PechaKucha Night in Calgary!

Pecha Kucha Calgary

Devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003 as a place for designers, developers and architects to meet, network and show their work in public, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 550 cities around the world. The format is simple: speakers present 20 slides each, for 20 seconds per slide.

Calgary Arts Development has an agreement to host PechaKucha Nights in Calgary and hosts several events each year. The events aim to expose Calgarians to the dynamic PechaKucha Night format, support and promote creative spacemaking and encourage dialogue surrounding cultural infrastructure developments in the city.

PechaKucha Night topics and speakers are selected by an advisory committee comprised of community members, but we encourage everybody to help program the events. Our next event, PechaKucha Night Calgary #19 will be on the theme of Skin. Nominate speakers and share your ideas now.

PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are sponsored by East Village.

 

 

 

PechaKucha Night Calgary #18: Medal

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Venue / Location:
WinSport's Canada Olympic Park (Multipurpose Room, 2nd flr., Markin MacPhail Centre; 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW)

25 Nov 2013 - 7:00pm

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Ticket Price:
$10

Event Description:

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #18: Medal at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park on Monday, November 25. Celebrating achievement, Olympic and otherwise, "Medal" could delve into the value and glory of awards, or perhaps the idea of gold, silver and bronze, or maybe the personal mettle that true accomplishment requires.

Tickets are now available here.
 
Speakers include:
  • Peter Atkinson, Architect, DIALOG
  • Jeff de Boer, Multi-Media Artist
  • Dymphny Dronyk, Poet/Publisher (Read the poems Dymphny composed for her presentation here.)
  • Shannon Hoover, Technology Evangelist
  • Duncan Ly, Executive Chef of the Hotel Arts Group
  • Dr. Stephen Norris, VP of Sport, WinSport
  • Jaye Milley, Paralympian/Professional Speaker
  • Julie Phillips & Geoffrey Szuszkiewicz, Co-Presidents, Buy Nothing Year
  • Kyle Shewfelt, 2004 Olympic Champion, Gymnastics
  • Sarthak Sinha, High School Student & Part-Time Researcher

Hosted by Kenna Burima.

Tickets are $10, with proceeds to go to an InvestYYC project of your choice as well as supporting Amateur Sport and our Canadian Athletes through WinSport. We're replacing gift cards with a simple new system for turning your ticket purchase into an donation, and you will have a chance to select which InvestYYC.com project you would like to support as part of the ticket-buying process. 
 
About PechaKucha Nights:
Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 650 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.


 
PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development and sponsored by East Village.

 

PechaKucha Night Calgary #17: Rock

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Venue / Location:
cSPACE King Edward (1720 30th Ave. SW)

28 Sep 2013 - 7:00pm

Ticket Price:
SOLD OUT. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for standby attendees.

Event Description:

Tickets to PechaKucha Night Calgary #17: Rock are now SOLD OUT. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door for standby attendees. Arrive early to increase your chances of admittance.

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #17 at the historic King Edward School, exploring the theme of "Rock." (Please note: this venue is not wheelchair-accessible.) 

Speakers include:

  • Kenna Burima, Musician
  • Shawna Lynn Cox, Canadian Film Girl
  • Brad Himour, Senior Archaeologist, Parks Canada
  • Darren MacLean, Chef/Owner of downtownfood
  • Kate McKenzie, Artist, Storyteller & Teacher
  • Brian Milne, Board Chair, Sled Island
  • Graham Spray, Geologist
  • Jett Thunders, CJSW's Unofficial Mascot
  • Douglas Walker, Managing Director, World Rock Paper Scissors Society

Hosted by Tara Slone.

Tickets are $10, with proceeds to go to an InvestYYC project of your choice. We're replacing gift cards with a simple new system for turning your ticket purchase into an donation, and you will have a chance to select which InvestYYC.com project you would like to support as part of the ticket-buying process. 

Arrive early or stay late to explore Phantom Wing, an exhibit of large-scale art installations also taking place at cSPACE King Edward on September 28. YYC Food Trucks will also be available outside the building.

PechaKucha Night Calgary #16: Sweet Sixteen

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Venue / Location:
Theatre Junction GRAND, 608 1st Street SW

3 Jun 2013 - 7:00pm

Ticket Price:
$10 (SOLD OUT). A limited number of free seats will be available at the door to standby attendees.

Event Description:

Sweet Sixteen. The end of innocence. A turning point or inflection point that marks the end of the beginning and the beginning of maturity. Yet still an awkward time. It isn't all worked out yet, and it sure isn't all sweet. We all have these moments in our lives. Sometimes we can't wait for them to happen, sometimes we dread them. But we've got to get through them.

