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Vol. 16 Inspire – pechakuchanightvancouver

Vol. 16 Inspire – pechakuchanightvancouver

In the aftermath of last month’s devastating earthquake, PechaKucha Headquarters in Tokyo is planning a global initiative to raise money for the re-building effort. Many of the 400 PechaKucha cities will host a presentation on April 16th, with all proceeds going to Architecture For Humanity. A similar event last year helped raised money for the rebuilding of a school in Haiti, following a disaster there. You can find out more about our global event here: http://global-day.pecha-kucha.org/

Inspire Japan:
The 20×20 presentations will be focused on 4 main themes INSPIRE, JAPAN, THE ISSUES, RECOVERY. They could be simply about things that inspire us, or Japan how it has inspired you. Great ideas or solutions that help deal with the issues at hand whether earthquake, tsunami or nuclear – and the road to recovery.

PRESENTERS:
Michael Green – MGB ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Linus Lam – Artsy-Dartsy
Todd MacAllen – molo design
Dave Olson – Story Maker; writer; producer

Vol. 10 – pechakuchanightvancouver

Vol. 10 – pechakuchanightvancouver

PRESENTERS:
JAY BALMER – Big Park
ISABELLE DUNLOP – Combine the Victorious 
DAVE OLSON – Uncleweed
DANI VACHON – Olio Festival 
GAIR WILLIAMSON – Gair Williamson Architects 
MARTHA STURDY – Martha Sturdy 
DOUG HADDOW – Freelance 
BING THOM – Bing Thom Architects Architects 
PAMELA MASIK – Pamela Masik Studio 
STEPHANIE CORKER IRWIN – NoMoSolo
VANESSA LEIGH – Ion Magazine 
MARC BAUMGARTNER – NowPublic Technologies Inc.

Vol. 20 – pechakuchanightvancouver

Vol. 20 – pechakuchanightvancouver

Observations on Vancouver at PechaKucha Night Vol. 20 | Cause+Affect

Observations on Vancouver at PechaKucha Night Vol. 20 | Cause+Affect

Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 32 | Cause+Affect

Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 32 | Cause+Affect

PechaKucha Vancouver All Star Announcement

PechaKucha Vancouver All Star Announcement

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL.20 • FEB 29TH
SPECIAL EDITION • ALL-STARS
VOGUE THEATRE • 918 GRANVILLE STREET

OPENING ACT
Evy Jane

PRESENTERS
David Eby • BC Civil Liberties Association
Diane Roberts • Urban ink productions
Chef Todd • 12b
Marian Bantjes • Graphic Designer
Bruce Haden • Architect, Dialog
Ken Lum • Artist
Sean Orr • Writer
Omer Arbel • Omer Arbel Office
Katrina Pacey • Pivot Legal Society
Graeme Berglund • The Cheaper Show
Danielle LaPorte • Danielle LaPorte
Andrew Morrison • Scout Magazine
Dave Olson • Uncle Weed

Videos: http://vimeo.com/album/1863899

Source: 29.02.12 – PechaKucha Vancouver

Hitchhiking + Leadership for Student Leaders at UBC – Roundup

Owly Images
@jackiesayswhat 10:26am via HootSuite: @daveohoots talks about getting the right people on your bus (not goofballs) http://ow.ly/i/74g5 #UBCSLC

On the first Saturday of 2011, i ventured out to the glorious UBC campus on a stunning Vancouver day to spiel at the Student Leadership Conference with a talk called “Hitchhiking the Boardroom – Leadership Lessons from the Road“.

Basically, I outlined various traits and skills about leadership – most of which i’ve exercised at my day job – and explained scenarios from past adventures which taught (or allowed me to practice) these skills.

For example: Patience while arriving in Japan learning no language, or the importance of escape plan when confronted with an un-savory ride.

Allowed me to share the lost years of roaming and experiment with some new metaphors. In all, some fun storytelling to a full room (off-mic and off page).

I’ll compile the Twitter (great) feedback eventually, but here are a few key artifacts so far:

1) The slide deck featuring photos of hitchhiking signs from journeys past as well as anecdotal snaps

2) An article from the Vancouver Sun which i’ll liberally excerpt from for the preservation of the record.

Slide Deck

Notes

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Vancouver Sun Article

Note 2 alternate versions: Bringing a good idea to fruition and Everyone can be a leader By Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun January 8, 2011

Dave Olson community director of Vancouver technology company, Hootsuite, says leadership skills are best learned when you’re out of your comfort zone. Photograph by: Jason Payne, Vancouver Sun

Conference speaker Dave Olson, who is community director of Hootsuite, a young local technology company, believes that leadership is learned by getting out of one’s comfort zone both pysically and mentally.

