PKN Lakeland volume 6

The creative industries united once again to bring internationally recognized Pecha Kucha to Lakeland for our 6th event.  The event was held at Lakeland TV  (LKLD TV) on the corner of Cedar St and Massachusetts Ave. Thank you, Randy Borden. This gave us a chance to preview the new LKLD TV facilities. What a great opportunity for promotion of the Lakeland community.

 Our Presenters were once again entertaining and creative. Presenters for the night included:

Adam Spafford – "Economics of Liberty" This was another informative presentation on the cost of Freedom.

Chrissanne Long – "Buy Local".  Chrissanne is a local small business advocate who has hit the digital media and consumer world with a storm. Her Cash Mob events have generated a large following of buy local supporters.

Bruce Lyon – "Fly fishing in Alaska" was a fun and entertaining view of the fly fishing in that state to the far far north.

Tammy Wright – "Trying to Be a Locavore in Central Florida" Another Buy local enthusiast, tammy documents her attempts to buy local and he need to broaden the definition of local.

Larry Rankin – "Trip to Havana, Cuba 1899". This presentation was based on a vacation photo album compiled in 1899 long before instamatic cameras.

Dr. Michael Stratton – "sugar" This was an informative and entertaining presentation of the effects of sugar and unexpected sources of dietary sugar.

Paul Singer – '20 Powerful Words'       Finally, someone finally did it - a presentation with nothing but 20 words. Creative, energetic and informative.

And Randy Borden, LKLD TV ,our host for the evening.


The evening ended with a lot of smiles, laughter and good chatter. That’s what PKN this is all about.

PKN Lakeland is among the first PechaKucha Nights we'll have the pleasure to see this year. Set in sunny central Florida, this land of many lakes looks to host their Volume 7 at the end of January.

We imagine they're having a much warmer winter than most, perhaps a PechaKucha field trip is in order?

On the 12th of January, Bev Hendricks and Victor Prebor will be participating in a PKN Summit in Orlando FL. The Summit has been organized by Eddie Selover with PechaKucha Orlando. This will be a daylong event that will cumulate with a PNK presentation and a roundtable discussion on PKN events. The focus of the roundtable discussion individual cities experiences, best practices, where it's been and where it's going. The roundtable will feature leaders of PKN in Ft. Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Tampa Bay and Orlando. The roundtable begin at 5:00pm at Urban ReThink, 625 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Lakeland is hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 tonight (January 21), and please note that the venue is the Dixieland Village (1037 S. Florida Ave. Suite 130), which is changed from the originally announced venue. Doors open at 19:20, with presentations starting at 20:20.