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Pecha Kucha Night 20 | Presenter Lineup

pecha kucha 20Edmonton’s NextGen is excited to introduce you to the presenters for Pecha Kucha Night 20 (PKN 20):

If you haven’t already, buy your tickets here!

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Royal Alberta Museum
Cost: $17 or $15 with student I.D. + taxes.

DJ for the night is Miyuru Fernando who will be spinning beats when you first arrive at PKN and during the intermission.

PKN 20 is sponsored by: City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, Stantec and Klein DythamFamoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 20 with gift cards for all ticket holders. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

What is Pecha Kucha?
Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.

For more information, visit pechakucha.org

Our Sponsors

Pecha Kucha Night 20 | Tickets on Sale!

pecha kucha 20Edmonton’s NextGen is excited to present Pecha Kucha Night 20 (PKN 20):

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Royal Alberta Museum

Cost: $17 or $15 with student I.D. + taxes.

Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets online

PKN 20 features presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide format made popular by worldwide by Klein Dytham Architecture. More than 200 presentations have been given at Edmonton PKNs to date on wide-ranging topics, from donairs to lighting up Edmonton’s bridges and everything in between. The presenter line-up for PKN 19 will be announced shortly.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 20 with gift cards for all ticket holders.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

PKN 20 is sponsored by: City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, Stantec and Klein Dytham.

What is Pecha Kucha?
Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.

For more information, visit pechakucha.org

About Edmonton’s NextGen
Formed in 2006, Edmonton’s NextGen is an initiative of the City of Edmonton that is focused on creating a city that attracts and gives a voice to the next generation in the life and growth of Edmonton’s communities. NextGen is a hub for connecting people, places, community and ideas. Through events, leadership opportunities and professional development, NextGen fosters young leaders and supports initiatives of interest to the next generation.

Our Sponsors

Pecha Kucha Night 20 | Call For Presenters

As summer winds down, we’re turning our attention to the dreaded F word…Fall. But this year there’s nothing to be afraid of because we’ve already got something for you to look forward to: the next Pecha Kucha Night!

Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 20 to be held on October 2, 2014 at the Royal Alberta Museum.

What are you passionate about?  Share your thoughts and ideas with us – and 500 others – at the next Pecha Kucha! Now is your opportunity to present to some of Edmonton’s most engaged and creative young people.  More than 200 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights, and most recently some of the topics ranged from urban beekeeping to electric-powered cars, and everything in between.

If you’re interested, you can submit your presentation using our online form!. Deadline for submissions is September 5 and will be reviewed the following week.

While you’re waiting to hear from us, you can prepare yourself by checking out our 10 steps to a great Pecha Kucha presentation.

What is Pecha Kucha?

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.
For more information, visit pechakucha.org

2013 Annual Report

Our  2013 Annual Report  captures all the great work, projects and events that our volunteers worked on last year.

 

2013 NextGen Annual Report

2013 NextGen Annual Report

 

Some of our project highlights include: Ideas for Edmonton, Pecha Kucha Night 17 featuring Designing Downtown, NextGen’s Engagement Strategy: Connect, Care, Contribute and Candi{date}.

Thanks to our volunteers and Committee members who helped make 2013 a great year.

 

NextGen Month – Thank You!

We have many thank yous to mention to so many who helped make our NextGen Month events a smashing success!

Thanks to everyone who attended the NextGen kick off event last Wed with the proclamation from Mayor Iveson.

Check out our photos from the event that took place at Latitude 53 and featured breakdancers from United 1ne.

A big thank you to TD for sponsoring our NextGen kick off event and the Mercer Summer Super Party.

Also, special thanks to Famoso for providing free gelato at the Mercer Summer Super Party and those awesome gift cards!

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And thank you to Mayor Iveson for proclaiming June as NextGen Month.

Mayor Iveson Proclaims NextGen Month

In case you missed our events, here are photos taken by David Rauch.

