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12 APR


Remember in preschool when you couldn’t wait for your chance to participate in Show and Tell. PechaKucha Night Madison is providing a lucky few the opportunity to participate in an adult version of this childhood favorite. Come see local “makers” share their creations, inspirations, passions, designs and hobbies.


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Dave McCabe

LRIG - Laboratory Robotics Interest Group in Madison, WI

Biotechnology can be understood as a transition from art to industry. There are amazing questions that will allow us to better understand the mechanisms that enable us to function. There are also real challenges that exist in providing scientists with the right tools, while makeing sure they ask the best questions. Dave McCabe highlights this transition from learning about mechanisms of life to developing tools that enable others to do better science.

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Healthy Lakes. Healthy Community.

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Lakes are the center of our community. People rely on them for recreation, and businesses rely on them for recruitment. The Clean Lakes Alliance knows the more people realize our lakes are the center of our community, the more they will fight for their health. Executive Director James Tye will take a look at what is being done and what we need to do to ensure lake health in the Yahara Watershed.

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Wisconsin Technology Council: A Resource for the State and the Region

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Based in Madison: The Wisconsin Technology Council is a statewide reasuource for policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors and others who touch the state's tech based economy. Its programs and projects help pull together Wisconsin's diverse technology interests.

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Community Shares of Wisconsin's Role in Shaping the Community


Community Shares of Wisconsin, founded in Madison in 1971, is the oldest social action fund in the country. Learn more about the history of the organization and how it will shape it's future.

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Making Our Community Great by Helping Those Who Struggle with Hunger

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Kristopher Tazelaar, the Communications Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank is going to ttell you some stories aobut those facing hunger, and help you understand how they are served. Since 1986, the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are fracing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.

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UW Madison : Did You Know...

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

University of Wisconsin Madison has been innovating since its founding in 1848. We are your state university, and from the earliest days of our shared history, UW Madison has madie it our mission to benefit all citizens of the Badger state. Our campus might get cold in the winter, but it's still a hotbed for creative and innovative activity year-round. This presentation gives you a glimpse of some of those happpenings across campus and how your university is impacting the community, the state and the world.

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The Home Stretch: Ending Family Homelessness in Dane County

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Over 500,000 people reside in Dane County, but not all of those people actually have a place to call home. United Way and its partner agencies have made great strides over the past decade in ensuring homelessness is rare and brief, but there is still important work to be done-and if we each step up to play a part, we can end family homelessness here.

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Were The Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980's with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs and a live karaoke band was born. The spent the next 12 years sharing the stage with over ten thousand lead singers who (usually) lived out their rock and roll dreams three blissful rockin' minutes at a time. (That is a big band.) Andy Wallman was the first chair tambourine player for The Gomers and will take you on the inside of what it was like to be Livin' in Gomerica.

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Enough About You, Madison. Let's Talk About Me.

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Chris Staples gives a by-no-means comprehensive soundtrack to a solipsistic goon's reckoning with listening, playing, producing and being.



Pinball - The Great Resurgence

Inspired by the French game “Bagatelle,” Harry Williams is credited with introducing the first coin operated pinball machine in 1931.
For the next 60 years pinball machines were commonplace in America until they were supplanted by video games and redemption machines. Today pinball machines are rarely seen and are usually poorly maintained.
In “Pinball - The Great Resurgence” from PKN Madison, WI Vol.12 Sean Spindler speaks about Madison Pinball, a team of local pinball enthusiasts who are bringing pinball machines to the Madison area so everyone can play with and enjoy these marvelous contraptions!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Bob Vanden Burgt

    I believe that companies excel when they apply the best talent and technology to business problems that actually matter. It is extremely challenging to keep clear perspective when we are immersed in the daily activities that keep us "busy". Establishing a clear vision, strategy, and plan where we maintain focus, fail fast, refactor, and execute passionately is much easier said than done. My passion is to connect the right people so that important things happen. I work with organizations to engage their clients, partners, and remote workers by leveraging contemporary technologies and innovative web based software platforms and the appropriate social messaging mediums. By night I am an entertainment & broadcast consultant helping production companies unify their power and data distribution infrastructures to improve reliability while increasing flexibility. (Audio, Video, Automation, Lighting)