Past Portland OR Event: VOL 18

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VOL 18

January 07, 2016
@ Holocene

At the start of a new year, PechaKucha Night PDX Vol. 18 explores the idea of Beginnings & Endings. A broad stroke of some of Portland’s most interesting and influential thinkers, doers, and creators will present on the theme. While the topic will be interpreted differently by each speaker, the talks will all be presented in the patented PechaKucha 20x20 format. 

Inspiration and information will be gained by all who attend. 

Doors at 6:00pm / Show at 6:30pm.

The show is free but space is limited. Donations gladly accepted. 


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Did You Know That Butterflies Have STDs?

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Is there anyway someone can change it to: Did you know that butterflies have STDs? Amy M. Truitt gives us the breakdown on how Portland area butterflies are infected with Wolbachia, and how she and her colleagues are analyzing this phenomenon.



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The Inventor

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Chris Erickson shares his background as being a kid who wanted to be an inventor. After a lifelong fascination with making things, he founded the design agency, In this talk he shares a little bit about his creative interests and what led him down his artistic path.

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Becoming a Strength Coach

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Dan Frantz walks us through the awkward beginnings that led to his success as a strength coach and explains his modern-day philosophy on living.

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Intersecciones: Havana and Portland

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

"[Havana] is a small city but it created a lot of history and expectation. The American ideas about 'Cuba frozen in time' don't play out. It's both incredibly worldly and intimately local."

In Intersecciones: Havana and Portland from PechaKucha Night Portland Vol. 18, speaker Daniel Duford tells us about being a co-curator of Intersecciones: Havana and Portland, a gallery show featuring six cuban artists at Louis & Clark College. He explains the process of curating a show featuring contemporary Cuban artists.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 30th, 2016. 

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18 Things I've Learned Along the Way

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Jelani Memory emparts on us 18 words of wisdom, that is, what he has learned along the way during his time spent as founder at Circle Media Inc.

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Knitting and Business

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Kristen Gallagher explains the journey of creating her business completely in terms of knitting, a labor of love that she also enjoys.

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A Fear of Public Speaking

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Mo Nishiyama tells us a little bit about his tremendous fear of public speaking, and how he has learned to give better presentations. He studied books, videos, and lightning-talk events— overcoming impostor syndrome to give an exciting Pecha Kucha presentation.

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Tony's Chocolonely

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

"Isn't it weird that in the world of chocolate, all chocolate bars are divided equally, when things are shared so unfairly in the industry. We feel everybody deserves fair compensation for what they do in making chocolate."

In Tony's Chocolonely from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 18th Volume, Speaker Peter Zandee explains the mission and philosophy behind Tony's Chocolonely, a 100% slave free chocolate company in Portland, Oregon. Because let’s be honest, supporting fair trade makes everything a little sweeter.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016.  

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Being an Entrepreneur

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Skyler Pace tells us a little bit about coming from a family of Entrepreneurs. He recently graduated from Portland State University, where he developed a Biodegradable Running Bit and started his own business.

Mo Nishiyama
Technical Writer in Portland
Kristen Gallagher
Learning Designer, Founder, Edify Education Design in Portland
Kyra Bussanich
Pastry Chef, Kyra's Bake Shop in Lake Oswego
Jelani Memory
in Portland
Amy M. Truitt
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science Portland State University in Portland
Tiff Wood
in Portland
Peter Zandee
US Sales Manager, Tony's Chocolonely in Portland
Skyler Pace
Account Supervisor, FIR Northwest in Portland
Chris Erickson
Founder & Creative Director, Parliament in Portland, Oregon