We were looking forward to the November 4, 2016, PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 (@PKAkron). From past experience, we knew that PechaKucha Night events were always interesting, and because Stuart had heard of The Bit Factory (@TheBitFactory), but had never visited it. We were rewarded for our attendance with:
PechaKucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).
The opportunity to see the interesting space of the Akron startup accelerator called The Bit Factory, which was created out of an old industrial building. We enjoyed seeing how the space has been repurposed for the current needs of their members, and look forward to learning more about what they do.
A surprise -- an exhibit of art from Akron Soul Train (@AkronSoulTrain) -- see photos and tweet below. We suggest you learn about this residential artists’ village, which is being created from refurbished shipping containers: AkronSoulTrain.org
November 04, 2016
@ The Bit Factory
Join us for PechaKucha, Volume 5 at The Bit Factory on Friday, November 4th. Doors open at 7pm and the program begins promptly at 8pm.
In order to continue hosting PechaKucha, we're asking for a suggested ticket price of $5. If you aren't able to cover that cost, we still want you to join the fun! So...
Not able to contribute financially this time around? No worries! Use the "Free Ticket" option.
At the request of some of our amazing supporters, we are including an optional donation link for those who want to chip in a bit more. Thank you for your generosity!
*Complimentary snacks will be provided. There will be a cash bar.
Volume 5 Presenters
Additional details will be forthcoming- stay tuned!
PechaKucha is made possible by your ticket and of course the generous support of our sponsors:
The Knight Foundation
Akron Community Foundation
The University of Akron
The Fund NEO
The Bit Factory
Akron Global Business Accelerator
At the end of PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5, we talked to the person who was recording a professional video of the evening. As we started to write this blog post, we sent a direct message to @PKAkron and confirmed that a video will be available soon.
COME BACK SOON - WE WILL POST VIDEO HERE!
Photos and Videos
Tweets & Retweets
Additional information, links, and photos are located in our 63 tweets/retweets that follow.
"No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land." Great presentation about refugee stories at #PKAkron— Jessica Cherok (@jessica_cherok) November 5, 2016
James Hardy - "mentors model how to think and live well" @PKAkron— Tabitha Martin (@lifeoflanguage) November 5, 2016
Campaigning = mingling ... introductions...talking. Tonight = no name badge ...just listening. I'm better because of it. Thank you @PKAkron— Joy Malek Oldfield (@JudgeOldfield) November 5, 2016
Thank you to our remarkable presenters for sharing their truth last evening! We you #Akron!— PechaKucha Akron (@PKAkron) November 5, 2016
There always a new day dawning and something exciting going on in Akron. https://t.co/Ht8gZ6RVpz— Doug Kohl (@Doug9622) November 5, 2016
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