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20 DEC


With the build-up of heat, Mango Madness is creeping into our lives..... How do you cope with the heat?  Do you eat Mangoes in the bathtub?

Join us for a night of mango madness!

We're looking for speakers, so if you want to share any signs that you may have Mango Madness, then, let us know your presentation idea: pechakuchatownsville@gmail.com

Talks are at Umbrella, with Sun's Dumplings on Flinders Street and live music next door at Toinoirs Espresso Bars, woo-ee!


Featured Presentation

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Sofia Fortunato

Scientist, Artist and Author , Freelance writer. Lecturer James Cook University in Townsville

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.

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Aquarium swimming in energy savings

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Reef HQ Aquarium is swimming in energy savings having embarked on a range of

infrastructure upgrades. To present how the facility has reduced their grid energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is Sascha Thyer, Assistant Director and Head of Technical Operations.

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Art of the Reef

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Scott Fry

Senior Field Officer NQ Dry Tropics

Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.

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Reef credits initiative

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

James Schultz

CEO GreenCollar Group

Reef Credits Initiative

There’s been lots of news around the Australian Government $444M reef restoration commitment – great, controversial, but great. But it’s not enough. 

The reef belongs to everyone, and to the future - how can the world contribute?

James is going to tell us how.

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Reef Restoration

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr Adam Smith

Director Reef Ecological

Reef restoration

Dr Adam Smith is a Director of Reef Ecologic.His vision is 'A better planet with coral reefs that are healthy and thriving because of collaborative care and management using the best available ideas and knowledge.’

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Our Reef needs YOU!

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr David Wachenfeld 
Chief Scientist GBRMPA

Our Reef needs YOU!

Contrary to many media reports, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead! But it is in trouble and it needs your help. Dr David Wachenfeld from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will explain what you can do.

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Reefs and People: Working with people to help coral reefs

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Kailash Cook grew up on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. He is a marine conservation warrior working with local communities to preserve coral reefs.

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Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima: Art Islands of Japan

@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Michael Pope returns from exploring Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima Islands of Japanese to tell a story of renewal by art. They illustrate how the visual arts can transform communities, and reinvigorate economies.



PechaKucha Townsville's International Year of the Reef

Thank you to all of our inspiring speakers:
David Wachenfeld - Our Reef needs YOU!
Adam Smith - Reef Restoration
James Shultz - Reef credits initiative
Scott Fry - Restoring waterways in the Burdekin
Michael Pope - Art of the Reef
Kailash Cook - How we can all help coral reefs
Sascha Thyer - Aquarium swimming in energy savings
Sofia Fortunato - Coral reef scientist to children’s author

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About the City's Organizers

  • Tania Dennis

    Tania Dennis is from the top end and is a local maker of architecture who believes that PechaKucha is a great opportunity for individuals to publicly celebrate and present their ideas.

  • Keith Noble

    your MC, not an architect