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Teardown 2023

A conference for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware
June 23 - 25, 2023 · Portland, OR, USA
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Just the Facts

Who?Anyone interested in hardware: engineers, designers, artists, students, teachers...
What?A three-day line up of talks, workshops, demos, installations, and puzzles
When?Friday - Sunday, June 23 - 25, 2023
Where?Beautiful Portland, Oregon on the campus of Portland State University
Why?Shipping great hardware to you is rewarding, but we miss seeing you in person
How?With lots of help from our friends, including our partner, CETI

Attending & Presenting

Tickets are currently available for sale. Lower-cost, early bird tickets are available for a limited time.

Have an idea for a talk, workshop, demo, or installation? We’re looking for a broad range of topics, participants, skill levels, and formats. Submit your Teardown proposal!

What to Expect

Teardown is about the practice of hardware: prototyping, manufacturing, testing, disassembling, and circumventing, all while having fun. Leave the marketing glitz and talk of venture capital at the door and come prepared to learn and teach. See the full schedule of the previous Teardown held in 2019 or watch the recap video:

Talks & Workshops

Teardown will have a few parallel, scheduled tracks of talks and hands-on workshops covering a range of hardware topics and experience levels. Some workshops might have material fees, but we’re trying to make Teardown as accessible as possible. Do you have an idea for a talk or workshop? See the Teardown call for proposals.

Demos & Installations

Want to set up something that lasts longer than a talk or workshop? A demo table or installation space may be just the thing. They can be attended or self-serve, and can range from interactive sculpture to a workbench outfitted with tools to hack on a specific project. Have a project that would be a good fit for Teardown? See the Teardown call for proposals.


While scheduled events are great, we recognize that often the best part of any get together is the stuff that happens without a schedule, which is why we’re leaving room for swapping stories over food and/or drink, comparing notes on personal projects, and catching up with friends old and new.


Teardown’s primary venue will be Portland State University (PSU). We’ll also be taking full advantage of being within easy walking distance of everything downtown Portland has to offer.


Teardown is made possible by our great sponsors, which we’ll start announcing shortly. Interested in sponsoring Teardown? Drop us a line at teardown@crowdsupply.com.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, participants, and organizers are required to abide by the CETI code of conduct and sign the CETI waiver and release of liability.

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Early Bird Ticket

Your ticket to adventure at Teardown! Valid for general admission for one person on all three days (June 23 - 25, 2023). Includes a bundle of goodies, food and drink, access to talks, workshops, demos, installations, and other Teardown activities. Some activities may require additional material fees, which will be available for purchase separately. This early bird price is only available for a limited time and in limited quantity.


Community Fund Donation

Help someone else attend Teardown! All donations to the community fund will be used to defray the cost of event passes and travel for those in need of financial assistance.