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Why The Lagoon District?

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Jacob Tell, CEO and co-founder of a Santa Barbara creative agency, Oniracom, speaks about the inspiration behind the Lagoon District. This up and coming area of Santa Barbara is home to commercial, industrial and residential locals. The history of area influenced the branding, as street names such as Laguna, Quarantina, and Salsipuedes pay homage to the past lagoon-style flooding of the neighborhood.

As an agency CEO, Jacob has studied and worked within the cultural transition from analog to digital, so his insight translates across demographics. Jacob’s expertise in marketing and production helps organizations of any size — from solopreneurs to global brands — build authentic communities and communicate effectively to their audience.

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If You Are Breathing You Are High

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Your body's regulatory system is called the Endocannabinoid System ("ES") The ES regulates pain, appetite, mood, memory, the immune system, and aids in human development. Desperate diseases are caused by a breakdown in your bodies' ability to make cannabinoids internally. This breakdown of the ES can happen as the result of result of stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep. Ingesting Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes results in an entourage effect and exciting new field of nutritional science which has the potential to restore human health with getting High.

Luke Archer is a local entrepreneur, content producer, technology, music, video, and science geek. Luke is the owner of the Santa Barbara-based Cool Hand Look Agency and the co-founder of Grass Roots Supplements.

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Salty Girl Seafood--Driving Change Through Innovation

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Norah has worked in and on the water for most of her life, having spent countless days at sea and working in fisheries all over the world. She holds a BS in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston and a MESM from UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. She has worked on both inshore and offshore fisheries projects at the state and federal level. Her master’s thesis focused on finding innovative solutions to problems facing the Galápagos lobster fishery. Norah’s work has taken her around the world, studying and presenting in Australia, Europe, Alaska, and Latin America. Upon receiving her master’s degree she managed an international, multi-stakeholder fisheries and marine spatial planning project. In 2014, she co-founded Salty Girl Seafood, a sustainable seafood company, with the aim of driving positive change in the seafood industry. Salty Girl was awarded Best Women Owned Business of 2015 by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and has been featured in Forbes, NPR, and The Huffington Post. Norah is a 2016 recipient of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.

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Social Media for Humans or Whatever

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

A deep dive into the world of social media. A look at defining different social platforms, how global communication can be a powerful tool for learning, and the constant search for the authentic online.

AJ has been described as a graceful, adjusted identity culled from the rotting corpse of southern california junk culture. He also teaches media arts and social media at the MAD Academy at Santa Barbara High School. AJ is a giant nerd but he'll try not to dork up the vibe.

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Wars and Rumors of Wars

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Growing up in South Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis and realizing that neither government nor science could provide the answers to a mutually assured destruction led to a life seeking hope for the future. This journey of 20 slides offers an insight into one life journey illustrating how utilizing deeper technologies of human consciousness can make a difference in ones life and perhaps in the lives of others.

Scott Lary has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in Education from Maharishi International University in Iowa. He worked for the State of Texas for 20 years as a Macintosh Computer Trainer and System Analyst. Currently he is a Certified Teacher of the TM (Transcendental Meditation) technique and a Marketing VP of a family medical company.

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Being a Teenage Business Owner

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

"I think it’s a little silly to ask a 14 year old what they want to do with their life.”

In "Being a Teenage Business Owner" from PechaKucha Night Santa Barbara Vol. 18, Mackenzie Fell recalls the challenges she faced launching a business, while being in the last semesters of high school. She started a marketing business with multimedia design after winning the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge, a business plan competition through SBCC. Mackenzie addresses the pressures teenagers are faced with to decide what career path they want to take so early on in life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 18th, 2016. 

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Putting yourself first

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

It may be you think you are part of the ‘me’ generation and are used to feeling guilty about being selfish, but the vast majority of us are ‘playing hurt’ and ignoring our well being.
Just another human on a journey, Patrick Gregston has been a change agent in transforming an industry, done business with Fortune 100 companies, and survived gunshots, fire and car accidents, to say nothing of decades of marriage and parenting. His wife tells him he talks too much, but he’s hoping you’ll like what you hear.

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What IS Socialism?

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Amidst a dramatic and surprising election season, the word "socialism" has found a place at the table, thanks, in part, to the democratic-socialist Bernie Sanders. Indeed, "socialism" was the most looked-up term on Merriam-Webster's website in 2015. However, the word seems to refer to anything from Scandinavian-style, egalitarian social programs, to tyrannical state ideologies, to utopian, post-capitalist worlds. What do socialists actually believe, and why is it relevant today?

