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Christine Causing
Coordinator of Edmonton's NextGen at the City of Edmonton, City of Edmonton in Edmonton
Ryan Stephens
Pecha Kucha Nights Co-Chair, Edmonton's NextGen in Edmonton
Don Seller
Pecha Kucha Nights Co-chair, Edmonton's NextGen in Edmonton

PAST VOL 1

Edmonton @ Winspear Centre
May 01, 2008

PAST VOL 2

Edmonton @ TransAlta Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre
Sep 11, 2008

PAST VOL 3

Edmonton @ Matrix Hotel
Feb 05, 2009

PAST VOL 7

Edmonton @ Maclab Theatre at The Citadel
Jun 03, 2010

PAST VOL 10

Edmonton @ Alberta Aviation Museum
Jun 17, 2011

PAST VOL 11

Edmonton @ The Myer Horowitz Theatre
Sep 14, 2011

PAST VOL 12

Edmonton @ Metro Cinema at The Garneau
Feb 02, 2012

PAST VOL 13

Edmonton @ Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park
Jun 06, 2012

PAST VOL 14

Edmonton @ The Myer Horowitz Theatre
Oct 18, 2012

PAST VOL 32

Edmonton @ Metro Cinema at The Garneau
Oct 25, 2018

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Debunking Myths

BY STUART CULLUM
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.

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Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers

BY TYLER WAYE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"80 percent of people under of the age of 30 want to change career paths but feel like they can't already. I started to wonder, what is going on with work? Why is it so confusing? Why is it this tormenting thing that's tying us in knots?"

In "Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25 Tyler Waye asks the fundamental question: how do you find success in the confusing and somewhat frustrating world of work? 

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Inhale | Exhale

BY PAMELLA HEIKEL
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"We're all probably suffering from chronic low level stress ... but we don't have a tool to bring us back to that rest and digest."

In "Inhale | Exhale" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25, Pamella Heikel takes us on a personal journey of ups and downs as she learns how to truly breathe—and appreciate and conquer that persistent foe in all of our lives: stress.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 13, 2016. 

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Lightspeed in Edmonton

BY DUNCAN KINNEY
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

"For something that's affordable, a mature technology, and the next generation of energy infrastructure, this is something that makes a ton of sense."

In Lightspeed in Edmonton at PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26,  Progress Alberta's Duncan Kinney argues for a significant leap towards sustainable transit infrastructure and shares why he's helping build movement to encourage the Edmonton to procure enough renewable energy to power our Light Rail Transit system.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

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They Know Me: Influencing Your Audience

BY KASSIE BURKHOLDER
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

Loxy Creative's Kassie Burkholder shares the quirky (and true!) tale of a roommate prank gone right, giving us a glimpse at the wonderful possibilities and real world applications of targeted digital marketing.

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Reimagine the Arts District for Edmonton's Winter Nights

BY SHAFRAAZ KABA
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"We're hoping to inspire people in our city to think about how to activate our streets and how to bring people out."

Architect Shafraaz Kaba shares his idea for bringing light and life to a public space that goes into hibernation through the winter. Using fire, light, art, and maybe a temporary tavern or two, he presents a compelling set of small interventions to breathe some winter warmth into the public realm.

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Black Edmonton: Our History, Our Legacy

BY BASHIR MOHAMED
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"This history is not meant to shame. It's based on the principle that the first step to step a problem is to recognize that there is one."

Bashir Mohamed shares personal and historic anecdotes of racism and resistance against Black Edmontonians. Through his story and others, Bashir explains the importance of learning and celebrating this history in order to understand contemporary racism and why groups such as Black Lives Matter are relevant now more than ever.

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Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton

BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."

In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.

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How to Design an Escape Room...and All Sorts of Fun Things That You Learn About People When You Lock Them in a Room

BY MIKE RINGROSE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Escape City's Mike Ringrose dives into the details of what goes into creating some of Edmonton's most popular escape rooom, detailing how game theories and mechanics evolve into fascinating storylines and a whole lot of fun between groups of locked-in guests.

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

BY ANAND PYE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.

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PKN Edmonton Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night is enjoying a lot of attention in Edmonton -- the city's mayor is even a fan -- and organizer Christine Causing points us to this group pool of photos from the last edition, held in February. Vol. 4 is set to take place in June during ICLEI, a world conference on sustainability -- conference delegates will be invited to do PKN presentations.

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Edmonton's Mayor Loves PKN

Gotta love this quote from the mayor of Edmonton, taken from his "State of the City" address. Events like PechaKucha present ideas about the form and texture of a future Edmonton. The photo above was taken during PKN Edmonton Vol. 3, in an effort to teach the audience the proper way to pronounce "PechaKucha." Vol. 4 is set for June 16.

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PKN Edmonton Vol. 4

As we posted the other day, PechaKucha Night in Edmonton Vol. 4 was held in conjunction with the ICLEI World Congress 2009, and now here's a review of the amazing 600-strong event.

