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If you think you have what it takes run PechaKucha Nights in your city, apply to become the official organizer! Join the celebration of creativity by becoming part of our global network of volunteers and put your city's creative talent and hidden heroes on the world stage!

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The Unexpected Hanging Paradox

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

The unexpected hanging paradox is a riddle.  Think about what makes you special.  Think about your family.  Now listen to Rebecca Malmquist make it more clear to you with her experiences.

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My Team Triumph

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

Hear how Terence Reuben grew up in the middle of something unimaginable only to create a better life for not only himself but for a huge network of disabled people through his talents and experiences.

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Is this a presentation or a firing squad?

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

Storyteller, word genius, and advertising maverick Charlie Wollborg dropped by a second time for our big charity LaughFest edition to present on presenting.  This is a presentation for anyone considering a presentation that takes a comical look into the reality of watching anything that comes out of Powerpoint on a Thursday afternoon!

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The Mother Road

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

The actress, producer, writer, and generally entertaining Teresa Thome led us through a painful journey she took to discover another side of her mother and herself.  She followed the path her mother had to Los Angeles along Route 66 and discovered as much about herself as her mother!

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My life as a subject of Her Majesty, the Queen

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Sarah Cox shows us a glimpse into something most of us will never understand… the Royal Family and the Queen.

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The Life of Brittany

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Veteran PK speaker and future Emcee Clayton Boothe gets up to talk about one of the toughest things any parent can ever endure, the loss of his child.  Here is Clayton's dedication to Brittany.

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From Seminary to Atheism

@ VOL 5 ON OCT 30, 2012

Strong language and ideas are plentiful in Michael Willis's presentation brough on by his strong beliefs as a child and formal indoctrination and education in his Christian faith.  After completing seminary Michael had a wake-up call that flipped his views dramatically in a way that challenges many of the loudest voices in modern American politics.  As Michael starts by saying "I'm talking about an idea…hopefully we can all learn something".

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20 Random Slides (PKGRv5)

@ VOL 5 ON OCT 30, 2012

The first official "20 Random Slides" features the passing of the batton from David Foster as curator and city manager of PKGR to Dan Terpstra when David created slides that were a mystery before it began.  Now we are over 10 more "20RS" all created by co-organizer Michele Terpstra but this is where it all began!



PechaKucha is Grand and Rapid in Grand Rapids

The latest edition of PechaKucha night in the rip-roarin' Michigan city of Grand Rapids (Vol. 6) came and went, and a quick recap of the night was recorded in The Rapidian.
Here's a small tidbit from the article:

Humorous and serious, honest and ultimately real, PKGR provides neutral ground, an environment where any one of us can share our passions, our stories or a little bit of ourselves. PKGR also gives the audience the opportunity to discover the unknown, rethink the familiar and to get lost in the story.

Because when it really comes down to it, life is all about the stories.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Check out the full article here.

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