Per Hoel is a professional multimedia producer, filmmaker, and political organizer. He develops videos and content mostly for educational and non-profit purposes, serving humankind by bringing strong storytelling and creative vision to timely, important causes. He's originally from Norway and lived in Washington, D.C. before moving to Santa Barbara two years ago. He's collaborated with local climate justice activism and is also engaged in projects around energy democracy and renter's rights. He also founded the Santa Barbara chapter of the Jacobin Magazine reading group, an open-invitation group that meets monthly to debate and discuss short readings through a socialist lens.

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Impact Hub – Change the Way You Work

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Diana Pereira shares about a curated, vibrant community that combines the diversity of a collaborative working space where peers cross-fertilize and develop their ventures, with a source of meaningful content through thought-provoking events, innovation labs, incubation and facilitated conversations that matter. All within an inspiring space that offers a flexible and highly functional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect with the power of a global entrepreneurial community. Impact Hub Santa Barbara Inspires. Engages. Educates. Connects people to build businesses and organizations that create sustainable impact in our community.

Diana is a co-founder of the Impact Hub Santa Barbara and over the past 20 years has been involved in numerous startups and growing companies. She is the Founder of Balance Financial Management (a full service back-office consulting firm,, the Chief Compliance Officer of Morton Capital Management (a $1.4B investment advisor, and serves as Board Treasurer of Wilderness Youth Project ( Diana has a strong passion toward building social enterprises dedicated to realizing positive impact within our communities and abroad and is super excited about the launch of the Impact Hub in SB!

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A Hero's Journey in less than 24-hours

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Learn how to enjoy the benefits of travel at the lowest cost using just a bicycle, a bedroll, and a tin or two of sardines. The bicycle camping revolution is growing. It's easier than you think to take part.
Don Lubach, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean and Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Don leads classes for new students around the topics of student success and leadership. Don has supported students in communication efforts including the UCSB Chapter of Toastmasters International and TEDxUCSB. Don has led more than 25 courses for Santa Barbara City College, most of them focused on older adults and positive aging. Don created and led the first job fairs in California focused on job and internship seekers older than 50. Dr. Lubach is married to Lori Cooper and has two daughters, Jane and Camille.

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Run, Run but You Cannot Hide

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Christopher Lortie summarizes the science associated with the benefits of regular running. A few case studies are also presented as a mechanism to emphasize critical analysis of scientific findings and the sometimes spurious nature of findings. Then, meta-analyses and systematic reviews will be used to summarize the research to date on running and key decisions that are made with respect to running will be answered (using these findings). A framework of the additional benefits of running that are more challenging to measure will be proposed. Running may not be for everyone but is certainly useful for many of us based on the evidence to date.
Chris is an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Collaboration and networks are central to his research both conceptually and internationally. As such, his empirical research involves biogeographical comparisons of many forms of community dynamics (plants, animals, & people). A significant component of his current environmental science research includes restoration & management. Chris actively pursues new challenges and creative opportunities in science. He has published over 200 scholarly products to date including 120 peer-reviewed publications, 51 datasets, 38 non-refereed conference proceedings, 6 book chapters, and numerous open-science products such as slide decks, figures, videos, and blog commentaries. Chris has also been a distinguished visiting professor in Japan, France, Spain, and South America. Publicly, he has spoken at GLIMPSES and other conferences associated with open science, synthesis, big data, and the value of putting ecology (and humanity) into the work we do in other human pursuits outside science. He is an Associate Professor at York University in Canada and a Research Associate at NCEAS. He is the Editor in Chief for Oikos for all formal synthesis papers, and an editor for PLOSONE, PeerJ, Gigascience, and Nature Scientific Data.

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City Repair is Fun

@ VOL 16 ON FEB 10, 2016

Ethan Turpin is one of many local people who have seen the potential for our neighborhood spaces to better reflect our values and whimsical impulses. As a professional artist accustomed to the regular hurdles of exhibiting in both public and private space, he was impressed by the access City Repairs methods offer anyone for creative projects in community space. He will share the inspirations and projects of the energized new group that is growing in Santa Barbara for the purpose of "place making" and civic connection.

Ethan Turpin blends old and new media to extend perceptions of humanity’s complex relationships. Working as an independent video producer and artist since 1999, his documentaries and art installations have shown in film festivals, galleries, and museums nationwide, spanning topics such as globalization, wildfire, and climate change. His solo exhibit “Stereocollision” showed at the California Museum of Photography in 2012. The Visions From The New California Award was granted to Turpin in 2010. He received a BFA in 1997 from the Kansas City Art Institute. Ethan finds flow states in drawing, interactive video, and martial arts.