Past Calgary Event: VOL 35

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VOL 35

November 05, 2018
@ New Central Library

PechaKucha Night Calgary #35: OVERDUE

When: Monday, November 5, 2018

Where: Calgary's New Central Library


Doors & Drinks at 6:30 PM
Show Starts at 7:30 PM




Join us for one of the first events ever to take place in Calgary's new Central Library! We're packing in 400 sold out seats to see 10 new speakers take to the stage to share their insights on "Overdue". What is overdue in Calgary? What is overdue in their lives? What happened when they were overdue for the most important deadline ever?

As with every PechaKucha, each speaker will only have 400 seconds to address the theme. They each prepare 20 slides and we auto-advance to the next slide every 20 seconds (thus, the "20 images X 20 seconds" tagline of PechaKucha). This keeps the presentations concise and energetic!

Meet the Speakers:

Alyssa Bradac // @ADBradac // Alyssa Bradac is a theatre director, actor, educator who ran away to join the library. Originally from Southern California, Alyssa lives in Calgary, Alberta with her wife, Glynnis, & fury baby Joplin.

Kimberly A. Williams // @KWilliamsYYC // Kim is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Women's & Gender Studies at MRU. She teaches courses in feminist and queer theories, critical masculinity studies, and global gender issues.

Taylor Lambert // @ts_lambert // Taylor Lambert is the tallest journalist in Alberta, an award-winning writer, and the author of literary nonfiction books such as "Darwin's Moving" and "Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood."

John Smiley // @johnsmiley // Founder of Calgary Volunteer Fair, board member at Calgary Folk Fest. John has both terrific and terrible ideas but can't tell one from the other until he's falling off of something.

Mandy Stobo // @badportraits // Mandy Stobo is a visual artist based in Calgary, Alberta. With a focus in Bad Portraits, Contemporary Painting, Fine Art, Projection Art, VR, AR and Film, in search of sharing vulnerability and joy.

Calvin Seaman // Calvin is the Managing Director of Communications at ATB Financial. A fan of movies, singing, and tennis, you can find him in the winter throwing rocks at houses at the local curling rink.

Keith Friedlander // @FriedKeith // Dr. Keith Friedlander teaches communications at Olds College and researches print cultures, both historic and modern. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics.

Krista Berezowski // Krista has worked in a variety of government areas health, emergency management and facility standards. Her most recent role is with Alberta’s Climate Change Office.

Emiko Muraki // @ejmuraki // Emiko is graduate student in Brain and Cognitive Psychology at The University of Calgary and has worked in arts management for over a decade with a specialization in research and evaluation.

Ashley Bristowe // @hilksom // Feminist, migraineuse, reluctant Calgarian. Forthcoming book “My Own Blood”, about the madness and toll of trying to save a disabled child, out spring 2020 with Random House.

Emcee: Claudia Bustos

A massive THANK YOU to our production partners, RocketHouse, and to the coolest folks in all the city, the Calgary Public Library, for welcoming us all into their brand new home!



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is an all-ages event but we generally recommend it for adults or students who are at least teenagers. We do not control the content or language of speakers so there might be colourful language and eye-opening topics.

If you are planning on participating in the "Beer Break" intermission, bring your ID!


When do doors open?

The Library will be open all day as a public space, so come and enjoy! The theatre will open 60 minutes before show time (i.e. Doors @ 6:30 PM, Show @ 7:30 PM). Food & Drinks will be available for purchase (Cash/Debit/Credit).

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The C-Train goes right under the new Central Library. Use Transit!

Bikes are also a great option. The venue is in the East Village so there is bike path access all over the area. Carpooling is also great. Lots of parking lots around and street parking is free after 6pm.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us!


What's the refund policy?

Request it. We are happy to refund. Somebody else will likely snap up your ticket. Or give it away to a friend.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can show us the Eventbrite QR code on your phone. We'll scan it and you'll be in! No need to print stuff.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Totally! Buy tickets for all your friends.


What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha is a global live event series where people meet, inspire and share ideas in a fast-paced, fun format. Each speaker shows only 20 images for 20 seconds (that's only 400 seconds on the stage). The presentations are concise, energetic and entertaining.


How do I pronounce "PechaKucha"?

Like a pterodactyl, of course.


What makes up the ticket pricing?

The PechaKucha Night Calgary Society is an Alberta registered not-for-profit organization who holds the license for running PechaKuchas in the Calgary area. PKN Global is Devised, Shared & Supported by Klein Dytham Architecture out of Tokyo and have been running these since 2003. They happen in over 1000 cities worldwide. We keep the ticket prices low so that we can cover our costs and put $1 per ticket into the PechaKucha Global Fund (we send it to Tokyo) so that PKNs can keep happening worldwide.


A Big BONUS: SunLife Financial Arts + Culture Pass: Thanks to our partnership on this event with the Calgary Public Library, 24 tickets have been made available through the SunLife Financial Arts and Culture Pass for Calgarians who participate in and qualify for Fair Entry. If you are part of Fair Entry, look for pairs of our tickets when you go to pick up your passes at your local library on the first Saturday of November.

No presenters have been added to this event.