PechaKucha Presentation

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Lauren Maples

Director, Bija in Beacon

What Does Success Mean to You?

PRESENTED ON JUN 14, 2016
IN BEACON @ VOL 6

Lauren Maples, founder and director of bijakids, talks about her own journey of defining what succes is and how the lessons she learned along the way informs her daycare practice. 

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For the Kids of Haiti

BY BRIAN CHEESMAN
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

Brian Cheesman - Temporary Childhood Poet - about Children and Childhood these days... Is this good or bad...?

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To Kids About Kids

BY MARINA POTANINA
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 11, 2010

Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed.  (in Russian)

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The Secrets to Raising Successful Kids

BY BRIMAH VONJO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Brimah Vonjo leaks to us the secrets to raising successful kids. These secrets include things like identfying your kid's strengths and weaknesses, teaching them to create rather than compete, being a good role model, and letting your kids choose their own path in life.

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What Does Tokyo Mean to You?

BY MAYKOL MEDINA
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Maykol Medina and Hiroaki Iwaki, creators of the Tokyo BitoBito Project, ask the question "What does Tokyo mean to you?" to 100 people in Tokyo over 5 months. With varied reponses such as "organized", "fun", "boring", or "a disaster", they attempt to recollect how people view Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 25, 2014.

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Things Kids Don't Do Anymore

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Peter Exley, organizer of PKN Chicago, reminisces about a childhood trip to Greece! 

Goes into depth on his trip to Greece, and the travel journal he kept as a child. 

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

BY AVA BYNUM
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.

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Brand it like you mean it

BY PAUL XU
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Paul Xu is a student at the University of Toronto, a self proclaimed designer and all around keener. Founding Studio 90 Designs to create designs for businesses and organizations around York Region, he wants to inspire everyone to consider why strong branding of your business and services is so vital to success. 

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What went wrong with success?

BY PETER MELDAHL
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 23, 2015

Peter Meldal presents Teslagrad, a breakout success for Rain games. However, just because a project went well doesn't mean some parts of it did not go terribly wrong as well. This is a look at 2 things that the team wish we got right the first time around.

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Building Kids up by Building with Kids

BY MARK MORENO
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 23, 2017

“The most important architectural lessons I teach can be traced back to my family, and to the family restaurant.”

In “Building with Kids to Build Kids Up,” from Pecha Kucha night Saint Joseph/Benton Harbor, vol. 8, Associate Professor at Andrews University, Mark Moreno explains the Renaissance Kids Architecture Camp, how it came to be, and what he wants to be when he grows up.” He founded and runs the camp at Andrews’ School of Architecture and Interior Design.