March 06, 2011

Calgary's PechaKucha #7

Devised in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 380 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.

The seventh version of this night in Calgary occurred on Valentine's Day and had the theme of LOVE.

It was held at the Lantern Community Church in Inglewood. Hosted by Wil Knoll, the speakers included:

- marbella anne carlos, visual artist
- Jamie Hobbs, creator, "I Love Love" community art project
- Paul Hughes, community organizer/conceptualist
- Jacqulynn Mulyk, City Repair facilitator
- Steve Nagy, traveler/photographer/dabbler
- Art Proctor, artist/activist/love doctor
- Lady Seraphina, professional domme
- Tim Tamashiro, entertainer/jazz lover
- Sheri-D Wilson, poet

It was a wonderful evening with many speakers about written word, visual art, the power of love in our lives, doing what you love, getting love in various ways (a dominatrix spoke on this!) – always an evening of many interests. I took my husband to this one and he is very interested in attending the next session. It is such a diverse evening!

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