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VOL 8 | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Innovation Works

HEY, LONDON! Join us as we celebrate PechaKucha Night #ldnont Volume 8! 

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where the presenter shares 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically, and the presenter talks along with their images.

PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 8 will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Innovation Works at 201 King Street.

With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 1100 cities around the world, PechaKucha Night #ldnont has placed our city on the international stage through the PechaKucha platform and website. This is yet another way to network and engage our community thirsty to share their ideas, passions and interests. This will be a night of powerful, concise talks. Join us and be inspired.

REGISTRATION - Please register here so we can keep track for capacity.

Admission to PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 8 is free, but we ask for a $1 donation to the PechaKucha global fund that goes to such things as maintaining the global website that hosts all of the talks from around the world. 

DEADLINE FOR PRESENTER PROPOSALS - Wednesday, February 20th. Please click here to submit a short proposal. 

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High-fives and fist-bumps all around! 


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Standing 4 Choice in Southwestern Ontario

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Abortion has been legal in Canada for thirty years. Despite what many Canadians may think, people in our communities work tirelessly to access this normal part of reproductive health care. In Robyn Schwarz's presentation, we will examine the barriers that still exist for Londoners looking to get an abortion.

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Empathy on Fire

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

In Empathy on Fire, Megan O'Neil talks about understanding empathy as a volunteer in the 2017 BC wildfires.

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I’d Rather Be Coaching Hockey

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Hockey is a passion in Harry Cosgrove’s life and he has inspired players to enjoy a sport that is as Canadian as maple syrup and back bacon.

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Business is Broken: Change the Score

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

David Billson talks about an entrepreneur who faces a stark choice in building her business - build the impactful business you want or change the score?

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Leading with Your Strengths, Passions, and Values to Live Life to the Fullest

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Bouncing from contract to contract was not Katy Boychuk’s idea of a long-term career plan. Last year, she took a purposeful pause to be intentional with her next steps.  She hired a Life Coach to guide her journey, (re)branded herself, and leveraged her resources to explore a new career path. What started as a career development journey, became so much more as she discovered how to lead by her strengths, passions and values, in every aspect of her life.

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Holy Smokes...I'm fat!

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Helicopter pilot, Paul Grech, woke up one morning and realized he was fat. This talk takes us through his six month journey back to peak physical fitness through the science and art of bodybuilding. From 225 lbs to 175 lbs...27% body fat to 3%. The journey of a former Special Forces soldier and professional hockey player from Fat to Fit!

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Becoming an Advocate

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Ila Mada will speak a little about her experiences as a new lawyer, and what she's learned regarding different styles of communication and how they are perceived by other people.

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Memories are greater than dreams

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

in 2014, Gaurav Shinde became the first Indian to sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Today he will speak more about the journey and how he works to create memories from his dreams. 



PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 7 photos and talks are online now + plans for 2019!

The presentations are now posted here for you to watch and applaud. Click on the names below to bring up their presentation:

Megan O'Neil | Empathy on Fire

Harry Cosgrove | I’d Rather Be Coaching Hockey

David Billson | Business is Broken: Change the Score

Katy Boychuk | Leading with Your Strengths, Passions, and Values to Live Life to the Fullest

Robyn Schwarz | Standing 4 Choice in Southwestern Ontario
You can also view all the PHOTOS from the night on our Facebook page!
A big thanks to our title sponsor: sagecomm and our partners LAV Solutions, @print, and MC Spirit Studios.
As well, thank you to the attendees who contributed items for the London Food Bank and donated to the PechaKucha Global Fund.
Our next #pkldnont night will be in 2019!
After much careful dialogue, as co-organizers of PechaKucha Night #ldnont, we made the strategic decision to not have a fourth talk night in 2018. Frankly, we were rushing to pull together the event for November and it just wouldn't have been of the calibre you've come to expect from these amazing nights of learning and community sharing.
So, we're re-grouping and planning now for three fabulous nights in 2019. Stay tuned here and on our social channels (Twitter and Facebook) for all the details. We can't wait to engage with you again soon in 2019!
High-fives and fist-bumps!
Janic and Andrew

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About the City's Organizers

  • Janic Gorayeb

    Founder of Ripple Effect Leadership and a Royal Roads University Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health) graduate, Janic is a workshop designer, facilitator and presenter with 17 years of experience working with organizations in various industries including non-profit, pharmaceutical, retirement and long-term care facilities. Janic learned over the years that organizational values are imperative to embed into workplace culture to nurture inclusivity and diversity, while strengthening teams.