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29 NOV


Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

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Yes She Kahn!

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Mongol Derby is widely regarded as the toughest horse race in the world: a grueling 1,000 kilometers across the Mongolian steppe, riding semi-feral horses, carrying only 11 pounds of gear and relying on nomads for food, water and shelter. Equestrian sports journalist Leslie Wylie Bateman thought it'd make for a great story ... IF she could survive the race to tell it.

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Community Over Competition

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Derek White of Bird on the Wire Studios believes all of us have a responsibility to support the makers movement, contribute to maker culture, put forth an ethos of community above competition, and commit to patronage with purpose.  Bird on the Wire Studios is committed to nourishing the budding maker community that makes Knoxville such a wonderful place to live.

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Tenwek Hospital, Kenya: Story of a Journey

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

From flying airplanes in the Caribbean to nursing in Kenya, Cameron King tells the story of her journey to Tenwek Hospital. Tenwek is a full-service 300-bed hospital providing life-saving care in rural Kenya. Her experiences as a pilot and a nurse reveal hope for life and peace in the world.

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@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Molly Miketo is here to share her story and how she now lives in each and every moment authentically.  She works with the Akashic Records, which have been key to helping her unlock the blocks and beliefs that prevented her from showing up as her true self each day.  She lovingly shares about both of these so others, too, can embrace living as who they truly are.

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The Right Fit

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Marcus Hall always just wanted to help people look and feel cool. So when the Levi’s factory in Knoxville closed just after he'd become a tailor, he left for LA to create a cut-and-sew denim business that served the modern man. Marcus came back to Knoxville and created Marc Nelson where he found his dream of outfitting friends and neighbors in quality denim that made them feel as good in a business meeting as they did on a date.

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NEW2KNOX – Connecting Knoxville

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Making friends as an adult is hard especially when you’re new to a city.  This rang true for Emilie Finke, a newbie from Austin, Texas.  After confiding in her roommate about her struggles to find connections in Knoxville, Emily Stevens and Emily Finke decided to take action to find a solution to help newbies find community in Knoxville.  Together, they created New2Knox – a social network passionate for connecting young adults to Knoxville and one another through unique and meaningful events by partnering with local businesses. 

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Ultimate: The Best Play

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Play is a necessary function of skill development. Joe Norskov has played and organized Ultimate for 15 years. During this time, he’s noticed a consistent and above average number of community minded, kind, and high achieving people play Ultimate. The sport develops problem solving, work ethic, good health, and conscientiousness. Joe believes that the sport attracts and shapes individuals to be better humans.

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It All Started with a Pair of Pants

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Monika Miller, certified KonMari consultant, takes a lighthearted look at how asking herself "Does it spark joy?” when organizing her belongings led to a radical “decluttering” of her life. Her presentation is part story of personal transformation and part meditation on our things and the surprising force they can exert on our lives. Monika’s plunge into intentional living did not start with a grand plan, but with the simple decision to discard a pair of black pants. 



PKN Poster Spotlight: Knoxville

PechaKucha Knoxville celebrates their PKN Vol. 28 with a playful poster, putting them under the PKN Poster Spotlight for this week. The interaction between the blue and yellow gently draws the eye in, highlighting the bright minds and ideas that will be shared at their PKN. Graphic artist Tricia Bateman illustrates the many stories that will soon be told with their PechaKucha Poster, as all the graphics are encapsulated in speech and thought bubbles. This poster anticipates a fun and eventful night on August 16th for the PechaKucha Knoxville team. We can’t wait to see you all there!

To see some more fun posters, head over to the PechaKucha Night Tumblr page!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Dianna Osickey

    Dianna graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. She is a licensed architect with a specialty in lighting design. Her desire to combine the design process with a high level of craftsmanship have merged to create Fourth Year Studio - a custom design and letterpress company in Knoxville, TN. You can find her combing through antique stores for wooden type or inking up the press in her spare time.

  • Matthew Jordan

    Matt is an architect who received his B.Arch in 2005. When not virtually modeling buildings, manipulating pixels, and altering vectors, Matt enjoys meticulously organizing his son's LEGO collection.

  • Carolyn Boetger

    I'm a stay at home mom who has found her passion in the research of nutrition/whole foods/herbs/oils and autoimmune diseases. On the side I am interested in the arts, travel, being outdoors, and music. I am currently trying to teach myself how to play the violin...very slowly.

  • Lauren Fyfe

    I graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Art with a concentration in Video/Cinematography. After years of working in PR and event planning, I joined a local video production company, Loch & Key Productions. I'm a producer and manage our clients and projects. In my free time, you’ll find me at concerts, cooking, or in the garden.