Past Cairns Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

October 24, 2018
@ Tanks Arts Centre

Join us for an evening of spoken word entertainment with speakers presenting on a diverse range of topics.  PechaKucha Nights are a rollicking ride - you never know what you're going to learn about!


This is our final PKN event for the year and we’re delighted to be sending off 2018 with a 'wow' list of speakers and topics, and great live music.


If you would like to contact or know more about our presenters, please check out their biographies on this site.


See you on Wednesday October 17!

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Controlled Burning

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

Daryl Killan & Lou Van Rikxoort say they have the best job in the world. They talk about how they support the traditional owners of the Cape York Peninsula undertake early controlled burning. For countless generations indigenous Australians have used controlled fires for land management. They work with the landowners to manage fire plans and provide training to implement fire management plans.

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Wild Frog Research

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

Lee Berger has spent her life studying frogs, she started studying veterinary science. She discovers the mystery of where all the frogs have gone, and the deadly fungus that caused the dramatic decline of frogs in the tropical climates. 43 species have now become extinct and further are close to extinction. Her goal is to increase the health and lifespan of frogs in the wild.

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Upcycling Garbage & People

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

Megan Bayliss and Kayleen Jackson, are self proclaimed craftivists, they love talking garbage, they teach women to weave garbage in prison and communities, they are change lives by upcycling and re using garbage. They propose the question, can we up cycling people, by show people acts of kindness, encouraging, inspiring and teaching people to make positive changes in their lives, they believe they can.

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.56 of a second makes a difference

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

David Burston lives in Cairns, far northern Australian.  He is passionate about helping others to build on their communication skills.  He is the volunteer Pitch Master at a local business incubator, a TEDx coach, and owner of two businesses - one marketing and instalation, and the other a communications business ‘Confidence Unlimited’.

 David is a big believer in the power of being present in life and business, a mantra that he shares with all of his clients.  Here David shares his personal experience surviving a workplace accident and how his focus on being in the present moment saved him from catastrophic injury.

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Adventures with the Cairns State High Symphony Orchestra

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

Eloise Little is a Year 10 student at Cairns State High School in north Queensland, Australia. Here shares her experiences with the Cairns State High Schools Symphony Orchestra where she is a 1st violinist and harpist.

Yumico Tanaka
Carer, translator, artist, I'm a freelance in Cairns
Rosie Miller
Artist / Arts Educator, Self Employed - Sole Trader + Part Time REACH Regional Excellence in Arts and Culture Hubs in Cairns
Elly Little
Cairns State High School student and music teacher, The Cultural Centre Cairns in Cairns
Dannie Wei
in Cairns
Sarah Speller
Works in Radio in Cairns
Sven Hagen
Dive Instructor, Seastar Cruises in Cairns
Jason Heffernan
Tour Operator, Back Country Bliss Adventures in Cairns
Kylee Fitzpatrick
Founder & CEO, TEAM Women Australia in Cairns
Scott Buchanan
Executive Director, Wet Tropcis Management Authority in Cairns