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30 OCT


Doors at 6:00PM

Presentations at 7:00PM

Presenters to be announced mid-September!


Featured Presentation

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Em Lamache

in Edmonton

Inclusive Fitness


Personal Trainer Em Lamache talks about breaking down the gender binary in fitness, and how more research and better guidelines on transgender and non-binary training can give us a new perspective on performance and fitness.

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.

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The Dark and Bright Sides of Light

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Kaitlyn Gillis' illuminating talk explores humans' historical relationship with light, and how our immediate environments — natural and built, dark and light — impact our psychological, physiological, and social health and wellbeing.

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CommuniTEA Infusion: A Community Building Experience

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Paige Reeves and Larry James share their experience as part of the CommuniTEA project, in which a rebuilt and beautified Volkswagen van creates inclusive ‘pop up’ town square atmospheres where people gather, chat, and share in community over a cup of tea.

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When Your Heart is Your Head

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Nikita-Kiran Singh leads a conversation about our hearts — as both a medical and metaphorical concept — and how they can be harnessed as sources of information while guiding us to use empathetic and narrative approaches to connecting with others.

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How to Design an Escape Room...and All Sorts of Fun Things That You Learn About People When You Lock Them in a Room

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Escape City's Mike Ringrose dives into the details of what goes into creating some of Edmonton's most popular escape rooom, detailing how game theories and mechanics evolve into fascinating storylines and a whole lot of fun between groups of locked-in guests.

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Memorializing Northern Alberta Wildlife

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Sameer Singh shares his idea for memorializing the devastating 2016 wildfires in Northern Alberta and the restoration of its communities. Listen as Sameer presents a compelling case for a crowd-funded statue of one of Northern Alberta's most iconic fictional characters and a symbol of resilience and regrowth: Wolverine.

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Deconstructing the Past to Predict the Future

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Brandon Wu's story takes place in the real estate industry, where new innovative tools are streamlining client relationships and helping to plan better cities. In this informative talk, Wu shares how deconstructing past patterns and using predictive technology can improve the ways we plan and live our lives.



PKN Poster Spotlight: Edmonton

As the howling winter wind chases us,
Edmonton shows their appreciation for the cold weather with this poster for PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 33. A charming mammoth stomps all over the forest and makes footprint patterns shaped as the number 33. Wow, how cute! PechaKucha Poster Spotlight would like to thank Edmonton for always turning out such great posters as well as the incredible energy in every volumes!
Our Instagram and Tumblr have an abundance of posters from all over the world. Please go check them out!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Christine Causing

    Christine is the Coordinator for the NextGen Initiative.

  • Ryan Stephens

    Born and raised in Edmonton, Ryan spends his time absorbed in the stories and motions of the city as NextGen’s Pecha Kucha Nights Co-Chair, a freelance writer, and as Communications Coordinator for the Edmonton Heritage Council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from the University of Alberta, where he grew fond of writing about Edmonton’s past and future for the University’s newspaper The Gateway. Ryan continues to write for local publications and spends his spare time fuelling his obsessions with writing, film and local heritage—all that accompanied by a hip-hop soundtrack.

  • Don Seller

    Don grew up in a small town just outside of Edmonton. It wasn’t long after moving to Edmonton while attending post-secondary that he fell in love with the city. Don holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, as well as a Business Management diploma from MacEwan University. Combining two of his passions, education and animals, Don is the Education Program Manager for the Alberta SPCA. In his spare time Don enjoys exploring new cities, small town Alberta road trips, and always has time for a beverage on a sunny patio.