Speakers include:

  • Col Cseke, Co-Artistic Director, Verb Theatre
  • Jessica Dollard, Life Coach
  • Sheliza Kassam, Philanthropist
  • Pam Krause, Executive Director, Calgary Sexual Health Centre
  • Dr. Michael Lamoureux, Department Head, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary
  • Chris Maric, Musician and Graphic Designer
  • Carolyne McIntyre Jackson & Jodi Willoughby, Co-Owners, Crave Cupcakes
  • Tara Slone, Co-Host, Breakfast Television
  • Tony Tran, Dance Artist

Hosted by Kelly Doody

PechaKucha Night Calgary #15: All Stars

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Venue / Location:
Boyce Theatre, BMO Centre, Stampede Park

22 Feb 2013 - 7:00pm

Ticket Price:
$10 advance (SOLD OUT). A limited number of free seats will be available at the door to standby attendees.

Event Description:

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #15: All Stars. The event will feature crowd favourites from PechaKucha Nights past as part of the second Arts Champions Congress.

Speakers Include:

  • Lorna Crowshoe, Aboriginal Strategist, The City of Calgary
  • Dr. Paul Fedak, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Patrick Finn, Professor, Department of Drama, University of Calgary
  • Kristina Groves, Olympic Speed Skater
  • daniel j kirk, Visual Artist
  • Pierre Lamielle, Cook/Illustrator
  • Mike Morrison, Writer/Blogger
  • Mireille Perron, Francophone Artist Laureate
  • Jeremy Sturgess, Architect
  • Shelley Youngblut, Editor/Writer/Commentator

Tickets $10 advance (SOLD OUT), refunded at the door in the form of an InvestYYC gift card. A limited number of free seats will be available at the door to standby attendees.

About PechaKucha Nights:
Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 600 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.



PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development and sponsored by East Village.

PechaKucha Night Calgary #14: Invest

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Venue / Location:
Metropolitan Conference Centre, 333 4th Ave. SW

20 Nov 2012 - 7:00pm

Ticket Price:
Free! Tickets are now SOLD OUT but there will be seats available at the door! Arrive by 6pm to increase your chances of being admitted.

Event Description:

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #14: Invest. We have so much to share that the event kicks off earlier than usual (6:00pm) with the launch of InvestYYC, an exciting new crowdfunding and volunteer platform for cultural projects in Calgary. Presented in partnership with Calgary 2012.

Light refreshments and drinks (including Village Brewery beer) will be available. Be one of the first 300 people through the door and receive a special gift!

PechaKucha Night Calgary #14 is also presented as part of Financial Literacy Month.

Doors Open 5:30pm
InvestYYC Launch 6:00pm
PechaKucha Night 7:00pm

Speakers include:

  • Mark DeJong, Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble
  • Kelly Doody, Owner, Daily Ink Media & PR
  • Sheldon Dyck, President, ATB Investor Services
  • Donna McBride, Financial Literacy Manager, Momentum
  • Kari McQueen, Operations Director, Fairy Tales Presentation Society
  • Hafiz Mitha, COO, JOI Media & Katipult
  • Mireille Perron, Calgary Francophone Artist Laureate
  • Terry Rock, President & CEO, Calgary Arts Development
  • Lauren Simms, Program Manager, Calgary 2012
  • Kelly Steward, Social Media Advisor, Shaw Communications

About PechaKucha Nights:
Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 580 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.



PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development and sponsored by East Village.

PechaKucha Night Calgary #13: Seed

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Venue / Location:
King Edward School (1720 30th Ave. SW)

28 Sep 2012 - 7:00pm

Ticket Price:
Free! Tickets are now SOLD OUT but there will be a standby line at the door. Arrive early to increase your chances of being admitted.

Event Description:

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #13: Seed, taking place as part of a unique 3-day, interactive open house at the historic King Edward School.

Doors at 6:30pm, 7:00pm start

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Speakers include:

  • Donna Balzer, Horticulturalist
  • James Boettcher, Chief Idea Officer, Fiasco Artisan Gelato & Creator, YYCFoodTrucks
  • Joni Carroll, Doors Open YYC
  • Helen Husak, Choregrapher
  • daniel j kirk, Visual Artist
  • Lindsay Meads, Calgary Seedy Saturday
  • Colin Menzies, Manager, Studio C
  • Harry Sanders, Calgary Heritage Authority 2012 Historian Laureate
  • Deeter Schurig, Project Manager, cSPACE Projects
  • Janine Vangool, Publisher/Editor/Designer, UPPERCASE

Hosted by Shelley Youngblut.

About PechaKucha Nights:
Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 550 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.



PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development and sponsored by East Village.

PechaKucha Night Calgary #12: Eureka

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Venue / Location:
Theatre Junction GRAND, 608 1st Street SW

28 May 2012 - 7:00pm

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Ticket Price:
Free! The event is now SOLD OUT, but there will be a standby line at the door. Arrive early to increase your chances of being admitted.

Event Description:

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #12. Taking place following our annual Report to the Community, PechaKucha Night Calgary #12 will explore the theme of "Eureka.”

Speakers include:

  • David Bynoe, Kinetic Sculptor
  • Cam Dobranski, Chef/Owner, Winebar Kensington/Brasserie Kensington/Muse Restaurant & Lounge
  • Maija Graham, Science Fair Judge
  • Alice Hong, Director/Teacher, Align Yoga
  • Dave Kelly, Host/Performer/Playwright
  • Stewart McDonough, Director of Communications, Tourism Calgary; Community Meddler
  • Nicole Mion, Artistic Director, Springboard Performance/Fluid Festival
  • Ryan Pilling, Entertainer
  • DJ Sures, CEO, EZ-Robot; Roboticist
  • Shelley Youngblut, Western Editor, The Globe and Mail

Hosted by Ken Lima-Coelho, CBC Calgary.



