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23 FEB

NEXT EVENT VOL 18

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions. 

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. 

Tickets available February 1 at www.pkmarkham.eventbrite.com and will sell out fast!

Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously. $1 from each attendee's donation is contributed towards the Global PechaKucha Night fund to support the over 1000 cities holding these events around the world. 

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling! 

Speakers 

  • TBD

 

Refreshments provided by:

My Little Pizzaria and Deli

Smash Kitchen and Bar

Mr. Black Coffee, Your Coffee Butler

The Cupcake Line

 

Contributing Sponsors:

Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong

Treefrog 

 

Supporting Sponsors:

Bansal & Giga - Chartered Professional Accountants

 

Community Partners: 

Design by mad Studios

Photography by JiaJia Kong Photography

Communications support by Business & Office Centro

Creative production by Makerwiz

Live music and DJ by Platform for Youth Creativity

 

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Featured Presentation

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Diane Huang

Student, Unionville HS in Markham

Pursuing Happiness

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2015
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 6

Diane Huang talks about how academics and formal education is not everything in life. To be happy, we must be brave and  pursue our passions.

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Be Bretter

BY BRETT BARTLETT
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Bretter is a 20-something year old slop tart that made a bunch of bad decisions that got him kicked out of university. Fortunately for him, it's because of those bad decisions that he now gets to do what he loves - talk to people!  He talks about how The Power of Positive Decision - How simply choosing to #dobetter and #bebretter can affect positive change in your life.

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Towards Reconciliation via Innovation: Markham's Partnership with Eabametoong First Nation

BY ASARE KESTER-AKROFI
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Asare Kester-Akrofi works for the City of providing strategic support to the executive leadership team and senior staff. He shares his personal experience of his voyage to Eabametoong First Nation and the significance of Markham's partnership, which he helps to manage.

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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Anyone Can be a Speaker

BY NICK KINDLER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

A former creative director, actor & comedian, Nick Kindler has coached hundreds of speakers at TEDxToronto and Singularity and dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He is the Co-Founder, a Speaker, and Executive Speaker Coach at Talk Boutique and thinks anyone has it in them to be a speaker. 

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BY CHRIS CLUFF
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Chris Cluff is fascinated to distraction, often. This superpower leads him to really interesting opportunities. Storytelling has become his go-to tool to connect the diverse array of people, places, and lessons he encounters in life and the classroom, and feels like education is 'tuned-up' by celebrating the single stories of all learners. 

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Turning Challenge into Opportunity

BY KAREN LECKIE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Karen Leckie is a corporate trainer, agent of change, and breakthrough coach. Karen facilitates workshops and training on leadership development, coaching, employee engagement and organization development and is a best-selling author of books. She shares how you can change your mindset on life’s difficulties and obstacles, and learn how to turn any loss into gain!

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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

BY REBECCA ROSENBLUM
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.

 

MARKHAM Blog

Loqui


"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."
In 
"Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Cheryl Rego

    Cheryl Rego is curious about the world and how we all see it. She can't sit still for long. She loves art, media and to travel. By doing a PK she is stepping out of her comfort zone. She also loves food; to eat, not to cook it herself. And dogs.