Leadership in fast-paced technological world is all about teamwork and camaraderie. Leaders must learn to trust, delegate, experiment and refine, he said.

“A lot of the things we experience living an adventurous life teaches us practical skills when leading fast paced groups,” Olson said. For Olson, that meant travelling. “Other people can learn the same feeling of openness when volunteering to work with handicapped kids one summer. For me, I learned about openness by sticking out my thumb.”

At Hootsuite everyone works in one big room and “everyone’s opinion is valid,” Olson said. “There are not a bunch of egos. We cross over and share skills across the department.

“You definitely have to cultivate that atmosphere,” Olson added. “You have to have something that brings that to life. [And] it starts top down.”

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Bringing+good+idea+fruition/4079252/story.html#ixzz1AbQ4iEhX

Technology and Art are Old Pals – Upcoming Spiel at Word Camp Vancouver

January 28, 2009 by Ianiv & Arieanna
Reading the Oresteia at WordCamp Whistler – photo by Ianiv & Arieanna

Up next in my speaking calendar is WordCamp Vancouver on June 12 at the Vancouver Museum at Vanier Park.

Organized by a bushel of my dear pals who also rallied up hugely enjoyable WordCamp Whistler last year {be sure to say thanks to: Duane Storey (Twitter), Rebecca Bollwitt (Twitter), John Bollwitt (Twitter), John Biehler (Twitter), Tyler Ingram (Twitter), Kulpreet Singh (Twitter), and Dale Mugford (Twitter) for their hard work.}

Team Canada representing with @daveohoots & @lloydbudd
Likely that WordPress super dude Lloyd Budd will be in attendance – photo by @johnbiehler

Tickets are sold out so if you slacked — too bad for you. Along with my talk are even more of my cohorts are speaking including John Biehler, Nadia Aly and Tris Hussey. More to be added but this roster is already looking fine.

Like WordCamp Whistler, I am closing the show down and will be laying down a prezo about creativity and history kinda like last year’s “Are you Worthy? AKA Greeks to Geeks” talk.

Dave Olson's suitcase at WordCamp Whistler
Loading up the Suitcase – photo by Ianiv & Arieanna

In all the commotion in my life recently, i wasn’t sure what to talk to the people about as i wanted to make sure to spread my kind of knowledge but also tie it all in to topics they’d studied during the day, ergo: about WordPress, the blogging software.

The other night in the bath, i figured it all out – really stemming from a note in my original draft of F@ck Stats, Make Art talk from Northern Voice and SXSW – which points out that while the tools are different, the process of expression isn’t new.

Here’s the gist:

Title: Art and Technology are Old Pals

Description:

By exploring technological innovations from tubed oil paints and graphite pencils to telegraphs and mountain bikes, Dave will explain how scientific innovation spurs the creative process and how to balance the cranial hemispheres to foster the seemingly opposed disciplines of both building a publishing platform and producing compelling content using WordPress.

Stories and examples will draw from Van Gogh, HD Thoreau, Word Perfect, telegrams, Gnomedex, mountain bikes and the channeled scablands in eastern Washington.

I hope to see ya there.
Also my Mom’s excited about this too.

On the Road at the Vogue for Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver

Apparently Pecha Kucha is pronounced anyway you choose – 20 slides for :20 seconds

Dave Olson - Story Maker/Writer/ Producer (uncleweed.net) speaks at Pecha Kucha - photo by Melissa Gedney
Dave Olson – Story Maker/Writer/ Producer (uncleweed.net) speaks at Pecha Kucha – photo by Melissa Gedney

Background

Held in around 300 cities, Pecha Kucha originated in Tokyo and now spreads like a erstwhile secret society into the creative underbellies of boroughs and urban centers where architects, world changes, artists, poets, musicians and survivors face the audience under pressure to inspire, amuse, inform, and/or educate ~ but mostly inspire ~ through their story. The Vancouver incarnation is wrangled by Cause+Affect.

20 Slides, 20 Seconds, each, a dozen “amazing people with brilliant ideas” and beer are the needed ingredients for a Pecha Kucha Night” {Facebook}.

I am now in the club, April 7th i was 3rd up after rad skateboard/snowboarder/game designer legend and a Scotslady who’d just sung for the attendees and before two hip architects, Gair Williamson and Bing Thom.

