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Jonathan Beard
Teacher, Plano ISD in Plano
ethan beard
student architect in weatherford
Alexander Beard
Student in Perth
lanaighyah beard
replenishment in dallas
Alex Beard
Student, College Hunks Hauling Junk in Winchester
Lara Beard
Teacher, Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock
Angel Beard
in Dallas
Stuart Beard
in Halifax
Sarah Beard
in Atlanta

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Dayton @ The Cannery
Mar 26, 2010

PAST VOL 17

Bern @ Kornhausforum Bern
Nov 04, 2011

PAST VOL 5

Gibsons @ The Arts Building
Mar 15, 2013

PAST VOL 3

Long Beach
Sep 17, 2015

PAST VOL 5

Tainan @ Ubar Cafe
Jul 24, 2015

PAST VOL 4

Long Beach @ Music Tastes Good
Nov 19, 2015

PAST VOL 5

Long Beach @ Long Beach Playhouse
Jun 06, 2016

PAST VOL 6

Long Beach @ WE Labs
Jan 19, 2017

PAST VOL 22

Nelson @ The Boathouse
Mar 22, 2017

PAST VOL 8

Long Beach @ Long Beach Playhouse
Jun 05, 2017

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The Adventuring Barman

BY COLIN BRYSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Colin Bryson is a traveling barman, who talks about running away, buying one-way plane tickets, failure, and learning about yourself. 

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

BY MARTIN JUSTESEN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!

Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

BY DEVIN PERSON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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Time and Tide

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Artist Jo Atherton highlights the diversity of plastic objects washing ashore on the British coastline, and how the ubiquity of this material enables us to reinterpret stories of our time. Millions of years ago, fuelled by sunlight, marine plankton flourished and then settled on the ocean floor, slowly transforming into oil. This same oil is used to produce the endless plastic objects that dominate our everyday lives. When inked and printed, plastic flotsam fragments bear a stark resemblance to the rich diversity of microscopic marine life - a worrying and ironic connection to a beautiful natural process. 

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Birds Eye View

BY PAUL GRECH
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

The mysterious wildlife tales of Canada's Western Arctic as witnessed by commercially trained helicopter pilot and adventurer Paul Grech.

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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An Introduction to Glass Bending

BY SOPHIE PENNETIER
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Sophie Pennetier realllly likes glass. Hot bent glass, cold bent glass, she loves it all! Listen to her PechaKucha presentation to learn about all types of glass production.

Sophie is a structural engineer at Arup in New York. She is involved in the design of non-conventional architectural projects and in research related to freeform geometry facades (Liquid Wall project, IAPP ARC project). Sophie is a member of ASCE and ASTM committees, associated to the development of structural glass standards in the US, and co-authored industry publications on cold bent glass.

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Beach Front PKN in Tenerife

The Spanish island of Tenerife will soon be hosting its very first edition of PechaKucha Night (August 21), and based on photos I've seen (above, and also on PKN Tenerife's city page) of the Monkey Beach venue, it looks like attendees are in for a terrific outdoor evening of presentations.

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The Beard

David Foster is a creative from West Michigan, and as you'll see in his hilarious presentation, he's got a thing for beards. Let him guide you through the complexities of beards in today's society. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.

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Bernd Kestler

Returning to the PK stage for next week's Vol. 102 is knitter Bernd Kestler, who will talk about a project he launched to support Tohoku. Watch his previous presentation.ニット男子としてご活躍のBernd Kestlerさんも再度プレゼンテーションをしてくださいます。

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Rob Pott

At tomorrow's Vol. 103, we welcome Rob Pott, who will be talking about his "Bag-A-Surf" project, that aims to clean up Japan's beaches.PechaKucha Night 東京103(5月29日)に海岸に散らばるゴミ問題に取り組んでいるグループ「Bag-A-Surf」からRob Pottさんが登場されます。

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Slides and Beer: Can't Beat 'em!

