Past Hanoi Event: VOL 8

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December 20, 2016
@ nest by AIA

Are you seeking to meet creative and awesome people? Do you love to hear cool ideas and stories of others? Are you interested in sharing your stories and experiences with others in a fun, relaxed and interesting way? If you firmly say YES, you are invited to the first Pecha Kucha Night Hanoi after 3 years. 

The theme for this coming Pecha Kucha Night is GUILTY PLEASURE. What story or idea triggers in you when you see this theme? Are you willing to share with the community?

(List of speakers will be updated in the future. If you want to share your story, please register by Tuesday 13th December)

And hold on there, if you are new to Pecha Kucha format, we are explaining soon below.
Pecha Kucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The first Pecha Kucha Night was organized in Tokyo in 2003, and has gone virally to more than 900 cities all over the world now. 
In a word, Pecha Kucha Night is an informal and fun event for people to relax, learn, share and connect all at the same time

Literally anything that people think worth sharing: a personal story, an idea, a product or project, some interesting snaps of your last adventure, etc. Think of it like a box of chocolate
In each Pecha Kucha Night Hanoi, we will listen to 5-6 stories, and have time to mingle with everyone in the room. 

Absolutely. And don’t let the word “presentation” scare you away. The beauty of Pecha Kucha is that anyone can present!
Each meetup will come with a theme (because limitation encourages creativity). Listen to yourself to see if the theme triggers any story or idea in you. Then if you are ready, register with the organizers through Google Form. The stories are chosen to present based on the diversity of ideas, people, topics, it’s not that one story is better than others. 
We’re ready too. Please find below details of time and location for Pecha Kucha Hanoi Vol.1
⋆ Time: 19:30 - 21:30, Tuesday December 20th, 2016
⋆ Location: nest by AIA, 4th Floor, Vincom Center Ba Trieu
⋆ Register be a participant or presenter:
⋆ Contact: Trang Nguyen (0973739074 / or Long Le (0968246155 /
⋆ Language in presentations: English
⋆ Financial contribution: 150k VND/person (pay at door), which includes one free drinks and some finger food. 
*** Pecha Kucha Hanoi is organized by some cool gangs from different working fields. The events are totally not-for-profit, all financial contribution is spent on organizing the events and buying coffee for organizers when they work on this. 
*** Database of your contact details will not be used for any purpose but informing about updates of Pecha Kucha Hanoi

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Adulthood as Guilty Pleasure

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 20, 2016

Adulthood as Guilty Pleasure | Ai Vuong | PechaKucha Hanoi Vol 8
Recorded on December 20th, Ai Vuong shares her stories while working with kids at an NGO.

About speaker:
Ai Vuong
Creative Director | Writer | Educator, Clickable Vietnam in Hanoi Viet Nam
Ái likes to laugh and to play, and therefore is always searching for ways to do that full-time.

In between the laughs, she serves as the Creative Director of Clickable Vietnam, a strategic marketing and communications agency in Hanoi. She also is a freelance writer, with publications in The Diplomat, Huffington Post, Vietnam Heritage, and other Vietnamese-American projects. She works on her own creative writing in her blog The Life of Clouds.

Before Hanoi, she spent five years in Huế co-creating The Lighthouse: A Creative Leadership Experience for disadvantaged kids as the Executive Director of the Friends of Hue Foundation. It was her time living, working, and yes, playing with the children at FHF Children’s Shelter where those children taught her that youth are incredible assets to the community, and they’re beyond capable of designing solutions for community-based problems.

Now as an “adult,” Ái also designs and facilitates unblocking creativity workshops for other “adults,” because everyone’s really a kid at heart. =)

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More Pleasure than Guilty Pleasure?

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 20, 2016

More pleasure than guilty pleasure? | Chau Nguyen | PechaKucha Hanoi Vol 8

Recorded on December 20th, Chau Nguyen shares her guity pleasure and what she feels when overcome it.

About speaker:
Chau Nguyen
Chief of PR & Fundraising , School 4 Kids Viet Nam in Hanoi Viet Nam
First and foremost, Chau is a traveller, a day dreamer, a wanderer who looks for beauty in life.
In 2013, Chau co-founded School 4 Kids Viet Nam - a crowd-funding project to encourage education for children in rural area, with the believe that "education is the strongest weapon to change the world". The project was successful with the first kindergarten for 50 children in Phieng Canh Village, Son La Province with $12,000 raised. The 2nd school was built during 2014 - 2015 with $20,000 donation for 100 children of Lung Ho Village, Ha Giang Province. The project was well-recognised and featured on VTV New Year Eve program, as well as other major e-news channel. In 2014, Chau was among the 50 young delegates under 30 to attend World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Recently, Chau has just returned from her study trip in Japan and hugely inspired by their community-led initiatives.
Chau's most favorite topics include inspiring stories, food & cuisine, music, books, history and wonders of the world.

