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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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Artists Were Made for People

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.

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Responding Effectively to Conflict

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Aaron Primm is an Mediation Specialist at the Dayton Mediation Center, City of Dayton.  He discusses how to Respond Effectively to Conflict.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Bog Snorkelling

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Shayna McConville helps manage Rosewood Arts Centre and the public art program with the City of Kettering. She is a strong believer in the arts and its impact on healthy communities, and when not jumping into bogs, enjoys visiting arts and cultural destinations around the world.

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Treating Others with Dignity is Important...and Wonder Woman

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Kelly Long is no stranger to working with people. She was Entertainment Director of the Ohio Renaissance Festival for five years, she taught improv, stage combat, dialect and Tudor history while managing an average of 200 employees per year. 2019 will be Kelly's tenth season playing Charity in the Limeybirds, an international a capella trio specializing in music and comedy. Currently Kelly works in special events at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. She believes in social justice and not taking life so seriously.

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Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard!

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

As more and more of Americans go to jail, more and more parents go to jail.  The children of the incarcerated is a community of folks now known as "hidden victims."  Though not directly victimized by a crime, they are victims nonetheless. It is estimated that nearly 3 million children in the US have a father or mother currently incarcerated.  Over 10 million children have experienced some type of incarceration of their parents within their childhood. Jonathan Platt’s Story Chain project attempts to address this serious issue in a unique and innovative way.

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You: A Natural History

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

William Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University.  He has written books on such diverse topics as rowing, human desire, and the ancient philosophy Stoicism.  His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is titled "You: A Natural History." In it he explores the extended, multidimensional history of the reader, including your ancestry, the history of your component cells and atoms, and the history of your species and genes.  

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The Jedi Disorder

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Karen Maner is a nonfiction writer, a semi-casual gamer, and a proud Daytonian. She doesn’t mind if you call her a “nerd” because that just means she loves things a lot harder and a few years earlier than you do.

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It’s Ok To Sometimes Feed Your Kids Cereal For Dinner

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Carli Dixon is the co-owner of The Brightside and co-owner of Freezeframe | Bloombeads flower preservation also located in this building. She has lived downtown ever since coming home from college, and currently lives in South Park with her husband and two kids. Her favorite recent quote is one from her son’s paper about the 1913 Dayton flood, in which he wrote “Many businesses had to shut down completely because of the damage. But some stayed very strong like the core values of Dayton. That’s what makes us very special. We are people who work for what we want, need and is right.”



The View Behind the Cafe

"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time.
In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Shayna McConville & Co.

    Shayna McConville is a fan of Dayton and of all things creative! Jason Antonick, Katy Kelly and Mike Beerbower round out the PK Dayton organizing team.