PKN 19

Thank you to our sponsors of Pecha Kucha Night!  And thank you to the Edmonton Pride Festival Society for partnering with us on PKN 19.

Our Sponsors

A crowd of 400 people attended Pecha Kucha Night 19 (PKN 19) on Thursday, June 5, outside in Churchill Square. Thoughtful, musical, and informative presentations were shared as well as a greeting from Mayor Iveson.

#yegpkn

PKN 19 Volunteers

Mercer Summer Super Party

A big thank you to host partners Mercer Warehouse, Make Something Edmonton, Startup Edmonton, The Culture Collective and TD.

#superparty #nextgenmonth

Mercer Summer Super Party

Pride Parade

Thanks to everyone who walked with us in the Pride Parade last Saturday. We had over 50 people who joined us in the parade!

Thanks to Mediaco, Thomas Culture, Ampersand Grey, Fabulous Balloons, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton’s Pride Festival Society.

#yegpride #nextgenmonth

Pride Parade 2014

Many thanks to our volunteers who helped make all these events happen!

Pecha Kucha Night 19 | Recap

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Last night a crowd braved the wind, cold and chance of thunderstorms to attend PKN 19, which was held in Churchill Square to the sound of City Hall’s bells and the downtown buzz.  The first official event of NextGen Month was hosted by Jeff Chase and Jodi Goebel who filled the stage with energy and laughter, and the audience was also treated to a few words of introduction by Mayor Iveson.

David Rauch kicked things off with a presentation about some of the colourful pianos you may have seen around the city for his #OpenPianoYeg project. (A brief request – if it is raining and you see a Popup Piano that is vulnerable to the elements; please cover it with one of the provided tarps!)

Jason Darrah urged Edmontonians to allow our government room to try new things. Innovation and public engagement go hand and hand, and they only work when everyone is involved.

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Michael Ross, of zombie survival fame showed us how “enginerding” can touch all aspects of quotidian life and as an area of study is open to anyone with “an unhealthy sense of curiosity”

Chris Floden, winner of NextGen’s Dark MAEAT event and founding member of Yegbees spoke to the crowd about Colony Collapse Disorder, the negative impact that reduced pollination has on food production and the role of urban beekeeping in communities.  Attend one of the Yegbees field days to learn more.

Wrestling as modern myth? We’re all believers now after listening to Mike Kendrick’s argument that this typically perceived low-brow sport pits good against evil and reflects cultural values as a present day morality play.

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On the flip side, Omar Reyes discussed the importance of silence in our lives, something that is increasingly rare and he purports, we increasingly need.

Ian O’Donnell gave a resounding message against complacency, and highlighted architectural projects that reflect earnestness in design

Peter Woytiuk took us through his past year as an EV owner in Edmonton. We heard an objective and balanced review of driving an electric car in this winter city (it will still work in -30 degree weather!) and expressed his hope that the conversation surrounding electric vehicles will continue.

Nola Kilmartin painted a beautiful picture of what public space can look like and how to make common cityscape sights like parking garages and intersections into works of art.

And to wrap up, Blue Knox shared her personal journey which has brought her to value smallness and locality in civic action.

It was an informative and entertaining evening and we can’t wait to see what the rest of NextGen Month holds!

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Photography by David Rauch

Pecha Kucha Night 19 | Presenter Lineup

pkn19-postersmlEdmonton’s NextGen is excited to introduce you to the presenters for Pecha Kucha Night 19 (PKN 19):

  • David Rauch - #OpenPianoYEG: Popup Public Pianos
  • Jason Darrah - Civic Engagement and the Innovation Nation
  • Michael Ross, Structural Engineer-in-Training - Extreme Enginerding
  • Chris Floden, Founding Member of Yegbees - Urban Beekeeping: Waiting for Edmonton
  • Mike KendrickModern Myth in Professional Wrestling
  • Omar Reyes, Associate Pastor, City Centre Church - Romancing Silence
  • Ian O’Donnell - The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Peter Woytiuk - A Year In The Life Of A YEG EV
  • Nola Kilmartin, Principal Planner, City of Edmonton - Building Around, Within, Above and Below: A Push for the Extraordinary
  • Blue Knox, Co-Chair Alberta Not-for-Profit Case Competition, Managing Editor The Wanderer Online Magazine - On Being Small

If you haven’t already, you can purchase your digital tickets online here.

