PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL.30
NOVEMBER 20th • DOORS 6:30 • STARTS 7:30
VOGUE THEATRE • 918 GRANVILLE STREET
Hannah Epperson, Singer / Songwriter
Armed with only her violin, loop pedal and voice, singer/songwriter Hannah Epperson is quietly rising in Western Canada’s music scene as a wild talent from Vancouver’s rising tide of indie artists.
J. B. MacKinnon, Author Watch Presentation
J.B. MacKinnon is the author or coauthor of four books of nonfiction. His latest, The Once and Future World, will be released in September 2013. Previous works are The 100-Mile Diet (with Alisa Smith), a bestseller widely recognized as a catalyst of the local foods movement; I Live Here (with Mia Kirshner and artists Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge), a ‘paper documentary’ about displaced people that made top 10 lists from theBloomsbury Literary Review to Comic Book Resources; and Dead Man in Paradise, the story of a priest assassinated in the Dominican Republic, which won Canada’s highest prize for literary nonfiction.
Zoe Pawlak, Artist Watch Presentation
Zoe Pawlak is a contemporary artist working with private clients, interior designers and select brands. Zoe received her BFA from the esteemed NSCAD University and studied painting at Montreal’s Concordia University and the Universidad de Las Americas in Cholula, Mexico.
Zoe’s work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Style at Home, Rue Magazine, House and Home, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, CBC National News, the BLOCK magazine, Design*Sponge, the Jealous Curator, Oh Joy! and more.
Lyndon Cormack, Co-Founder Herschel Supply Co. Watch Presentation
Lyndon is one of two founding brothers of the Herschel Supply Company, a key influencer in the importance of the backpack as an everyday fashion accessory. The company was founded in 2009, and was named after the small town in Saskatchewan where three generations of the family grew up. It hasn't stood still since 2009. Herschel Supply products are sold in Canada, from the foothills of the Rockies, as well as Europe, Australia, throughout Asia, and everywhere in between.
Alexandra T. Greenhill, Co-Founder/CEO My Best Helper Watch Presentation
Alexandra T. Greenhill is a still practicing Canadian physician leader who is now co-founder and CEO of award winning startup myBestHelper, the essential digital utility that gives families an easy way to access and use care options for kids and elderly - find a nanny, sitter who really fits your family. She is deeply passionate about people and using innovation to make people's lives better.
Alicia Medina Laddaga, Founder and Director LOHA Vancouver Watch Presentation
Alicia is originally from Mexico where she studied and practiced architecture. Soon after graduating from her Bachelors in Architecture in 2008, Alicia packed her stuff (and husband) in a pick-up truck and drove 5000km north to Vancouver to pursue a Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture at UBC. Being a big advocate for user-generated urbanism, Alicia focused her studies at UBC on exploring ways in which dynamic and spontaneous processes transform cities into vibrant urban environments.
While working at a local architecture firm, Alicia realized the limitations of the practice in affecting change in our city. In November 2012, alongside a group of friends, Alicia founded the Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA), a non-profit organization focused on providing housing for creative and emerging professionals in Vancouver.
Jonathan Tippett, Artist and Engineer Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot Watch Presentation
Jonathan Tippett is a Vancouver based artist and mechanical engineer with a degree in Applied Science from UBC. His personal artwork explores the relationship between humans, machines, energy, power and physical skill at an extreme scale. His first large scale piece was the Mondo Spider, created with a group of friends in 2006. His current project is 2 story tall, human controlled mech suit called Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot. His work on human-machine interaction and large scale robotic art has brought him to deliver presentations at The University of Dallas, Texas and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, UBC TEDx, and GROW Conference.
Paul Dincer, Founder and Chocolatier Koko Monk Chocolates by Levni Watch Presentation
Paul Dincer has quickly become one of Vancouver’s leading chocolatiers known for his one-of-a-kind chocolate creations. His inspiration comes from his comprehensive background and education in fine art, literature and philosophy. Paul is a published author and previous film critic and writer. He has lived in Turkey, Australia, USA and Canada. His postmodern chocolates are made with sophisticated flavor combinations and unique techniques that reflect the 20th century avant-garde art movements.
Wes Regan , Executive Director Hastings Crossing BIA Watch Presentation
Wes Regan has brought innovative communications, program development and strategy solutions to complex multi-stakeholder environments since 2008. He is currently the Executive Director for the Hastings Crossing BIA, a Business Improvement Association founded with social innovation and inclusion at its core and the Program Coordinator for Building Opportunities with Business, a Community Economic Development Agency in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He is also a founding director of Urban Stream Innovation, a Food Systems Technology Startup.
Wes is a director on numerous non-profits including the Vancouver Urban Farming Society, the Inner-City Safety Society, the Downtown Vancouver Association and is also a member of the BC Partners for Social Impact, an arms-length government think tank aimed at fostering innovation and community capacity building in the province.
Sarah Dickinson, Director THNK Watch Presentation
Sarah is the Director of THNK Vancouver - a creative leadership school for personal and social impact. The school launched in Amsterdam in 2009, and will welcome students to their new Vancouver campus in 2014. Combining design, systems and critical thinking with real-world business design and leadership development, THNK delivers unique, hands-on learning experiences for executives, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits tackling 21st century global challenges.
David Gunawan, Head Chef and Owner of Farmer's Apprentice Watch Presentation
Arriving in Vancouver in 2006, Gunawan joined Chef Angus and team at Gastropod (now Maenam), and worked under David Hawksworth and Warren Geraghty at West and eventually took the helm as Executive Chef before moving to Europe in 2011.
Upon returning to Vancouver Gunawan opened the successful and meat-centric Wildebeest. Now David and his partner, Dara Young, have decided to open their first restaurant together, Farmer's Apprentice, on South Granville.
Leah Costello, Chief Ideas Curator Bon Mot Book Club Watch Presentation
Leah is an event host, writer, and media commentator based in West Vancouver, BC. She produces numerous events focused on bringing people together to discuss business, politics, and current affairs through her exclusive Bon Mot Book Club dinner serIes, a Books Sandwiched In lunch club, and the History Wars debates in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.