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Next Event

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18 OCT


Lets make this a cracker of a night!

We'd be delighted to hear you speak and, see your images at one of our future events! 
Email us your presentation ideas: pechakuchatownsville@gmail.com


Featured Presentation

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David Wachenfeld

Marine biologist and underwater photographer, Triggerfish Images in Townsville

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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Creating environmental awareness with a brush and a pen

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.

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Aquarium swimming in energy savings

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Reef HQ Aquarium is swimming in energy savings having embarked on a range of

infrastructure upgrades. To present how the facility has reduced their grid energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is Sascha Thyer, Assistant Director and Head of Technical Operations.

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Art of the Reef

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Scott Fry

Senior Field Officer NQ Dry Tropics

Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.

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Reef credits initiative

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

James Schultz

CEO GreenCollar Group

Reef Credits Initiative

There’s been lots of news around the Australian Government $444M reef restoration commitment – great, controversial, but great. But it’s not enough. 

The reef belongs to everyone, and to the future - how can the world contribute?

James is going to tell us how.

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Reef Restoration

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr Adam Smith

Director Reef Ecological

Reef restoration

Dr Adam Smith is a Director of Reef Ecologic.His vision is 'A better planet with coral reefs that are healthy and thriving because of collaborative care and management using the best available ideas and knowledge.’

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Our Reef needs YOU!

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr David Wachenfeld 
Chief Scientist GBRMPA

Our Reef needs YOU!

Contrary to many media reports, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead! But it is in trouble and it needs your help. Dr David Wachenfeld from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will explain what you can do.

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Reefs and People: Working with people to help coral reefs

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Kailash Cook grew up on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. He is a marine conservation warrior working with local communities to preserve coral reefs.



PechaKucha Night Townsville

Dear PechaKucha Night Townsville devotees,
Since the Townsville Floods its been tricky finding a suitable venue to host our next event!
We're still looking for a venue and will keep you posted.
In the meantime, please share your presentation ideas with us via email: pechakuchatownsville@gmail.com
Best wishes,
Tania and the PechaKucha Night Townsville team

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About the City's Organizers

  • Tania Dennis

    Tania Dennis is from the top end and is a local maker of architecture who believes that PechaKucha is a great opportunity for individuals to publicly celebrate and present their ideas.

  • Keith Noble

    your MC, not an architect