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Jo Twiselton

Change communications consultant, Twist Consultants

My Big Adventure

PRESENTED ON MAR 06, 2018
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 14

Jo Twiselton's story is about her big adventure and the life-long lessons going to live in another country taught her.

Don't underestimate the power of adventure. 

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The Adventure Bum

BY JON HELLER
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Jon Heller speaks on his journey from outdoor explorer to nature photographer as he pursues his ong-term interests in hiking, nature, and travel. What started out as a hobby has become the idea for a fully-fledged adventure magazine, where others can share their stories of adventure and exploration. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 4, 2014.

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Every Great Adventure Begins with a Boat

BY KIMBERLEY HILLERICH
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Kimberley Hillerich dives into the culture of paddling in her life in the rivers of Louisville.  She talks about how Paddling can teach us about ourselves and the great outdoors. 

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Big Data Adventure Time with an Ecologist

BY CHRISTOPHER LORTIE
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Christopher Lortie is an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Empirical research by Lortie and collaborators include biogeographical comparisons of many forms of community dynamics including invasion, climate change, keystone species, and plant-insect interactions. Research efforts include structural network analyses to couple trophic and non-trophic interactions with basal facilitation in desert ecosystems. Lortie is also a senior editor for Oikos and serves on other boards including PLOSONE, Journal of Ecology, and PeerJ. He is a scientist the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and a trail runner.

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What I Learnt From My Entrepreneurial Adventure

BY NURLIYANA FATIN ARIFIN
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 19, 2015

Fatin Arfin talks about how she took the step to become self-employed and helped businesses to grow. However, before she could rocket to success, the road was bumpy and the obstacles were many to the point where she almost felt like giving up her status of self-employment to the comfort of a steady paying job. Fatin, though, kept on going, never letting pressure get to her.

Fatin told truths about the state of the economy in Brunei and encouraged the audience to pursue their interests and hobbies and to make them into something more.

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My Serbian Meal

BY JAMES JACKMAN
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 07, 2017

In 'My Serbian Meal', James Jackman talks about how what he expected to be a simple dinner turned out to be a bit of a adventure and why you should always check the menu before you head inside.

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

BY MANDY MOHLER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."

In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017. 

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Dog Rescue - Fostering Adventure

BY JAMIE KRUSPEL
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

Jamie Kruspel shares his journey rescuing and fostering dogs. The fun, the chaos, the emotion...as they become part of my family then their own as they find their forger homes.

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Parenting: An Improvised Adventure

BY TARA SYTSMA
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

An extremely talented improv artist, Tara Sytsma invites you to listen to her talk about a crazy parenting adventure! Sure to brighten your day and bring a few laughs, Tara crafted this PK on the spot - as she had not previously seen the slides! Enjoy!

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Climbing Mt. Kinabalu

BY MICHAEL TORY
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Michael Tory, a frustrated biologist, and, believer in experiential learning, set his sons, Max and Tom, a Challenge. "Give up screens and come climb Mt Kinabalu." They enthusiastically accepted!