Next Event

27 JUN


Doors open at 6:30 pm and presentations start at 7 pm. Refreshments will be available pre-show, during the Beer Break and post-show to facilitate conversations with other awesome Calgarians, so come early and stay late.

Event Description: The theme of the evening is "BOOM". Ideas can come in a flash, things can go your way, and sometimes everything blows up in your face. Each speaker will share their interpretation of the theme using 20 images X 20 seconds.


  • Lynda Cherry - Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners
  • Audrey Lane Cockett - poet/spoken word artist
  • Joshua Dalledonne - producer/director/writer/actor
  • Ken Goosen - pyrotechnician
  • Lauren Harris - Calgary Emergency Management Agency
  • Angie Hung - dancer and choreographer by night, Project Manager by day
  • Kimberley Nelson- Vice-President, Bike Calgary
  • Denise Rackett - secret laughter instructor, photographer, egg artist 
  • Harry Sanders - historian
  • Sophie Serafino - violinist, composer & performer

Hosted by Kevin Jesuino.

Ticket price includes $1 donation to PechaKucha Global and $1.27 Eventbrite service charge. Please print your ticket or use the Eventbrite app on your smartphone to display your ticket (preferred) at the door.



@ VOL 12 ON MAY 28, 2012

In a culture where robots are everywhere -- whether as a toy, in an industrial setting, or as a movie villain -- it's good to have someone like DJ Sures, CEO, roboticist, and the visionary behind EZ-Robot. Watch as he shares his passion for robots, particularly the ones that are easy to control. (in English) More to see: http://www.ez-robot.com/default.aspx



Using the Format at Conferences

The PechaKucha format goes beyond regular PechaKucha Nights, and we are often contacted about having one-off PechaKucha sessions as part of conferences or festivals, which we call "Powered by PechaKucha" events. Here's one planned for the Werklund School of Education's IDEAS: Rising to the Challenge conference in Calgary.

This spring, a conference focusing on education innovation will be held on campus, and PechaKucha will figure prominently in the program. The conference, called IDEAS: Rising to the Challenge, will focus on creating opportunities for participants to inform each other’s work, to build on ideas and to challenge the ideas of learning and teaching.
According to Brenda Gladstone, co-chair of the conference and Chief Operating Officer of the Galileo Educational Network, the two-day event is for innovators, designers, educators, academics, researchers and students (hence the acronym IDEAS).
“Participants will build new knowledge networks,” says Gladstone. “These networks will focus on scholarship for teaching, in which research informs teaching and leading practices, and leading edge practices from the field inform research.”

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About the City's Organizers

  • DJ Kelly

    DJ is a civic and arts advocate and a marketing and communications professional in Calgary, Alberta.

  • Steve Nagy

    Co-founder and Immersive Marketing consultant with Rocket House Productions. Co-owner and Artistic Director of Breathe Parkour. So, let's go jump off pretty things and take pictures!

  • Mike Morrison

    Writer, blogger, Metro columnist and Veronica Mars movie backer. Social, media, marketing, photos and travel are my jams.

  • David Plouffe

    Member of the Pecha Kucha Calgary Advisory Group. I am bridge builder - making it possible for strange or unlikely partners to work together; a connector – linking people to one another or to others to maximize outcomes; a convener - bringing people to together to learn and discuss about an issue or topic; a collaborator – partnering with people; an idea mover -taking a leap with new ideas or people; and community voice amplifier - finding and supporting people at the margins of a field or community.

  • James Tomasson

    Native Calgarian recently returned from England after living and working there (mainly in London) for a decade. Nice to be back in the mountains.

  • Zoe Klintberg

    A connoisseur of classic films and creativity and also an advocate of adventures and art.

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