We’ve partnered with Edmonton Pride Festival Society and are embracing the outdoors, come rain or come shine! Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 19 with gift cards for all ticket holders.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: $17 or $15 with student I.D. + taxes.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

PKN 19 features presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide format made popular by worldwide by Klein Dytham Architecture. More than 200 presentations have been given at Edmonton PKNs to date on wide-ranging topics, from donairs to lighting up Edmonton’s bridges and everything in between.

PKN 19 is sponsored by: City of EdmontonFamoso Neapolitan PizzeriaGraphosStantec and Klein Dytham.

What is Pecha Kucha?
Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.

For more information, visit pechakucha.org

Our Sponsors

NextGen Month

NextGen Month takes places in the month of June and it is an exciting time to connect with young people in Edmonton. There are a number of great events taking place in June (see below) so make sure to attend the NextGen Month kick off event to hear more about them!

NextGen, an initiative of the City of Edmonton is proud to be working with the next gen community and TD to create and promote NextGen Month. 

 

Check out all these events taking place in June! #nextgenmonth

Check out all these events taking place in June! #nextgenmonth

If NextGen Month is new to you and you want to learn more about how to engage Edmonton’s next gen demographic in your organization’s activities, we’d love to talk to you. Come to our NextGen Month event or the other events taking place in June and hear all the great things that NextGen and community organizations are working on!

 

 

Celebrate the kick off to NextGen Month,  June 4

Celebrate the kick off to NextGen Month, June 4

Celebrate the kick-off to NextGen Month on June 4 at a reception at Latitude 53, featuring music, entertainment and the NextGen Month proclamation by Mayor Don Iveson.

When: June 4

Where: Latitude 53 at 5:00pm, Speeches at 6pm

Thanks to everyone who RSVP’d!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pecha Kucha Night 19 | Last Call For Presenters

You saw our posts and thought to yourself “Pecha Kucha will be the PERFECT time to share my love of….” and then the smoke detector went off because your dinner was burning. Or did you start working on a presentation but got so engrossed in the latest episode of Game of Thrones (can you believe who died in the last episode?!) that you didn’t finish.

It’s okay!

Because we are still accepting submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 19! Happening June 5, 2014 in Sir Winston Churchill Square, this is your chance to present your amazing incredibly fantastic idea to some of Edmonton’s most engaged and creative young people. Some of the most recently presented topics ranged from donairs to nanotechnology – we just want to hear what you’re passionate about!

Just submit your presentation here, using our handy form. The deadline for submissions is May 8, and we’ll review them all in the following week. Can’t wait to see them all in June!

What is Pecha Kucha?
Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chit chat,” Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. Presentations consist of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.

For more information, visit pechakucha.org.

About Edmonton’s NextGen
Formed in 2006, Edmonton’s NextGen, an initiative of the City of Edmonton, is focused on creating a city that attracts and gives a voice to the next generation in the life and growth of Edmonton’s communities. NextGen is a hub for connecting people, places, community and ideas. Through events, leadership opportunities and professional development, NextGen fosters young leaders and supports initiatives of interest to the next generation.

NextGen Month – Let us know about your event!

NextGen Month unites and celebrates a new wave of volunteer organizations dedicated to making Edmonton a place that young people choose to live, learn and work now and in the future.

At a variety of events throughout the month of June, Edmontonians ages 18 – 40 can connect with Edmonton’s next gen community, get involved, share ideas, be creative, meet new people or help shape the city’s future.

