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Pecha Kucha Night 23 | Presenters Lineup

pecha kucha 23 posterEdmonton’s NextGen and Stantec are excited to present the list of presenters for Pecha Kucha Night 23 (PKN 23)!

For PKN 23, we’ve partnered with the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) and have built the event surrounding an urban planning theme.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: McLab Theatre, Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6
Cost: $17 or $15 with student ID + taxes.
Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets online here*

*If you purchased tickets to our rained-out PKN22, you have been reassigned general seats. Please pick up your ticket beginning on August 21 at 9:30am until September 16 at 5pm. Everyone who purchased a ticket must show two forms of ID. No tickets will be released unless the person whose name is associated with the ticket is in person and presents their ID. No exceptions.*

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. Be part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

Thanks to Stantec, our awesome sole presenting sponsor, for their ongoing support of our Pecha Kucha nights – we couldn’t do it without them! Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 23 with gift cards for all ticket holders.

PKN 23’s sponsors are the Stantec, the City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, 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 23 | Tickets On Sale!

pecha kucha 23 posterEdmonton’s NextGen and Stantec are excited to present Pecha Kucha Night 23 (PKN 23)! For PKN 23, we’ve partnered with the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) and have built the event surrounding an urban planning theme. Attendees will hear five exciting and thought provoking urban planning presentations and also five other unique topics to round out an engaging and inspirational evening of idea-sharing.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

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

Location: McLab Theatre, Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6

Cost: $17 or $15 with student ID + taxes.

Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets online here*

*If you purchased tickets to our rained-out PKN22, you have been reassigned general seats. Please pick up your ticket beginning on August 21 at 9:30am until September 16 at 5pm. Everyone who purchased a ticket must show two forms of ID. No tickets will be released unless the person whose name is associated with the ticket is in person and presents their ID. No exceptions.*

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 will be announced soon!

Be part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

Thanks to Stantec, our awesome sole presenting sponsor, for their ongoing support of our Pecha Kucha nights – we couldn’t do it without them! Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 23 with gift cards for all ticket holders.

PKN 23’s sponsors are the Stantec, the City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, 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 23 | Call For Presenters

It’s that time again! Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 23 to be held on September 17 at the MacLab Theatre at the Citadel Theatre.  This is a special Pecha Kucha that will explore the theme of urban planning, as we’ve partnered with Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI).

This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! We’re looking for five urban planning-related presentations, as well as five other unique topics. That inspiring idea you’ve been excited about needs to be shared at the next Pecha Kucha, with 500 of Edmonton’s most supportive and engaged young people. Since our first Pecha Kucha, we’ve seen more than 200 presentations covering a wide range of topics. To see some of our past presenters, check out these recap blog posts from Pecha Kucha 19 and 20.

Submit your brilliant idea to us using our super convenient online form. The submission deadline is August 14 and selection process will happen in the following week. And while you’re waiting to hear back 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

Pecha Kucha Night 22 | Cancelled

As you are probably aware, tonight we had to cancel Pecha Kucha 22 due to the terrible weather. We waited as long as we could but it got to a point where we were concerned for the safety of attendees and just had to err on the side of caution. We really appreciate your understanding!

It takes an amazing and talented group of people to put on a Pecha Kucha. Those who submitted presentations, the presenters who worked hard to create engaging presentations, the volunteers who have been planning for the past few months, the vendors who wanted to participate and the sponsors who support us at every event. And of course, all of YOU who bought tickets and chose to spend their Thursday night with all of us.

We are currently looking into options for rescheduling the event but as it’s too soon to be certain this is doable, we wanted to give everyone who bought tickets a few options:

Option 1: Hang onto your ticket and bring it to the next Pecha Kucha, whether that’s a rescheduled PKN22 or PKN23 in September.

Option 2: Bring your ticket to our office between Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm (The City of Edmonton, (11th Floor CN Tower, 10004-104 Ave NW) in exchange for THREE Famoso gift cards for FREE pizza.

Option 3: A full refund of your money, which you can request via email at nextgen@edmonton.caPlease send your refund request by Monday, June 15 at 1pm. After this date, will not be able to provide a refund via Eventbrite.

If you have any other questions, please email us at nextgen@edmonton.ca. We can also find us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you so much and we’ll see you at the next Pecha Kucha Night!

Pecha Kucha Night 22 | Presenters Lineup!

PKN22-PosterLrgEdmonton’s NextGen and Stantec are excited to present the list of presenters for Pecha Kucha Night 22 (PKN 22)!

If you don’t’ have tickets yet, what are you waiting for? Purchase your digital tickets online here. And don’t’ forget PKN22 is BYOB, which means bring-your-own-blanket (or chairs) because we are all getting comfy on the the grass in Louise McKinney Park!

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Louise McKinney Park, 9999 Grierson Hill Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2A4
Cost: $17 or $15 with student ID + taxes.

