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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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All I Need To Know, I Learned By Breaking Stuff As A Child

BY GEOFF ROGERS
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

Much time is spent in webinars and TED talks trying to dissect the nature of collaboration. But we understand it at a very early age. The roots of it run all the way back to our first collaborations, when we were kids, and when being ridiculous was normal.

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My Childhood

BY BEN POSIN
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

Ben Posin speaks about his lifelong love of gems and precious jewelry and the events that led him to take up his art and profession.

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Cycling

BY JOE LAMBKE
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

Ever since arriving here on earth, I have wanted to get out there and see what is happening. In my life I learned that this is one kind of a cycle of challenges, thus it continues to reemerge. Getting out there is a challenge where we perform best when we reengage our child-like sense of wonder. 

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There but for the grace of _____ go I.

BY GREGORY KING
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

When you grow up bouncing from family-to-family, become homeless at 16, and all but drop out of high school, you're not expected to find success, let alone research and help craft education policies. Yet, Greg's had people who have picked him up, pushed him forward, and carried him along. He's traveled across the world working his way through school and learning how to help teachers know their students, students know themselves, and education systems serve everyone. His story shares how simple actions change trajectories and how we don't have to change millions of lives at once to change our world.

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Musical Performance

BY RITCHIE YOUNG
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

Loch Lomond is a band based in PortlandOregonUnited States that was started as a solo recording project of Ritchie Young in 2003.

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Letters from Stephanie

BY STEPHANIE WARD
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

For as long as I can remember, I've been a creator. And whenever I made something exceptionally interesting, my father would take it, date it, and put it in "the box". 6 months ago I learned that THE box was actually 15 boxes. In 7 days, I took over 3,000 pictures of my childhood letters, stories, and drawings, which I'll be sharing.

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Beautiful & Precious

BY MONICA SOLANO-MOLINA
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

Monica Solano-Molina is a long time PechaKucha fan. She's Oregon Native and attended the University of Portland. Monica is a Ford Scholar and served on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association. She does consumer research & strategy, helping brands connect & co-create with their key consumers.

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Sustainability Upgrades Help Local Boys' Comic Career!

BY REILLY LOVELAND
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

What if students were given the opportunity to make big design decisions in their schools? Students and staff spend over 1000 hours per year in their school buildings and 1 in 5 people you know spend their days in these schools. As populations continue to grow and buildings and infrastructure age, we are faced with the need for high performance, sustainable schools. Schools that provide students and teachers with healthy and productive learning spaces while saving money on utility expenses that can be reinvested in the classroom.  These schools serve as centers for change that drive a higher standard in the built environment that is imperative for our survival as climates become more unpredictable. However, as adults we are often constrained by societal norms, budgets and what we’ve been conditioned to see as acceptable standards, making it difficult to find new solutions. Students are still free of creative boundaries when it comes to problem solving and are a daily reminder that sometimes the simplest answer is the best.  If we put the data driven and creative design decisions of our school building stock in the hands of today’s students, we would open the door for possibilities we might have never dreamed of. We welcome you to come hear the stories of students reimagining their built environments and see firsthand the untapped potential of each student when given the opportunity to succeed.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and be inspired to take action in your own communities!

 

PORTLAND OR Blog

City Focus: Portland, OR


 
Presenting their
23rd Volume at the Holocene, our wonderful friends in Portland, OR take this week's City Focus! With their stimulating presentations, they will undoubtedly capture the intellectual minds of Portland, so be sure to not miss out on PechaKucha Night Portland OR Vol. 23! Hope to see you all there and as always, Keep Portland Weird!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Chris Wojda

    Dog Trainer / Brand Strategist / Organizer of Public Events and Activities

  • Jamie Mustard

    I TEACH THE SCIENCE OF WHAT CAUSES ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, ART, MESSAGE OR IDEA TO STAND OUT BASED ON PRIMAL NATURAL LAWS - THAT ANYONE CAN USE.

  • Stephanie Ward

    Stephanie is a designer, writer, and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. She helps to organize the local events for PK: Portland and is active in the local AIGA community.

  • Allison Specter

    Allison is a badass lesbian doing what they can to make small waves in the world; and always, learning as they go. Along with their team at Write Around Portland they help to facilitate creative writing experiences for more than 500 people each year, expanding access to writing and publishing for underrepresented voices. Get in touch, let's connect!