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22 FEB


PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is back for 2018 for Volume 33 on 2.22 (we love repeating numbers), and with it comes a new PKN crew, a fresh coat of paint, and most importantly, a brand spankin' new group of folks ready to share their ideas and experiences with you, Winnipeg!

Despite these changes, the same PechaKucha Night that you know and love will still be at The Park Theatre, and doors will open as usual at 7:30 PM, with the show starting at 8:20 PM (or 20:20). 

Admission is pay-what-you-want, but we suggest $10. 



Alec Holowka, Game Developer and Composer
Megan Jensen, Host – "Gameslackers", UMFM
Charlie Johnston, Sign Painter and Mural Artist
Bram Keast, Painter, Printmaker and Illustrator
Rachelle Kirouac & Shannon Loewen, Landscape Architecture Interns – HTFC
Keith Macpherson, Mindfulness Coach/Author/Musician
Hope Nicholson, Publisher – Bedside Press
Diane Roussin, Executive Director – Winnipeg Boldness Project
Keegan Steele, Artist, Musician – Yes We Mystic
Luke Thiessen, Nonprofit Communications Professional
Daniel Voth, Game Developer, Organizer – Winnipeg Game Jam
Jacqueline Young, Photographer – Stationpoint Photographic

Speakers List is subject to change.


This year's posters are designed by Adam Globa.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates: www.twitter.com/pkn_winnipeg

The official PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol 33 hashtag is #pknwpg33.

And for more information and to see past talks, check out our website at:www.pechakucha.org/cities/winnipeg


Featured Presentation


James Turner

Journalist, Journalism teacher , Red River College in Winnipeg

The One With a Dog on the Stage


That silence you hear at the beginning of this presentation is a vital component to its existence. You see, there was an actual, living breathing, fluffy as can be, dog on the stage. That silence was the entire audience collectively mooning over the adorable fur baby that stood as a living prop for James Turner's presentation.  It is PKN Winnipeg's sole duty in life now to make sure there is at least one dog per event night from this moment forward.  Proceed.  


Handcraft Creative

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

Raymond Friesen says he doesn't know anything about making a documentary, but this presentation definitely says otherwise.  From the director and co-founder of Handcraft Creative comes the name dropping, industrial film for commercial purposes with a documentary style twist. 


Can't Tell Brown from Green

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

Winnipeg's fabulous MC took a break from introducing their presentations to being one himself.  Carson Samson stood in the spotlight and explained to a stunned crowd that this fabulous designer, illustrator, and comically inclined human has red-green color blindness.  He discussed the ways he gets around creating palettes and to his joy that copic created a fool-proof method for him to create.  There's always a way. 


Professional Gaming

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

From the age of 16 this presenter knew he wanted to be a professional gamer.  Just don't tell his Dad.  From gamers who stream for entertainment to those who compete for big prizes, Roman Teplouhov has found his passion. 


Gotham E.R.

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

L.M. Bryski did not grow up wanting to be in medicine, working in the emergency room, or wanting to be an award-winning author (which she is).  No, Bryski grew up wanting to be BATMAN!  She wanted to be the superhero that swooped in and saved the day and found that in Emergency Medicine.  Where the ER is her Gotham, her lab coat her cape, and her stethoscope her super hearing, she's here to save the day.  No bat signal required. 


Augmented Reality

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

His Grandmother will tell you he "does Toy Story" but Joshua Cabezas is a 3D animator and a Digital Media Designer who's current passion is finding a way to incorporate Augmented Reality in to every day business practices. 


The Beauty of Type and Ligatures

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

His passion for digital type, elegant ligatures, and creating effective publications led John Lyttle to taking a step back down a different path.  For a change, he had a chance to take more control over the type he loves and produce it by hand.  This change of pace offered this presenter a whole new flavor of reward. 


Art, Emotion, & Autism

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

"At one point or another we have all been considered the outsider" but to those with Autism this is an everyday occurrence and rarely subsides. 
Hannah Lyttle strives to narrow the gap between the neurotypical and those with autism. 


Navigating the Waters of Mental Health

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

Trigger warning:

Alice R.L. takes on a deep discussion on mental health, suicide, and self-harm. Please take care when listening and remember to keep on loving yourself. 



This Guy is NOT Creative

"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.
"This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.  

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About the City's Organizers

  • Justin Ladia

    Justin is the Communications Lead at Republic Architecture Inc., an architecture firm based in Winnipeg with work all over Canada; a volunteer staff illustrator and 2017’s Volunteer of the Year at The Uniter; a graphics assistant at Ai-Kon Winnipeg, Manitoba's largest anime convention; and a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.

  • Megan Duthie

    Preferably goes by Megan-Nichole, a Graphic Designer for the Royal Canadian Air Force Headquarters stationed in Winnipeg, MB. Studied at the University of Manitoba's School of Fine Arts with success in achieving her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) in Graphic Arts. Megan has worked as a Multimedia Designer for the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Sciences as well as a self-employed freelance Illustrator, copy writer, and self-proclaimed world traveller. Her passions in life are seeing the world, and all it's bright, shiny tourist traps as well as it's hidden gems and shadows, one day having a small acreage with several mutts to call her own, and having a somewhat fancy camera to photograph the world with.

  • Oliver Oike

    I teach and practice graphic design.

  • Andrew Boardman

    Andrew Boardman is a designer and founder of Manoverboard, a purpose-driven design studio that provides digital platforms, communications strategies, and visual identities to socially responsible businesses. He serves as president of the Manitoba Chapter of Graphic Designers of Canada, a 50-year old national organisation that advances the graphic and communications design profession. He was one of the early organisers and proponents of PKN Winnipeg.