Empathy in Innovation
BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER
For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.
He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.
BY LIZZY KARP
IN NEW WESTMINSTER
Redefining Cardboard and More!
BY RICH KAO
IN NEW WESTMINSTER
Hear Rick Kao talk about his vision for a new kind of business -- from creative new products to an innovative business model. He goes on the explain how his business, Hive City, is trying to add value to the city of New West through commerce, education, and hospitality.
The Courage to Face my Fears - A Kudoz Experience with Alex & Lisa Joy
Kudoz is a new learning platform for adults with cognitive disablities. It's about overcoming fears and trying experiences you’ve never done before... going to brand new places and meeting new people. Lisa Joy & Alex share their stories of overcoming fear and having courage to get out and explore the city & get up in front of a crowd at PechaKucha.
Circus Gives Hope
Circus gives hope, not only for children but for adults.
In this presentation, Travis Johnson explains how social circus is an important self esteem developing tool for everyone. He explains that not only does it provide personal social impact, but it is also designed to build community and provide hope. Most notably for at risk and impoverished youth around the world.
Reach for the top.
BY ROB MCCULLOUGH
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 05, 2016
Albert Crescent Park is the focus of this presentation on place making as it relates to sites of heritage significance in the City of New Westminster.
Rob McCullough highlights the physical, cultural, and social identities of this park in a journey through the Park’s historical past.
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About the City's Organizers
PechaKucha New West was started by Melinda & Neal Michael, but is now organized by a committee of passionate and engaged residents including; Jen Arbo, Erin Jeffery, Wes Kinna, & Stephen O'Shea.
I like socks that fit snugly and strong tea. I like proposal writing and project managing. My chickens are awesome.
Stephen Carl O'Shea is a dedicated and passionate arts advocate. Growing up in Abbotsford, BC, he is the founding member and bass player of international touring New Wave band You Say Party. He was the Artistic Director of Jam in Jubilee Music Festival for 3 years and sat on the Board of Directors of the Devon Clifford Music Foundation before moving to New Westminster in the fall of 2013. He is currently the Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster.
An actor by training and a communicator by trade, Erin has a thing for language. She is the Communications Manager for Uptown New Westminster BA as well as providing marketing and communications assistance for other fabulous clients like the Vancouver Circus School and Tenth to the Fraser. She first developed her passion for New Westminster and its environs as the Account Manager at Hangar 18 Creative group in charge of the visual identity redesign of River Market. She is the Vice President of the Board of the Arts Council of New Westminster where she uses her 'jazz hands' to get people as excited about the arts as she is. She is involved in the Ecole Qayqayt community school PAC, plays flag football and has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Concentration Acting from the University of British Columbia. She is a New West resident who is proud of her city, passionate about the arts, and a bit too obsessed with cheese.