PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 at The Bit Factory

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PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 at The Bit Factory
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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:

  • Interesting talks using the fast-paced PechaKucha format.

    Wikipedia's definition of PechaKucha:

    PechaKucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa],[1] 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).[2][3]

  • 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:

In addition to learning more about PechaKucha Night Akron on their website, we recommend following @PKAkron on Twitter, and for announcements, articles, and photos of interest.

Here is the official PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 announcement from their website. It includes a list of the speakers and sponsors.

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.

RSVP is required to ensure you have a seat

Ticket Options

Regular Admission
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...

Free Ticket
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!

Audrey Wallace 
Bill Lyons 
Chris Miller
James Hardy
James Wilson 
Mark Schweitzer 
Sophie Franchi 
Terra Milo
Brant Lee

PechaKucha is made possible by your ticket and of course the generous support of our sponsors:
The Knight Foundation
GAR Foundation
Akron Community Foundation
The University of Akron
The Fund NEO
The Bit Factory
Akron Global Business Accelerator

Official Video

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.


Photos and Videos

Here are our photos and videos from the evening, which give a sense of the presentations, and list the names of the sponsors and the PechaKucha Night Akron leadership team.

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Tweets & Retweets

Additional information, links, and photos are located in our 63 tweets/retweets that follow.

Related Blog Posts

Learn more about the PechaKucha Night Akron (@PKAkron) and PechaKucha Night Cleveland (@PKNCLE) events that we have attended by perusing our other blog posts:

Stuart's PechaKucha Presentation To Past PKNCLE Presenters

On a personal note, Stuart has been asked to speak at the first-ever "PechaKucha Night Cleveland Past Presenter Happy Hour" on November 29, 2016. Stuart's PechaKucha presentation will be about why we are so supportive of PechaKucha Night and what value we gain from attending.