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PKN Edmonton Vol. 6

The last PechaKucha Night in Edmonton was held in early February (Vol. 6), but we never did cover it here on the PechaKucha Daily blog. Here then are a few photos from the event, a few of them showing off the beautiful interior of the McDougall United Church, where the 450 in attendance gathered for an inspiring evening of presentations.

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PKN Edmonton Vol. 10

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F18EWMhx6XU Here's a video report on PechaKucha Night in Edmonton Vol. 10, held back in June. Please note that PKN Edmonton Vol. 11 is happening September 14 at the University of Alberta's Myer Horowitz Theatre.

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Robots for All, the Art of Communication, and Bahraini Visuals

Presentations In a culture where robots are everywhere -- whether as a toy, in an industrial setting, or as a movie villain -- it's good to have someone like DJ Sures, CEO, roboticist, and the visionary behind EZ-Robot. Watch as he shares (from PKN Calgary Vol. 12) his passion for robots, particularly the ones that are easy to control. With "The Art of Communication" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Michelle Thomé fully embraces the 20x20 format -- specifically, the numbering -- as she covers effective and efficient ways of speaking in public. Posters We've got a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today: the proper poster for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1 (we shared the flyer a week or two ago), PKN Kingston Vol. 3, PKN Katowice Vol. 7, and the poster for tonight's PKN Bahrain Vol. 5, pictured above. PKN Bahrain organizer Mohammed Jannahi adds a few details for that poster: The poster is designed by Bahraini designer Muna Yateem, who recently launched her brand HARAKA (a common word used by Bahrainis which means to wear or do something with swagger). The idea behind the poster is making fun of Bahrainis and their reaction when they hear and pronounce PechaKucha, some find it very difficult and its even funnier when elder people try to say PechaKucha. The great thing about this parody is the fact that PechaKucha has an audience from all age groups and the word itself makes it "special" in Bahrain. And although not a poster, here's a look at the new logo for PKN Seoul -- the series has been on hiatus for quite a few years now, but is about to relaunch this summer. Photos We've got another fresh batch of photo galleries from around the web, and if you missed the live streaming of the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13, you can still watch the video here, courtesy of the Edmonton Journal. Above, the scene at PKN Nara Vol. 2. PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 9 [Facebook] PKN Nara Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 [Flickr] Links and press A pair of links (that second link is also an invitation to read more interviews with PKN Birmingham's presenters), as well as some press coverage. "PechaKucha to unite ideas, stories, performances" [Toledo Free Press] "Quick fire questions: Chris Brown (Vol 5, April 2012)" -- part of series of quick interviews on PKN Birmingham's site with its Vol. 5 presenters Below, a scan of recent coverage for Jersey's first PKN from the Jersey Evening Post. Calendar After a rather busy week, the PKN network slows down a bit over the weekend. Tonight (June 8) you can catch PKN Cagliari Vol. 3 and PKN Bahrain vol. 5, and then tomorrow night (Saturday) look to PKN Cancun Vol. 5, an event that was supposed to happen last month, but got postponed due to bad weather (yes, you guessed it, it's an outdoor event).

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Reviving Urban Environments, the Mysteries of the Teutonic Knights, and Outside in Cancun

Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.  PKN Cancun Vol. 3 [Facebook]PKN Cagliari Vol. 3 [Facebook]PKN Bahrain Vol. 5 [Facebook] Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above)."Always in Touch With Social Media" [Edmonton Sun]"PechaKucha Night: Edmonton #13" [MasterMaq's Blog]"Presentation Skills I Learnt from PechaKucha" [Design Sojourn]Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol.  14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.

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Interactive Art Through Video Games

We kick off a new week of "Presentations of the Day" with this fine example by Greg Whistance-Smith, in which he examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.

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Top 5 Presentations in July

Another month has passed and we now find ourselves in the warmth of August -- at least in the Northern hemisphere -- and that means it's also time to share a hot and fresh serving of top 5 presentations (for the month of July). All the presentations are embedded below, or follow the links to watch them on their proper presentation page -- and you can make sure to receive this list every month in your mailbox by subscribing to our global newsletter (in the footer below). "Dating by Design" by Ayla Newhouse   "Learn Like a Beginner" by Vincent Cabansag   "Three Six Five" by Michelle Lam   "The Most Valuable Skill" by Mike Busch   "What's the Big Idea?!" by Will Russell

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Lightspeed in Edmonton

"For something that's affordable, a mature technology, and the next generation of energy infrastructure, this is something that makes a ton of sense." In Lightspeed in Edmonton at PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26,  Progress Alberta's Duncan Kinney argues for a significant leap towards sustainable transit infrastructure and shares why he's helping build movement to encourage the Edmonton to procure enough renewable energy to power our Light Rail Transit system.