PechaKucha Night Calgary #10: Reclaim

Join us this 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 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:

– 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

– Mike Morrison, Blogger/Writer – Gene Poole, 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.

Pecha Kucha Night Calgary #10 takes place on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library located at 616 Macleod Trail SE. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the event begins at 7:00pm. Admission is completely free, and tickets are available at the door or in advance at For more information, please visit

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