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31 AUG

NEXT EVENT VOL 89

Announcing PechaKucha Night #89 here in Providence! This month we're teaming up with United Way of Rhode Island for a special PKN in the parking lot of their Olneyville HQ. We'll have food trucks, a cash bar and a great line-up of speakers to share their stories.

This month's theme is "#iHelp." Presenters are encouraged to interpret the theme literally, loosely or not all. PechaKucha is uncensored and unjuried and anyone is welcome to present. If you're interested in presenting, contact us at providencepkn@gmail.com.

As always, PechaKucha Night is FREE and all are welcome. We will be accepting voluntary $2 donations to help fund the global PechaKucha movement and your local chapter.

If you haven't heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, PechaKucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Simply put: it's 6 minutes and 40 seconds of show and tell for grown-ups. It began in Tokyo in 2003, has since spread to over 900 cities worldwide, and first landed in Providence in March of 2009. To the best of our knowledge, Providence is the only chapter in the entire world that hosts a PechaKucha Night every month of the year.

Doors open at 7:20, presentations start at 8:20, and schmoozing goes down throughout.

VIEW EVENT
 
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Memorial for The Station

BY G. WAYNE MILLER
@ VOL 47 ON FEB 27, 2013

G Wayne Miller gives a memorial presentation for the victims of The Station nightclub fire, and talks about the impact this tragedy had on the survivors, as well as the families of the victims.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

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Rock & Reel

BY MIKE RYAN
@ VOL 47 ON FEB 27, 2013

Mike Ryan talks about Rock & Reel, a local arts project that works with musicians and filmmakers to create collaborative works. The project groups musicians and filmmakers randomly into pairs, and gives them 3 days to create a narrative work together.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

 

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Live Well, Not Cheap

BY JAY DAVANI
@ VOL 47 ON FEB 27, 2013

Jay Davani talks about being frugal, and being, “a Boss.” She gives a list of tips for getting more quality and goods for less money, and how to live confidently. From music, to make-up, to more essential goods like food, she explains how to save money but still live well.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

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A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement (Or, How I Got My Groove Back)

BY MELISSA WITHERS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 16, 2010

Melissa gives us a great introduction, well OK a pitch, for Independent Diplomat - an newly formed organization which gives voices to countries which don't have voices that can heard. Melissa Withers
 

PROVIDENCE Blog

How to PechaKucha


Matthew Bird has critiqued and lectured on industrial design for quite some time; most recently he taught a class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the History of Industrial Design. 
As part of this course, he introduced his students to the PechaKucha method of presentation. He has uploaded an instructional video that not only serves as a tutorial for the academics out there, but for all of us.
We could write a manual containing tips on how to best present your PechaKucha story, but Matthew's demonstration sums it all up quite succintly. If you've ever been curious as to what makes PechaKucha work so well, or perhaps you have a presenation of your own coming up, this one is certainly worth a look! 

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