Past Atlanta Event: VOL 26

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VOL 26

September 20, 2015
@ Octane - Westside

Put a big ol' "PKN" on your calendar for September 20th! 

ATL's one and only Angel Poventud (local neighborhood & westside beltline champion/future mayor/presenter alum) is curating a select group of presenters with presentations focused on ATL from 2000 to today! 

We are now less than a week away from VOL. 26! Join us for another engaging round of PK talks and we want you to be there! VOL. 26 brings you talks about this fair city of ours and different perspectives on how it has grown since about the year 2000. 

We are bouncing back over to our PK ATL original home of WESTSIDE Octane Coffee. Seating is limited so come early, doors will open at 6:30pm with presentations starting just after 7pm. See you there!!

We're still recruiting presenters for our future PechaKucha Nights! If you would like to sign up, email us at As always, PechaKucha is uncensored and unjuried. You don't need to meet any qualifications to present, you just need to sign up!

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A Love Letter to Atlanta

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Brandon Barr of #weloveatl talks of his photographic love for the people of Atlanta. 

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Atlanta Is Not Special

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Chris Martin, a Sociology PhD candidate, tells how Atlanta is not special and how its growth follows national trends. 

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Can an eco-Urbanist Live in the Land of Sprawl?

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Darin Givens of ATL Urbanist asks if someone who has grown up surrounded by urban sprawl still be eco-friendly and survive as a walker in this big city. 

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I Can See My House from Here: The Rise of the Atlanta Airport

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Hannah Palmer grew up in the neighborhood that would one day become the world's busiest airport, Harstfield-Jackson International Airport. But where did this behemoth come from? 

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Atlanta Coffee Culture: Your Latte is the Tip of the Iceberg

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Keelan Lyons is a coffee aficionado and brings us something of the history of the rise of the specialty coffee industry here in Atlanta and abroad. 

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A Wide Open Place

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Ryan Gravel will not use the "B word" all night while he speaks to why he and his wife still live in Atlanta, his Instagram feed his backdrop. Why is that "circle shape thing" out there important to this city? 

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My Magnetic City: The Personal Pull of Atlanta; Wincing at Her Wrongs, and Celebrating her Triumphs

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

"This is all good... This is all great news. Everybody is starting to say, and sometimes do, the right things"

Thomas Wheatley is passionate about being a born-and-raised Atlantan and having witnessed the changes in this city. As a news editor he has had an interesting perspective on those changes, for better and sometimes worse. 

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My City Then to Now

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

"Do your part. Atlanta wouldn't be what it is today if people did not get involved..."

PKN ATL alum Angel Poventud talks about changes in this city, about watching those chnages happen but also making them happen. 

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Energy in Atlanta

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Kristi Swartz is an energy-focused journalist and speaks about how energy is changing in ATL. "How many of you know the Falcons are building a new stadium?"... "How many of you know Georgia Power is building two new nuclear reactors...?" Energy generation is changing and there are many players in the game, listen as Swartz talks about those players and where we are heading.

Angel Poventud
Freight Train Conductor, CSXT in Atlanta
Thomas Wheatley
Journalist, Creative Loafing in Atlanta
Kristi Swartz
Journalist, EnergyWire in Atlanta
Keelan Lyons
Blogger, Barista Varietals in Atlanta
Chris Martin
PhD Student, Emory University
Ryan Gravel
urban designer, Sixpitch in Atlanta
Darin Givens
ATL Urbanist blogger, freelance writer in Atlanta
Brandon Barr
Producer, writer, and photographer, School of Humans and #weloveatl in Atlanta, GA