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PechaKucha Night Columbus steals the City Focus Spotlight this week as they host their 40th (!!!) Volume this week. "The San Francisco of the midwest" as known to some is well-established bastion of creativity, a city shining with world-class architecture, design, culture, taste, and of course PechaKucha!



Netta Eogz is the first person to have the PechaKucha Person Spotlight shined on her twice. Once was to honor her charismatic leadership in the role of PKN Christchurch organizer and now - SURPRISE - as our newest edition to the PechaKucha Global Team here in Tokyo! Welcome Netta!

PechaKucha Night El Paso takes the City Focus for their recent second Bi–National event in association with their sister city – PechaKucha Juarez. The two cities came together again for a two day, two city, one borderland event. Check out some amazing presentations both in English and Spanish!



This week's PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Marianna Vardanyan and Diana Babayan of PKN Yerevan who were recently recognized by European Internet Governance Initiative, EuroDig. Presentations from their series always impress with some of Armenia's most passionate and creative people. Click though for more info about them. 

Marianna Vardanyan is a lover of modern art, photography, and traveling. She also is a digital marketing professional, interested in possible applications of tech and design practices into social impact projects. She began her career at a non-profit organization, then moved to a large technology organization, and now has started her own creative agency, Proper Company with her husband. Last year she welcomed her first baby daughter! 

Diana Babayan is a Volunteer Coordinator who specializing in the non-profit sector. Having obtained two Master’s degrees from European Universities in international relations and European interdisciplinary studies, she proves again that we are organization of bright and on-target people. Passionate about traveling, exploring new disciplines and hearing people's stories, she also enjoys drawing, making hand-made gifts, and nature photography. 

Thanks for all your PechaKucha Passion, Marianna and Diana!



It was PechaKucha's 14th Birthday earlier in the week and to celebrate - and we mean really celebrate - we made a very special present: The 'PechaKucha of the Day' iOS App. It is downloadable NOW from the App Store just by searching for PechaKucha or you can download it here!

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."

In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides in Failure, from PechaKucha Night Sanfrancisco Vol. 33, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.


In 2021 the city of Gothenburg, Sweden turns 400. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the anniversary. This is the idea that Jesper Larsson brought to the table in The World's Best City When It Rains from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 100

This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2013.

PechaKucha Night GothenburgオーガナイザーであるJesperさんのご出身都市の魅力をぜひお聞きください。

 

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.

 



Joseph Tame
 is a runner who draws pictures in Tokyo using GPS tracking. In his Gigantic GPS Drawings from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 107 he shows us some of the things he has drawn and a surprising new addition that he drew to show his support for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.



Home of the Space and Rocket Center and one of our newest cities, PechaKucha Night Huntsville takes this week's City Focus for hosting it's first volume at Mad Malts Brewery and Tap Room. While we highly encourage shooting for the stars, we can't condone drinking beer and flying rockets ;-) Be safe now, Huntsville. 

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