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How to Use Guilty Pleasure to Make the World a Better Place

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 20, 2016

How to use Guilty Pleasure to make the world a better place | Hailey Chang | PechaKucha Hanoi Vol 8
Recorded on December 20th, Hailey Chang shares her stories of using food, social media (Guilty Pleasure) to raise awareness about vegan

About speaker:
Hailey Chang
Blogger, Facilitator, Interpreter, Knowmads Hanoi in Hanoi Viet Nam
Hailey is a global citizen who has lived and worked in 6 countries. She has been dedicating her life to creating a better world for all, from working at Stanford Hospital as a medical interpreter after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation, volunteering in impoverished areas, speaking up for animals at the world's largest animal rights organization, to facilitating workshops and programs at Knowmads Hanoi to help individuals discover who they are and what they want to contribute to the world. Her professional experiences in writing, blogging, interpretation, online marketing, celebrity coordination, media relations and facilitation have enabled her to create space for dialogues in a world that desperately needs compassion and empathy. She has been running her own platform "Vegan Kitty Cat" to raise awareness about a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

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Guilty Pleasure of a Business Owner

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 20, 2016

Guilty Pleasure of a Business Owner | Mien Pham | PechaKucha Hanoi Vol 8
Recorded on December 20th. Mien Pham shares her story about her business, a website to help promote art works.

About speaker:

Mien Pham
Co-Owner, in Ha Noi Viet Nam

"I’m a travel enthusiast from Ha Noi who is highly driven by local cultures around the world. My passion for travel and engagement in multicultural environment began in 2007 when I joined the international student organization called AIESEC, with whom I went to Wroclaw (Poland) for 2 months in 2009 and New Delhi (India) for 3 months in 2010. Furthermore, I also lived in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) in the South of Viet Nam in 2011-2012. In 2015, I received UK Government’s Chevening scholarship and spent a year in London studying for an MA in Art administration & Cultural policy at Goldsmiths college. One of my life goals is to be able to live and experience local life in as many places as possible, and I believe I’m on the way to achieve it.

Currently, I’m a co-owner of Hanoi Grapevine, the best online platform for arts and culture in Viet Nam which has been realized by British Council a major virtual creative hub of the country. The site is bilingual (English-Vietnamese) and is the best source for anyone that wants to look into the contemporary arts scene in Viet Nam. We partner closely with all international cultural centers in Ha Noi, including Goethe Institut, French Insitute, Japan Foundation and other embassies, and various independent art spaces and galleries in the city."

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Porn is Milk

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 20, 2016

Porn is Milk | Samuel Díaz Fernández | PechaKucha Hanoi Vol 8

Recorded on December 20th. Samuel Díaz Fernández shares his guilty pleasure with porn and how it all relates to everyone.

About speaker:

Samuel Díaz Fernández
Filmmaker - Photographer - Educator, The School of Slow Media // Studio DIFFÉ in Hanoi Viet Nam

Samuel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator who has spent the past 10 years designing communications tools that promote communal and social impact. He is the founder of Studio DIFFÉ, a digital agency that helps build empathy in communities worldwide through video and photography. He is also the founder of The School of Slow Media.

A Colombian-born immigrant across 4 continents, Samuel’s commitment to stories unfolding at the hemlines of society is what defines his passion for education. His work with the United Nations and the international NGO sector has led him to design hands-on media and peace trainings for young people in Oslo, Paris, NYC, Kosovo, Nairobi, Cambodia and across Southeast Asia. He strives to see people from different communities, creating and listening together, tracing hybrid narratives with their hands and bodies.

Before working in Geneva, Switzerland both as the global coordinator for communications and advocacy of the World YMCA and as a communications consultant for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Samuel also worked in the USA as a public school teacher for at risk-bilingual students and as a camp curriculum trainer for abused and neglected kids.

After spending a year in Cambodia and the Philippines exploring the crossroads of violence, peace and story (particularly in young people) he has relocated recently to Hanoi, Vietnam.

In 2014, Samuel was invited to join the leadership team of “Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership” (DSIL), a global social impact accelerator program running its pilot year out of Thailand and Cambodia. The programme was certified by the Center for Executive Education that is part of the UN-Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica. With the support of the DSIL community, he founded “Track X: Creative Media Lab” in 2015 to create a disruptive storytelling programme focused on communal and mindful narrative practices. This would eventually form the foundation for the birth of "The School of Slow Media" in 2016.

As a self-identified nomad, Samuel feels most at home wherever there is Totoro to keep him grounded in nature and magic. So he looks for Totoro everywhere.

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Pleasure of a Pet Owner

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 20, 2016

Pleasure of a pet owner | Minh Tran | PechaKucha Hanoi Vol 8
Recorded on December 20th, Minh Tran shares her love for her dog also her teacher - Tran.

Tran Minh
Connection Coach and Expressionist in Ho Chi Minh Viet Nam

Chief of PR & Fundraising , School 4 Kids Viet Nam in Hanoi
Hailey Chang
Blogger, Facilitator, Interpreter, Knowmads Hanoi in Hanoi
Samuel Díaz Fernández
Filmmaker - Photographer - Educator, The School of Slow Media // Studio DIFFÉ in Hanoi
Ai Vuong
Creative Director | Writer | Educator, Clickable Vietnam in Hanoi
Mien Pham
Co-Owner, in Ha Noi
Tran Minh
Connection Coach and Expressionist in Ho Chi Minh