Past Dayton Event: VOL 37

Large wide screen shot 2018 10 13 at 1.00.00 pm

VOL 37

December 13, 2018
@ The Brightside

Volume 37 takes place at Dayton's newest event space, The Brightside, at 905 E 3rd Street.

Between sets of speakers, enjoy a PK networking break. Cash bar this time, but we'll offer free snacks and soft drinks. PK is free to attend but a $2 donation is suggested to help us continue! 

Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Presenters will share stories, expertise, and personal history in the fast-paced PK fashion. 

Volume 37 Speakers and Topics
(in no particular order...yet)

Boy Blue - Artists Were Made for People
Karen Maner - The Jedi Disorder
William B. Irvine - You: A Natural History
Kelly Long - Treating Others with Dignity is Important...and Wonder Woman
Andrew Walsh - Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present
Shayna McConville - And Now For Something Completely Different: Bog Snorkeling
Aaron Primm - Responding Effectively to Conflict
Jonathan Platt - Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard!
Carli Dixon - It’s Ok To Sometimes Feed Your Kids Cereal For Dinner

Thank you to The Brightside Music & Event Venue for hosting volume 37! Special thanks to our sponsors Catapult Creative, Dragonfly Editorial, Michael Kalter, and Oregon Printing Communications. Cheers to Liftoff Entertainment - DJ & Photo Booth Services for running sound and Knack Creative for photography. 

PechaKucha Dayton is a volunteer-run event by local organizers Jason, Katy, Mike and Shayna. We hope to see you at the next #PechaKucha!

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Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Andrew Walsh is an author, researcher, and academic librarian at Sinclair Community College. He lives in the historic Oregon District with his wife and their exceptionally coddled cat. He occasionally takes the long way just to look at one of his favorite old buildings.

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It’s Ok To Sometimes Feed Your Kids Cereal For Dinner

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Carli Dixon is the co-owner of The Brightside and co-owner of Freezeframe | Bloombeads flower preservation also located in this building. She has lived downtown ever since coming home from college, and currently lives in South Park with her husband and two kids. Her favorite recent quote is one from her son’s paper about the 1913 Dayton flood, in which he wrote “Many businesses had to shut down completely because of the damage. But some stayed very strong like the core values of Dayton. That’s what makes us very special. We are people who work for what we want, need and is right.”

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The Jedi Disorder

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Karen Maner is a nonfiction writer, a semi-casual gamer, and a proud Daytonian. She doesn’t mind if you call her a “nerd” because that just means she loves things a lot harder and a few years earlier than you do.

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You: A Natural History

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

William Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University.  He has written books on such diverse topics as rowing, human desire, and the ancient philosophy Stoicism.  His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is titled "You: A Natural History." In it he explores the extended, multidimensional history of the reader, including your ancestry, the history of your component cells and atoms, and the history of your species and genes.  

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Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard!

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

As more and more of Americans go to jail, more and more parents go to jail.  The children of the incarcerated is a community of folks now known as "hidden victims."  Though not directly victimized by a crime, they are victims nonetheless. It is estimated that nearly 3 million children in the US have a father or mother currently incarcerated.  Over 10 million children have experienced some type of incarceration of their parents within their childhood. Jonathan Platt’s Story Chain project attempts to address this serious issue in a unique and innovative way.

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Treating Others with Dignity is Important...and Wonder Woman

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Kelly Long is no stranger to working with people. She was Entertainment Director of the Ohio Renaissance Festival for five years, she taught improv, stage combat, dialect and Tudor history while managing an average of 200 employees per year. 2019 will be Kelly's tenth season playing Charity in the Limeybirds, an international a capella trio specializing in music and comedy. Currently Kelly works in special events at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. She believes in social justice and not taking life so seriously.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Bog Snorkelling

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Shayna McConville helps manage Rosewood Arts Centre and the public art program with the City of Kettering. She is a strong believer in the arts and its impact on healthy communities, and when not jumping into bogs, enjoys visiting arts and cultural destinations around the world.

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Responding Effectively to Conflict

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Aaron Primm is an Mediation Specialist at the Dayton Mediation Center, City of Dayton.  He discusses how to Respond Effectively to Conflict.

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Artists Were Made for People

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.