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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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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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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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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. 

MEÆT 3.5: The Amphitheatre

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

This is your chance to:

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

There are 2 ways you can enjoy a MEÆTing:

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

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

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

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

 

EDMONTON’S NEXTGEN PRESENTS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 13 | FREE SHUTTLE & IMPORTANT UPDATES

Edmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 13, June 6 2012, at the Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park. PKN13 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.

Pecha Kucha Night 13 will share Hawrelak Park with runners & walkers participating in a Corporate Challenge event. Please keep an eye out for participants as you drive into the park. Limited parking is available in the main-surface lot of Hawrelak Park, with additional parking located near the front entrance to Hawrelak Park and across the road at Emily Murphy Park.

Avoid parking all together by taking the FREE PKN Shuttle Bus, running continuously from 6pm – 11pm, picking up at the Stadium Car Park, U of A Main Campus, on 89 Avenue and dropping off at Hawrelak Park every 15 min. Stadium Car Park rates are in effect: $5.00 per vehicle entry for the night.  NOTE: FULL PARK ROAD CLOSURE WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Attendees are encouraged to come prepared for the elements. A bright, massive LED screen, provided by Allstar Show Industries, makes presentations before nightfall possible. Music provided by Justin Foosh (All Out DJs). Two food trucks join PKN for the festivities; service begins at 6:30 pm: The Act and Molly’s Eats. Food trucks and ticket sales accept cash only; an ATM will be available on-site.

Tune in to a livestream of PKN13, on edmontonjournal.com, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and join the conversation on Twitter, hashtag #PKN13.

Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m.; with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students (with i.d.) and $12 for adults and are on-sale now at TIX on the Square.

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PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 13 | CALL FOR PRESENTER APPLICATIONS

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 13 | CALL FOR PRESENTER APPLICATIONS

Are you looking for an opportunity to present your ideas to an audience of more than 500 engaged and creative young people? Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 13, tentatively scheduled for late May / early June. More than 135 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to date on wide-reaching topics, from professional online gaming to in vitro meat and everything in between.

Deadline for submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 13 is May 1, 2012.

WHAT IS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT?

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 gave a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. These constraints challenged presenters to clarify their ideas and match each thought with the perfect image.

Pecha Kucha Nights are held by a global community of 501 cities. Pecha Kucha has been described as a grown-up “show and tell” with a diverse range of presentation topics, reflecting the unique nature of each presenting city. Edmonton’s NextGen was the first to host Pecha Kucha Night in Western Canada and regularly enjoys sold-out events, ranging from 500 – 650 audience members.

10 STEPS TO A GREAT PRESENTATION

  1. Choose an original and engaging topic that you are passionate about. Self-promotion is out & creative ideas are in. Our audiences respond well to passionate people speaking on concepts & ideas rather than selling a product, experience or point of view.
  2. You only have 20 images, so choose them wisely. Don’t worry about a title slide; we take care of that for you with a PKN 13 intro slide that includes your name & presentation title.
  3. If possible, create your images to be in landscape orientation to maximize the use of the screen.
  4. Reference your images! If they are your own images, even better.
  5. Resize your images to 1024px by 768px.
  6. It’s best to AVOID clip art, text, and combining more than two images on one slide.
  7. Match words & images. You only have 20 seconds per image and the presentation automatically moves on to the next image. Choose your words wisely!
  8. Keep it casual and conversational – there is no lectern.
  9. Watch Travis Sheridan’s presentation about how to give a good Pecha Kucha presentation.
  10. Keep in mind that Pecha Kucha presentations are about ideas and those ideas allow the audience to learn, expand their perspectives, and leave the night with something new on their mind.

HOW DO I SUBMIT A PRESENTATION APPLICATION

  1. Let us know you are interested by emailing edmnextgen@gmail.com with your full name, title (i.e. architect, designer, student, teacher, activist, etc.), and some background on what you want to talk about.
  2. Next, read the 10 tips to make a great presentation listed above, before creating your presentation.
  3. Write a 500 word summary statement. This gives us the best idea of what you’ll be speaking to at Pecha Kucha. Even better, include 3 points you hope audiences will walk away thinking about.
  4. Choose a minimum of 5 images to a maximum of 20 images that match exactly what want to share, put them all in a ZIP folder or other compressed file format.
  5. Next, submit your presentation by email to edmnextgen@gmail.com and include its title and a summary.
  6. Deadline to submit an application is May 1, 2012.

