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PAST VOL 1

Shanghai @ CQL Design Center
May 12, 2006

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San Francisco @ 330 Ritch
May 23, 2011

PAST VOL 12

Miami @ Lester's
Jun 09, 2011

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Aalen @ Freudenschmaus
Nov 11, 2011

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Wellington @ Wellington Waterfront
Mar 04, 2012

PAST VOL 10

Taos @ Taos Mesa Brewing
Aug 11, 2013

PAST VOL 3

Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS Dornbirn
Oct 24, 2013

PAST Japanese Art or Art in Japan?

Powered by PechaKucha @ SuperDeluxe
Feb 19, 2015

PAST VOL 3

Bryan @ SEAD Gallery
Jun 02, 2015

PAST VOL 31

St.Petersburg @ Музей современного искусства ЭРАРТА
May 27, 2015

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A Christmas Menu Story

BY MELISSA BALFOUR
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Melissa Balfour displays her holiday cooking habits, and how she celebrates Christmas. She explains the history and inspiration behind her mostly vegan Christmas menu.

 

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Only in New Westminster

BY TODD BRIGHT
@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Professional Chef Todd Bright recounts some of his favorite experiences cooking in the lower mainland area. With sustainability initiatives, cooking competitions, and other community events, the area has become one of Bright's favorite places. 

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Rose Bakery Arrives in Japan

BY TOMOKO UDOHIRA
@ PECHAKUCHA X ARTEK ON OCT 31, 2013

Tomoko Udohira presents the famous Rose Bakery. This bakery is headquartered in Paris and is always crowded. In this bakery they cook things like pizzas and carrot cakes. To make them they use as many organic ingredients as possible. Recently Rose Bakery has opened branches in Japan. (In Japanese)

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You Can Only Keep What You Have By Giving It Away

BY GRAISON GILL
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 08, 2014

Baker Graison Gill of Bellegarde Bakery, lends his thoughts about bread and the primitive yet poetic process of making, baking and sharing his art in New Orleans.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 14, 2014.

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Coworking Monterrey

BY IVÁN GUERRERO
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2014

Los ponentes hablan sobre la comunidad generada a partir de un espacio de coworking.

Iván Guerrero: Egresado de Sistemas de la UANL, pero amante del Diseño y la fotografía. Cofundador de Coworking Monterrey y freelance tiempo completo.

Luis Rojas: Web Designer and Developer, Wordpress CMS expert. Entity information CSS3 + HTML5. Ninja with jQuery. Freelance

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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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Pizza Life

BY ANTHONY FALCO
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Anthony Falco is an artist, family man, and professional pizza maker. From Texas to New York, Anthony has been active in the food industry - from a widely popular french fry stand to a now famous Bushwick pizzeria. Anthony shares his thoughts and feelings about his adventures along the way. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 3, 2015.

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How Discipline Allows for Creativity

BY CHRISTOPHER HAATUFT
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

An insight in to how discipline can help you be more creative. Head chef Christopher Haatuft takes us on a journey from skater, punk rocker to exsquisite culinary talent and arriving as Head chef at his first restaurant, Lysverket in Bergen. 

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Tadaku

BY TRENT MCBRIDE
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

Trent McBride and Tao Romera Martinez introduce us to a service they developed (Tadaku) to help people experience real homecooking, but they start off by sharing a series of fun food trivia that will leave you surprised.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 27, 2015.

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Clean Stoves for Africa

BY EMMANUEL BALELE
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) describe the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and show how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves.

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PKN Maastricht Vol. 2

The city of Maastricht recently hosted its second PechaKucha Night, again with a terrific lineup of presenters -- you can view streaming video of all the presentations here. Organizer Martijn Kagenaar reports. After the overwhelming success of PKN’s January debut in Maastricht, our audience didn’t have to wait long for a new PKN. March 20th, about 250 visitors saw speakers from six nations: Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, USA, and even some from the Netherlands. In AINSI, 1 kilometer from Belgium and 20 kilometers from Germany, an international crowd got together for 12 presentations. They saw and heard about life in the roof gutter, singing bridges, and a journey to the moon. Maastricht’s mayor was delighted, as was the well known writer of "The Creative City," Charles Landry. He was our very special guest, hosted by Mrs. Odile Wolfs, cultural delegate at the Province of Limburg. The day after, we were her guests in a masterclass at TEFAF, the world’s leading Art Fair in Maastricht. Charles inspired his Maastricht students for one day to think about crossing borders in order to become a real creative region. Maastricht is a candidate to be Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. Another fun part of PKN Maastricht is the PechaKitchen, which Martijn describes as the "speakers-only after party: a cooking workshop, a few weeks after the event. There we can look back on the presentations, look forward, and make further plans to co-operate with each other." Below, photos from the event -- see more in this Flickr photoset. PKN Maastricht Vol. 3 will take place June 20.

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Nik Mavromatis

This presentation goes out to all the foodies out there, as Nik Mavromatis introduces us to new ways of cooking, while at the same time sharing ideas on how to create new tastes. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Christchurch Vol. 1.

