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01 DEC


PechaKucha Night San Antonio will co-present its milestone 20th event with SA2020, a nonprofit aimed at catalyzing the community into action toward the shared vision of San Antonio as a world-class city. The Dec. 1 Vol. 20 event marks the city’s halfway point to meeting SA2020’s community-driven goals by the year 2020. 

6 p.m. Pre-Show Happy Hour 
Featuring a cash bar and small bites from Alchemy, Box Street Social, Dignowity Meats, The Esquire Tavern, Folc, One Lucky Duck, Sassy Chef Heather, Tim the Girl and Bakery Lorraine as well as onsite screen printing by Cruz Ortiz and Snake Hawk Press

7:30 p.m. Presentations with Intermission 
Ivy Taylor, Mayor
Laurie Ann Guerrero, Poet Laureate
Douglas Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer
Kylie Helterbrand, Class of 2020
Steve McHugh, Chef/Owner
Jody Newman, Chief Friend
Tony Leverett, Director, Promise Neighborhood
David Heard, Tech Bloc Co-Creator
Emcee: Randy Beamer, News 4 San Antonio

10:30 p.m. After Party at The Last Word
229 E. Houston St. #10, San Antonio, TX 78205

Ticket Information 
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In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraging attendees to give what they can, instead of setting a specific price for tickets. Common ticket levels are provided on the ticket purchase page to make your purchase a snap! Proceeds benefit SA2020. In partnership with Las Casas Foundation.

PechaKucha hosts speakers who share their passions in a unique format: Each presenter gets exactly 20 PowerPoint slides, and each slide advances automatically every 20 seconds (for a total time of 6:40). SA2020 played a special role in the Vol. 20 event by giving the stage to eight engaged community members who drive change and action in our city.


Featured Presentation


Joey Fauerso and Riley Robinson

Art and Family


Joey Fauerso and Riley Robinson showcase their work and their family. They describe how their different styles complement each other and enable them to work together to create intricate structures and beautiful artistic works.


The Josephine Theater

@ VOL 11 ON AUG 27, 2013

Thomas Miller is here to talk about the Josephine Theater, a non-profit community theater committed to enhancing San Antonio's cultural horizons. This venue provides opportunities for patrons, performers, and students to develop their creative side, and Thomas is thrilled to be a part of it. 


American Craft

@ VOL 11 ON AUG 27, 2013

Mixologist Jeret Peña would rather classify himself himself as a bartender, because it doesn't sound as pretentious. Jeret discusses the craft that has been around for 200 years, and had a resurgence against prohibition. His ability to reproduce the perfect cocktail is a skill that took a long time to perfect. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 7, 2014.


Strokes of Convergence

@ VOL 11 ON AUG 27, 2013

David Alcantar speaks on his artistic works, comprised of paintings that are meant to evoke questions about the human experience of negotiation. David is interested in how people's choices to negotiate or not affect their narrative and create coincidence or as he calls it co-indicidence


The Audacity of the $4 Croissant

@ VOL 11 ON AUG 27, 2013

To counteract the growing trend in machine-made and frozen pastries, Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell established Bakery Lorraine. They share their passion for artisan pasteries, and explain the time-consuming process that goes into creating the perfect croissant. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 5, 2014.


Glass and Paint

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 19, 2013

Jake Zollie Harper, a glass artist, and Amada Miller, a graphic artist and painter, showcase their work and discuss their collaborative projects with other local artists.


Steel Sculptures

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

George Schroeder, works in steel, aluminum, and many other metallic elements to produce sculpture oftentimes based in expressing sound forms. His work is often large in scale, and here he discusses his numerous public installations. 


Affordable Healthy Food for San Antonio

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

Josh Levine outlines his progress towards developing a network of grocery stores within San Antonio that sell affordable and healthy organic foods. 


Revive Alameda

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

Killis Almond goes in depth on the history of San Antonio's Alameda Theater and the city's current plans for its use and preservation. 



Vol. 18 presenters announced

We are happy to you announce the Vol. 18 presenters! In no particular order:
Eli Miller, Art Director Eli Miller, a San Antonio native, attended Savannah College of Art Design where she earned a B.F.A. in Art Direction. After graduation, Eli returned to San Antonio where she met Chuck Kerr, the San Antonio Current'sthen Art Director. Upon receiving his business card she joked that she intended on stealing his job. Three months later she did. Eli has been working at the Current ever since.
Amanda Bianchi, Snazzy Arts Babe
Amanda Bianchi works at Cinnabar art gallery in Blue Star and is a style contributor for the new LGBTQ publication, Out In SA. She has also been actively involved with the food and beverage industry in San Antonio for the past five years, working at establishments such as The Monterey and Feast that have helped to shape the current landscape we see today.  
Avi Avalos, Mr. Piñata SA
Avi Avalosis a Mexican-American artist and San Antonio native. His art is simply a visual language used to connect to the city’s vibrant culture in the most positive light. Mr. Piñata SA was initially created as a research tool for a children's book in 2013 but evolved into an initiative to bring fine art to public places in an effort to create cultural art awareness. Mr. Piñata SA is now an ambassador of San Antonio, and his adventures have taken him across the U.S. as he promotes our City on the Rise.
Lewis F. Fisher, Author and Historian
Lewis F. Fisher is the author of numerous prize-winning books on San Antonio. They include American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio and Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage. His Maverick Publishing Company, which published 45 general interest nonfiction regional books by 26 authors, was recently acquired by Trinity University Press.
Corey Squire and Helena Zambrano, A Sustainable Relationship
Helena Zambrano and Corey Squire both decided at a young age that they wanted to save the world, and they came to the same conclusion: that architecture is the way to do it. They both currently work as sustainability coordinators at neighboring architecture firms — Helena at Overland Partners and Corey at Lake | Flato Architects — and serve on the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) as chair and treasurer, respectively. They first met at a COTE meeting and bonded over their shared love of daylight simulation and their shared hatred of perforated metal. Corey and Helena live in Dignowity Hill where they spend their time cycling, composting, and subsisting off vegetables from their garden and eggs from their chickens.
David Martin Davies, Public Radio Journalist
David Martin Davies was once arrested for playing punk rock music inside Wonderland Shopping Mall. Today, he hosts The Source on KSTX Texas Public Radio — a live daily call-in news program. He also hosts Texas Matters, which airs on Texas Public Radio stations. In his 20 years in journalism as a TV news producer, reporter and columnist, his work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace and the BBC. His many awards include the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year.
Jeremy Joseph, Clinical Psychologist
Jeremy Joseph is a psychologist who conducts clinical research on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is interested in how we relate to our dreams, often working with patients who struggle with nightmares. The California native went to college in Chicago, volunteered in Israel, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming and did an internship year in Albuquerque. In 2013 he began a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. If you live in Monte Vista, you’ve probably seen him and his wife walking their greyhound, Sofia.
Libby Wardlaw Maddin, Road Trip Enthusiast
Libby Wardlaw Maddin is a musician, road trip enthusiast, and San Antonio native. She spent the vacations of her youth packed into a 1978 suburban with her five siblings and parents, who ignited her passion for exploration and in more recent years provided her with a day job flexible enough to take business calls and write emails from the middle of the desert. When she's not hitting the road, she sings in various musical projects with her husband Chris and with the San Antonio Mastersingers. She has also been a host on KRTU's Indie Overnight for 10 years. 

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