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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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Pecha Kucha Night 18 | Wrap-Up

PKN18Poster A crowd of 500 people attended Pecha Kucha Night 18 (PKN 18) on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. During the fast-paced, entertaining evening, audience members were captivated by a presenter line up that included an expert on nanotechnology, a Bike Polo aficionado, and an advocate for literacy.

PKN 18 also featured music by DJ Thomas Culture and photography by Warren Fenton of Fenton Photography. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returned with gift cards for all ticket holders.

NextGen would like to thank its generous sponsors – the City of Edmonton, Graphos, and Klein Dytham, the energetic organizing committee, the outstanding presenters, and the attentive audience for making PKN 18 such a great success!

A big thank you to the presenters, volunteers, our NextGen Coordinator and everyone who helped make PKN 18 a great event!

Photo and video coverage of the evening’s festivities will be posted soon. For information on future PKNs, watch our website, subscribe to our newsletter, like our facebook page, or follow us on twitter @EdmNextGen 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

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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 initiave 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.” 

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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!

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 16 PRESENTERS

PKN 16 PosterEdmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 16 | Sweet 16 on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Citadel’s Maclab Theatre. Tickets are on sale now via the Citadel Box Office, charge by phone at 780-425-1820 or online. Tickets are $15 for students (with I.D.) and $17 for adults (plus taxes). Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm, with presentations beginning at 7:30 pm.

PKN 16 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 150 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to date on wide-ranging topics, from lighting up Edmonton’s bridges to in vitro meat and everything in between.

 

 

PKN 16 Presentations include:

  • Emerson Csorba – Co-Founder, Smart | Make Something for Single Mothers
  • Myles Curry – Marketing Coordinator, Waste Management Services at the City of Edmonton | Grasscycling & Community Based Social Marketing
  • Mark Connolly – Host, CBC News Edmonton | Downtown Story
  • Dan Jacob – Co-Founder, Urban Pulse | The Future of Civic Engagement
  • Andrew Whistance-Smith – Sculptor of Teeth, Ardent Dental Centre | What’s In A Smile?
  • Alistar Henning & Gary Garrison | McCauley Then and Now
  • Anna McRobbie – Co-Founder, Mosaic Minds | Open Space Technology & Unconferences.
  • Mara Erickson – Communications Director, Operation Grassland Community| Conservation Caravan: Going Beyond the BBQ
  • Matthew Stepanic – Editor, Glass Buffalo Literary Magazine | Mythic Power
  • Kuen Tang – Teacher, Graphic Designer, Comic Book Letterer, Adventurer | The Ha Ling Project

*Presenters are listed in the order in which they will appear.

Edmonton’s NextGen is proud to partner with Guru Digital Arts College on a unique video projection art installation designed especially for PKN 16. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns with gift cards for all ticket holders.

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

PKN 16 is sponsored by: Capital Power Corporation, City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, Klein Dytham and Northlands.

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 16

PKN 16 PosterEdmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 16 | Sweet 16 on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Citadel’s Maclab Theatre. Tickets are on sale now via the Citadel Box Office, charge by phone at 780-425-1820 or online. Tickets are $15 for students (with I.D.) and $17 for adults (plus taxes). Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm, with presentations beginning at 7:30 pm.

PKN 16 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 150 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to date on wide-ranging topics, from lighting up Edmonton’s bridges to in vitro meat and everything in between.

Edmonton’s NextGen is proud to partner with Guru Digital Arts College on a unique video projection art installation designed especially for PKN 16. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns with gift cards for all ticket holders.

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

Deadline for PKN 16 presentation submissions is May 17, 2013. Interested applicants should read the 10 steps to a great Pecha Kucha presentation and then email their presentation submission to present@edmontonnextgen.ca.

PKN 16 is sponsored by: Capital Power Corporation, City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, Klein Dytham and Northlands.

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APPLY TO PRESENT AT PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 16

PKN 16 feature box Are you looking for an opportunity to present your ideas to an audience of more than 700 engaged and creative young people?

Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 16, taking place June 13, 2013 at the Citadel’s Maclab Theatre.

More than 150 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to date on wide reaching topics, from lighting up Edmonton’s bridges to in vitro meat and everything in between.

Read the 10 steps to a great Pecha Kucha presentation and then email your presentation submission to present@edmontonnextgen.ca.

When submitting your application, please include: your full name, email address, position title and organization, phone number, website and/or twitter handle, a title and abstract for your presentation, as well as a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 20 sample images that match exactly what you want to share. Images should be sized to 1024px x 768px in landscape orientation.

Deadline for submissions is May 17, 2013. Submissions will be reviewed the week of May 19, 2013 and applicants will be notified the last week in May whether they have been selected to present.

Questions? Email present@edmontonnextgen.ca

PKN 16 is sponsored by: Capital Power Corporation, City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, Klein Dytham and Northlands.