PKN 22 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. Be part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

Thanks to Stantec, our awesome sole presenting sponsor, for their ongoing support of our Pecha Kucha nights – we couldn’t do it without them!

As always, the awesome and delicious Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns to support PKN 22, including gift cards for all ticket holders. And who can say no to free pizza?

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.

Thanks to PKN 22’s sponsors: Stantec, the City of EdmontonFamoso Neapolitan PizzeriaGraphos, and Klein Dytham.

Our Sponsors

Pecha Kucha Night: Connecting great ideas, people, and passions in Edmonton

Get ready for an incredible line-up of speakers, a massive outdoor space, and an opportunity to BYOB—‘B’ for ‘blanket’ that is.

This is the 22nd Pecha Kucha Night (PKN)—an event that has become synonymous with creativity, dynamism, and innovation among Edmontonians. If you haven’t had a chance to check out a Pecha Kucha event yet, this is a great one to attend.

I recently caught up with Ian Smith, one of the Co-Chairs of Pecha Kucha Night, to learn more about what makes all gatherings so successful and the genius behind the 20×20 slides.

Ian Smith

 Why did you take on the role of Pecha Kucha Co-Chair?

“I started volunteering with NextGen three years ago and continued to be drawn to the organization because of the volunteers I worked with. NextGen volunteers are an incredibly engaging and dynamic group of people, from a range of backgrounds. When I saw the Pecha Kucha Night Co-Chair position advertised, I immediately knew it was a natural progression for me.”

What do you enjoy most about Pecha Kucha Nights?

“This is the coolest event in Edmonton.

It’s so satisfying to see the presenters start with a single idea, create a presentation out of it, present, then discuss the idea with people in the audience after the show.

Our volunteers are also a huge reason for why I enjoy these events and how PKN comes together so successfully. As Co-Chairs, myself and Beata Montgomery, like to give our volunteers a lot of creative freedom. Our group of volunteers come together from many diverse backgrounds to bring something incredible to life.

I also like seeing how much fun people in the audience are having during the events. We’re inviting the community to showcase everything great about Edmonton—and celebrate it.”

Pecha Kucha Night audience

What do you feel that Pecha Kucha Night brings to the Edmonton community?

“Pecha Kucha Nights are about connecting ideas with the people of Edmonton. Edmonton is all about making things happen and starting something new. I’ve seen a number of innovative ideas, that were originally presented at one of our events, carried-out with the community’s help. For example, the ‘Light the Bridge’ campaign started from an idea that was discussed during PKN 14.

Pecha Kucha Nights serve as platform to connect great ideas, people, and passions together. An idea presented during one of our events can be so much more than an idea—it can be a movement.”

Speakers and volunteers - Pecha Kucha 21

Tickets for Pecha Kucha Night 22 are still available for a limited time only!

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Louise McKinney Park, 9999 Grierson Hill Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2A4
Cost: $17 or $15 with student ID + taxes.
Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets here.

Pecha Kucha Night 22 | Tickets On Sale!

Edmonton’s NextGen and Stantec are excited to present Pecha Kucha Night 22 (PKN 22)! It’s BYOB, and by that we mean bring-your-own-blanket because we are all getting comfy on the the grass in Louise McKinney Park!

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015

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

Location: Louise McKinney Park, 9999 Grierson Hill Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2A4

Cost: $17 or $15 with student ID + taxes.

Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets online here

PKN 22 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 will be announced soon!

Thanks to Stantec, our awesome sole presenting sponsor, for their ongoing support of our Pecha Kucha nights – we couldn’t do it without them!

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 22 with gift cards for all ticket holders.

Be part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

PKN 22’s sponsors are the Stantec, the City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, 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 22 | Call For Presenters

It’s that time again! Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 22 to be held on June 11, 2015 in Louise McKinney Park. It’s outdoors – come rain or come shine. And this is Edmonton so maybe pack a blanket to sit on AND an umbrella, just in case!

This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! That inspiring idea you’ve been excited about needs to be shared at the next Pecha Kucha, with 500 of Edmonton’s most supportive and engaged young people. Since starting, we’ve seen more than 200 presentations covering a wide range of topics. To see some of our past presenters, check out these recap blog posts from Pecha Kucha 19 and 20.

We know you’re interested, so submit your amazing idea to us using our super convenient online form. The submission deadline is May 14 and selection process will happen in the following week. And while you’re waiting to hear back 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

Pecha Kucha Night 21 | Presenter Lineup

edmonton pecha kucha 21Edmonton’s NextGen and Stantec are excited to show you all our cards and introduce you to the presenters for Pecha Kucha Night 21 (PKN 21):

  • Tim Reid – Stuff Liam Says
  • Adam Zepp – Crowdfunding: The most successful campaign of all time
  • Claire Edwards – The Youngest City in Canada: How Edmonton’s youth are taking on the world and winning
  • Julie Rohr – We Are the Women
  • Andrew Williams – Pineapples: The Most Interesting Fruit on the Planet
  • Allan Mott – Transcending Tackiness
  • Miranda Jimmy – Why Reconciliation & Why Now
  • Sydney Tordoff – Building Community by Changing Children’s Lives
  • Jarrid Kolodnicki – Crazy Ideas and Wildest Dreams
  • Kuen Tang – Beauty Within

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

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

Location: The Colours Restaurant, Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Road NW

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

Our DJ for the night is David Ussher, who will be setting the vibe for you when you first arrive at PKN and during the intermission.

