Past Silver Spring Event: VOL 11

Large wide dsc01553

VOL 11

March 02, 2018
@ Silver Spring Civic Building

In 2017, North Korea emerged as a nuclear power. Donald Trump took the seat of power in the most powerful country in the world. Power disparities came to light in Hollywood through the publiccation of rampant sexual harassment. Six comic movies came out with heroes sporting super powers (not including Star Wars). Tesla released an electricity powered semi truck. As we enter 2018, we'll continue to see so many different manifestations of power. PechaKucha Silver Spring: Volume 11's theme is Power. Come join us to explore the many different ways we think about power with a handful of speakers, each empowered with 20 slides with each slide timed to 20 seconds.

Buy tickets here.

A small note:

We had complaints about additional fees from our ticketing service, Eventbrite. In addition, they have increased their service fees. We have changed the ticket price to $17 (as opposed to $15 + $2.89 fees), which includes Eventbrite fees. Please let us know what you think about that. But in a polite way.

Also, ticket sales cover the rental cost of the venue, as well as the food and wine, and a small donation to the PechaKucha nonprofit. This is a volunteer organized and volunteer run event.

What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7-9:30PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.



Sponsored by:

Denizens Brewing Co

Fenton Village Inc

Best parking option: 

Town Square Garage 61 Free after 7PM

Wayne Avenue Garage 60 Free after 7PM

We do, however, encourage you to walk, bicycle, take public transit or carpool. Or rollerblade.

Thumb slide01

We're All Power Mad Here

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Heather Coleman shares her amazing personal story. With work, children, school, marriage, and a host of other responsibilities, she snapped. Heather discusses power, losing it, and finally regaining it back. Listen to this powerful tale of post partum psychosis.

Thumb slide02

Power in Architecture

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Architect Larom Lancaster demonstrates how architecture has some basic assumptions of the role of power. Larom takes us on a journey of architecture from all around the world and showcases the different aspects of power manifasted in iconic, breathtaking buildings.

Thumb slide01

Power Defined

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Brendan Hanrahan is an eningeer or something. He does stuff with waves and oscillations. Even he's unsure of what he does. Here's his presentation on power existing in every aspect of our lives and on its relationship with love. Listen to it, I guess. 

Thumb slide01

The Power in You

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Pia Mclean is a life coach and educator. She presents about the different ways through which we can receive power... such as love, knowledge, character Bbuilding, mentoring, silence, and consistency. Enjoy!

Thumb slide01

The Power of Good

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Reemberto Rodriguez has called himself Silver Spring's biggest cheerleader. Others have called him Silver Spring's greatest leader. Listen to his presentation on where you can find power and how you can use it to contribute to your own community.

Thumb slide11

Musical Chairs but in Real Life

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Dan Reed is an urban planner who has years of experience looking at planning and urban development from the side of a planner as well as a resident. Here he discusses the challenges of zoning, planning, and community involvement.

Thumb slide18

The Power of Light

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Denise Hill is a radio personality, life coach, and adult educator who knows how to inspire those around her. Find some inspiration in her presentation on the power of light and how a simple scientific principle can be applied to our daily lives. 

Dan Reed
Urban Planning in Silver Spring
Brendan Hanrahan
Making stuff in Silver Spring
Reemberto Rodriguez
Placemaker in silver spring
Denise Hill
Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, The Comm Guru in Washington, DC
Heather Coleman
Digital Storyteller, Marriott International