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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Debunking Myths

BY STUART CULLUM
@ 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.

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Full Frontal NERDity

BY STEVEN HODGES
@ 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.

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Three Six Five

BY MICHELLE LAM
@ 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.

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From Theatre to Digital to Digital Theatre!

BY OWEN BRIERLEY
@ 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.

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Catalyst for Theater

BY BRETTA GERECKE AND JONATHAN CHRISTENSON
@ 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.

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Little Cree Books

BY CAYLIE GNYRA
@ 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.

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Winter Driving

BY MICHAEL CARLOS
@ 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.

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Journey into Eldership

BY GILMAN CARDINAL
@ 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.

 

EDMONTON Blog

City Focus: Fort McMurray

We direct this week's City Focus to Canada and city of Edmonton, whose fellow Albertans in the northern town of Fort McMurray suffered the country's most destructive wildfire in recent memory. 80,000 residents were evacuated and nearly 2000 homes have been destroyed. Our hearts and thoughts go out out to all those affected. Stay tuned for ways to help by participating in the PechaKucha INSPIRE Initiative.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Christine Causing

    Christine is the Coordinator for the NextGen Initiative.

  • Ryan Stephens

    Born and raised in Edmonton, Ryan spends his time absorbed in the stories and motions of the city as NextGen’s Pecha Kucha Nights Co-Chair, a freelance writer, and as Communications Coordinator for the Edmonton Heritage Council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from the University of Alberta, where he grew fond of writing about Edmonton’s past and future for the University’s newspaper The Gateway. Ryan continues to write for local publications and spends his spare time fuelling his obsessions with writing, film and local heritage—all that accompanied by a hip-hop soundtrack.

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