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Not yet scheduled!

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!


Three Simple Steps to Better Wine

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Meeting with restaurants and wine bars, negotiating contracts with liquor shops and distributors, establishing new customers, helping pair wine and food for menus, holding wine tastings for restaurants, conducting wine dinners, dealing with corked wine and other customer complaints has more than prepared Whitney Wells to tell us what and how to drink.


Breaking the Mold of Classic Theatre

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

NATALIE SCARLETT is an English and drama teacher by day and a theatrical director, writer and all around creative person all the time, especially at night. A tireless teacher, Natalie proudly coaches debate, cultivates creative writing club and directs the non-musical theatre program.


Son of a Teacher (Wo)man

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Patrick Edmiston is a photographer based out of Fort Collins, CO. In 2013 he started the Downtown Artery and July of 2016 he started the top photo studio in Fort Collins, The Articulate.  


The Language of Perception

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Jana Knapp Sanchez's passion is helping people develop and share the stories and messages that are most important to them. She’s been telling stories professionally for more than 20 years. And for the last decade she’s been dedicated to helping people share what they’re passionate about and connect with others. In he presentation she examines the use of language.


Everyday Gurus

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Dr. Alisha Jacobs, a practitioner of  animal chiropractics along with Debi Kennison, Owner at Balance Point Therapy and the Co-founder at Our Goddess Movement take us through a journey of stories and lessons from women that they interviewed over a year and a half.


Marihuana Yesterday, Cannabis Today

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Kirk Scramstad and Maka Kala'i are no strangers to cannabis as they organized the petition drive to put the pro-medical marijuana measure on Fort Collins' ballot. Here they discuss the evolution of cannabis as a socail and medical phenomenon.


Healing From Within: A Look at the Body's Switchboard

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Health is not a destination.  Health is an ongoing, individually unique process of earning and maintaining natural well-being. Dr. Brandon Buttry  explains how the greatest expression of life is achieved through consistent investments in yourself. 


What a Waste!

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

As a Documentary Filmmaker Shari Due's expertise as a storyteller helps raise awareness about subjects that are important but may get overlooked by all but a few. 


About the City's Organizers

  • Douglas Cannon

    Doug Cannon is a Specialist with Larimer County Economic Development Department. In that role Doug is responsible for Community Outreach ensuring the citizens of Larimer County know about the resources available to them. Doug is also responsible for leading the county’s Business Retention and Expansion efforts helping to provide an environment conducive to regional business growth. Prior to his move to Colorado, Doug served as a Business Advisor with the Tarrant County, Texas Small Business Development Center. During his tenure he created a framework for encouraging and facilitating entrepreneurial based business development by coordinating access to local, regional and state resources; including business assistance, business retention, and financing plans. He also helped develop and nurture professional and departmental relationships with other agencies and organizations in order to strengthen the linkage between economic development strategies and quality of life initiatives. He promoted development through relationships between the City and business community, economic development agencies, state and regional agencies, and higher education, business/industry outreach efforts including site visits, assisting existing businesses with expansion plans, problem solving and coordinating follow up. As a Business Analyst with the Chicago Westside Entrepreneurship Center and the Small Business Development Center, Doug focused on assisting small businesses from idea stage through maturity. Doug assisted business access to capital both, equity and debt, while providing technical assistance and strategic planning. Doug brought Chicago Community Ventures (CCV) a wealth of knowledge and experience in sales and marketing having spent years in high-dollar, intangible inside sales with a global B2B events company. Doug's work at CCV was designed to help organizations achieve the next level of business success. He builds upon a substantial body of knowledge from repeated consulting engagements. He is able to apply a wide range of proven solutions from work with many successful organizations. A key accomplishment at CCV was the development and implementation of the Marketing and Customer Development Program which received the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Program Excellence Award. Doug has decades of expertise in the culinary field. Doug Worked as a Chef in Chicago concentrating on global cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Focusing on cost control, operations, human capital and negotiations, Doug led many successful and profitable restaurants and helped to train generations of new chefs. Doug has worked for James Beard Nominated and James Beard Award winning chefs. Doug has spent time in the kitchens of Spago, Trio, Charlie Trotters among others. Doug has cooked for many celebrities including Amad Rashad, James Taylor, Tommy Chong, Steppenwolf Theater, Lewis Black, Mark Curry, Michael Jordan, Madonna, Destiny's Child, Antonio Fargas, Al Lewis, Laurence Fishburn, Jason Newsted (Metallica), Liz Phair, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and probably a bunch of other ones that he can't remember. Doug was a frequent lecturer at Loyola Law School and The City Colleges of Chicago. Additionally, he has presented to the US Small Business Administration, State of Illinois Department Of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, various chambers of commerce and community groups, and has advocated for his clients in front of local government. Doug received his MBA from the University of Illinois with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and International Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, a Cordon Bleu School.

  • Brian Hanning

    Brian is an Attorney and owns Hanning Law Ltd. He works with businesses and non-profits to create solid legal foundations from which the organizations can act in confidence. Additionally, he helps register and license Copyrights, as well as setting up estate plans for individuals. In addition, Brian writes a weekly blog explaining some of the basics of law. The courts say that ignorance of the law is no excuse and Equity Principle is Brian's way of combating legal ignorance. Beyond the legal profession, Brian enjoys spending time with his two dogs, reading fiction, and finding time to write. There is always something new to learn and to do, meaning Brian is busy but loving every second.

  • Jennifer Spencer

    I create modern paintings that enliven the homes of interesting people & hearten contemporary commercial spaces. Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life & learning, I've explored song writing, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Currently my passion is around visual expression & modern, abstract oil painting.