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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

Next Green Drinks Event: Local Literature

The next Green Drinks event will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd at the Yellowhead Brewery.

This month’s theme celebrates Local Literature. Come to mingle with local authors, poets, editors, and storytellers. You might even take own your own piece of local literature as a door prize.

For more information, visit The Local Good or purchase tickets on Eventbrite. Act soon — tickets are selling fast.

See you there!

DARK MEÆT

It’s MEÆT time! Edmonton’s NextGen and the Ignite Working Group present DARK MEÆT on Thursday, April 3 at Latitude 53. Tickets are SOLD OUT!

But we are still looking for pitches. Visit www.meaet.com for more information and to submit a proposal and pitch your idea! 

Guests will enjoy a three course meal that appeals to the senses: smell, touch, and of course taste. The catch is, you will be blindfolded, to let your other senses take the lead. The food will be gluten and nut free, and a vegetarian option is available (option upon registration).

During dinner, we will have winners from previous Story Slams in the city join us to entertain your ears, and you’ll hear local pitches for home grown ideas. You’ll then have the opportunity to vote for the pitch you’d like to help fund.  After dinner, you’ll have a chance to mingle with your sight back, and check out the gallery’s installations.

Out of the $25 ticket price, $10 goes towards the pot for the evening. Though no matter which side of dining table you are on; you will  enjoy a dinner with excellent conversation with like minding philanthropists.

This is your chance to: Share a meal. Connect. Enjoy performances. Cast your vote. Make a difference now.

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.

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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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NextGen is Looking for New Members to Join the Committee

Update: Thank you to everyone who applied to be involved on the NextGen Committee! Our recruitment is now completed and positions have been filled.

The NextGen Committee is currently looking for civic and community members to join its Committee.

The Edmonton NextGen Committee is an Administrative Committee of the City of Edmonton in the Department of Community Services.

The mandate of the NextGen Committee is to create a city that attracts and gives a voice to this demographic in the life and growth of our community. NextGen is a hub for connecting people, places, community, and ideas together. Through events, leadership opportunities, and professional development we foster young leaders and support initiatives of interest to this demographic.

We are looking for individuals who are within the next gen demographic and who have a keen interest in community development and working on projects that are relevant to 18-40 year old residents of Edmonton. We seek dynamic and action-oriented individuals who can: Commit to a minimum of a two-year (2) period,  Attend regular monthly  Committee meetings at a downtown location, Lead a Working Group of volunteers and attend Working Group monthly meetings.

More specifically, some of the expectations of a NextGen Committee member are as follows:

Attend 10 regularly scheduled meetings of the NextGen Committee during the year. These meetings are currently held on the second Monday of each month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Additional meetings may be held at the call of the Co-Chairs.

The time commitment of a NextGen Committee member is approximately 8-15 hours a month.

Take on one of (1) the following Committee position(s) and organize and lead Working Group monthly meetings:

(Please note Civic Co-Chair positions are reserved for City of Edmonton employees and Community Co-Chair positions are reserved for individuals from the general community).

Civic Co-Chair Voice Working Group                                                                     Identify and create opportunities for the civic and community engagement of Edmontonians ages 18 to 40 (“NextGeners”); identify, advance, and take part in opportunities to provide input and feedback to the City of Edmonton and City Council regarding issues of concern and interest to NextGeners.

Civic Co-Chair of Sustainability Working Group                                                         Provide direction to the NextGen Committee with regards to Committee governance, update Terms of Reference & Procedures, organize and facilitate strategic plans, manage recruitment and volunteers, manage sponsorship requirements and requests from Working Groups.

Civic Co-Chair of Strategy and Operations (part of Sustainability Working
Group) - Assist in updating the Committee’s strategic plan. Work closely with Civic, Community Co-Chairs and the Coordinator in facilitating the process of creating an updated strategic plan. Assisting and supporting the NextGen Committee to ensure alignment of the Committee’s Strategic Plan with Working Group activities. This is done through the establishment of annual objectives and targets which includes evaluation of the results of initiatives to achieve the targets.

Community Co-Chair and Civic Co-Chair for the Ignite Working Group  The Ignite Working Group is focused on discovering, fostering, incubating, and expanding the new project-based ideas that have become an increasingly salient component of NextGen. There are three overlapping directives that work to fulfill this mandate: 1. MEÆT, our in-house developed, micro-granting meal event, which we will host a minimum of three times annually and grow into a flagship event, 2. Develop sustainable organizational leadership and further the mandate of NextGen by guiding one initiative, chosen by the committee, each year from inception to completion and 3. Create a best-practice toolkit and leadership capacity to efficaciously deal with ad-hoc collaborative opportunities as they arrive.