Doors at 6:30pm, 7:00pm start

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Free! The event is now SOLD OUT, but there will be a standby line at the door. Arrive early to increase your chances of being admitted.

About PechaKucha Nights:
Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 500 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.



PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development and sponsored by East Village.

PechaKucha Night Calgary #11: Two

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Venue / Location:
Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW

14 Feb 2012 - 7:00pm

Ticket Price:
Free!

Event Description:

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present PechaKucha Night Calgary #11! Our second annual Valentine's Day event, the theme for PechaKucha Night Calgary #11 is "Two."

Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 450 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Speakers include:

  • Cara Anderson, President, Six Minute Dates
  • Myke Atkinson, Dad
  • Jim Button, Community Affairs, Village Brewery & Digital Strategy, Evans Hunt Group
  • Angela Dione & Angel Guerra, Founders, Market Collective
  • Todd Hirsch, Senior Economist, ATB Financial
  • Pierre Lamielle, Cook/Illustrator
  • Ken Lima-Coelho, CBC Radio
  • Natalie & Dale, Depeche Ode
  • Kiran Somanchi, Bow to Bluff
  • Bradley Walker, Vice President, Bottom Line Productions

Hosted by Cory Mack.

Doors at 6:30pm, 7:00pm start
Free!

PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development (CADA) and sponsored by East Village.

PechaKucha Night Calgary #10: Reclaim

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Venue / Location:
John Dutton Theatre (Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE)

23 Nov 2011 - 7:00pm

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Ticket Price:
Free! Tickets are available at the door or in advance at PKN10.Eventbrite.com.

Event Description:

Join us on Wednesday, November 23 for Calgary's 10th PechaKucha Night. Part of the Calgary Public Library’s One Book, One Calgary initiative, the theme for PechaKucha Night Calgary #10 is “Reclaim.”

Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in almost 450 cities around the world. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha Nights are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Speakers include:

  • Kathleen Bell, Communications Officer, Calgary Counselling Centre
  • Lorna Crowshoe, Aboriginal Issue Strategist, Social Policy and Planning, City of Calgary
  • Brian Johns, Wildlife Biologist
  • Ben Millen, Board of Directors, The New Gallery/John Snow House
  • Jesse Moffatt, Manager of Collections and Artifact Care, Cantos Music Foundation/National Music Centre
  • Mike Morrison, Blogger/Writer
  • Gene Poole, Founder, Calgary Cassette Preservation Society
  • Dr. Roger Saint-Fort, Associate Professor and Chair, Mount Royal University Department of Environmental Science
  • Sonny Tomic, Manager, Centre City Planning and Implementation, City of Calgary
  • Kris Vester, President, Slow Food Calgary

Hosted by Kevin Kent, President/Knife Nerd, Knifewear.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Doors at 6:30pm, event at 7:00pm


John Dutton Theatre, Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE

 
Free! Tickets are available at the door or in advance at PKN10.Eventbrite.com.

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PechaKucha Nights in Calgary are hosted by Calgary Arts Development (CADA) and sponsored by East Village.

 

 

PechaKucha Night Calgary #9: Verge

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Venue / Location:
Check in at the Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE (formerly 5th Ave. SE). Pre-show entertainment on the RiverWalk until 7pm. Main event at the Golden Age Club, 610 8th Ave. SE.

28 Sep 2011 - 7:00pm

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Ticket Price:
Free. Tickets available at the door or in advance at PKN9.Eventbrite.com.

Event Description:

Join us on the eve of the first annual Arts Champions Congress for PechaKucha Night Calgary #9: "Verge."

Devised in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 435 cities around the world. The events are based on a simple presentation format: speakers present 20 slides each, for only 20 seconds per slide.

Calgary's 9th PechaKucha Night will feature a diverse group of speakers, each confronting the theme of "Verge." Speakers include:

  • Jasmine Antonick, Startup Manager, Beakerhead
  • Ellen Close, Associate Artistic Producer, Downstage
  • Dr. Paul Fedak, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Ralph Giannone, Architect
  • Reid Henry, Director of Art Space Initiatives, Calgary Arts Development
  • Wendy Peters, Community Manager, Yelp Calgary
  • Stephen Schroeder, Cultural Industry Consultant, Project Manager for Calgary Arts Factory
  • Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc, Watershed+ Lead Artists
  • Matthew Talbot-Turner, Editor, Breathe Parkour Magazine
  • George Webber, Photographer

Hosted by Patrick Finn.

Check In: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE (formerly 5th Ave. SE)
"Pre-show" on the RiverWalk from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Event: 7:00pm
Golden Age Club, 610 8th Ave. SE

Free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at PKN9.Eventbrite.com.

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Sponsored by East Village.