Are you hosting an event this June that you think may be a fit to be promoted as part of our NextGen Month? Let us know about it.

NextGen is proud to be working with the City of Edmonton and TD to create and promote this year’s calendar of events. NextGen Month is an exciting time to connect with young people in Edmonton, and we want to help like-minded organizations throughout the City be a part of that success.

If you have an event in the month of June that focuses on engaging next gener’s in YEG and you would like to propose it for addition to the June calendar, please email details to nextgen@edmonton.ca by Thursday, May 8.

 

Early NextGen Month Highlights
June 4| NextGen Month Kick-off with a proclamation by Mayor Don Iveson
June 5| Pecha Kucha Night 19
June 6| Mercer Summer SuperParty
June 7| Edmonton’s NextGen at the Pride Parade

 

We’re looking for a couple of new members!

The NextGen Committee is currently looking to fill two volunteer positions: Communications Co-Chair and Volunteer Engagement Co-Chair.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: Nextgen @ edmonton.ca  by May 5th. We will be holding interviews sometime in May and invite those shortlisted for an interview with our recruitment committee.

We are looking for two (2) individuals who are within the next gen demographic, who live in Edmonton, are interested in volunteering on a City of Edmonton committee. Also, individuals who have a keen interest in community development, civic participation and working on projects and events that are part of NextGen’s work plan, strategic goals and that are of interest to next gener’s.

 The responsibilities of the Communications Co-Chair position are:

  • Works with the NextGen Communications Co-Chair and leads a Working Group (subcommittee) of 15 volunteers who work on communications related projects

  • Assists with the coordination and hosting of monthly Working Group meetings

  • Works with the NextGen Committee and NextGen Coordinator on City of Edmonton and NextGen communications

  • Facilitates the communications needs of the NextGen Committee and Working Groups by providing overarching communications support

  • Assists with managing the Edmonton NextGen website for copy writing and maintenance; local skill procurement for graphic design, photography and videography; and the use of multi-social media platforms

Term and Commitment:

Participation on the NextGen Committee is a volunteer position.

Members sit on the Committee for two (2) -year terms with the opportunity to extend their term.

The time commitment being a Committee member on NextGen is approximately 10-15 hours a month for meetings and Working Group projects.

Meetings:

There are approximately 2-3 meetings a month that includes:

  • Monthly NextGen Committee meetings every second Monday from 5:30-7:30pm

  • Monthly Communications meetings the last Tuesday from 5:30-7:00pm

  • Monthly NextGen Sustainability Working Group meetings every 3rd Thursday from 11:30am-1:00pm (if available to attend)

If you have any questions about the Communications Co-Chair position, please contact: Angela.Saveraux@cwbank.com.

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The responsibilities of the Volunteer Engagement Co-Chair position are:

  • Works with the NextGen Community Volunteer Engagement Co-Chair and leads and manages a Working Group (subcommittee) of volunteers on projects that focuses on volunteer engagement activities

  • Assists with the coordination and hosting of monthly Working Group meetings

  • Acts as the point of contact for individuals interested in volunteering on a NextGen Working Group

  • Provides information on the type of volunteer opportunities available

  • Helps to recruit volunteers for NextGen events and projects

  • Assists with orientation of new members

  • Helps plan and organize fun volunteer social events

  • Assists the NextGen Coordinator and Committee Co-Chairs with the recruitment process of new NextGen Committee members

  • Attends community events and manages NextGen info tables and promotional activities

Term and Commitment:

Participation on the NextGen Committee is a volunteer position.

Members sit on the Committee for two (2) -year terms with the opportunity to extend their term.

The time commitment being a Committee member on NextGen is approximately 10-15 hours a month for meetings and Working Group projects.

Meetings:

There are approximately 2-3 meetings a month that includes:

  • Monthly NextGen Committee meetings every second Monday from 5:30-7:30pm

  • Monthly NextGen Sustainability Working Group meetings every 3rd Thursday from 11:30am-1:00pm (if available to attend)

  • Volunteer Engagement Working Group meetings (date depends on availability of volunteers)

If you have any questions about the position, please contact: Christine.Causing @ edmonton.ca

What is the NextGen Committee?

