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San Jose, CA @ The Improv
Oct 20, 2009

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San Jose, CA @ Sonoma Chicken Coop
Feb 23, 2010

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San Jose, CA @ Sonoma Chicken Coop
Jun 29, 2010

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San Jose, CA @ Sonoma Chicken Coop
Aug 31, 2010

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Kuala Lumpur @ The Bee Cafe, Publika
Mar 07, 2012

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Townsville
Sep 07, 2013

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Townsville
Sep 03, 2015

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.

BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.

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Reef Corals and Fractals

BY PAUL MUIR
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"The closer you look, the more complex they become."

In Reef Corals and Fractals from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, Paul Muir takes us on a journey zooming in on Coral. No matter which scale you look at them from, coral reefs are incredibly complex and beautiful.  

 

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How do Fish use Colour.

BY JULIE SPENCER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Julie Spencer is the Education Manager for Reef HQ Aquarium, the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  She has worked there for the past 17 years. 

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Environmentalism in Art

BY ERIC NASH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"Environmentalism [in art] takes things a step beyond representation."

In Environmentalism in Art from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, curator Eric Nash shines the spotlight on a collection of artists whose works take on humanity's deep connection to our natural environment. Showing examples ranging from oil paintings depicting the effects of climate change to inspiring sculptures made from salvaged beach rubbish, Nash shares how the tradition of creatively expressing our place and our effect in the natural world continues. A selection of the some of the well-known and close-to-home artworks and artists featured here will be exhibited in the Perc Tuker Gallery this December.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 15th, 2017. 

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation

BY VANESSA TANGAROA BLUE FOUNDATION
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Camille and Vanessa teamed up to bring Tangaroa Blue’s Foundation into the Townsville community engaging volunteers, organisations and agencies to monitor the impacts of marine debris on our aquatic environment.

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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The Great Seabirds of the Reef and the Grief of Oil Spills and Ships

BY MALCOLM TURNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Ornithologist and bird nerd Malcolm Turner extols how seabirds are a glorious part of the Great Barrier Reef, but have problems weightier than their feathers.

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The Weird World of Corals

BY JOHN (CHARLIE) VERON
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Charlie Veron has travelled the world studying corals. He will introduce his giant website, give glimpses of troubled times and conclude with interesting coral quirks

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Reap What You Sow: Connections between Land and Sea

BY PAUL COSTELLO
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 03, 2016

Paul Costello's work involves monitoring of water quality and reef health on the inshore GBR for the Marine Monitoring Program (MMP). Here to discuss human influences on both maters and the importance of communicating the findings of the MMP. 

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Charlotte Mints Their Vol. 9

Creative Loafing, Charlotte, North Carolina's news and entertainment source on the web, has published a post on PKN Charlotte's recent Vol. 9. The event was held on March 21, and featured 11 presenters. Here's a tidbit from Creative Loafing Charlotte's rundown of the topics: The Machine: The collective group of artists performed an experimental piece about human nature, the meaning of life, and the mystery of existence. Two ladies dressed as nurses cared for a man, fighting against his confines, and the scene closed with a chilling rendition of "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)." Natalie Abrams: An encaustic artist (who will be an artist in resident at McColl Center for Visual Art in the future), Abrams shared her story about her hand injury and taking up art in different forms, including hot wax works and reef. She explores the relationships between different organic structures and the beauty found outside of urban environments. Creative Loafing Charlotte has also posted a slideshow of photographs from the evening; take a gander at the full gallery. (photos by Jeaumane McIntosh) Check out the post for a full description of the speaker's presentations.

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 4

  Another inspirational and fun night travelling through Antarctica, via the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in a small car to a small house overlooking the Strand Ephemera!    

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure!  In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

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Documenting Sunken Ship Sites

"I do exploration and documentation of shipwrecks and sunken aircrafts"In Documenting Sunken Ship Sites from Jackson, MS, Vol. 7 Kelly Gleason, PHD, an underwater archaeologist for NOAA in Honolulu, HI, describes how artefacts become historical record which in turn can create connection with our stories and civilisation as a whole. One shipwreck discovery, the Two Brothers, is significant because it tells more of the story that inspired the novel, Moby Dick. She indeed shows us how all of these discoveries coming from a remote reef in the northwest Hawaiian islands do have significance to us all.Enjoy

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Startups in Space

"Nowadays we have new tech. Everybody has an iPhone and actually these are more powerful than any of the satellites now in space. And thats the idea. We are basically using them produce space stuff that is way more powerful and much less expensive." In Startups in Space from Tokyo Vol. 127, spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones. He then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.  

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Seeking Presenters for PechaKucha Night Vol. 5: I Made It!

