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PAST VOL 16

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Feb 18, 2016

PAST VOL 1

Burgas @ EXHIBITION CENTER FLORA BURGAS
Mar 26, 2016

PAST VOL 8

Nairobi @ The Yard
Mar 20, 2016

PAST VOL 2

Burgas @ EXHIBITION CENTER FLORA BURGAS
Nov 19, 2016

PAST VOL 3

Burgas @ EXHIBITION CENTER FLORA BURGAS
Nov 26, 2016

PAST VOL 21

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Feb 16, 2017

PAST VOL 4

Burgas @ Читалище Хамалогика
Jan 21, 2017

PAST VOL 31

Wellington @ Te Papa Tongarewa
Mar 09, 2017

PAST VOL 15

Milan @ Talent Garden Calabiana Milano
May 25, 2017

PAST VOL 2

Kaliningrad @ CityJazz Club
May 26, 2017

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Critter Catching, Then and Now

BY JOE FRANCO
@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Joe Franco talks about his childhood, interacting with bugs and catching snakes and frogs, and how the influence of the natural world prompted him to start his own bee and wasp removal service as an adult. He also expands upon the differences between bees and wasps, and shares a bit about how his company, Joe Wasp Nest Removal Services, works to humanely and sustainably relocate bees and wasps. 

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Riding the Bus

BY GREG TIDWELL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Greg Tidwell discusses his daily transit commute through Nashville, and shares information on how to use the MTA bus system, including the use of real-time information with google maps.

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The Startup Bus

BY NATE COOPER
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Nate Cooper takes us for a ride on the Start Up Bus! 

Apps, programs and comics, oh my!

Going into depth about the features of how the competition helps people connect and work on creating their own businesses. 

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BUG

BY REBECCA RYAN
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Rebecca Ryan is president of the Townsville Bicycle User Group (BUG).  She has worked and travelled extensively, immersing herself in other cultures, learning their languages and falling in love with the people and places.  But there is no place like home.

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Chennai, By Bus

BY RANGA ROHINI C
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Ranga Rohini talks about the everyday experience of commuting by buses in Chennai presented through amazing illustrations created during the journey itself.

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Psst... I Have a Secret!

BY SUE LUSTED
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 29, 2016

Sue Lusted, workshop supervisor at Valley Sheltered Workshop, is committed to telling the world about the services the Workshop provides to the community and, more importantly, the positive affect it has on the employees with disabilities who work there.

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The Bridging Bus

BY DELAINE TINIAKOS-DORAN
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Delaine Tiniakos-Doran is a community organizer who suffers from compulsive volunteerism. She works at Springtide Collective and she’s the Programming & Operations Director for the Bridging Bus.

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Dance is the BEST

BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

BY CRICKET DAY
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Istanbul's BUMK Jazz Choir

A great little news story courtesy of PechaKucha Night in Istanbul organizer Nurten Mericer.BUMK Jazz Choir, who won our hearts with their spectecular performance on the PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 9 stage last May, quickly made their way to the top and secured the ‘World Champion’ title in Graz, Austria, on July 10. After Conductor Masis Aram Gözbek declared they were selected for the Championship on stage, the Choir spent some sleepless nights and supported by Finansbank and Pegasus Airlines, they were determined to get the Cup. They won two gold medals in the Contemporary and Folk categories, and were the first runner-up in the overall challenge. The Choir’s legendary video was shot in an Istanbul Subway Train by another PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol.9 presenter, music video director Deniz Özgün, and it has been viewed almost 1,000,000 times.

Glasgow

The Buzz is Building

The buzz is definitely building for our next event to be held at New Town Art Gallery. Thanks to WYDaily for a super article. They really nailed the essence of PechaKucha. New Town Art Gallery is a collaboration of 12 local artists in a great location at the end of the main drag of our New Urbanist downtown. Come stroll the shops, dine out at one of the many eateries, and then catch the PK show. One of our past presenters, Lori Jakubow, will be the featured artist at the gallery when we have our event. You can see her presentation here on our city page. We've got a great mix of repeat offenders and new converts to the cult of PechaKucha in Williamsburg. It amazes me how much of a creative culture we have in this area, and the variety is almost unfathomable. One of the challenges of scheduling this event was finding a weekend that wasn't already filled with some kind amazing entertainment. And what's astounding is that much of it is locally grown and harvested. Go get out and be creative. I love living here.

Glasgow

The Buzz is Building

The buzz is definitely building for our next event to be held at New Town Art Gallery. Thanks to WYDaily for a super article. They really nailed the essence of PechaKucha. New Town Art Gallery is a collaboration of 11 local artists in a great location at the end of the main drag of our New Urbanist downtown. Come stroll the shops, dine out at one of the many eateries, and then catch the PK show. One of our past presenters, Lori Jakubow, will be the featured artist at the gallery when we have our event. You can see her presentation here on our city page. We've got a great mix of repeat offenders and new converts to the cult of PechaKucha in Williamsburg. It amazes me how much of a creative culture we have in this area, and the variety is almost unfathomable. One of the challenges of scheduling this event was finding a weekend that wasn't already filled with some kind amazing entertainment. And what's astounding is that much of it is locally grown and harvested. Go get out and be creative. I love living here.

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Objects in Disguise

Phasmatodea -- commonly known as stick-insects or leaf-bugs -- are an order of insects who blend very well into their surroundings. Swedish designer Tove Thambert was inspired by these animals' ability to convince the viewer that they were seeing something very ordinary, and set out to produce a whole range of "Objects in Disguise".  In this edition of "Presentation of the Day" (from Tokyo Designer's Week 2012, as a part of a special "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha event) Thambert discusses the process by which she finds items or accessories that may have a certain social stigma about them. One example she shows is the mirror: this item is something every woman carries in her purse, but most men would not be caught dead with a mirror on his person. For this reason, Tove concocted a mirror that fit the place you might find a pocket-watch on a suit. When her grandfather felt embarassed to walk with a cane, she designed one that looked more similar to something everyone carries about: an umbrella. 

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Business as a Force for Good

Is dumping supplies on the under-privileged really the best way to help them? After realizing what a force for good business could be through serving on humanitarian missions to New Orleans and Haiti, Evan Keller decided to start a non-profit (Entrust) which leverages business to fight poverty. He sends experienced businessmen to Honduras and Haiti to teach, mentor, and hold seminars. Their first year was extremely successful. In "Business as a Force for Good" from PKN Orlando Vol. 11, watch to see the amazing things they accomplished.

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The Adventure Bum

“[Magazines] weren’t telling the stories of that were anything like my experiences.” Photographer and adventurer Jon Heller speaks on his journey from hobby to occupation. In “The Adventure Bum” from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, he speaks about how his obsession with nature and adventure magazines took him to new locales and exploits.

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PechaKucha People: Xylia Buros

Our PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Portland Oregon's ever charming, ever talented, Xylia Buros. Communications, marketing, media, development, with a natural knack for writing on art, culture, design, and architecture (read: magna cum laude lit. graduate), Xylia really is a PechaKucha Pro. In addition to to all this, she serves as a career development mentor at New Avenues for Youth in her spare time. Go on with your bad self, Xylia!

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Being a Teenage Business Owner

"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.