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20 SEP



September 20, 2018

@ Innovation Works

HEY, LONDON! Join us as we celebrate our seventh installment of PechaKucha Night #ldnont! We launched this super fun event in 2017 and here is our inaugural year in numbers:

  • 4 PechaKucha Nights
  • 4 Trips to the London Food Bank
  • $150 Raised for the PechaKucha Global Fund
  • 20 presentations: www.pechakucha.org/cities/london-ontario
  • 270 Registered

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where the presenter shares 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically, and the presenter talks along with their images.

PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 7 will be on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Innovation Works at 201 King Street.

With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 1050 cities around the world, PechaKucha Night #ldnont has placed our city on the international stage through the PechaKucha platform and website. This is yet another way to network and engage our community thirsty to share their ideas, passions and interests. This will be a night of powerful, concise talks. Join us and be inspired.

REGISTRATION - Please register here so we can keep track for capacity.

Admission to PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 7 is free, but we ask for a $1 donation to the PechaKucha global fund that goes to such things as maintaining the global website that hosts all of the talks from around the world. 

We are also collecting items for the London Food Bank

DEADLINE FOR PRESENTER PROPOSALS - Friday, August 31, 2018 by 4pm EST. Please submit your proposal here

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High-fives and fist-bumps all around! We are so excited to see you on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Janic & Andrew

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Holy Smokes...I'm fat!

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Helicopter pilot, Paul Grech, woke up one morning and realized he was fat. This talk takes us through his six month journey back to peak physical fitness through the science and art of bodybuilding. From 225 lbs to 175 lbs...27% body fat to 3%. The journey of a former Special Forces soldier and professional hockey player from Fat to Fit!

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Becoming an Advocate

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Ila Mada will speak a little about her experiences as a new lawyer, and what she's learned regarding different styles of communication and how they are perceived by other people.

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Memories are greater than dreams

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

in 2014, Gaurav Shinde became the first Indian to sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Today he will speak more about the journey and how he works to create memories from his dreams. 

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What is an Expert, Anyway?

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Ten-thousand hours. Years of experience. There are many ways to define expert. Elias Puurunen asks: what does it mean to be one?

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@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Western's Alternative Spring Break gave Brea Hickey the opportunity to travel to Lima, Peru this year. Learn what this experience means to her, and for you. 

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@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

For her last day of radiation treatments, Becca had just one wish, to see #BeccaToldMeTo trending on social media, with people doing Random Acts of Kindness in her name. Amy Mathias will talk about how this wish came to be a world-wide phenomenon, not just on the day in question, but for some time afterwards... And how, with your help, we can keep this movement alive.

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10 Steps to Branding Yourself Online

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Alex Leonard's presentation is about 10 steps to success to market oneself both digitally and traditionally in today's mediascape. His career in journalism speaks for itself.  

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Towards London

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 01, 2018

Bright minds. Big ideas. All in one place. This is Towards London, the podcast. This is your weekly rendez-vous with innovations taking place in London, Ontario, hosted by Adam Caplan and Shobhita Sharma.



Announcing Our Presenters for Volume 6 - March 29, 2018

We are super excited to announce our next line up of speakers for our sixth volume of PechaKucha Night #ldnont. On Thursday, March 29, we will have SIX super cool presenters.
Here is the lineup (in no particular order yet):
Alex Leonard: 10 Steps to Branding Yourself Online
Brea Hickey: #BetheChange
Elias Puurunen: What is an Expert, Anyway?
Amy Mathias: #BeccaToldMeTo
Gaurav Shinde: Memories are greater than dreams
Paul Grech: Holy smokes... I'm fat!
Ila Mada: Becoming an Advocate
Join us at Innovation Works London at 6:20pm on Thursday, March 29. Get Your FREE Ticket Now.
On the night of PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 6, please consider making a $1 to the PechaKucha global fund and/or bring an item for the London Food Bank.
High-fives and fist bumps all around!
Janic & Andrew

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About the City's Organizers

  • Janic Gorayeb

    Founder of Ripple Effect Leadership and a Royal Roads University Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health) graduate, Janic is a workshop designer, facilitator and presenter with 17 years of experience working with organizations in various industries including non-profit, pharmaceutical, retirement and long-term care facilities. Janic learned over the years that organizational values are imperative to embed into workplace culture to nurture inclusivity and diversity, while strengthening teams.

  • Andrew Kaszowski

    Andrew Kaszowski is an award-winning communication and engagement specialist who combines extensive experience with a drive to stay current and fresh through innovation and continuous development. Andrew’s work has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators and Health Care Public Relations Association, including a “Best of the Best” award. His communication and marketing work has included roles with Western University, St. Joseph's Health Care London, United Way of London & Middlesex, Lawson Health Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is currently Communications Lead for connecting South West Ontario at the South West Community Care Access Centre. He also does consulting in communication, branding, design and online engagement. In 2008, Andrew lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Andrew earned an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies and a Diploma in Public Relations as part of the inaugural class of the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto – the intensive concurrent program of the University of Guelph and Humber College.