RESOURCES

Frequently asked questions about Pecha Kucha Nights

Pecha Kucha Daily Blog

We look forward to receiving your submission for PKN 13!

EDMONTON’S NEXTGEN AND FRIENDS FEATURED AT METROPOLIS

From January 26 to 29th, Edmonton’s NextGen is proud to be programming partner of the Community Centre Pavilion at METROPOLIS, Edmonton’s newest celebration of winter culture. With a focus on engaging Edmontonians, ages 18 – 40, in making the City of Edmonton a place they choose to work, live, learn and play, the four days of programming feature a Best of NextGen schedule of events plus a variety of creative collaborations with next generation community organizations. All activities are free of charge and open to all ages, unless otherwise stated.

6:30 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Presentations | January 26 | PECHA KUCHA: METROPOLIS

Pecha Kucha Nights have become one of Edmonton’s NextGen’s most popular and enduring public events. Japanese for the phrase “the sound of chitchat”, Pecha Kucha Nights feature 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.  At METROPOLIS, the public is invited to attend Pecha Kucha: Metropolis featuring “best of” presentations from the past 11 installments of the event plus fresh ideas.

Featuring Presentations from:

Ron Gilbertson, Warning: Revitalization will Dramatically Change the Character of Downtown Edmonton, EEDC (from PKN X)

Nadir Bellahmer & Mike Rivest, Media Art and Design Exposed in Edmonton (from PKN  8)

Todd Babiak, Interventions (from PKN X)

Tad Hargrave & Amy Shostak, PKN Off The Cuff  (Improv PKN)

Kevin Kossowan, Food Writer and Activist (from PKN 9)

Christopher Samuel, Starcraft: More Than Just A Game (from PKN 11)

Lisa Baroldi, Designing Downtown: A Movement (New presentation)

Shafraaz Kaba, First Nations Architecture (New presentation)

Michael Strong, Downtown Edmonton: Place, Perception, Transformation (from PKN X)

 

8:30 AM | January 27 | SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKFAST #13 

Edmonton’s NextGen is pleased to partner with SMBYEG as Food Sponsor of Social Media Breakfast #13, taking place right next door to METROPOLIS at the CBC Centre Stage, 10062-102 Avenue.  The Edmonton Social Media Breakfast (SMBYEG) is pleased to announce Walter Schwabe (@fusedlogic) as this month’s guest speaker.

The Awesomeness of SocialTV

Understanding the digital behaviors of today’s online audiences can help businesses accomplish their objectives far better today than in the original static Web eco-system.  Walter Schwabe, Chief Evolution Officer of fusedlogic inc., and Executive Producer of fusedlogicTV will define and discuss the impact of digital behaviors such as, “social viewing” now associated with traditional television programming and how it’s changing the industry as a whole.  Further, he’ll demonstrate how the entertainment industry has effectively integrated into the social eco-system, while discussing the impact of social viewing data which is affecting entertainment expenditures.

Overall, Walter’s talk on SocialTV will look to reveal interesting behavioral patterns associated with this evolving space for your viewing, tweeting and blogging pleasure. Register for Social Media Breakfast #13 at http://www.amiando.com/smbyeg13.html

6:30 PM| January 27 | MEÆT 1.5

A project of Edmonton’s NextGen ENGAGE, producers of the popular DIYalouge forums, MEÆT1.5 brings local creatives and new philanthropists together for an evening of short proposals followed by a shared meal. At the end of the meal, all diners vote on which proposal receives the pot of funds to move forward with their project: immediate funding for awesome ideas! Presenters and diners are encouraged to register in advance at www.meaet.com; a minimum donation of $10 for dinners is suggested.

MEÆT1.5 is supported by JCI Edmonton. JCI Edmonton is dedicated to the development of opportunities that empower young Edmontonians to create positive change. Founded in 1929, JCI Edmonton encourages young professionals to Be Better and is part of a global movement with more than 200,000 members, creating positive change in the communities they call home.

