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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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A Geographer's Crazy Journey to Afghanistan

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Montana State University researcher Henry Shovic shares his 10-years of experiences in Afghanistan helping build dams, finding pistachio trees, improving Afghan water resources and restoring woodlands.

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The Physics-Poetry Duality

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics at Montana State Univeristy, Nicholas Yunes says that physics and poetry are different branches of the same tree. That Einstein and Whitman are both explorers, one with math, the other with words. Nicholas says that creation is passion, that knowledge feeds progress.

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Magenta Lamb's Quarters: A Gardener's Emissary

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Jessica Soza talks about her favorite plant, Magenta Lamb's Quarters, a relative of the beet and quinoa family. Jessica poetically describes using this plant as a harbinger of spring, as ground cover, as greens in salads, as seeds for birds. She also shares how gardening is about cultivation, connection between soil, plants, bugs and people - and the awe she has found by working in small scale gardens.

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Spying on the Wild

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Conservationist Phil Knight talks about using photography and camera traps to capture photos of elusive wildlife in nature, including bobcat, bear, elk moose. Using cameras in the wild as a type of 'Candid Camera for wildlife' also helps conservations learn by tracking animals at night, such as discovering a mule deer migration no one knew about before.

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How We Are Going to Change the World Together

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Justin Ailport, Montana State University student, talks about lessons learned growing up in a small town, and what he learned about human relationships while volunteering to help a 24-year old get elected to office in Montana. Dreams change the world and they can be achieved with others.

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Opera in Bozeman? You Must Be Joking

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Years ago Richard Wolff began his work with Intermountain Opera with a walk-on part that he had to be talked in to. Since then he has performed three additional walk-on parts, a speaking role and now serves on the Board. He describes the history of opera in Bozeman, and their current community involvement.

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How to Replace the Toilet Paper

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

David O'Connor grew up in a family of seven in a three-bedroom, one-bath home (his first introduction to the challenges of shared living space). He later learned that there are rules, the right way to reseal a bag of bread, which way the silverware goes in the dishwasher, among others. Here David shares with us authoritative answers on all the household topics that drive people crazy.


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My Love Affair With Main Street

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

PechaKucha Night Bozeman organizer Larry Sterne shares with us numerous reasons he's fallen in love with his town. Find out why he plans to live his last days in Bozeman, and why the citizens of this fantastic town have made it their conscious choice to reside there.



Volume 19 Presenters Announced

Spam, aerial acrobatics and the Gallatin Roller Girlz take center stage at the Ellen for PK Night
 Spam—both the Internet and meat kinds--gravity-defying acrobatics, and those rough, tough roller girlz will take center stage at the Ellen Theatre for the 19th PechaKucha Night Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20.
Randall Russo will present “ Glorious Spam”;  Kelsey Clark (aka “Mauled Whiskey”) will describe the not-so-sedate life of the “roller girlz” in “Playing Chess While Someone Throws Bricks at Your Head”; and  Galen Eldridge will talk about living the high life in “I’m off to Join the Circus: Aerial Arts for All.”
Jenny McCune, mental health therapist, avid bicyclist and quadriplegic for nine years will recount how she found the strength to forge a new life and help others with chronic pain. And, since it’s April, Jeff Milchen will offer  “A Thrilling Discussion of Tax Policy.” In keeping with the eclectic line-up, gay rights activist and MSU senior Alex Paterson will present “Four years a Queer: My MT Experience.”
Entrepreneur Ryan Duarte will discuss the development of a remarkable new smartphone app that can detect skin cancer in his presentation, “Freckles”; Wren Kilian will describe a surprisingly simple, but  effective way to improve Montana’s poor record for recycling;  and Kareen Erbe will describe how she  became a  backyard farmer.
Finally, Thomas Schieffer will talk about his transition from a high-paying, exciting and very stressful job through his embrace of ancient healing arts and Lissa Barber and Jan Strout will take us on a photographic journey of personal and cultural discovery through Cuba.
Local morning television anchor, Broad Comedy star and snowboard instructor Missy O’Malley will emcee the event. All presentations will be featured both nights.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!
Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing pechakuchabozeman@gmail.com   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission.
Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at theellentheatre.com .
Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.

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