PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club

Blog Date: 
Fri Feb 28th 2014
Author(s): 
Julie Smith
Kevin F. Smith

PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club

Weekends and weekdays -- we have found that there is so much going on in Cleveland! We want to share with you here two events that we attended last weekend.

The first event, attended by Julie and Stuart, PechaKucha Cleveland (@PKNCLE), was something we have enjoyed many times in the past. Knowing the history of the location, The City Club (@TheCityClub), added an interesting dimension.

The second event, attended by Julie, Kevin, and Stuart, was a gift to the community from the The Cleveland Foundation (@CleveFoundation) as part of their 100th birthday celebration -- a free day at the Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr).

We were originally planning to publish this as one blog post about both events, but have now decided to wait until Monday to post the Cleveland Foundation section for two reasons. First, and most importantly, the Cleveland Foundation is scheduled to make a big announcement about their next big event on Monday. Secondly, as we pulled together the content, we discovered that there was so much to share that it warranted two posts.

UPDATE 3/3/14: Here is the link to the SECOND installment - FREE! Great Lakes Science Center - which includes the big "Cleveland Foundation Day at Downtown Festivals" announcement...

Here is the first installment about PechaKucha Cleveland...

PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club

Upon arriving on Friday, February 21, 2014, at The City Club, Stuart was told by PechaKucha Cleveland organizers that about 430 people were signed up to attend this free event. The City Club had even set up a second room to handle the overflow crowd, where the talks were being shown on monitors. The City Club catering provided refreshments, and sold hot dogs.

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The art of concise presentations. PechaKucha Night, now in over 700 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

If you have never attended a PechaKucha 20x20 event, you are missing a great treat. It is a presentation format where, for each speaker, 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. We know that it sounds so simple, but the PechaKucha Cleveland leadership team pulls together some very positive Clevelanders who bring great life to the evening. To learn more, please read the PechaKucha 20x20 FAQ web page on the international website.

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Speakers list:

Thank You PechaKucha Speakers
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  1. Dan Moulthrop (@DanMoulthrop), Chief Executive Officer, The City Club (@TheCityClub)
    City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop

  2. Joan Southgate, Founder, Restore Cleveland HOPE (@InTheirPath2009)
    Joan Southgate, Restore Cleveland HopeJoan Southgate, Restore Cleveland Hope

  3. Jen Souers Chevraux (@JSouersChevraux) presenting on the work of Intermuseum Conservation Association (@ICAconservation)
    Jen Souers Chevraux, Intermuseum Conservation AssociationJen Souers Chevraux, Intermuseum Conservation Association

  4. Dr. Brandy Schillace (@BSchillace), Research Associate and Guest Curator, Dittrick Museum of Medical History (@CWRU's @DittrickMuseum ) speaking about the history of birth
    History of birthDr. Brandy Schillace, Research Associate and Guest Curator, Dittrick Museum of Medical HistoryDr. Brandy Schillace, speaking on the History of Birth exhibit at the Dittrick Museum of Medical HistoryDr. Brandy Schillace, speaking on the History of Birth exhibit at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History

  5. Seph Lawless (@seph_lawless), an anonymous artist at: SephLawless.com
    The photography of anonymous artist Seph Lawless  The photography of anonymous artist Seph Lawless  The photography of anonymous artist Seph LawlessThe photography of anonymous artist Seph Lawless

  6. Sheila M. Wright, Executive Director, NAACP Cleveland (@CleveNaacp)
    Sheila M. Wright, Executive Director, NAACP Cleveland

  7. Fred Geis (@FredGeis), Geis Companies in Cleveland speaking on "My American Dream"
    Fred Geis, Geis Companies in ClevelandFred Geis – My American DreamFred Geis, Geis Companies in ClevelandFred Geis – My American DreamFred Geis – My American DreamFred Geis – My American Dream

  8. Alex Leslie, Director of Prevention and Outreach Programs, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (@ClevelandRCC)
    Alex Leslie, Director of Prevention and Outreach Programs, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

  9. Arin Miller-Tait, Educator, Teaching Cleveland (@TeachCLE)
    Arin Miller-Tait, Educator, Teaching Cleveland

  10. Christina Vassallo, Executive Director, Spaces (@SpacesGallery) - Random Notes on Collectivity: Moments of Insane Cuteness, Cultural Accountability, Radical Reclamation, and Shared Decision-Making
    Christina Vassallo, Executive Director, SpacesChristina Vassallo, Executive Director, SpacesChristina Vassallo, Executive Director, Spaces

Thank you to Dan Moulthrop (@DanMoulthrop) of The City Club of Cleveland for allowing us to share their City Club PechaKucha Night Facebook photos here:

 

Tweets #PKNCLE21

Particularly for this event, you must see these Tweets. Many include photos from the event. We included many people's tweets, since they give a great overview of the event.

Thank You!!!

We want to say a special thank-you to Dan Moulthrop (@DanMoulthrop), who took time after the event to meet with us. He not only answered our questions about the history of the The City Club Hall Of Fame, but also looked up in the club's records to see if Stuart's grandfather had ever spoken there.

Thank you to the PKN Creative Team for PechaKucha Cleveland:

See the Cleveland leader list at the bottom of this web page for updates: PechaKucha.org/Cities/Cleveland

The Future

Michael Christoff announced during the evening a new "Powered by PechaKucha" initiative in Cleveland.

Powered by PechaKucha is a way for PKN groups (like PKN CLE) to support other community organizations that want to hold their own "one off" PKN events....it's a way for us to help other organizations help their constituents tell their amazing stories and talk about [their passion].

The first of these took place on February 27, 2014. Read the details about Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha in PechaKucha Cleveland's blog post. Michael Christoff (@MChristoff) let us know that the next Powered by PechaKucha event will be held in March in Kent, Ohio. Be sure to watch for details on more of these events!!

Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha

It was also announced in PechaKucha Cleveland's blog post that the presentations given at the City Club of Cleveland were videotaped, and that they will be available online soon.

We look forward to the next PechaKucha Cleveland. They are always held in unique locations and with interesting presenters.

Thank you, PechaKucha sponsors

Cleveland Foundation FREE Day at Great Lakes Science Center

Free Weekend North Coast Harbor

UPDATE 3/3/14 - here is link to: Watch for our next blog post on the ​free day at the Great Lakes Science Center, celebrating the 100th birthday of The Cleveland Foundation.

Learn more in past posts...

If you want to learn more about these organizations' events that we have attended in the past, please see our blog posts:

 

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If you missed PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club, you can see Seph Lawless's Autopsy of America presentation online on the official PechaKucha website.

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