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Past Santa Barbara Event: VOL 18

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Putting yourself first

BY PATRICK GREGSTON
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

It may be you think you are part of the ‘me’ generation and are used to feeling guilty about being selfish, but the vast majority of us are ‘playing hurt’ and ignoring our well being.
Just another human on a journey, Patrick Gregston has been a change agent in transforming an industry, done business with Fortune 100 companies, and survived gunshots, fire and car accidents, to say nothing of decades of marriage and parenting. His wife tells him he talks too much, but he’s hoping you’ll like what you hear.

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Being a Teenage Business Owner

BY MACKENZIE FELL
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

"I think it’s a little silly to ask a 14 year old what they want to do with their life.”

In "Being a Teenage Business Owner" from PechaKucha Night Santa Barbara Vol. 18, Mackenzie Fell recalls the challenges she faced launching a business, while being in the last semesters of high school. She started a marketing business with multimedia design after winning the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge, a business plan competition through SBCC. Mackenzie addresses the pressures teenagers are faced with to decide what career path they want to take so early on in life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 18th, 2016. 

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Wars and Rumors of Wars

BY SCOTT LARY
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Growing up in South Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis and realizing that neither government nor science could provide the answers to a mutually assured destruction led to a life seeking hope for the future. This journey of 20 slides offers an insight into one life journey illustrating how utilizing deeper technologies of human consciousness can make a difference in ones life and perhaps in the lives of others.

Scott Lary has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in Education from Maharishi International University in Iowa. He worked for the State of Texas for 20 years as a Macintosh Computer Trainer and System Analyst. Currently he is a Certified Teacher of the TM (Transcendental Meditation) technique and a Marketing VP of a family medical company.

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Social Media for Humans or Whatever

BY AJ HENNING
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

A deep dive into the world of social media. A look at defining different social platforms, how global communication can be a powerful tool for learning, and the constant search for the authentic online.

AJ has been described as a graceful, adjusted identity culled from the rotting corpse of southern california junk culture. He also teaches media arts and social media at the MAD Academy at Santa Barbara High School. AJ is a giant nerd but he'll try not to dork up the vibe.

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Salty Girl Seafood--Driving Change Through Innovation

BY NORAH EDDY
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Norah has worked in and on the water for most of her life, having spent countless days at sea and working in fisheries all over the world. She holds a BS in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston and a MESM from UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. She has worked on both inshore and offshore fisheries projects at the state and federal level. Her master’s thesis focused on finding innovative solutions to problems facing the Galápagos lobster fishery. Norah’s work has taken her around the world, studying and presenting in Australia, Europe, Alaska, and Latin America. Upon receiving her master’s degree she managed an international, multi-stakeholder fisheries and marine spatial planning project. In 2014, she co-founded Salty Girl Seafood, a sustainable seafood company, with the aim of driving positive change in the seafood industry. Salty Girl was awarded Best Women Owned Business of 2015 by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and has been featured in Forbes, NPR, and The Huffington Post. Norah is a 2016 recipient of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.

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If You Are Breathing You Are High

BY LUKE ARCHER
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Your body's regulatory system is called the Endocannabinoid System ("ES") The ES regulates pain, appetite, mood, memory, the immune system, and aids in human development. Desperate diseases are caused by a breakdown in your bodies' ability to make cannabinoids internally. This breakdown of the ES can happen as the result of result of stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep. Ingesting Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes results in an entourage effect and exciting new field of nutritional science which has the potential to restore human health with getting High.

Luke Archer is a local entrepreneur, content producer, technology, music, video, and science geek. Luke is the owner of the Santa Barbara-based Cool Hand Look Agency and the co-founder of Grass Roots Supplements.

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Why The Lagoon District?

BY JACOB TELL
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Jacob Tell, CEO and co-founder of a Santa Barbara creative agency, Oniracom, speaks about the inspiration behind the Lagoon District. This up and coming area of Santa Barbara is home to commercial, industrial and residential locals. The history of area influenced the branding, as street names such as Laguna, Quarantina, and Salsipuedes pay homage to the past lagoon-style flooding of the neighborhood.

As an agency CEO, Jacob has studied and worked within the cultural transition from analog to digital, so his insight translates across demographics. Jacob’s expertise in marketing and production helps organizations of any size — from solopreneurs to global brands — build authentic communities and communicate effectively to their audience.

Scott Lary
Certified Teacher TM Program, Maharishi Foundation in Austin
Patrick Gregston
Producer, Self in Santa Barbara
Jacob Tell
CEO, Oniracom in Santa Barbara
Luke Archer
Marketing & Production, Cool Hand Look Agency in Santa Barbara
Mackenzie Fell
in Santa Barbara
Norah Eddy
in Santa Barbara
AJ Henning
Educator, MAD Academy in Santa Barbara