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Am I Supposed To Be Here?

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2016
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 19

D'Wayne Edwards is the founder of Pensole, a footwear design company. A #2 pencil designed his life for the past 27 years and he has dedicated the rest of his life to make sure that others will have the same opportunity to a better career, as he did. 

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I Create Data - Therefore I Am

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

With society's increasing awareness of our data footprints, and resulting paranoia, Lulú De Panbehchi is here to give us a little perspective. We can no longer help but to create data, so why not live our lives as we want?

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What am I doing here?

BY DANNY MALLINDER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 19, 2015

Danny Malinder shares his love and passion for the river at the Whanganui River Institute. His experience started when he was a teenager and volunteer teacher. The Institute offers useful and recreation programmes based on maximum cooperation and minimum politics. His favored activity became the sculling boat with its calming effect and he believes sculling improves the number one life skill - the sense of humor!

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I am Smart 2016

BY JONAS ALMQUIST
@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Jonas Almquist, Solar Energy Expert, who recently initiated the project I am Smart 2016 where he aims to combine solar cells with design - to make it more attractive!

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Footwear Design Among Other Things

BY KRISTINA GERIG
IN PORTLAND OR

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Creative Intersections' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich

BY LISA ACOSTA
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

“My mom used to say you are what you eat. And i was like ‘that’s ridiculous, I’m not a twinkie, I’m not a bologna sandwich’ but now i get it.”

In I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich from PechaKucha Night Dubuque’s 2nd Volume, Presenter Lisa Acosta asks us to ponder this questions: Wild foods, are there benefits to enjoying them? She invites you to discover how what we eat influences our lived experiences.

 

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I AM a Bag Lady

BY LESLEY SAGER
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."

In I AM a Bag Lady  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education. 

Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS. 

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Who Am I? What Am I?

BY WILL HOLLINGSHEAD
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 13, 2017

Will Hollingshead shares his art practices - moving to different cities and finding different inspirations.

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My name is Lisa Givan and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER

BY ANNAL VYAS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 03, 2017

At 40, something I realized that a series of brief "diversity immersion experiences" defined not only what I do but who I am. Encounters since childhood that have been centered around self-awareness, difference, bias, value and mindset determine the narrative we create surrounding every aspect of our life. I share my journey and expound on how it led me to my current career. My name is Lisa and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER.

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From “Why am I here?” To Cupcakes and Unicorns: 10 Actions in Waking Up

BY KATE FLYNN
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

Dr. Kate Flynn knows more than a little about what it’s like to be stuck in the muck and mire of WTF, while dreaming of the Land of Cupcakes and Unicorns. Through sheer desperation and the desire for a better way, she’s learned a thing or two about leaving the past behind and living from her heart. Dr.Kate doesn’t live there permanently yet, but she’s caught more than a glimpse of this magical place and offers a roadmap so that you too may find your way there.