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19 FEB

NEXT EVENT VOL 36

PechaKucha Night - The Musical!

Join us on February 19th at the Vogue Theatre for a night of ideas, images and sounds from the people who produce, disperse and study the music in our lives.

You’ll hear from musicians from across genres and from the people who bring music to the stage and your stereo. With multiple performances throughout the night! 

We have seven presenters locked down so far. Stay tuned for the final five speakers and musical guests!

The presenters so far are.....

Zohar Amouyal - Co-founder and CEO of SKIO Music, a platform to allow for peer-to-peer transactions of intellectual property, shifting the landscape of music licensing. 

Tarun Nayar - DJ/Producer, band leader and Tabla player for Delhi 2 Dublin.

Tim Clapp - AKA Tim the Mute is a musician, producer and runs indie record label Kingfisher Bluez.

David Vertesi and Ambrosia Humphrey - Hey Ocean! bassist David Vertesi and VP Talent of Talent at Hootsuite Ambrosia Humphrey created Sing It Forward to raise funds and awareness for the importance of youth music education.

Rich Walters - Film and TV music composer who just finished working with Hans Zimmer on the musical score for Neil Blomkamp film ' Chappie.'

Heidi Krutzen - Harpist and humanitarian

DB Boyko - Director + Curator of Western Front New Music and one of Canada's most adventurous vocalist.

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The Engineering Leadership Council: Professionals Implementing Social Impact Together

BY PAMELA ROGALSKI
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

As Pamela Rogalski makes quite clear, scaling the implementation of social impact in construction projects in urban environments is new. People want to “do the right thing”, but all industry professionals have encountered constraints that prevent us from doing what we know we ought to do (and we've all ranted about it over a beer at the end of the day). For engineers, however, the difference is that what we implement at scale has the potential to impact an entire community. To make the shift from intention to reality, whole engineering leaders are building momentum through vertical industry partnerships and triple bottom line business cases. 

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VeloMetro

BY JOHN STONIER
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

John Stonier makes a case for the usefulness and practicality of the VeloCar, a compact electric-assisted vehicle that mixes the benefits of bicycles and electric cars. Presenting his VeloMetro network to help promote its use in the city of Vancouver, he proposes that not only is it the perfect city in which to develop such a network, but that it can also act as a model for others to follow.

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How Books Bring People Together

BY LEAH COSTELLO
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

Leah Costello is founder of the Bon Mot Book Club, which brings community leaders and authoer together to share and exchange ideas. In her presentation, Leah explains how her passion for books and reading helped her become engaged in the socio-political world. 

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Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food

BY DAVID GUNAWAN
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. He strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 31, 2014.

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Creativity: The Key to a Happy and Productive Life

BY ALICIA MEDINA LADDAGA
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alicia Medina Laddaga explores the idea of cities as the ultimate epicenter for creativity, and travels to Vancouver in order to tap into it's creative potential. She focuses on housing and architecture as a founder of LOHA, a non-profit organization which provides affordable, alternative housing options. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2014.

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A Search for Happiness

BY ALEXANDRA GREENHILL
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alexandra Greenhill, family physician, mother of three, and nationally-recognized health care leader, explains the philosophy behind the start-up company My Best Helper, including her personal quest to find love and happiness.

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Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan

BY LAURYN OATES
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Lauryn Oates has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she speaks firmly on the ideals of human rights. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 10, 2014.

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Leave My Heart in Vancouver

BY SHAWNA OLSTEN
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stiplulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her. 

 

VANCOUVER Blog

Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food

"We wanted transparency in our kitchen -- we wanted the chef to make eye contact with our guests
David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. In "Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, we see that he strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Steven Cox

    Steven Cox is the Creative Director of Cause+Affect where he has overall responsibility for steering and directing all brand work. Steven is actively involved with all of Cause+Affect’s clients and works with the creative team to maintain the unique directive for the company.

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