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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Sam Shada

Insurance Agent in Fort Collins

Water Soul

PRESENTED ON AUG 16, 2018
IN FORT COLLINS @ VOL 5

Sam Shada shares a couple of original poems on the topics of water, soul, and humanity. Sam works through complicated ideas and shares his conclusions with you.

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Placemaking by Design

BY CRAIG RUSSELL
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Craig Russell talks about creating places for people that are sensitive to their location and context, authentic and timeless and provide flexibility and connection to nature.

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Rwanda, Up Close and Personal

BY CLAIRE BOUCHARD
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

In 2016, Claire Bouchard's daughter graduated from CSU and got a new job. How thrilling! The U.S. government hired her daughter to be a Peace Corps Education Volunteer, in Rwanda, Africa, for 27 months. Rwanda is still recovering from their horrible genocide 24 years ago. Like any caring parent, Claire was unsure how this was all going to work out. And so 14 months into her service, Claire went there to see it for myself. How could Claire have prepared for the joy and peace that greeted her? For seven days, Claire was embraced by wonderful people, and saw how much they love Claire's daughter, too. This is a story of discovery and awe.

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A World of Faces

BY KENT TOMPKINS
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

In his talk, Kent Tompkins shares captivating candid portraits of the various people he encountered during his world travels. Not only did Kent photograph these individuals, he bonded with them to dive deeper into the inner workings of their culture and lives. He has specially selected photographs during his encounters with Native Americans, Egyptians, and Indians, all of which who have unique stories to share. This presentation makes one reminiscent of famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaed's quote, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” 

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Pretty Poses: History of the Pinup

BY JANA KNAPP SANCHEZ
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

There has always been a desire for images of an erotic nature, even when society was bound by stringent of rules of propriety. This was overcome by the birth of portraying scantily clad ladies as an art form. Long before sexting and nude selfies, in a time when showing even your ankles was risque, there was the pinup. Pinups have helped shaped modem perceptions of sex and paved the way for real bodies to be real sexy. Jana shares the history of the pinup.

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Fort Fun

BY TYLER GUNDERSON
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Fort Collins, it wasn't until Tyler Gunderson moved away that he realized how spoiled he was to live in such a great state. Needless to say, he came running back, and has since made it a point to take in all Colorado has to offer.

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Human Animal Bond and Doggie Olympics

BY KRISTEN HELLER
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Kristen Heller is a crazy "dog lady" and would take my dog everywhere if she could! Kristen will show how interacting with your dog creates a bond and is fun for both of you. And one way to create that bond is to participate in an event like Doggie Olympics.

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Encounters with the Goddess

BY KATIE HOFFNER
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Katie Hoffner is the niece of the late Lydia Ruyle, a world-renowned artist, scholar and author of the Divine Feminine. Katie and Lydia shared many a global adventure searching for the goddess story. Lydia created over 300 banners of Goddess icons from around the world. Since her passing, Katie continues to travel with the banners to sacred sites and tell their stories whenever she has the chance. This is a chance to meet and greet the Divine Feminine through a visual HERstory of Lydia Ruyle’s Goddess banners from around the world.

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Banjo Music: The Communities Method of Coping

BY MARK "ROOSTER" AUSTIN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

How despair in everyday life led to needing a outlet to cope and derive joy. How banjo and "old time music" harbored a sense of excitement and shared sentiment. Birthing sing alongs, story telling, and news to which the whole community could use to feel connected and free for a moment in time. Mark "Rooster" Austin shares. 

 

About the City's Organizers

  • Brian Hanning

    Brian is an Attorney and owns Hanning Law Ltd. He works with businesses and non-profits to create solid legal foundations from which the organizations can act in confidence. Additionally, he helps register and license Copyrights, as well as setting up estate plans for individuals. In addition, Brian writes a weekly blog explaining some of the basics of law. The courts say that ignorance of the law is no excuse and Equity Principle is Brian's way of combating legal ignorance. Beyond the legal profession, Brian enjoys spending time with his two dogs, reading fiction, and finding time to write. There is always something new to learn and to do, meaning Brian is busy but loving every second.

  • Jennifer Spencer

    I create modern paintings that enliven the homes of interesting people & hearten contemporary commercial spaces. Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life & learning, I've explored song writing, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Currently my passion is around visual expression & modern, abstract oil painting.

  • Claire Bouchard

    I am passionate about community connections. We all have a story to tell, and the more often we see and hear from others, the more compassionate we become. I've worked in the community engagement industry for a dozen years helping launch public transportation and economic development initiatives, and helping communities tell their story to their residents and businesses.