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A Theme for PKN Miami Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night in Miami Vol. 12 is set for June 9 at Lester's Coffee House, and here's more info on the event from organizer Carl Hildebrand (and you'll the list of presenters on the official event page).PechaKucha Miami celebrates Lester’s Coffee House recent opening by honoring it’s mission serving as a place for exchaning both products and ideas. The DIY – Do It Yourself theme for the evening event will feature speakers in professional photography, street art, wok cooking, independent radio, and hologram technology. Adding to the mix, for the first time ever, speakers will offer their products and services for the best barter they get from the guest audience.

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For the Love of Astronomy, Inspiring People to Cook Through Workshops, and a Tease from Chelmsford

Presenters In his presentation (from PKN Hyderabad Vol. 9), Neil Ghosh shares his love for astronomy, and takes us on a tour that covers different aspects of the science, tying it to his own personal learning of it. Julia Bondarchuk is the owner of the cookery club and shop Edoque, and in her presentation (in Russian, from PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 20) she talks about her cooking parties and workshops, where cooking turns to a game, using culinary construction sets. The master classes and workshops have the goal of inspiring people to cook and to save time when doing so. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is whiskerlicious, with the wonderful illustrated poster for the upcoming PKN Mendoza Vol. 6, pictured above.  Photos The city of Chelmsford hasn't had its first PKN yet -- although we expect that will happen soon -- but here's what appears to be a bit of... guerrilla teasing? It was found on Instagram, with the tags #pechakucha, #chelmsford, and #20x20. Calendar Thursdays tend to be the night of choice for PKNs, and we have another busy one tonight (September 6): PKN Barnsley Vol. 5, PKN Dunedin Vol. 15, PKN Svendborg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 5, PKN Santiago Vol. 3, and PKN Budapest Vol. 28. Tomorrow, you can catch PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 4 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6.

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Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune

Presenting at next week's Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha Night (on Wednesday, October 30) are 2/3 of architecture/design group Claesson Koivisto Rune. We're very happy to welcome Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune, who will talk about contemporary design that embraces ancient cooking methods, cutting CO emissions by half. 10月30日のPechaKucha Night 東京at Tokyo Designers Weekのプレゼンターとしてデザイングループ Claesson Koivisto Runeの、Mårten ClaessonさんとOla Runeさんが登壇されます。

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Pecha Kucha Bemidji: FAQ

For Presenters What file format should images be in? .JPG  You do not need to put your PK in a PowerPoint file! We assemble all the presenters' images into one file for the event. Where can I find images for my presentation? You can use your own photos, stock photography, your own illustrations, and any images you have permission to use or that are in the public domain. Here's some good information about images and copyright. If you have any trouble locating images for your presentation, don't hesitate to contact us at info@pknbemidji.org. We can help! Contact us with any questions and we’ll be glad to help with your images. Please number the files in the order they should appear in the presentation. In the case of more than one image per slide, simply name them 1a, 1b, 1c, etc.  They are due two weeks before the event.  I’m presenting and I am nervous. Help! PKN audiences are open-minded, generous, and appreciative of your time and effort. Many of the people in our audience have presented in the past, so they know how you feel! Relax. You’re going to have a great time! Contact our PKN team for further resources and encouragement. We're happy to help! What do I need to do before the big event (besides prepare my presentation)? Fill out the biographical information so the emcee can introduce you. (This will be sent in an email.) Send your numbered images to PK coordinators two weeks before the event. Tell us your presentation’s topic and title. When should I show up? PKN starts at 6:30, but the doors open and the creative showcase begins at 6:00. If you are speaking, please arrive by 6:15. What kind of microphone is available? A handheld mic is available, as well as a clip-on lapel microphone and a stand microphone at the lectern. What kind of podium/lectern is available? We understand that this is being updated: TBD. Can I bring visual aids? Yes!   PKN Attendees What is the ticket price? Free! Where is PKN held? The Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Dr NE, Bemidji, Minnesota. Beer and wine are available for purchase. What time is PKN? Creative Showcase starts at 6:00, PKN starts at 6:30 I want to present! What do I need to do? Email, Facebook message, or tweet at us! info@pknbemidji.org, PKN Bemidji on Facebook, @pknBemidji on Twitter  When are the PKNs in 2014? February 20th, May 15th, September 18th, December 4th   Prospective Speakers What topics can I present about? There are only two things not allowed: You may not sell a product or service, and you may not attempt to persuade the audience regarding your political or philosophical leanings. Everything else is allowed. Please keep in mind that the audience is our entire community—all ages and backgrounds--so your content should be family-friendly. I have a friend who would be amazing at this event. What should I tell them? PKN is a fun and friendly environment for everyone, no matter what level of experience they have in front of an audience. After you present at PKN, you will want to do it again! Is this only for experienced presenters? No. Anyone can sign up to speak at a PKN. Anyone. And our PKN Bemidji team is happy to help you put your ideas together.   General Questions Is PKN a non-profit? Yes! PKN is for fun, not for profit. What is the cover charge/ticket price? PKN is always free, fun, and family-friendly! Who are your sponsors? Amity Graphics, Red Zest Design, The Sanford Center, Kitchigami Regional Library Legacy, Glass Doctor of Bemidji, Green Janie, Garden of Edits, Blue Ox Marathon, Real Living First Realty.  Can I be a sponsor? Yes! Contact us for more information. info@pknbemidji.org How did PKN start in Bemidji? That’s a whole other blog article—coming soon! Tell me more about Pecha Kucha International. There’s some good information here: http://www.pechakucha.org/faq The PKN Internation blog is another good resource for all things PKN: http://www.pechakucha.org/daily And this great book is available if you want to read more. How do you pronounce Pecha Kucha? With Muppets, of course! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdghID66kLs What tools are available for creating my own pecha kucha? We have a worksheet that is very helpful for putting everything together. Our PKN team is always available to help you with your presentation. Just send us an email! Info@pknbemidji.org. I don’t think I have anything to present about. My life is pretty ordinary. Everyone has a unique experience and/or perspective to share about something. You can present. We would love to hear your story. I would like to be on your mailing list. Just drop us a message on Facebook (PKN Bemidji), Twitter @pknBemidji, or email info@pknbemidji.org. How many other PKN chapters are there? As of January 15th, there are 727 chapters around the world! There are two others in Minnesota, in Duluth and Minneapolis. What is a Pecha Kucha Night, in a nutshell? PKN is a night of short stories and good conversations! Presentations consist of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each. Topics can be anything including but not limited to hobbies, travel, athletics, science, history, art, cooking, photography, volunteerism, and on and on. Check out our YouTube channel to see many of the past presentations. (link) Here’s PKN International’s FAQ. Are you trying to sell me something? No. Are you sure? Yes, we’re sure. Do you have any fun links pertaining to Pecha Kucha? Yes! Check out these cool posters from all over the world! Here’s an excellent article about PKN.   Volunteers I don’t want to present a PK, but can I volunteer at an event? Yes! We need photographers, greeters, artists for the creative showcase, emcees, poster hangers, and people to spread the word about this fun community event! Contact us: info@pknbemidji.org  I would like to be in the creative showcase. Who should I talk to? Jane Hastig or Heather Johnson. Send us an email info@pknbemidji.org 

