Last year, Portland Monthly and Knowledge Universe teamed up to create a new dimension to the annual Light a Fire Awards: we identified 30 of Portland’s most exciting emerging thinkers, leaders, and doers as our inaugural class of Knowledge Universe Rising Stars. The program’s debut brought together a stimulating and diverse group of people, all busy shaping Portland’s future.

Now it’s time to select the next class, and we need your help. Who’s making a difference in the city’s social, political, creative, and business worlds? Let us know! We’ll celebrate this year’s Rising Stars with a seat at Portland Monthly’s Tenth Annual Light a Fire Awards dinner on October 21, and at an honorary reception. We’ll also showcase their talents and endeavors in a series of events in 2015.

Who are Rising Stars?
Rising Stars are change-makers, thought-leaders, and conversation-starters shaping Portland’s future—emerging business, political, or arts professionals leveraging their time and skill in creative ways that build community.

Nominations are now closed.

Thank you!
Portland Monthly & Knowledge Universe