Great Speakers coming up at the the Urban Food Market, Pecha Kucha Harrisburg.

Dr. Gregory P. Martin is an extension poultry educator for Penn State University Extension.   After several years of poultry industry and teaching work experience, Dr. Martin returned to TexasA&MUniversity to earn a Ph.D. in Poultry Science.  He is registered as a Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) in three separate subject classifications from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) & PAACO.  This includes certification as a poultry welfare auditor.  Dr. Martin is also certified as an ISO program lead auditor.  Dr. Martin holds active membership in several academic, agricultural and scientific organizations. 

Matt Hess has worked at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank since January of 2013. He started as a Hunger Study Assistant, working on the largest national study on food insecurity, and is now an Agency Services Representative. He graduated from Messiah College in May of 2013 with a degree in Business Administration and never managed to win that elusive Rec Sports championship. Matt grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and now lives in Harrisburg. He has lived eerily close to the I House and yet this is his first time inside. Matt previously lived in the building rented by Messiah that is connected to the I house and now lives directly across the street in the Pennsylvania Place apartments with his wife Hannah. Please don’t ask him to pronounce Pecha Kucha.


Matt will be presenting at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Harrisburg on February 17th, 2016. The theme for the night is 'The Urban Food Movement.

New date for the Pecha Kucha Harrisburg Event - The Urban Food Movement


Please note due to Harrisburg's travel ban and the condition of the roads Pecha Kucha will not be taking place Monday 01/25. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.



We had a wonderful line up of 11 presenters with a range of topics from Urban Beekeeping to Helthy Lifestyles. The pre-event at Zeroday was well attended and supported by MAD DASH Food Truck.

View photos from event HERE.

The Gentleman Honey Farmer

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City

Urban beekeeping, along with other urban agriculture practices, has been on the rise in recent years. Drastic declines in honey bee populations over the last decade have severe economic and environmental implications. Honey bee colonies have demonstrated higher survival rates in urban settings. Many world-class cities have adopted policies that allow for reasonable beekeeping practices, while other municipalities maintain policies that are detrimental to the survival of a creature whose existence is critical to a healthy ecosystem. This presentation aims to provide a general overview of urban beekeeping practices.

Come hear more from Adam Nelson is the founder of GeoBees, an early-stage software development company dedicated to apicultural research using geospatial analysis.


Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City

This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania.

Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.


We have a wonderful list of presenters on a range of topics.

Come check out the event Tuesday night!


April 09, 2015

(Harrisburg, PA) We are pleased to announce that Harrisburg is officially a Pecha Kucha Nights city. Harrisburg is filled with creative visionaries who are eager to see the city evolve into a major destination, and the Harrisburg Pecha Kucha chapter seeks to provide a forum to encourage creative conversations and serve as a catalyst for change.

Our first Pecha Kucha Nights event will take place on April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Midtown Cinema. Zeroday Brewing Co and the MAD DASH Food Truck will host our pre-event networking session from 5:00 – 7:00pm on location.

The theme for this event is ‘Creating A Healthy City’ where presenters will share ideas on how to improve Harrisburg through various forms of engagement bringing to light current, and future projects and initiatives. We have a great list of presenters on a variety of topics ranging from ‘Buzzing City Life’ to ‘Making the City Better in Two Minutes. The event’s format is rapid fire presentations that use 20 slides, with each slide only lasting 20 seconds (20X20)

This event would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors: the Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP), American Institute of Architects (AIA Central PA), US Green Building Council (USGBC) & Women in Housing & Finance PA (WHF-PA),
Come join us for Creative Conversation!

Subscribe to learn about future events at https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/harrisburg For additional information contact us at pknharrisburg@gmail.com

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