January 28 | WINTER WONDERS

Visitors are encouraged to explore their creative sides with a number of interactive activities, events include:

  • interVivos presents A Minute to Win It | Ongoing
  • Break dance jam | 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Open hoop / spinning jam | 4 PM – 6 PM
  • artsScene presents an evening of creativity | 6 PM – 10 PM
    • Modern dance, improv and comedy performances
  • Fire spinning performance | 10 PM – 10:30 PM

Winter Wonders is made possible through the support of artsScene Edmonton and interVivos. artsScene Edmonton is a volunteer-driven non-profit initiative that brings together young creative and business professionals (ages 18 – 40) through the arts to grow Edmonton’s creative community. artsScene is a national initiative from Business for the Arts. The interVivos Mentorship Society of Alberta (interVivos) provides a welcoming, respectful forum to openly discuss issues that affect our community, province and country’s current and future social, political and economic well-being.

11 AM – 4 PM | January 28 | SNOW SCULPTURE COMPETITION

M.A.D.E, Media Art and Design Edmonton hosts a Snow Sculpture competition in the East Gardens of Sir Winston Churchill Square. Teams can register at www.madeinedmonton.org.

A maximum of 8 teams of 2-3 people will compete to create snow furniture. Each team is provided 4 blocks of snow, sized at 0.5 cubic meters. Teams are required to bring their own hand tools and water to shape and fasten snow furniture. Powered tools are not allowed for this competition.

M.A.D.E , Media, Art, Design Exposed in Edmonton, is a young, volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization that is actively working to bring out the best in Edmonton’s design community, with a focus on the fields of architecture, graphic design, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, fine art, and film. The Snow Sculpture Competition is a natural extension of M.A.D.E’s popular street furniture collaboration with the Works Art & Design Festival which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary!

12 PM – 9 PM | January 29 | THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Old Ugly curates The Tip Of The Iceberg: featuring half hour sets from twelve of Edmonton’s most sought after independent music acts! Acts include: Jom Comyn, Camembert, Krang, Viking Fell, Brazilian Money, Jessica Jalbert, Field & Stream, Mitchmatic, Scenic Route To Alaska, Jeff Stuart & The Hearts, Liam Trimble, and 100 Mile House.

Old Ugly Recording Company is a collective of artists dedicated to creating and preserving an Edmonton musical aesthetic for audiences of all ages.

METROPOLIS is a celebration if Edmonton’s dynamic winter culture, featuring four pavilions designed by an international roster of architects and programming from a variety of community and corporate partners. Tents are fully heated. For more information, visit www.metropolisedmonton.ca.

Pecha Kucha Night 12 | Call For Presenters

Are you looking for an opportunity to present your ideas to an audience of more than 500 engaged and creative young people? Edmonton’s NextGen is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Night 12, to be held on February 2, at Metro Cinema at The Garneau (8712 – 109 Street). More than 125 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to date on wide-reaching topics, from professional online gaming to in vitro meat and everything in between.

Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2011

What is a Pecha Kucha Night?

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 gave a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. These constraints challenged presenters to clarify their ideas and match each thought with the perfect image.

Since then, Pecha Kucha Nights are held by a global community of almost 450 cities and the presentations have become just as diverse. Pecha Kucha is a grown-up “show and tell”. Next Gen was the first to host Pecha Kucha Night in Western Canada. The event usually sells out to an audience of 500-650.

10 tips to make a great presentation

  1. Choose an original and engaging topic that you are passionate about
  2. Your audience will like your presentation more if it’s not self-promoting – think of giving the audience a glimpse into your topic not tugging them into it
  3. You only have 20 images, so choose them wisely – we will create an introductory image that includes your name and presentation title
  4. You only have 20 seconds per image, so choose your words wisely
  5. Create your images to be 1024px by 768px
  6. If possible, create your images to be in landscape orientation to maximize the use of the screen
  7. Reference your images, if they are not yours
  8. AVOID clip art, text, and combining more than two images on one slide
  9. Keep it casual and conversational – there is no lectern
  10. Watch Travis Sheridan’s presentation about how to give a good Pecha Kucha presentation

Keep in mind that Pecha Kucha presentations are about ideas and those ideas allow the audience to learn, expand their perspectives, and leave the night with something new on their mind.

How do I submit a presentation?

1. Let us know you are interested by emailing edmnextgen @ gmail.com with your full name, title (i.e. architect, designer, student, teacher, activist, etc.), and some background on what you want to talk about.

2. Next, read the 10 tips to make a great presentation listed above, before creating your presentation. Choose 20 images that match exactly what want to share and convert them info JPEGs (size: 1024px by 768px) using the following naming format to ensure your slides are displayed in the correct order: NG01.jpg, NG02.jpg, NG03.jpg … NG20.jpg. Please substitute “NG” with your initials. Then, put them all in a ZIP folder or other compressed file format.

