety of print and web outlets.
Emily grew up in and loves Chicago, which is why she has plastered her website with an image of that city, even though she no longer lives there. She has also lived for various stretches in Portland, Cleveland, Orlando, Tallahassee, Paris, Norfolk and Atlanta. So far, she has been sitting still in the D.C. area for three full years – a personal adult record – mostly because that is how long it takes to work very slowly on a Master’s degree.
For someone who spends a lot of time writing about cities, Emily tries to get as far away from them as possible when she’s not working. She loves to camp and hike and has, on the rare occasion, found an excuse to write about that, too.