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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.

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Facilitating Discovery

BY LIZZY KARP
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In this presentation Lizzy Karp and Ken Tsui explain how their creative studio, Here There, is inspired by challenging the expectations of an activation and an experience.
 
With a process that often feels like an exploratory mission in the deepest reaches of space, they describe how their goal is to share the feeling of discovery and inspire a more interesting culture within the city. 

 

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My New Family

BY MIKE MCGREER
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Mike McGreer talks about how joining his new wife's family has been an amazing experience, in particular getting to know is brother-in-law and his diverse-ability.

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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. 

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The Courage to Face my Fears - A Kudoz Experience with Alex & Lisa Joy

BY LISA JOY TRICK
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

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.

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Circus Gives Hope

BY TRAVIS JOHNSON
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

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.

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Two Stories

BY SARAH DELANEY
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In this presentation, Sarah Delaney and Andrew Schick how innovation is used by artists to: make a living; generate consistently fresh ideas; and continue to love the act of creation. 

 

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Finding Place

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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Four more sleeps!

In just four more sleeps we'll be back with Volume 7 at our favourite hub for food, culture & entertainment River Market. Be sure to join us this Friday December 5th from 6:30 pm onwards with presentations getting started at 8:00 pm. 
We've got one of our most diverse lineups yet and are excited to have some new faces from Vancouver added to the mix alongside some fantastic locals from the the neighbourhood. 
If you haven't picked up your ticket be sure not to delay. There are still tickets available, but that could change quick. Check out our ticketing site to get your hands on a ticket. 
Hope to see you Friday!

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About the City's Organizers

  • PechaKucha New West Organizing Committee

    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.

  • Jen Arbo

    I like socks that fit snugly and strong tea. I like proposal writing and project managing. My chickens are awesome.

  • Stephen O'Shea

    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.

  • Erin Jeffery

    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.