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Lucas Chang

Entrepreneur and Community Connector in Markham

Challenging a Confirmation Bias

PRESENTED ON JUN 09, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 15

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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Creating Community Glue

BY LEE ANN JOHNSON
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 20, 2012

Town Councillor, Lee Ann Johnson, talks about innovation and imagination in Gibsons, BC. Creativity is the incredible glue that holds the community together.
This presentation is in English.

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Creating community conversations for climate change action

BY SANDY MCCATHIE
IN TOWNSVILLE

Sandy McCathie is a sustainability advisor, who finds peace in nature, adores her family, and has recently returned from Heron Island where she snorkelled with turtles and manta rays. Encouraging others, Sandy reminds people that Global Warming is real, and reminds us that the present deeply effects the future. Trying to bring the community of Townsville, the goal is to start using economical friendly technology and result in the global temperature to drop by 2050. 

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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Parallels: Innovation and Seduction

BY PHILIPP KRISTIAN DIEKÖNER
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 15, 2015

"Innovations is about originality in the sense of taking a new perspective."

 

Philipp Kristian Dieköner talks about Innovation from its most attractive sides. Through analyzing its attributes, he shows how crucial seduction is in the process of creating new ideas. Just as Seduction, Innovation is intimately connected to curiosity, improvisation, originality, courage, danger, trust, challenge. Playful and sudden, creativity is not defined as a skill, but like an experience - something that can happen to anybody who is open to it. 

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Sustainable Life - Social Change and Social Innovation

BY AGNES TVINNEREIM
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

Bærekraftige liv - samfunnsendring og sosial innovasjon

Grasrotnettverket Bærekraftige liv sprer seg over hele Bergen og videre. Hvor langt kan vi nå når «folk flest» vil noe? Hva kan vi skape? Endre? Rokke ved? Matkollektivet er nettverkets første kommersielle prosjekt, og har som mål å fylle Bergen med Vestlandets mest bærekraftige mat.

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Creating Social Change with a Plan

BY TINA REYNOLDS
IN SACRAMENTO

Tina Reynolds tells the story of fullfilling her life-time goal of creating a creative space in Sacramento. She managed to make this dream come true despite all the obstacles she encountered along the way. If you have a plan of action and are persistent enough, all will fall into place. 

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Community Shares of Wisconsin's Role in Shaping the Community

BY CHERI DUBIEL
IN MADISON, WI

Community Shares of Wisconsin, founded in Madison in 1971, is the oldest social action fund in the country. Learn more about the history of the organization and how it will shape it's future.

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CoRE Sustainability

BY CORE — ALEXANDRA MCPHERSON & TYRA JOHNSON
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"When sustainabilty is framed in a different way that connects with peoples' core needs and values, it unleashes empowerment." 

In CoRE Sustainability from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Tyra Johnson, Founder and President or Blue Sky Design Supply and Alexandra McPherson, Founder and Principal of Niagara Share, present a new sustainability program in Buffalo, the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE). The CoRE initiative is a research and education partnership led by the University at Buffalo Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in partnership with Clean Production Action and Niagara Share, that brings together complementary expertise – in research, market analysis, policy formulation, and social innovation -- to support the transition towards a safer materials economy.

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Champions for Change

BY ELIZABETH A. WALSH, PHD
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It takes a village."

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. We abandoned the rule book for this free-form, "20x20 ish" team presentation, Champions for Change, at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19Elizabeth Walsh, Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, shared her mic with a team of members of the Champion for Change program. Champions for Change (an initiative of One Region Forward in Buffalo) is a community innovation laboratory that integrates university and community resources to ignite bright ideas and inspired leadership for a flourishing region. In this celebration of community change-makers, one presenter even broke out into song. We guarantee this will make you smile!