Community Co-Chair and Civic Co-Chair for the Pecha Kucha Working Group Provide opportunities for young  Edmontonians to share their diverse interests, talents and knowledge to an engaged audience through Pecha Kucha Night events. The working group is responsible for building relationships with the community and managing and executing a minimum of three Pecha Kucha Nights annually.

Community Co-Chair Volunteer Coodinator (part of the Sustainability Working Group) – Be the point of contact for volunteers interested in volunteering on a Working Group, provide information on the type of volunteer opportunities available and will be responsible for helping recruit volunteers when Working Groups are in need of help for events. Meet with the Co-Chairs of the Working Groups to determine what their volunteer needs are and help plan and organize fun volunteer social events. Assist the NextGen Coordinator with the recruitment process of new Committee members.

Civic Co-Chair Of the NextGen Committee - Work closely with the Community Co-Chair and the NextGen Coordinator, organize, lead and Chair the monthly NextGen Committee meetings, work with Committee members to ensure that the Committee is effective and efficient in fulfilling the vision, mission and strategic plans, provide strong leadership to inspire other Committee Members to uphold their duties in achieving the vision, mission and strategic plans, serve as official representatives to City Administration and the public, work with the NextGen Coordinator and Civic Representatives to ensure that the strategic plan initiatives are realized by the City of Edmonton, actively promote community outreach to ensure Community members are accountable for representing their community, bringing forth their ideas in a professional and timely manner and help facilitate discussions on community outreach and partnerships with community groups, actively promote civic outreach and ensure that Civic members are accountable for representing their Departments as well as The City of Edmonton’s goals, aligning NextGen’s projects and events with the City of Edmonton’s vision, Edmonton’s strategic plan and long range strategic plans (i.e. The Way We Live, The Way We Green, The Way We Move, etc.). 

If you would like to apply, please send your cover letter indicating the position(s) you are interested in and resume to: Christine.Causing @edmonton.ca by 6:00pm on Thursday, November 28.

Once we receive all applications on Nov 28, the nominating will interview those who they wish to interview for a Committee position. Interviews will likely take place the 3rd week of December.

Thanks for your interest in being involved on NextGen!

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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Candi(date) | October 15 & 16, 2013

On October 15 & 16, 2013, Edmonton’s NextGen, the City of Edmonton’s Youth Council, The Students’ Association of MacEwan University, and the U of A’s Student Union invite you to attend the 4th Annual CANDI(DATE), a speed-dating style event focused around engaging young voters. Candi(DATE) has been well-attended in the past and represents an opportunity to connect with young voters, hear their ideas and visions, and share yours.

Our city is growing at a rapid pace, both in population and infrastructure development. Increased access to public transportation, revitalizing the downtown core and community growth are issues attracting major attention in the media and on the street. CANDI(DATE) provides a space for you to reach out directly to Edmonton’s young voter population and share your thoughts and perspectives.

Each 15 minute session will allow you to sit down with small groups and speak candidly about your platform and vision for the future of Edmonton. This face-time with candidates allows young voters the opportunity to ask questions on issues that impact their decision to make Edmonton the city they choose to live, work, learn and play in for future years.

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Candi(date) North:

  • When: Tuesday, October 15th 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Where: Heart of the Robbins (Main Floor, Robbins Building) Grant MacEwan University (10910- 104 Ave.)
  • Who will be there: Candidates from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 and Edmonton Mayoral Candidate
  • To RSVP http://candi-date.eventbrite.com/

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Candi(date) South:

  • When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Where: SUBStage, Students Union Building, University of Alberta (8900-114 St.)
  • Who will be there: Candidates from Wards 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 and Edmonton Mayoral Candidates
  • To RSVP https://candi-date2.eventbrite.com/

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.” 

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 17 | Tickets on Sale

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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. Edmonton’s downtown will come alive with an eclectic mix of events and interventions celebrating Designing Downtown’s vision, anchored by Pecha Kucha Night 17. For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.designingdowntown.ca.

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, Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Winspear Centre, features speakers from different regions and backgrounds that will challenge audiences to think in new ways about how we design and develop our city cores. Tickets are on sale now via TIX On The Square; charge by phone 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca. Tickets are $30 for students (with I.D.) and $35 for general admission, plus GST. Doors, cocktails and exhibits at 6:30 pm with presentations beginning at 7:00 pm.

Since its debut in Edmonton in the spring of 2008, Edmonton’s NextGen has welcomed more than 175 presenters and 6,000 audience members to this popular presentation format. Pecha Kucha Night 17 marks the first Pecha Kucha night in Edmonton with a roster of acclaimed, curated speakers from across the nation; it is also anticipated to be Edmonton’s largest Pecha Kucha Night to-date with an audience capacity of more than 1,700.

makescape 2 invites Edmontonians to enjoy a dynamically activated Centennial Plaza (behind the Stanley Milner Library) on October 5, 2013, from 3 to 11pm. 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.

About Pecha Kucha
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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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.

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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