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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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Meeting Caine

BY GARY JOHNSTON
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 22, 2013

Gary Johnston shares the amazing story of Caine, whose cardboard arcade became world-famous after it went viral on Reddit. He then shares how he was able to connect the students at his school to Caine and explains how we can use social media to highlight the talents of our students and children.

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The Absurdities of Long-Distance Running

BY MIKE CLANCY
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 22, 2013

Mike Clancy details his illustrious and albeit short career as a collegiate cross-country runner and some of the absurdities that long-distance runners face. 

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How to Change the World

BY KATIE HILBORN
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 22, 2013

Have you ever wanted to "Change the World" but didn't know how? Katie Hilborn is a snowboarder turned philanthropist who one day realized she could do just this, and that it's easier than you think! In this inspirational speech, Katie explains why it's in our own best interest to take care of others, citing that the natural self-confidence which develops allows us to achieve great things.

Chronicling her own story and pathway to 'changing the world' affirms that anything is possible. Katie now runs her non-profit, Global Orphan Prevention. Her humanitarian work extends to Nepal, Vietnam, and various other developing nations.

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Contained Stories

BY NIKKI BISENIEKS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2013

Nikki Bisenieks received her first camera at age 7; since then, photography has been her medium of choice to capture the stories happening around her. Here she gives us a short survey of her photography, including her choice of subjects and preference for film. 

 

HO CHI MINH CITY Blog

We turned 3 last night!

Last night was our third volume of PKN in Ho Chi Minh City. Each event seems to get better and better! Thanks to all of those that presented and attended.
Rainy season is upon us once more in southern Vietnam but about 70 people still braved the downpour to make it to Goc Pho Café in this Phu Nhuan neighborhood!
We had 8 presenters lined up for the evening on a great variety of topics:
                -Why People Climb Mountains, Kevin Weingarten
                -Thinking Outside the Box, Lindsay Erdman
                -Fashion4Freedom… the project and the shoes, Rachael Carson
                -Tree Planting in Canada, Dan Van Engelen
                -Lollypop Music, Wade Johnston (thanks for the live music and delicious lollypops Wade!)
                -Jumping shots!, Stacia Maiorani
                -Being an International Pet Parent, Elizabeth Hunt-Lucarini         
                -Analogue Photography, Nikki Bisenieks
 
Linh joined us with 40 beautiful notebooks, created from children's coloring projects of awesome zodiac signs! She is raising money for an orphanage in District 2 in HCMC that desperately needs reconstruction... raising the ground floor and bathrooms so that the rainy season's monsoons don't flood inside. She sold all 40 throughout the evening... making FOUR MILLION in VND to go to the orphanage! YEEEAAHHH!
During the halfway break we also made paper airplanes out of Quito’s Vol. 6 poster and flew them around the café! …Photos to come (will be posted on the Vol. 3 event page of HCMC).
Each event seems to gain more and more people. It was great to see so many past presenters there last night… and just hear everyone saying that they had a great time.
We made it through the microphone glitches, the noisy blending of drinks, and again – the RAIN!
 
Below are some of the photos we've collected so far from last night's fun:
 
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Beautiful notebooks to raise money for an orphanage in District 2:
 
Stacia and Linh... raising money for an orphanage in D2:
 
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Wade:
 
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