The NextGen Committee is an Administrative Committee of the City of Edmonton that was established in 2006 in the Department of Community Services. The Committee reports to the Corporate Leadership Team that includes all the Department General Managers and the City Manager. NextGen and the Committee act as a hub for connecting people, places, community and ideas together. Through events, leadership opportunities and professional development NextGen fosters young leaders and support initiatives and ideas of interest to the next generation.

There are currently 15 members on the Committee who volunteer their time on various projects and events and work with other community volunteers organized into working groups (subcommittees) that include Pecha Kucha Nights, Communications, Sustainability, Ignite and Voice. Members on the Committee represent the community and the City of Edmonton. There are also two ex-officio Councillors: Knack and Oshry who provide advice to the Committee and a full-time Coordinator from the City of Edmonton who supports and manages the Committee.

 Thanks for your interest!

Pecha Kucha Night 19 | Call For Presenters

Pecha Kucha Night 19 | Call For Presenters

Are you feeling inspired? Have you had a spark of genius lately? Share it with us – and 700 others – at the next Pecha Kucha! Now is your opportunity to present your ideas to some of Edmonton’s most engaged and creative young people. Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 19 to be held on June 5, 2014 in Churchill Square. More than 200 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights, and most recently some of the topics ranged from donairs to nanotechnology, and everything in between.

If you’re interested, you can submit your presentation using our handy form!. Deadline for submissions is May 8 and will be reviewed the following week.

While you’re waiting to hear from us, you can prepare yourself by checking out our 10 steps to a great Pecha Kucha presentation.

What is Pecha Kucha?

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.
For more information, visit pechakucha.org

Tasty delights during the 11th Downtown Dining Week

Written by Amber-Leigh Polowich

The tastiest event to hit downtown Edmonton is back. In its 11th year, Downtown Dining Week, presented by the Downtown Business Association, begins Friday, March 14 continuing through Sunday, March 23. Restaurants located in downtown Edmonton will offer up lip-smacking lunch menus at $15, and delectable dinner menus for $25 or $50. These reduced fixed prices offer diners to try new restaurants, places one might normally consider out of price range, or out of the normal dining area.

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A Taste of Iceland

Ever since Icelandair started providing direct flights from Edmonton to Reykjavik, Iceland, everyone has been excited to see what this new friendship will bring. With great publicity and buzz, the destination seems to be on every bucket list.

Icelandair had many Edmontonians, myself included, running around the City several weeks ago continuously refreshing their twitter feeds in the hopes of winning free airline tickets to Reykjavik. When Iceland Naturally announced A Taste of Iceland, a festival celebrating Iceland’s food and music, I also came running. The event ran from March 5 – 8, with Icelandic cuisine showcased at Characters Fine Dining and two free Reykjavik Calling concerts at Brixx Bar and Grill, featuring emerging musical talents from both Iceland and Edmonton.

The Brixx Bar and Grill certainly got cozy and intimate with a very diverse crowd of age, background, and style eager to enjoy the anticipated cadence. I Am Machi took centre stage March 7, starting the evening off on a good note. Icelandic Lay Low, with a voice that sends chills down your spine, was next, performing alone as well as in collaboration with Edmonton’s Kaley Bird. Sin Fang of Iceland and Cygnets of Edmonton ended the night, playing separately as well as joining forces. March 8’s concert consisted of Hermigervill of Iceland along with local acts DJ Ten-O, The Specialist, and DJ Degree.

It was very cool to see Edmonton so excited about their newfound connection with Iceland, and coming together to celebrate it through the arts; listening to the dialogue that everyone understands: music.