PKN 21 is sponsored by: City of Edmonton, StantecGraphos and Klein DythamFamoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 21 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 21 | Tickets on Sale!

edmonton pecha kucha 21Edmonton’s NextGen and Stantec are excited to present Pecha Kucha Night 21 (PKN 21) and we bet you’ll be there!

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

Location: Colours Restaurant, Northlands Park 7410 Borden Park Road Northwest

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

Buy Tickets: Purchase your digital tickets online. Double down and bring a friend – we love a full house!

PKN 21 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 will be announced shortly.

Thanks to Stantec, our ace sole presenting sponsor, for their ongoing support of our Pecha Kucha nights – we couldn’t do it without them!

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria also returns for PKN 21 with gift cards for all ticket holders.

Go all in on the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #yegpkn.

PKN 21’s sponsors are the Stantec, the City of Edmonton, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Graphos, 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 21 | Call For Presenters Reminder

We stuffed our faces and made our resolutions – 2015 is underway and we’re excitedly looking ahead to our next Pecha Kucha!

In case you’ve forgotten, we’re here to remind you that Edmonton’s NextGen is still accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 21 to be held on March 5, 2015 at Colours Restaurant in Northlands Park.

If you’re interested, submit your presentation using our super convenient online form. The submission deadline is February 4 and selection process will happen in the following week.

Now is your opportunity to bring your idea to a group of engaged and excited young Edmontonians. We’ve enjoyed more than 200 presentations covering a wide array of topics, from donairs to urban wayfinding.

While you’re waiting to hear from us, you can prepare yourself by checking out our 10 steps to a great Pecha Kucha presentation. And to see some of our past presenters, check out these recap blog posts from Pecha Kucha 19 and 20.

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

Five things Edmontonians have to look forward to in 2015

Happy New Year!

There are many Edmonton-based projects to look forward to in 2015. Here is a sneak peek into five of them:

Winter Shake-Up Festival

Interested in helping to re-energize Edmonton’s urban winter life? Join urban planners, designers, entrepremeurs, and community organizers for three days of exciting presentations, local field trips, and brainstorming sessions!

When: January 28-30, 2015

Where: Shaw Conference Centre

More details: http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/

 

 

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Red Bull’s annual Crashed Ice competition will be hosted in Edmonton on March 14, 2015. Come to see skaters plunge downhill on an ice ramp at over 60 km/hr; filled with hairpin turns, sharp jumps, and unexpected curves.

When: March 14, 2015

Where: Shaw Conference Centre

More details: http://www.redbullcrashedice.com/en_CA/event/edmonton

 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and Tradeshow

This year’s largest municipal conference in Canada takes place in Edmonton. Take part in dynamic workshops, seminars, and a final tradeshow. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about strategies to strengthen our community.

When: June 5-8, 2015

Where: Shaw Conference Centre

More details: http://www.fcm.ca/home/events/annual-conference-and-trade-show.htm

Edmonton’s Metro LRT Line

The City expects to have the LRT expansion to NAIT open early 2015. The new line will have stations at MacEwan Univeristy, Kingsway/Royal Alexandra Hospital, and NAIT–adding approximately 13,200 riders to Edmonton’s LRT network. Visit the City of Edmonton’s website for more details.

 

Pecha Kucha Night 21

Hear from incredible speakers on issues that impact our city. Each presentation is six minutes and 40 seconds; a format that is fast-paced, energizing, and entertaining

Where: Colours Restaurant in Northlands Park

When: March 5, 2015

More details on Pecha Kucha: http://www.pechakucha.org/

Pecha Kucha Night 21 | Call For Presenters

Oh the weather outside is frightful but PK is always delightful!

Pardon the holiday jingle, but we’re just so excited about the next Pecha Kucha we just HAD to get the word out before Christmas. So while you’re relaxing by a fire in stretchy clothing after a big turkey dinner, let your mind wander to that thing you’ve been dying to talk to us about. You know what it is!

Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 21 to be held on March 5, 2015 at Colours Restaurant in Northlands Park.

This is your perfect chance to share your amazing ideas and inspiring thoughts with 500 of some of Edmonton’s most engaged and creative young people. So far we have had more than 200 presentations of all kinds of topics, from donairs to urban wayfinding. To see some of our past presenters, check out these recap blog posts from Pecha Kucha 19 and 20.

If you’re interested, submit your presentation using our super convenient online form. The submission deadline and selection process will happen in early February 2015. And 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

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

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

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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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