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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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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 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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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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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. 

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!

PKN 12 Presenter Announcement

UPDATE: Visit the Edmonton Journal to watch all of the presentations from Pecha Kucha Night 12! We send a huge thank you to the Edmonton Journal, Ryan Jackson, and Kerry Powell for making this possible.

And a huge thank you to our sponsors: The City of Edmonton, Capital Power Corporation and Graphos.

Edmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 12, February 2, 212, at the Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre (8712 109 Street).

Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m.; with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at TIX on the Square; charge by phone at 780.420.1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca.

Join the conversation on Twitter, hashtag #PKN12.

PKN12 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.

A first for Pecha Kucha Nights in Edmonton, PKN12 features live music from Kevin Marsh and Jill Roszell.

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