Next Event

02 OCT


It's our 30th event.

Our 300th speaker takes the stage.

Our 9th Season opens with "Open Season".

Doors @ 6:30 PM / Presentations @ 7:00 PM

It's open season on how these speakers will interpret our 30th event theme, "Open Season". They might explain it through the lens of weather patterns, hunting trends, open mic rhyme scheme or even the best season for creating magic, but no matter what, they only have 20 images on the screen for 20 seconds each to express and inspire.


  • Käthe Lemon -Editor-in-Chief of Avenue Magazine Calgary - @KätheLemon
  • Victoria Scott - Blogger, podcaster, trier of life - @GirlTriesLife
  • Richard Roseboom - Co-founder of MicroMech, thinking big with technology - @RichardRoseboom
  • Jazzlib - Hip hop collective levelling up with funky antics and beats - @Jazzlib
  • Carisa Hendrix - Magician, circus stunt girl, fire eater and Guiness Record holder - @CarisaHendrix
  • And more to be announced in the coming days...

BEER: The Globe will be serving drinks pre-show and during the Beer Break so come early and enjoy a brew with other awesome Calgarians.


VENUE: @GlobeCinema GlobeCinema.ca

Many thanks to our community event partners, RocketHouse!@RocketHouseInc RocketHouse.ca

Tickets are only $11 so buy them early and buy them fast.




@ 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.”

Read the rest of the article.

Read More

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 of RocketHouse. 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.

  • Zoe Klintberg

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

  • Wil Knoll

    Regular Contributor to the CBC Calgary Technology Column, CBC Calgary News at 6 Television Broadcast.