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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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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. 

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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. 

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Protecting a Community, an Ecosystem

BY KAREN TAM WU
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

When Karen Tam Wu began her work in forest ethics, she never expected to be standing up to the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. What began with the company setting up three fracking stations near the headwaters in northern British Columbia, became a community-led campaign to stop the oil company from poisoning the groundwater that is so crucial to the surrounding area.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 4, 2014.

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The Chinese Connection

BY JOANNA WONG
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Joanna Wong speaks of the deep connections present between China and Vancouver; known as 'the most Asian city outside of Asia.' She expounds upon her personal family history, the history of Vancouver's Chinese population, and how the digital networks between this Canadian city and China can serve as important links to the future.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 6, 2013.

 

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Chipping Away at Mining Policy

Genevieve Hume and her husband Kevin run a goldsmithing and jewelry business in Vancouver which has her working with artisanal and small scale miners. Mine collapses, mercury poisoning, child labor, and militia violence are among the threats to this industry, and in "Chipping Away at Mining Policy" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Genevieve tells us how she and her husband started an organization to certify, support and train these laborers.

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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.