Past Markham Event: VOL 5

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November 21, 2014
@ Markham Village Library

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery in partnership with the Markham Arts Council have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. This event also serves as the launch of LaVaLab. 

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party, sponsored by That's Italian Express for more meeting and mingling! 

Sponsored by LaVaLab, Markham Arts Concil's Literary and Visual Arts Hotspot. 



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@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Sam Vesti is an aspiring comedian with a lot to say. An infamous text, written by a famous Iranian figurehead, will lead into a perspective on how men can avoid being sexist and misogynistic.

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In the Belly of the Fail

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Second-generation librarian, Megan Garza is interested in failure. Why do we have such a hard time failing? What does failure do to us? How can we fail better?

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How To Party Around The World While Still Looking Super Cool And Attractive

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Alex Hugh is a former Reality Show Winner and published author.  As the First Person Ever To Attend Every Single Major Party In The World For One Year Solo, Alex recounts his journey and experiences for all to enjoy!

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Confessions of a MOOC Dropout

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Agnieszka Gorgon is a Community Librarian and a self-professed professional learner. Explore the wonderful world of social learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), with ... a repeat dropout.

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Will you Marry Me? What Engagement Marketing Isn't.

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Evelynn Ratcliffe is an award winning marketer with more than 15 years’ experience building + activating strategic marketing programs. In her presentation, she talks about the evolution of marketing and defines what Engagement Marketing is, and why it’s important.

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Music Drives Work Performance?

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Entrepreneur, Start-Up Consultant & Fitness Enthusiast, Cahill Puil enjoys optimizing performance in sales, marketing and bio-hacking. What if one tool could hack your work performance for peak-state every day - and sub-consciously influence others to do the same?

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How I Found My Passion in a Dumpster

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

A do-it-yourselfer, woods wanderer, dressmaker, stargazer, wanderluster, rock collector, music maker, tree planter, baker, recycler, upcycler, and bicycle, Michelle Sin talks about how, when working on a high school project, she turned a little passion and a LOT of glue into a movement?

"Presentation of the Day" on February 12, 2015.

Megan Garza
Librarian, Markham Public Library in Toronto
Sam Vesti
Comedian in Thornhill
Hayley Hofbauer
Writer & Actor in Toronto
Agnieszka Gorgon
Librarian, Markham Public Library in Toronto
Alex Hugh
Author/TV Personality/Entrepreneur
Michelle Sin
Environmental Entrepreneur in Markham
Cahill Puil
Entrepreneur, ThrivelyU in Toronto
Evelynn Ratcliffe
Marketer in Toronto