-Written by Morgan Messelink

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Tickets on Sale Now for Pecha Kucha Night 18

PKN18PosterEdmonton’s NextGen is pleased to present Pecha Kucha Night 18 (PKN 18):

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street
Cost: $17 or $15 with student I.D. + taxes.
Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets online

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Pecha Kucha Night 18 | Call For Presenters

PKN-Gobo2Have a little extra time on your hands this holiday season? Apply to present at Pecha Kucha Night Edmonton!

Edmonton’s NextGen is accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 18, taking place on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. Interested applicants should read the 10 steps to a great Pecha Kucha presentation and then submit their presentation using this handy form!

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Designing Downtown – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to Designing Downtown activities on October 5, 2013!

This inspiring day of activities, fostered and made possible by the vision of the Designing Downtown movement, is a testament to the incredible people, organizations and businesses committed to conversations around the development of urban cores.

 

 

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NextGen Announces Engagement Strategy Launch

After over two years of hard work, Edmonton’s NextGen is excited to announce the launch of the Engagement Strategy, developed as an initiative challenge by Mayor Stephen Mandel following the 2010 election.  The report, titled Connect, Contribute, Care: Municipal Engagement Recommendations for Edmonton’s Next Generation highlights research, insight from discussions, and recommendations around the area of youth and civic engagement.  This report was developed through partnerships that includes members of the NextGen Committee, the Centre for Public Involvement, Leger Marketing, the City of Edmonton’s Office of Public Engagement, City Hall School, and citizens representing businesses, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, and many other segments of our community.

We are happy to invite you to join NextGen as we present the finished project to the public, and begin the work ahead of helping to implement the recommendations included in the document and thus fostering increased civic engagement in our City.

Join us as we launch Connect, Contribute, Care

Tuesday, September the 17th

12:15 pm – 1:00pm

iHuman building, 9635 102A Avenue.

The program will include speeches from Mayor Mandel, NextGen Committee Co-Chairs, and Engagement Strategy Advisory Committee members Garrett Boyko and Alayne Sinclair.

National Roster of Design Advocates Participating in Pecha Kucha Night 17

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Designing Downtown, one of the largest and richest citizen-driven conversations about urban cores in Canada, returns to Edmonton October 5, 2013. For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.designingdowntown.ca.

 “For Progress Unlimited, MADE and Edmonton’s NextGen to brainstorm, curate, and welcome this outstanding group of speakers to Edmonton is an incredible opportunity to foster national dialogue and exchange about the role we all play in urban development,” says Lisa Baroldi, Vision Holder – Progress Unlimited.  “We’re thrilled to showcase Edmonton created content throughout the day at makescape 2 and in surprising ways at Pecha Kucha Night.” 

Pecha Kucha Night 17 Speakers   

Special Presentation by:

  • Roman Mars (San Francisco) – Host/Producer, 99% Invisible

Designing Downtown is a movement to transform downtowns founded by Progress Unlimited, MADE , and Edmonton’s NextGen. Designing Downtown is a vehicle for inter-city exchange for partnerships that seek to enrich and advance the conversations and actions we take to shape downtowns as spaces for everyone. Designing Downtown is an experiment and exchange; an opportunity to create dialogue that celebrates & critiques; and a space to be a fixture in and designer of the urban experience.

Pecha Kucha Night 17, doors at 6:30 pm at the Winspear Centre, challenges presenters to follow the 20 images x 20 seconds format that has gained popularity in more than 600 cities around the globe. Tickets are on sale now via TIX On The Square; charge by phone 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $30 for students (with I.D.), and $30 for groups of 10 or more; all tickets plus services fees and GST.

Edmontonians are encouraged to immerse themselves in the Designing Downtown movement with makescape2 at Centennial Plaza (behind the Stanley Milner Library) from 3 pm – 11pm; prior, during and following PKN 17. This project is an urban intervention that transforms an underutilized space using design and art elements, food, and entertainment into a space that entices passerby to interact with the environment and each other differently.

Join the conversation online with hashtags #DD2013 and #yegpkn. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.designingdowntown.ca.

