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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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Brewed Awakenings

BY SEAN ENNS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Join Sean Enns, writer, local food advocate, and student of beer history on a tour of Nanamo's colourful, brewing past, present, and future.

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It’s Personal

BY BRUCE HALLIDAY
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

Over the last 17 years as General Manager of the Port Theatre, Bruce Halliday has formed strong connections with artists, artist’s agents and the presenting network across B.C. and Canada. Bruce is very excited to be leading the Port Theatre team into a capital fundraising campaign to complete the community vision of a purpose built performing arts centre. With the support of The City of Nanaimo through City Council, The Port Theatre Society has been given a rare opportunity to make this dream a reality for our community.

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Show Me Your Vision

BY ROB PLANTE
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"

In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

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Private Views in Public Places

BY CRAIG GOODMAN
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

Craig Goodman is a skilled designer and architect with CS&P Architects in Toronto who has led a wide array of the firm's projects. With over 25 years of professional experience, Craig has worked on a variety of scales. As an LEED-accredited professional, Craig provides leadership in the sustainable design culture of the practice and incorporates sensitive environmental strategies into the conceptual framework of his projects.

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Where Is Here

BY NICOLE VAUGEOIS
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

As Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development, Dr. Nicole Vaugeois supports rural communities to use amenity based industries like tourism and recreation to diversify their economies. Nicole was the lead investigator of the cultural mapping project Where is here? which examined what connects residents to their downtown core. Nanaimo was one of three cities included in the project.

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Creating a Story of Place

BY SARAH CHAUNCEY
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

Sarah has been a professional writer and editor for more than two decades.
An award-winning writer of creative nonfiction, she’s also written for organizations from MTV Networks to NASA. For several years, Sarah was a strategic storyteller for destinations, helping residents, investors and planning teams to envision the experience of place, then weaving the threads together into vision stories.

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Generative Leadership and the Basics of Wellbeing

BY MAARTEN VAN WAMEL
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

Maarten van Wamel helps organizations, individuals and communities develop plans for a successful future. He has worked with First Nations, not-for-profits, various levels of government, and from small to multi-national businesses. Over the past two years, as team leader of the Malahat First Nation’s Life Skills Program, Maarten has been supporting the community define and plan their desired future.

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All Is Water

BY CHRIS MIDGLEY
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

In addition to being the Manager of Energy and Sustainability for the Regional District of Nanaimo, Chris is an adjunct professor in VIUs new Master of Community Planning program. Chris’ areas of expertise include sustainable community design and planning, urban design, sustainable transportation, policy development, and organizational change.

 

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Show Me Your Vision


 
"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"In 
Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Rob Ferguson

    Educator Rob Ferguson has seen cultural engagement emerge as a driving force behind the growth of tourism around the world. Prior to his appointment as a faculty member at Vancouver Island University, Rob was a Senior Lecturer in Leisure Management at the University of Gloucestershire, U.K. He currently serves on a number of advisory boards within the community and his PhD research focuses on the role of Aboriginal tourism in fostering cultural resilience among selected coastal communities in B.C.

  • Joanne Schroeder

    My favorite things are family, friends, adventures, creative ideas, hard work, hard play and the great outdoors...all in one day!