Edmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 15 on March 7, 2013 at Northlands’ Edmonton EXPO Centre in the Alberta Ballroom. PKN 15 features presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides x 20 second per slide format made popular world-wide by Klein Dytham Architecture. Tickets are on-sale now via TIX on the Square, charge by phone at 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca. Tickets are $10 for students (with I.D.) and $12 for adults. Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m.
More than 150 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to-date on wide ranging topics, from Showing nature’s naughty bits to Light it up, #yeg! and everything in between. New for PKN 15, Edmonton’s NextGen welcomes Firefly Theatre & Circus for a special aerial performance and music provided by Girls Club. Famoso Neapolitan Pizza returns with gift cards for all ticket holders.
Pecha Kucha Night 15 presentations include:
- Jason Lee Norman | Writer, Dreamer | The 40 Below Project
- Jonathan Christenson and Bretta Gerecke | Artistic Director & Resident Designer, Catalyst Theatre | Creative Catalysts
- Stuart Cullum | Vice President, Agriculture, Northlands | Debunking Myths
- Caylie Gnyra | Language Ally | Little Cree Books
- Greg Whistance-Smith | Architecture Student | Changing the Game
- Steven Hodges | Full Frontal Nerd | Full Frontal NERDity 101
- Owen Brierley | Executive Director, Guru Digital Arts College | Cross-disciplinary Arts
- Michael Carlos | Physiotherapist | Braving Alberta’s Winter Roads
- Neil Burkard | Public Education Specialist, City of Edmonton | Waste to Energy in Edmonton
- Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis | Elder & Youth, Wicihitowin: Circle of Shared Responsibility and Stewardship | Merging of Generations
- Brian Webb | Artistic Director, Brian Webb Dance Company | Dance: A Life of Discipline for Hedonists
- Michelle Lam | Student | Project Three Six Five
*Presenters appear in the order they will present
Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture first devised Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chitchat” in 2003, as a night for young designers to meet, network, and discuss their projects. The catch: each designer gives a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.
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