PechaKucha Night Cleveland: The Sound of Conversation

Blog Date: 
Sat Sep 15th 2012
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PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 16

What a night! Beautiful weather, the bright lights of the second largest theatre district in the United States, smart & talented Clevelanders sharing their knowledge. This is PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 16 at Playhouse Square.

The following photos and tweets will not do this event justice, but hopefully will give you a taste of PechaKucha. You really need to be there.

What is PechaKucha Night? "Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("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."

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, PechaKucha Night Cleveland in Playhouse Square had the following presenters (in no particular order, and provided by the official PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 16 web page):

  • Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art (photography)
  • Mike Polk (comedy)
  • Devin Vandermaas, The Factory 2.0 (fashion)
  • Kristen Baumlier, Food Fonts (design)
  • Mark Schatz, Unstable Geographies (sculpture)
  • Kim Jenkins, Rising Star Coffee (coffee)
  • Justin Markert, Cellar Door CLE (music)
  • Margaret Mann, Tuscany Wines (wine)
  • Mary Fagans, City Year CLE (community)
  • Valerie Grossman (ceramics artist)
  • Chris Ronayne, Port of Cleveland
  • Lennie Stover, Rotary, Trains and Bikes Oh My! (amazing new public space)

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Please click on the photo below to view all of my photos taken of PechaKucha Night Cleveland, and of Playhouse Square.

Here are my sos_jr tweets/re-tweets about the event. Please note that I have provided links to each of the speakers' websites and/or Twitter names in the tweets. This is so you can visit them online to learn more about these amazing Cleveland people.

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