I imagine PechaKucha going something like this...
I imagine PechaKucha going something like this…

Clear your calendars Medicine Hat!

On March 14, I will be joining some of the southeast’s most creative and interesting people at the second PechaKucha Night of 2014, taking place at the Esplanade Studio Theatre, start time 8:20 p.m. 

As one of a dozen presenters on the evening (details below), i will be talking about the Forgotten Alberta blog, and why it is poised to change the course of world history, or something like that.

What is PechaKucha you ask? I have lifted the following information from the Esplanade website for your reading pleasure:

What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps, etc. in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. PechaKucha Nights are now held in over 710 cities worldwide.

About the event series

Volume One of this Medicine Hat Public Library off-site event was held February 7, 2014 at Station Coffee Co. The aim of this presentation series is to connect the community. We plan to achieve this through varying our presenters, event locations and community partnerships to showcase the diverse culture of our local community. Attendence for Volume One was about 100 people. We expect 100-200 people for Volume Two at the Esplanade.

Volume Two Presenters (subject to change)

  • Philip Pype, archivist, presenting on ‘the frailty of our digital memory’
  • Justin Quinton, a photographer, blogger, and the lead guitarist of Blind Hill, presenting, ‘Mad as a Hatter: A creative life with mental illness’
  • Laurie Guenther, presenting on our disposable culture
  • Rhandi Sandford, artist and part of the art collective, The Weather Factory
  • Darrel Maier, organist on the 3 pipe organs in Medicine Hat
  • Peggy Revell, MH News reporter
  • Dominic Liboiron presenting on canoeing from Saskatchewan to New Orleans
  • Jonathan Koch, presenting on his Forgotten Alberta blog
  • Trevor Barrowcliffe, presenting on MH Soap Box Derby
  • Suzanne Tripp, presenting on Bowran Lake canoe trip
  • Jon Sookocheff, presenting on yoga and 108 Sun Salutes project
  • Alison Van Dyke, Good Food Club organizer, presenting on food security

For more information, you can check out PechaKucha on FacebookPechaKucha on Twitter (Official hashtag: #PKNMH), or contact [email protected] or Kris Samraj at the Medicine Hat Public Library at (403) 502-8531 or email [email protected] for more info.

Photo By Getoar Agushi (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons



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