Past Kalamazoo Event: VOL 1

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June 29, 2017
@ Cityscape Events

PK is official in Kalamazoo!

Be inspired with fellow creatives, story tellers & enthusiasts at Vol 1 of PK Kalamazoo! 

Doors Open 6pm
Show starts at 7pm 

Break Down:
5 presenters
Beer Break
4 presenters

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Teaching a Mummy to Tweet

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Elizabeth Barker, Museum Support Specialist : Teaches us how a 2,300 year old mummy at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum learned how to use social media. 

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Coffee : A How-To

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Mack Chrisman, Coffee Connoisseur : What years of vicarious learning taught him about opening coffee shops.

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The Changing Role of the University Art Gallery

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Indra Lacis, Curator + Art Historian : Contemporary Art and Community - The Changing Role of University Art Gallery

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Removing Barriers and Igniting Hope!

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Emily Kobza, CIS Director of Development + Business Engagement : Every day, kids in our community face barriers that threaten to derail them from success. Working with school staff, hundreds of volunteers, and dozens of community partners, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo is in schools to ignite hope in students. How? By bringing the community and all the ways it can help to where kids are – the school – so they can graduate and be prepared for life.

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Andrew Mollison, Principal at Intersect Studio, Architect : If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.

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Stay in the Moment

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

John Schmitt, Jack of All Trades + Senior Business Consultant : In our often hectic lives we often forget the beauty, joy, wonder,sorrow of every day life. 90% of life is just showing up-when I just show up, often times I see, feel, hear something totally unexpected. Life is full of surprises but if we don't show up, we can't be surprised.

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How to Think on your Feet

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

"Improv is like being slammed in the face by objects that you don't know what they are. You have no concept of what they are or what they are going to be and you get to use it. It's a gift!" 

In How to Think on your Feet from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 1, Dann Sytsma was just as surprised as the audience when his presentation, the improvisational slot intended only for the evening's entertainment and for which he had absolutely zero preparation, became not only a coherent speech but an artful and enigmatic PechaKucha masterpiece for the ages! Well Done, Dann! 

Andrew Mollison, AIA
Architect, Intersect Studio, LLC in Saint Joseph
john schmitt
business consultant, Michigan Small Business Development Center in kalamazoo
Mack Chrisman
Specialty Coffee Professional in Kalamazoo, MI
Elizabeth Barker
in Kalamazoo
Dann Sytsma
Applied Improv Coach/Trainer, Improv Effects