Past Portland OR Event: VOL 28

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VOL 28

December 11, 2018
@ Holocene


Join us on December 11th at Holocene for PechaKucha Night PDX :: Vol 28 :: Childhood Stories

“I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be a fairy.” - Greta, Age 4

For Volume 28 we are going to travel back in time to revisit our childhoods – that special period that most everyone couldn’t wait to escape, only to consistently desire to have back.

From bell bottoms to slap bracelets, first loves to first fights, and make-believe opportunities to real-life possibilities, which moments imprinted on you? Which patterns of behavior shaped you into the adult you are today?  How is your work greatly influencing or being influenced by the next generation?

We’ll learn the foundational stories of some of the area's most interesting thinkers and doers. First businesses, early talents, defining experiences, greatest influences, and revealing habits – they’re all fair game. The act of traveling back can help illuminate the way forward. Join us on the journey.

PechaKucha Night Portland :: Volume 28 :: Childhood Stories

December 11 2018 :: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison

Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:30pm

Tickets: $5

Holocene is a 21+ Venue

What is PechaKucha Night?  PechaKucha Night is an event series happening in 1,000+ cities around the world where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts and holiday snaps around a central theme in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Each city’s event is locally produced, curated and directed by an all volunteer team.

About PechaKucha Night Portland: https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/portland-or

About PechaKucha Global: https://www.pechakucha.org


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Brought up by books: A Tale of Two Charlottes

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

As a copywriter, Molly Elwood helps bring the human element to brand stories. But she wasn't always the humanest of humans. Her story shares how books and mentoring can change the world for the better.

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Survive the Apocalypse: A Fun Guide for Kids

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

What does it take to survive the apocalypse of modern childhood? Some traits are obvious: grit with the ability to functionally use a knife for all manner of forest crafts. Some are subtle: silence, strategy, and profound empathy. Together, let's explore wilderness survival, tracking, alloparenting, and other skills of the wild on a quest to help save the free-range kid from extinction.

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Sustainability Upgrades Help Local Boys' Comic Career!

@ 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!

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Beautiful & Precious

@ 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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Letters from Stephanie

@ 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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Musical Performance

@ 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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There but for the grace of _____ go I.

@ 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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@ 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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My Childhood

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

@ 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.

Stephanie Ward
Creative Director, Station Four in Portland
Gregory King
Research Scientist, NWEA in Portland
Joe Lambke
architect & urbanologist, Animate... in Portland
Ben Posin
in Portland, OR
Geoff Rogers
Writer/Creative Director, Self in Portland, OR
Reilly Loveland
in Portland, OR
Molly Elwood
Senior Copywriter, KEEN Footwear in Portland, OR
Tony Deis
in Portland, OR
Monica Solano-Molina
Consumer Insights Strategist in Portland
Ritchie Young
in Portland, OR