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...
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.
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.
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.
PechaKucha !! #PKNCLE21— Lauren Wiant (@LKCleveland) February 22, 2014
Jennifer Souers Chevraux from ICA in Hingetown. pic.twitter.com/vizAeVCfPx— PechaKucha CLE (@PKNCLE) February 22, 2014
If this presentation was part of sex ed, teen pregnancy would immediately end. #PKNCLE21— Katie Connelly (@KatieJConnelly) February 22, 2014
Inspired night at #PKNCLE21 Would love to bring that format to a high school setting.— David Sabol (@Dave_Sabol) February 22, 2014
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:
- Emily Bacha
- Trent Boerner
- Michael Christoff (@MChristoff)
- Aseem N. Garg (@AseemNGarg)
- Heather Lenz
- David Purpera
See the Cleveland leader list at the bottom of this web page for updates: PechaKucha.org/Cities/Cleveland
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!!
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.
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:
Visit to NASA Visitor Center at the Great Lakes Science Center during the Cleveland NASA Tweetup
IngenuityFest 2013 Preview Party! which took place at Great Lakes Science Center
Startups at The City Club during Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week 2013
Submitted by Stuart Smith on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:55
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.