Our friends in Nebraska have written a piece about PKN Omaha in the Omaha Magazine, here's a little excerpt from it: Guests in Omaha pack places like Blue Sushi and The Slowdown to capacity in order to hear these sometimes witty, sometimes inspiring, sometimes awkward, but always highly individual presentations. Slides can be confusing, occasionally distasteful, and often beautiful. Speakers can and do discuss the design of anything and everything, including fashion, architecture, pottery, video games, prosthetics, car overhauls, and Native American heritage. Over the past five years that Omaha has been an official PechaKucha city, 179 people have braved the intimidation of public speaking to add their voices to the quarterly event, with anywhere from eight to a dozen speakers a night. To see the full article, head on over to Omaha Magazine. (photo credit: Bill Sitzmann)

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Feeding the Achieve

How far would you push yourself to realize your dreams? Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman, a gruelling marathon that combines swimming, biking, and running. In "Feeding the Achieve" from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, they push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal. 

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Delicious Beans

“I’m not designing a package, I’m designing a conversation-starter.” Concept Designer Takuya Kamibayashi takes us step-by-step through his design process. In “Delicious Beans” from PKN Osaka Vol. 6, Takuya speaks specifically on the procedures behind rebranding a boring food product into something fun and visually delicious!

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Skin of the Beast

Have you had one of those dreams where you’re at school wearing only your underwear? Naomie Hatherley speaks about how such mortifying dreams have inspired her work. In “Skin of the Beast” from PKN Broome Vol. 2 she tells us how she learned beauty could be hairy, and how she grew into a feminist after becoming a mother, and how she’s cultivated her artistic works.

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Podcast No.6 - Paul Speed

  Despite some technical difficulties and a hangover for Sagar, our latest podcast is withPaul Speed, one of the founders of the much-loved 京都醸造株式会社 Kyoto Brewing Company. They have taken the city by storm since launching last spring, supplying thirsty Kyotoites with their line of beautiful, well-crafted beer. Listen to find out more about their brew and how it got started!  Hosted by Eric Luong and Sagar Patel. (Sound trouble present!) Click here for podcast

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PechaKucha at Allpress Roastery .... Something's Brewing

  Get your by donation tickets here.   PechaKucha are proud to be hosting the next London PechaKucha Night Vol. 17 “Something’s Brewing” . This one is in collaboration with Allpress which is a​ business that not only employs a great bunch of people, but which also produces something that Londoners hold close to their hearts (quite literally if it is a chilly London morning as you speed your way to the Tube station to get amongst that warm tube air) – delicious coffee! Allpress was established in New Zealand in 1986 and has taken over the world, with their coffee now stocked in over 1,400 cafes globally. ​ ​ Allpress are kindly opening the doors of their Dalston E​8​ Allpress Roastery and Café after-hours in order to host Vol. 17 on Thursday 9 November 2017.We are inviting guests to come join in the fun on Thursday 9 November (1830 - 2100) to hear a great line up of speakers give their version of a PechaKucha (short 6.5 minutes long talks) on the theme “Something’s Brewing”.Tickets for this event are by donation and that donation will be given to the PechaKucha Global fund, which supports the team in Tokyo to ensure the wonderful world of PechaKucha can continue.   The wonderful line up of speakers includes...  Peter Harris / Professor, Designer, Journalist, Creator of the Steam Punk Coffee Machine / https://www.facebook.com/steampunkcoffeemachine / Kitty Lam / Designer, producing a book of stories about the Great British ice cream industry / /fb.me/icecreamempirebook / Paul Jenkins / Designer, Founder & Creative Director of Triple Double Studio / tripledoublestudio.com  Vytautas Jankauskas / Designer and researcher, Superflux in London United Kingdom / Twitter: @veetautas / http://superflux.in/ Liza Fior / Director at muf architecture art / www.muf.co.uk / Hew Leith /Creator of A.I Beer (Artificially intelligent Beer) / http://www.weare10x.com / Rob McInerney / Intelligent Layer Founder / http://intelligentlayer.com / Gaye Soykok / Innovation & Technology Specialist / Maitre D' in House of Dadabit / www.houseofdadabit.com /