Score A Pair Of Free Tickets To Thursday’s “Pecha Kucha”
Pecha Kucha #13 is going down at the Vogue Theater this Thursday (as in the day after tomorrow). This one’s a doozy with a first-rate list of presenters, among them Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss 604), Mark Shieh (Take Root & River Market), Michael Lyon (Laneway Housing Inc.) and Robert Calder (Boompa).
If you’ve never been or heard of it before, it’s pretty cool…
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
I participated last year (see video above), and though I had more fun in the audience than I did on stage, it was an experience that reminded me how lucky we all are to be living in this town at this time. Vancouver is swarming with creative, fascinating people, and it’s a trip to sit down and listen to them talk.
If that doesn’t grab you, remember that you can drink beer in the theater!
As sponsors of the event, Scout has a pair of free tickets to give away to the first person who says they want them…