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PechaKucha Night Call for Proposals 

PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 24
Friday, November 17, 2017
Location TBA

PechaKucha Bangor invites you to submit a presentation for the next PechaKucha Night (PKN) in Bangor to be held on Friday, November 17th

People of all creative expressions—designers, writers, architects, artists, sculptors, dancers, photographers, academics, athletes, farmers, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and more are encouraged to submit their work to present at PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 24. 

PROPOSALS: Please send a 2-3 sentence bio, title and description of your presentation, 3 – 5 sample images and your phone and email contact info to pechakucha.bangor@gmail.com. Proposals are due October 6th to be considered for PKN Bangor Vol. 25. This does not need to be your full presentation. Chosen presenters will be able to complete their presentations prior to PKN and due 10 days before the event.  

The PechaKucha Bangor committee meets after the proposal deadline to review all presenter submissions and curate a diverse mix of presentations for each PechaKucha Night. Proposals may also be considered for a future event. All submitters will be notified of the decisions.

PechaKucha Night Bangor is a presentation event for creative people to showcase their work, accomplishments and ideas to the community. PechaKucha Night started in 2003 in Japan and has spread to hundreds of cities around the world. The event concept is to keep presentations concise, interest up and ideas flowing. The 20x20 PechaKucha format allows each presenter to narrate a sideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. Each event has up to 8 presenters representing a wide array of creative disciplines.


Featured Presentation


Alyne Cistone

in Somesville, Maine

What You Don’t Know About Me


Alyne Cistone is a Kenyan-born lawyer now a management consultant with Eaton Peabody. With the use of humor and stories, she hopes to share some of her experiences growing up in Kenya and some of the challenges of living here in Maine.


Journey, Cultural Diversity and Dreams

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor for ten years. You may recognize her as a ramp agent from Bangor International Airport or as a fellow mother at your child's elementary school. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. Here she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2014. 


A Look Behind The Mic at WERU

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Sean Gambrel is the host of “High on a Mountain”: a weekly program of Old-time Appalachian music on WERU and serves on WERU’s Board of Directors. Sean is a Bangor resident, and earns his living making maps. Sean presents on the past, present, and future of WERU, offering a look inside the studios and organization of Maine’s foremost Community Radio station.


Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

"So they say the first part of coping with your addiction is truly acknowledging that you're dependent on substance. I guess it's only fitting that we're in a church this evening, so my name is Chris and I'm addicted to socks."

In "Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World" from PechaKucha Night Bangor, ME Vol. 12, Christopher Winstead presented on a topic near and dear to his feet and sole. As he has spent the last 14 years of his professional career in the business world, Chris quickly learned that the corporate uniform of suits and ties didn’t lend themselves to a high level of creativity. Looking to add a bit of fashion into his wardrobe, Chris started looking at socks. They are both a venue for expression and an ability to add a pop or color to the board room. A huge thank you to Rebecca Krupke of Captured Moments Photography who provided her talents and skills to the images in the presentation.


Birth of a Science Festival

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kate Dickerson moved to Bangor in 2002, after she and her husband lived the nomadic life of the academic world. While John followed the trail of physics jobs, Kate worked in all sorts of areas in the environmental field, and they traversed the northern part of the US. They were thrilled to settled down in Maine with their two kids, and have always felt like it was home. In her presentation, Kate takes us down the road that led her to create the Maine Science Festival.


Bangor's Ultimate Summer League

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Josh Kearns moved to Maine to work for Gilman Electric. As a means to connect with the community, he helped to bring back the Summer Ultimate Frisbee league in Bangor.


IMRC (Immerse) Labs

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

The IMRC Labs are a creative sciences, innovation, and technology center ​within​ the University of Maine​ that focuses on introducing design thinking strategies to provide innovation opportunities for students, involved community members, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. ​Sean Taylor is a third year candidate for Master of Fine Arts at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Program and graduates in August. His intermedial work ​researches sociological factors concerning the effect of technology on ​how people exist and function in the world in relation to one another. 



@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Sean Faircloth goes away from his usually detailed work of writing legislation and organizing causes to talking about ideals such as yugen, or experienceing a deeper feeling beyound words, that inspire him. He does this by talking about the controversal relationship of religion and science and politics. He poetically and with great passion describes the distinction between religious and scientific mentalities as to give greater insight on both sides. 


Reporting on the Home Front

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Mario Moretto covers the Hancock County, Maine for the Bangor Daily News. He has lived in Maine all his life and can think of nowhere he'd rather be to work. As a journalist in his hometown, he often reports on familiar faces and places; sometimes good news and sometimes bad news. However, he finds it a privilege to work in his hometwon and enjoys the feeling of his life coming full circle. 




Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own. 
Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Gibran Graham

    From the moment I was introduced to PechaKucha, I became obsessed with it and am proud to help organize PKN in Bangor, Maine where there is a wealth of creativity and talent just waiting to be shared. My work background is in retail management and marketing and I'm currently the marketing manager and event coordinator at The Briar Patch children’s book and toy store in Downtown Bangor. Since 2008, my BangPop! events company has produced many annual events in the Bangor area, including the BangPop! Comic Con, SnowCon Gaming Convention, and Kid Central Festival. I have a passion for the arts, volunteering, and developing programs to help the community come together. I also serves as a member of the steering committee for FUSION:Bangor and sits on several planning boards and non-profit organizations including the Downtown Bangor Partnership, River City Cinema, Hacktivate! and the Bangor Book Festival. In November of 2013, I was elected to a three-year term on the Bangor City Council.

  • Justin Russell

    Born on the coast of Maine. Been living within a ten-mile radius of downtown Bangor since about the time I learned to walk. I do web development, photography, social media, and whatever else there is that needs doing.

  • Annie Collins

    Joiner of things, organizations, and clubs. Currently living in downtown Bangor with my husband, son, and 2 cats. (#DowntownProud ) Also involved with FUSION:Bangor, and the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative. Participating in PK since it's introduction into Bangor, but still haven't found any material/topic interesting enough for a presentation of my own.

  • Francesca DeSanctis

    Member of the PKN Bangor team.