3. Next, submit your presentation by email to edmnextgen @ gmail.com and include its title and a summary (<250 words).

Deadline is Friday, December 16, 2011.

What happens next?

A panel of NextGen volunteers will review all submitted presentations. Often there are more presentations submitted than we have room for in the program, so unfortunately not all can be selected.  As we wish to keep broadening the PKN presenter community, we will give first-time presenters the opportunity to experience it over those who have presented in the past.

We will let you know by Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

If your presentation is selected, we may offer suggestions to refine your presentation and images. You can then choose to make final changes and submit your updated presentation by Friday, January 20, 2012.

We will host a presenter orientation prior to PKN 12, where you will have the opportunity to ensure your images are in the right order, to learn some tips on presenting successfully, and, of course, to ask questions.

Resources:

We look forward to receiving your submission for PKN 12!

Pecha Kucha Night 11 Call for Presenters

Edmonton’s NextGen invites you to submit a presentation for the next Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) in Edmonton held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.

 

What is a Pecha Kucha Night?

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 gave a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. These constraints challenged presenters to clarify their ideas and match each thought with the perfect image.Since then, Pecha Kucha Nights are held by a global community of almost 400 cities and the presenters have become just as diverse. Pecha Kucha is a grown-up “show and tell”. The presentations allow the audience to learn, expand their perspectives, and leave the night with something new on their mind. It’s food for thought.

Visit our page within the Pecha Kucha global community. Edmonton’s Next Gen was the first to host Pecha Kucha Night in Western Canada. The event usually sells out to an audience of 450-600.

 

How do I submit a presentation?

1. Let us know you are interested by emailing edmnextgen @ gmail.com with your full name, title (i.e. architect, designer, student, teacher, activist, etc.), and some background on what you want to talk about.

2. Next, read the tips at the bottom of this page, then create your slides. Once you have the 20 slides ready, convert them to JPEGs (size: 1024px by 768px) using the following naming format to ensure your slides are displayed in the correct order: NG01.jpg, NG02.jpg, NG03.jpg … NG20.jpg. Please substitute “NG” with your initials. Then, put them all in a ZIP folder or other compressed file format.

3. Next, give your presentation a title and write a summary about your presentation (<250 words) or include a few sentences for each slide.

4. Once you’re finished, send us the presentation’s title and summary along with the ZIP folder of your slides to to edmnextgen @ gmail.com no later than Friday, August 12, 2011.

 

What happens next?

A panel of NextGen volunteers will review all submitted presentations. Often there are more presentations submitted than we have room for in the program, so unfortunately not all can be selected. We will let you know by Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

If your presentation is selected, we may offer suggestions to refine your presentation and slides. You can then choose to make final changes and submit your updated presentation by Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

We will then create a master presentation that has each presenter’s presentation. We will host a presenter orientation prior to PKN 11. At the orientation you will have the opportunity to preview the venue, ensure you slides are in the right order, learn some tips on presenting successfully, and, of course, ask questions. And don’t forget to rehearse before the event.

 

How can I make a successful presentation?

Pecha Kucha is centered around engaging presentations. As such, there will be no podium. Your mic will be wireless and handheld. We also encourage you to not use notes. Practice your presentation but don’t memorize its every word.

20 seconds is a short and long amount of time. Be sure to allow enough time to say everything you need to, but don’t stall as you wait for the next slide to come up. To keep it flowing and engaging, talk about the next slide if you’re finished with the current slide. You could also tell a story, sing, dance…

Some of the best presentations have images only — impactful images. You can have one image per slide or a few images per slide, but always be mindful of the resolution. Your images will be shown on a big screen. Also, please reference the image if it’s not yours. Incorporate graphics and illustrations if you like, but please avoid clip art. Landscape orientation is preferred in order to maximize the viewable area of the screen.

We suggest you use text sparingly. At some point, you have probably seen presentations with slides full of text. How did they make you feel?

Lastly, Pecha Kucha presentations are about ideas and those ideas allow the audience to learn, expand their perspectives, and leave the night with something new on their mind. It’s food for thought. We are looking for presentations which embody that spirit.

 

For more tips:

* Read the frequently asked questions about Pecha Kucha

* Watch presentations posted on the Pecha Kucha Daily Blog

* Watch Travis Sheridan’s presentation, Pecha Kucha about Pecha Kucha

 

We look forward to receiving your submission for PKN 11!