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Ignite presents Ideas for Edmonton

Ignite presents Ideas for Edmonton, a crowd funding model with a twist! Community members who are passionate about making Edmonton a better place to live are encouraged to post their project on the Ideas for Edmonton website – backers throw their support for projects with votes rather than donations. Edmonton’s NextGen, and a host of sponsors, kick-in the financial backing with $10,000 in funding available.

“Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community but didn’t know where to start? You are not alone,” says Sherman Tsang, Ignite Co-Chair. “Ideas for Edmonton is a local social incubator, a tool to help turn thoughts into actions. Any city resident, looking to make Edmonton a better place to live, can submit a single idea that could be turned into reality!”

Ideasforedmonton.com is an easy-to-use on-line portal where the public can register ideas, search out interesting projects, discuss opportunities and cast votes.

Voting is tallied in three ways:

  • A single vote is counted when an individual comments on an idea (a single vote per user, not per comment);
  • A single vote is counted when an individual clicks on the +1 Give Vote link on an idea page;
  • Two votes are counted when an individual clicks on the +2 Give Time link on an idea page.
  •  Individuals that click this option will be contacted by NextGen following the competition to connect with fellow voters for potential volunteer opportunities to make a specific project move forward.

Idea submissions and Round 1 votes are accepted until April 21st.  The top 10 ideas, as calculated by total votes, will go on to Round 2 where a panel of judges will select one or two ideas to receive funding, volunteer support (as sourced through the +2 Give Time voters) and additional mentoring from established makers in the community. Edmonton’s NextGen is proud to foster the success of a variety of community projects and lend its planning expertise to the winning projects. Final winners will be announced in early May, 2013.

Timeline

Round 1: Voting

  • March 21st, 2013: Launch, Submissions open for ideasforEdmonton.com
  • March 22nd, 2013 (Noon): Winners for the Blue Plate Diner gift certificates + New Balance Acupuncture treatment are drawn
  • March 24th, 2013 (11:59PM): Top Voted Idea by this point is automatically selected as 1 of 10 Top Voted Ideas going into Round 2
  • April 21st, 2013 (11:59 PM): Voting Stops, end of Round #1

Round 2: Judging

  • April 23rd, 2013: Top 10 Voted Ideas Announced, Round 2 Forms provided
  • Round 2 Forms to be provided to Top 10 by Ignite. These forms serve as your application for funding and support from Edmonton’s NextGen Ignite. Completed forms must be completed by deadline to qualify for consideration.
  • April 28th, 2013 (11:59 PM): Deadline for filling in Round 2 Forms/Documents
  • May 2nd, 2013: Winner(s) Announced!

Ideas for Edmonton is proud to be a Make Something Edmonton project! #makesomethingyeg = a show & tell of cool projects #ideas4yeg = funding & resources to help make cool projects reality.  Visit our project page at www.makesomethingedmonton.ca.

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 15 | WHERE IDEAS AND CREATIVITY SOAR

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 

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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:

*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.

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

PKN 15 is sponsored by: Capital Power Corporation, City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, and Klein Dytham.

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DIYalogue Talks Quality Play

Edmonton’s NextGen presents DIYalogue Talks Quality Play, a cultural mix-and-mingle in the style of NextGen’s popular Candi{date} series, 7-9 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at The Billiard Club, 10502-82 Avenue. Tickets are $10.00 plus service fees and available online at www.yeglive.ca

DIYalogue Talks Quality Play is inspired by the worlds of gaming, game-playing and healthy competition. Participants connect to mentors in 15 minute speed-dating sessions to converse with local businesses, organizations and teams in hopes of spending some quality time playing in new ways.

Confirmed speed mentors include:

APPLY TO PRESENT AT PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 15

Have a little extra time on your hands during the holidays? Are you looking for an opportunity to present your ideas to an audience of more than 700 engaged and creative young people? Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 15, March 7, 2013 at Northlands’ Edmonton EXPO Centre. More than 150 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to date on wide reaching topics, from lighting up Edmonton’s bridges to in vitro meat and everything in between.

For more information on Pecha Kucha Nights and to apply to present, visit http://www.edmontonnextgen.ca/pkn/applying-to-present-at-pecha-kucha-night-edmonton or fill out this handy form!

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2013. 

Holiday Patio Party | December 8, 2012

 

 Edmonton’s NextGen, in partnership with Public House, invites Edmontonians to help ring in the holiday season with its first-ever Holiday Patio Party, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM on Saturday, December 8 at the Public House patio, 10765 Jasper Avenue. Please note this event is 18+.

Guests are invited to cozy up under a canopy of lights and enjoy a unique collaboration between the Urban Monks and VJ’s from Guru Digital Arts as they create interactive, winter-themed live projections. No need to worry about the weather, hot appetizers, warm seasonal drinks and warming stations will be provided to keep everyone toasty warm no matter the temperature!

