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Van Jones to keynote Portland conference

Van Jones, founder of Green for All, will give a keynote speech at the fifth-annual Oregon BEST FEST in Portland.

BEST FEST is a state-funded group that fosters innovation and commercialization of clean tech businesses, bringing together industry and university researchers.

This year's conference will be held September 11 to 12.

Green for All is a national organization that works to bring green jobs to lower-income communities. Jones authored two books and briefly served as a green jobs advisor in the Obama administration, and now co-hosts CNN’s “Crossfire,”

Jones is also president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a political organization aimed to counter the Tea Party movement.