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PechaKucha new year event now a tradition at Maastricht School of Management

Following the success of last year’s PechaKucha event to welcome the New Year at MSM, three groups from the MBA31 class once again bravely accepted the challenge to present their dreams, projects and visions to staff, friends, and MSM’s local partners and stakeholders by using the powerful PechaKucha format. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to showcase new ideas, the PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective: each speaker shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events are now happening in 800 cities across the globe and have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking. On Friday 16 January, four beautiful African business-minded women : Ms. Rebecca Freda Namagga (Uganda), Ms. Amina Mahamudu Serwenda (Tanzania), Ms. Oluwabunmi Folowosele and  Ms. Olanike Omobolanle Ojo (both from Nigeria) shared their entrepreneurial ambitions and shared their visions on women empowerment in Africa with great conviction. They were followed by Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) who described the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and showed how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves. Presenting last, Eleftheria Sitara from Greece gave a very personal story of her journey into the MBA program at MSM and how studying with fellow students from 22 different nationalities has brought a new meaning to the word “beauty” for her. Eleftheria said she found it an unforgettable learning experience: “When I first heard about the PechaKucha concept, I thought of a double-edged sword. Based on the power of images – that sometimes may be equal to a thousand words – PechaKucha allows presenters to express themselves concisely but still in a rich and creative way. The greatest challenge though is picking up the appropriate structure and content for your presentation in order to deliver your message to the audience in the most efficient way. My idea was to present a topic regarding ‘beauty’ and the unexpected ways in which I discovered it through my experiences. The reason I selected it was because I wanted to present not only a brief description of my personal attitude towards life, but also because I wanted to express publicly my gratitude for all the precious moments I am currently sharing with my international classmates. Although in the beginning I was thinking that the PechaKucha challenge was far too fresh and uncomfortable for me to engage in, from the moment I entered the room I felt an immediate friendliness. During my presentation I saw people’s nods and smiles, showing that they were eager to listen to what I was saying. That sense of encouragement from the audience to whom you express your inner ideas is a remarkable feeling that can hardly be forgotten. Relying on the inspiring feedback I received from people telling me how much they were touched and surprised by the spirit created through the single means of a presentation, I would definitely recommend to everyone to try the PechaKucha experience even just for once in their lifetime.” Just like last year, the audience enthusiastically reacted to the students’ presentations. The event was followed by a friendly and relaxed network session in the Business Lounge with all participants.

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Tadaku

Did you know? 75% of the world’s food comes from 12 plant and 5 animal species! Trent McBride and Tao Romera Martinez introduce to us a service they’ve developed to expose people to real home-cooked cuisine. In “Tadaku” which happens to also be the name of their service, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121, we hear not only about home-cooking, but also some fascinating facts about food from all over the world.

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PECHAKUCHA!

  On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!

Friends of PechaKucha

Friends of PechaKucha