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Pecha Kucha Night 16 Wrap-Up

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NextGen’s PKN organizing committee presented Pecha Kucha Night 16 on Thursday, June 13 at the Citadel’s Maclab Theatre with presentations ranging from the art of a smile to climbing a mountain and everything in between.

Edmonton’s NextGen was proud to partner with Guru Digital Arts College on a unique video projection art installation designed especially for PKN 16 and Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria returned with gift cards for all ticket holders. PKN 16 also featured music by DJ Kris Harvey and photography by Fophotography.

A special thanks to all our sponsors:

Thank you to all of our generous prize donors, the energetic organizing committee, the outstanding presenters, and the attentive audience of over 500!

The next Pecha Kucha will be on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Watch our website, newsletter and facebook for more information, or follow us on twitter @EdmNextGen using the hashtag #yegpkn

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Roots & Flutes

Roots&FlutesEdmonton Horticultural Society, Edmonton NextGen and Bikeology invite you to:

Roots & Flutes Treeplanting Brunch
Date: June 16, 10am-12:30pm
Location: Louise McKinney Park

Planting tree roots while sipping from champagne flutes. Celebrate Father’s Day even if you are not dad by planting trees with free crepes, fruit, and a kickass DJ. Ride your bike down! The location is part of Edmonton’s fabulous river valley path system!

Visit our Facebook event page and follow us on twitter: #roots&flutes @YEGgardening @EdmNextGen @Bikeology.

June is NextGen Month!

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June is NextGen Month! Just in time for some serious sunny weather and long days at the park or on the patio, NextGen and our partners are proud to host some great events this month to celebrate all that is vibrant and fresh in Edmonton (that’s you, by the way).

We’ve got some great stuff going on and can’t wait to see all of you out making the most of what our city has to offer. Mayor Mandel will be proclaiming NextGen Month at Pecha Kucha Night on June 13th, so make sure you stop by and check out some of our events:

Pecha Kucha Night 16 | Thursday, June 13th, Citadel’s MacLab Theatre -  Buy your tickets here

DIYalogue Talks Fashion | Tuesday, June 25th, ATB Financial Arts Barns (formerly TransAlta) - Buy your tickets here

Looking forward to seeing all of you out and about this month!

DIYalogue Talks Fashion!

In a city well known for only having two seasons (winter and kinda winter), it takes a lot of effort on our part as Edmontonians to make sure we look good when we leave the house in the blowing snow in the morning , to when we get home at the end of the day and it’s +25C in the shade.

Enter: A formidable force of creative prowess, industrious genius, and just some all around awesome folks who substantially contribute to the distinct vibrancy of our city.  That’s right, Edmonton’s fashion industry wants to hang out with YOU, you fashionable cat, you. Edmonton’s NextGen presents: DIYalogue Talks Fashion, the next of the 15 minute speed-mentoring sessions that connect you with your community.

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Join us on Tuesday, June 25th from 7:00-9:00pm at the ATB Financial Arts Barns (formerly known as the TransAlta Arts Barns), and connect with some of Edmonton’s leading players in our local fashion community. We’ve got a great line up of mentors, so check ‘em out below:

We’re pretty sure that amazing line up is the only reason you’ll need to grab some tickets and head down with your friends to connect with some of our best and brightest fashionistas, models and local talent.

Advanced ticket for this event ($8 + fees) can be bought online  or in person at the Pawn Shop (10551 Whyte Ave) and the Avenue Theatre (9030 – 118 Ave). Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 (cash only).

What’s more, is that by attending our events, you’re also supporting local talent and you know how much we love local talent over here at Edmonton’s NextGen. (hint: A LOT!)

Don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook for mentor updates and some other cool surprises that we might throw your way closer to the event, and as always – The Twitter! – @EdmNextGen.

Can’t wait to see you guys on June 25th for a night of couture, Go-See-crets, glamour and FUN!