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15 SEP


Pecha Kucha Seattle, KUOW Public Radio, Town Hall Seattle & the Seattle Design Festival are thrilled to present PKN SEA vol. 70: Region of Boom [insert revised link] on September 15th at Town Hall.

Based on a KUOW Public Radio series on growth in our region, Region of Boom brings together a wide array of speakers from across our community to explore the complexity, opportunities, and contradictions brought about by Puget Sound’s unprecedented growth. The event will celebrate leaders, change agents and visionaries who are helping define the future of our region, exploring diverse answers to the following questions: What makes our region unique? In what ways is growth affecting our communities? Looking forward, what is your vision for Seattle? And most importantly, how can we create a community where all can thrive?


+ Sam Assefa, Director, Office of Planning and Community Development, City of Seattle
+ Stephan Blanford, Seattle School Board Director, District V
+ Domonique Meeks, Documentary Filmmaker, UX Researcher, Community Activist
+ Julie Pham, VP Community Engagement Washington Technology Industry Association
+ Nikkita Oliver, Creative Justice
+ Patricia Lally, Director, Office of Civil Rights
+ Adro Hersi, RadioActive
+ Sahra Farah, Director of Somali Community Services
+ Jill Mangaliman, Executive Director, Got Green
+ Che Sehyun, Indigenous Mind




About the City's Organizers

  • Ana Maria Pinto da Silva

    Ana Pinto da Silva leads design for Microsoft’s Strategic Prototyping and Advanced Strategies Group (StratPro). Her work synthesizes her interests in storytelling, architecture and emerging technologies with her deep passion for creative collaboration. She is passionate about creative community: she is the founder of Seattle’s Pecha Kucha chapter, one of Pecha Kucha’s longest running city series. She currently serves as a board member for Design In Public and as an advisor to the Seattle Waterfront Design Oversight Committee. Ana received her B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and her MDesS from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is a graduate of Seattle’s Leadership Tomorrow’s serving as class valedictorian in 2009.