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05 MAR


Looking for a new and unique experience? Shuffle the deck and join Edmonton’s NextGen for Pecha Kucha Night 21 for an evening of inspiring ideas and innovative talks.

Our presenters are:

  • Tim Reid - Stuff Liam Says
  • Adam Zepp - Crowdfunding: The most successful campaign of all time
  • Claire Edwards - The Youngest City in Canada: How Edmonton's youth are taking on the world and winning
  • Julie Rohr - We Are the Women
  • Andrew Williams - Pineapples: The Most Interesting Fruit on the Planet
  • Allan Mott - Transcending Tackiness
  • Miranda Jimmy - Why Reconciliation & Why Now
  • Sydney Tordoff - Building Community by Changing Children’s Lives
  • Jarrid Kolodnicki - Crazy Ideas and Wildest Dreams
  • Kuen Tang - Beauty Within

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Colours Restaurant at Northlands Park

7410 Borden Park Road NW

Cost: $17 ($15 with student I.D.) + G.S.T. 

Tickets can be purchased here

Edmonton’s NextGen is a group of young, passionate, community-minded individuals who give a voice to Edmonton’s next generation. The group works as a hub for connecting people, places,communities and ideas through events. They are proudly the first organization to host Pecha Kucha Nights in Western Canada, joining over 700 cities worldwide.


Debunking Myths

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.


Full Frontal NERDity

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.


Three Six Five

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Michelle Lam explains why she embarked on project "Three Six Five," her quest to do a single random act of kindness each day of the year, and the various experiences she has had with the new people she has met so far.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2013.


From Theatre to Digital to Digital Theatre!

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Owen Brierley talks about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 13, 2013.


Catalyst for Theater

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Jonathan Christenson and Bretta Gerecke, founders of Catalyst, talk about the evolution of their theater company. They began 16 years ago, in a run down warehouse, which they renovated as they prepared new presentations, and since then the company has grown and even given international performances.


Little Cree Books

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Caylie Gnyra describes the Little Cree Books project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Cree is one of Canada's indigenous languages. Gnyra has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The ebooks are available for free here

"Presentation of the Day" on April 10, 2013.


Winter Driving

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Michael Carlos talks about driving in the winter, and his experiences with his front wheel drive Honda Civic, with no traction control. He argues that the driver is more important than specialized equipment, and gives tips for how to minimize risk, and drive responsibly.


Journey into Eldership

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis describe their experiences growing up in aboriginal communities, the importance of elders in these communities, and the process of growth through you into eldership.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2013.



Top 5 Presentations in July

Another month has passed and we now find ourselves in the warmth of August -- at least in the Northern hemisphere -- and that means it's also time to share a hot and fresh serving of top 5 presentations (for the month of July). All the presentations are embedded below, or follow the links to watch them on their proper presentation page -- and you can make sure to receive this list every month in your mailbox by subscribing to our global newsletter (in the footer below).

"Dating by Design" by Ayla Newhouse

"Learn Like a Beginner" by Vincent Cabansag

"Three Six Five" by Michelle Lam

"The Most Valuable Skill" by Mike Busch

"What's the Big Idea?!" by Will Russell

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About the City's Organizers

  • Christine Causing

    Christine is the Coordinator for the NextGen Initiative. She initially became involved with NextGen being on the NextGen Task Force in 2005-06 and led the Arts and Cultural consultations which engaged over 100 next gener's to talk about the current state of the arts and cultural scene in Edmonton. Christine grew up in Edmonton and completed a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Alberta where she studied monkeys in Costa Rica and became interested in ecotourism and sustainable development. She then went on to complete a Masters degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. In her Masters degree she focused on sustainable tourism and community development in developing countries and did her research for her thesis in Samoa in the South Pacific. Christine loves Edmonton for its arts and cultural scene. She was part of the Cultural Plan Steering Committee for the City of Edmonton's Cultural Plan, The Art of Living. She was selected as one of Avenue's Top 40 Under 40 in 2012. Currently, Christine is enjoying being a new mom and exploring Edmonton with her daughter.

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