Held in conjunction with the Public House, Winter City Strategy Think Tank and Downtown Edmonton Community League, admission to the Holiday Patio Party is free. Hot soup and chili will be sold for $2 to raise funds for one of Edmonton’s inner city charities.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/116446401852974/

 

MEÆT 3.5: The Amphitheatre

It’s MEÆT time!  Edmonton’s NextGen and the Ignite Working Group present MEÆT 3.5: The Amphitheatre at 5:30 pm on December 10, 2012 at the Citadel’s Tucker Amphitheatre, 9828 101A Ave.  In addition to the awesome project/idea/cause pitches, food will be provided by Normand’s Bistro (88% on Urbanspoon!), tunes will be spun by DJ Polyesterday, and we will enjoy performances by our hosts, Rapid Fire Theatre!  Tickets are expected to go fast, so RSVP on Eventbrite!

This is your chance to:

Share a meal.
Connect.
Enjoy performances.
Cast your vote.
Make a difference now.
Become a philanthropist.

There are 2 ways you can enjoy a MEÆTing:

You can (1) apply to have a project funded and come enjoy dinner, and present your project or (2) come enjoy dinner, experience the presentations, vote for your favourite, and donate $10 to fund something awesome.

The best presentation (as determined by the votes) receives the night’s funding.

MEÆT is an event designed to bring us together for a meal and together fund home-grown projects. By getting together and pooling our wealth we can avoid bureaucracy, get right down to the meat of an idea and make it happen.

Visit www.meaet.com for more information and to submit proposals!

 

PKN 14 Presenter Announcement


Edmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 14 on October 18, 2012 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre, located on the University of Alberta campus. PKN 14 features presentations on local ideas, projects, and musings in the 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide format made popular worldwide by Klein Dytham Architecture.

Tickets are on-sale now via Prime Box Office; charge by phone at 1-877-965-3338 or purchase tickets online. Tickets are $12 for students (with ID) and $14 for adults. Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m.

More than 135 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to-date on wide ranging topics, from the history of bread making to showing nature’s naughty bits and everything in between.

Pecha Kucha Night 14 presentations include:

  • Dave Mowat – President & CEO, ATB Financial | Light it up, #yeg!
  • Sunniva Van – Social Educator | Ride to Learn
  • Pamela Colleen – Professional Musician | The Universal Language: and No, It’s Not Love
  • Wang Yip - Design Enthusiast | Design is …
  •  Hon. Dave Hancock - Minister of Human Services and Government House Leader | Community ownership of Alberta’s social policy framework
  • Shawn Kanungo – Management Consultant | I Love the Spelling Bee
  • Renee Vaugeois – Executive Director, & Chelsea Freeborn – Children’s Rights Program Manager from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights | Imagine a Dream
  • Jacqui Fraser – Student | A split second
  •  Daniel Schneider – Freelance Artist and Comic Book Artist | That John Denver is Full of S@#$
  • David Zip – Owner, 3D MobileScan | 3D Workflows for Historical Refacading
  •  Brittney Le Blanc – Online documenter, journalist, and girl about town | Bragging is good
    *Presenters appear in the order they will present

New for PKN14, Edmonton’s NextGen is proud to partner with the City of Edmonton,  Waste Management Services and the Edmonton Art Council on an art walk of newly commissioned colourful collection trucks in accordance with the city’s Percent for Art Policy. EAC facilitated the selection of three Alberta artists for the initiative: Karen Campos, Jeff Chan and David Goulden. Collection trucks will be on display on the south side of Students’ Union Building, east of the main entrance.

NextGen is also thrilled to partner with Famoso Neapolitan Pizza again to offer each ticket holder a gift card for use at any one of their locations. Famoso Neapolitan Pizza encourages all PKN 14 attendees to feed their creativity.

Music will be provided by DJ Polyesterday.

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

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.

PKN 14 is Sponsored by:
Capital Power , the City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, Klein Dytham, and the University of Alberta Alumni Association.

A note about ticket prices:

The University of Alberta Students’ Union has an exclusive arrangement with Prime Box Office as part of the rental contract for the Horowitz Theatre. We lowered our ticket price as much as we could to absorb part of the fees – the $12 and $14 listed ticket price on our website includes PBO service fees & facility fee. There is a $2.75 transaction fee that we are unable to absorb as it is not applied per ticket, rather on the whole of your order.

Thank you to our followers on Twitter, we have been made aware of an additional $1 fee to have tickets emailed after purchase. This is the most affordable delivery option. We were unaware of this fee and have been unable to negotiate free option with PBO. We apologize for the additional cost. We have voiced our concern to both PBO and UofA SU. We hope you will still join us at PKN 14 for a great night of presentations by passionate Edmontonians. Through our great friends at Famoso, we’re able to offer everyone who attends a gift card as a thank you for understanding!