PechaKucha PG is pleased to announce our fifth installment of the our global story telling series, in conjunction with Two Rivers Gallery's 2015 Mini MakerFaire! We are searching for the a roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 5, I Made It!. Do you have a story to share about your experiements in craft, art, building, manufacturing and DIY? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 5 event on Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 7pm - 10pm at the Two Rivers Gallery. If you are interested in presenting,  please send an email to pechakuchapg@gmail.com with your contact info and the proposed topic of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is September 1st, 2015, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early. Presenters are also be invited to share their story a second time at the Mini MakerFaire, held during the day on Saturday, September 19th About the Theme: I Made It! Our theme will feature makers of all types! It will provide a forum for storytellers to share their successes and failures building, creating and making. We invite storytellers to submit a short proposal for their story, in line with our theme. We are grateful to Two Rivers Gallery for generously providing the venue for this event. About PechaKucha PechaKucha is the art of concise presentations. The concept began in 2003, with a group of Japanese architects who wished to share their creative projects with one another without having to sit through long, rambling lectures. Each PechaKucha presentation is led by a storyteller who provides 20 visual images, shown for 20 seconds each, all together creating a six minute and forty second story.  A dozen storytellers are then gathered together around a central theme and showcased in one powerful evening through PechaKucha Nights. PechaKucha exists in over 800 host cities around the world, and Prince George is one of them. Our local group is organized by Andrew Kurjata, Steph St. Laurent and Jillian Merrick. They combine their storytelling, story-recording, and community-building talents to produce the event, which is 100% volunteer driven with support from Community Futures Fraser Fort George. You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction.  There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. We have local volunteers willing to mentor and assist you in sharing your great story. The creative and ever-evolving nature of the local group has established a few of their own traditions for the event. Firstly, everyone has a story to tell, and anyone can be a storyteller, as long as they have the courage and commitment to share their story in PechaKucha style. Secondly, the events will always be as barrier-free as possible. Audience participation is absolutely free, all ages are welcome to participate, and the group is always seeking accessible stages and seating to open up participation to all members of the community. Lastly, the event is always changing. Each event will feature a new theme, a new venue, a new storyteller roster, and a new artist to design the event poster. PechaKucha Nights are a great way are a great way for the community to support and participate in the ancient tradition of storyteller in a modern, creative and barrier free format. We invite the community to join us on September 15th, 7-10pm at the Two Rivers Gallery for PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 in Prince George. More info can be found at pechakucha.org

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF

Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us.  A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron    

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Seeking Presenters for PechaKucha Night Vol. 6: Changing my Perspective

PechaKucha PG is pleased to announce our sixth installment of the our global story telling series, and we are searching for the a roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 6: Changing my Perspective. Do you have a story to share about your changing perspectives? Was your world view flipped upside down or inside out? What new angles have you discovered to help solve life's mysteries? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 6 event on Tuesday December 1st, 2015 from 7pm - 10pm at a location to be determined. If you are interested in presenting,  please send an email to pechakuchapg@gmail.com with your contact info and short description of of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is November 20th, 2015, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early.   About PechaKucha PechaKucha is the art of concise presentations. The concept began in 2003, with a group of Japanese architects who wished to share their creative projects with one another without having to sit through long, rambling lectures. Each PechaKucha presentation is led by a storyteller who provides 20 visual images, shown for 20 seconds each, all together creating a six minute and forty second story.  A dozen storytellers are then gathered together around a central theme and showcased in one powerful evening through PechaKucha Nights. PechaKucha exists in over 800 host cities around the world, and Prince George is one of them. Our local group is organized by Andrew Kurjata, Steph St. Laurent, Kathel Angelski and Jillian Merrick. They combine their storytelling, story-recording, and community-building talents to produce the event, which is 100% volunteer driven with support from Community Futures Fraser Fort George. You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction.  There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. We have local volunteers willing to mentor and assist you in sharing your great story. The creative and ever-evolving nature of the local group has established a few of their own traditions for the event. Firstly, everyone has a story to tell, and anyone can be a storyteller, as long as they have the courage and commitment to share their story in PechaKucha style. Secondly, the events will always be as barrier-free as possible. Audience participation is absolutely free, all ages are welcome to participate, and the group is always seeking accessible stages and seating to open up participation to all members of the community. Lastly, the event is always changing. Each event will feature a new theme, a new venue, a new storyteller roster, and a new artist to design the event poster. PechaKucha Nights are a great way are a great way for the community to support and participate in the ancient tradition of storyteller in a modern, creative and barrier free format.

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Jewel of North Queensland

We came together with the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention." In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.

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PK People: Boyne, Keith, and Tania

Boyne, Keith, and Tania (and pup, 'Tropical Charlie'): PechaKucha's Organizers in sunny Townsville, Queensland. Living as architects, working as farmers, studying as scholars, and creating as poets and artists, this laid back funky bunch stays well off the beaten path, and engaged everyday with beauty, fragility, and inspiration that Coral Sea and it's treasured Great Barrier Reef brings to their shores. Keeping their hands to the dirt, irons to the fire, and spirit to the winds, they bring intention to their unique PKNs in Townsville, focusing in on preservation, conservation, and living in harmony with the landscape, and it's inhabitants. And no PKN is complete without a committee (read: community)! Big shout out to Sandy McCathie, Yoshie Kenny, Kaz Hauser and Karen Metcalfe, and don't forget Dave Sewell, pizza cook extraordinaire! Thank you all for everything you do to bring the spirit of PechaKucha to Townsville!