Author: Jim Teece

Closing Keynote – 2018 Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum & The Governor’s Marketplace – October 26, 2018

I have been asked to give the closing keynote at the 16th annual Rogue Biz Forum. This is a free event for small business owners and dreamers. I am proud to have been involved since the first forum. I also sponsor the after-party. It’s a free event so come down and make sure you don’t miss my closing keynote.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 7:30 AM – 4:30

May 5, 2018 – Keynote at Rotary District 5110 Conference 

I have been asked to give the morning kickoff keynote for the regional Rotary District Meeting. It is quite the honor. Rotarians in communities from Lincoln City to Bend down to Lakeview and over to Brookings (That is a huge footprint). It also includes Yreka and Tulelake. Over 300 community leaders will attend and I have been asked to speak about “Future Proofing” and the Rotary. I’m very excited.

April 9, 2018 – Medford Chamber Forum

I have been asked to speak again (my third year in a row) at the Medford Forum. To change it up and provide a smooth transition to future speakers I will be doing a talk show style talk with Carey Cahill, Director of Business Development, Hunter Communications. We will discuss Future Proofing Southern Oregon and checking in on all the progress that we are all making together. I’ll also talk about my 3 future projects that I will be focusing on.

February 7-9, 2018 – WACE Conference Henderson, NV

I have been asked to present “Future Proofing your Chamber and your Community.” to the Western Association of Chamber Executives. I will give my future proofing concept but instead of being about fairs, it will be about the work we have done in Ashland and with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

You can find out more about the conference at

December 14, 2017 – SOREDI LAUNCH|Talk with Jim Teece

Jim Teece is a parallel entrepreneur, running several successful businesses in Southern Oregon: Project A, Ashland Home Net, Rogue Broadband and Umpqua Broadband. He’s also a partner in Art Authority. He’s also very active in the community.  Find out more at

Join Jim as he shares his stories and the Top 15 Things Every Southern Oregon Entrepreneur Needs to Know to Survive and Thrive. His talks are inspirational, funny, though provoking and disruptive. He promises you’ll walk away with something that will change your life!

Date: Thursday, December 14
Location:  Climate City Brewing, Grants Pass
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Tickets:  $15 Non Members, Free to SOREDI Members

Venue Climate City Brewing, Grants Pass
Address 509 SW G Street
Grants Pass OR 97526, US
Starts Thu Dec 14 2017, 5:30pm PST
Ends Thu Dec 14 2017, 7:30pm PST

January 3, 2018 – Closing Keynote – WFA Annual Meeting – Anaheim, CA

I have been asked to present my “Future Proofing” talk to the Western Fairs Association as the closing keynote.

This will be my largest audience of this talk with several hundred expected.

I will create a unique version of the talk that relates directly to the audience and the themes we heard throughout the conference leading up to it.

You can find out more about the conference at

Wow! I received the 2017 Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achievement Award

John Irwin, Jim Teece, and Ed Parker

I was surprised at this years Oregon Connections conference in Hood River, Oregon to be given the 2017 Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achievement Award.

The plaque reads…

“In Recognition of your Efforts, Accomplishments and Contributions to Telecommunications in Oregon”

On the nice handout they gave me it reads…

“2017 Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achievement Award

This award is presented to individuals whose contributions in telecommunications have been rendered with the greatest civility, who serve as a role model and mentor to many, and who have provided a lasting legacy influencing for years to come the course and future of telecommunications in Oregon.

Jim Teece embodies the essence of the Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achievement recognition. He is a “force of nature” for all facets of technology in southern Oregon and, indeed, throughout the country and even overseas. He has been instrumental in advancing broadband and wireless development efforts wherever he goes. Jim is a well-known community and technology leader beyond southern Oregon. He brings a strong sense of humor and passion to his efforts.

It’s a great honor.

I wrote about it on FB here –

Dec. 14, 2017 – Top 15 Things every Southern Oregon Entrepreneur Needs to Know to Launch and Thrive : SOREDI Launch Talk

I have been asked to give a 45 minute talk by SOREDI at Climate City Brewing in Grants Pass. I’m very excited about it because I get to follow on the heels of Trever Yarrish who spoke there last month. Grants Pass is a key part of Southern Oregon’s EcoSystem and the community is revitalizing itself in amazing ways. Any Entrepreneur from Southern Oregon will love my inspirational, funny talk. SOREDI does charge $15 if you are a non-member, but you will walk away with 15 things that will change your life. Such a Deal. I might even throw in 1 or 2 more.