Spiel

I spieled forth a version of my F*ck Stats, Make Art/Greeks to Geeks/Sparking Creativity riffs but added a few new slides and no old-timey suitcase – no time for props to soliloquies. Rapid fire style – hold on because the slides are rocking by – the crowd enjoyed the anecdotes and the time flew by – afterwhich i settled in to check out the rest of the remarkable people with amazing ideas.

Slides

Artifacts

Pecha Kucha 10 at the Vogue Theatre entertains and inspires with elements of show-and-tell, open-mike night and happy hour” by Jonathan Hanley for Vancouver Observer

Dave Olson at Pecha Kucha - photo by Jonathan Hanley
Dave Olson at Pecha Kucha – photo by Jonathan Hanley

Jonathan also included an audience recording of the spiel at his Music Planet Pecha Kucha post

Andy Chung writes:

Pecha Kucha 10 in Vancouver is this Thursday, should be fun. I haven’t really heard of anyone in the line up, so it should be fun going into it with no expectations.

update: Pecha Kucha 10 was awesome. The stand out talk for me was by Dave Olson.

Raw Bean recaps PK in the Coke and Count Chocula blog post, Out and Aboot:

Sometimes it’s hard to remember or tell what someone does and that was the case with the next guy Dave Olson. But he was hilarious! I’m pretty sure he was the one that said “don’t be precious” which we wrote down.

… and shared a photo and a video clip:

From Out and Aboot in Coke and Count Chocula blog

Give Music blog writes Please Continue Supporting the Arts:

It was great to attend Pecha Kucha Vancouver last night to hear individuals such as Dave Olson on his theories of art, Bing Thom on his theatre design for Washington DC, Stephanie Corker Irwin on nomosolo offline dating, andPamela Masik on her efforts to raise awareness through painting. The format of Pecha Kucha really allows for community sharing at a very personalized level. Arts was featured and culture is what it’s all about, so that’s an inspiring place from which to post about supporting the arts. Thanks Vancouver.

kempedmonds shot a bit of video:

Dave Olson is killing it at Pecha Kucha Vancouver [VIDEO] #pkn http://yfrog.us/2mljpz 8:14 PM Apr 8th via Tweetie

MarkBusse attached a photo:

Dave Olson (@UncleWeed & DaveOhoots) slaying the audience at Pecha Kucha Vancouver Vol.10. #PKN http://ow.ly/i/113t

Ephemera

mikalat Dave Olson/Uncle Weed just did 6min40sec of awesome ;) 8:17 PM Apr 8th via mobile web

MarkBusse @UncleWeed to sold out Pecha Kucha crowd at Vogue Theatre: upgrade your heros, explore translucency, get stoned, make art & spell bad. #PKN 8:17 PM Apr 8th via Tweetie

kk Dave Olson just killed it at Pechu Kucha Night Vancouver 10. Hilarious, poignant & totally inspiring. Fuck stats, make art! #tnmh #pkn 8:20 PM Apr 8th via TweetDeck from Financial District, Vancouver

SimoneKaminsky So far @uncleweed is my fave presenter at #pechaKucha #Vancouver–he rocked it! All inspiring, tho! 9:06 PM Apr 8th via HootSuite

jakobg @uncleweed just rocked his 6:40 at Pecha Kucha night at the Vogue. That’s how it’s done. 9:09 PM Apr 8th via HootSuite

dariankovacs @kk @uncleweed uncleweed killed it. Great seein you yesterday at f5 9:26 PM Apr 8th via Echofon in reply to kk

judybishop @uncleweed – dood, you killed it ! Well done … ! 10:05 PM Apr 8th via TweetDeck in reply to uncleweed

thoughtpatterns Enjoyed #pechakucha #Vancouver tonight. Pretty cool presentation by Jay Balmer as well as by Dave Olson. 10:16 PM Apr 8th via Twitterrific

VanObserver @uncleweed you were both inspired and inspiring, still laughing from some of your insights 9:36 AM Apr 10th via web in reply to uncleweed

AmandaFenton Awesome prez by @uncleweed at #pk10 10:50 PM Apr 9th via txt

thebuzzer @uncleweed Excellent talk at Pecha Kucha, sir. I really enjoyed it! 11:47 AM Apr 9th via HootSuite

HNBD Another stellar #pkn event in Van last eve. Special kudos to @uncleweed @btarchitects @SCorkerIrwin@pamelamasik Marthy Sturdy & Jay Balmer 10:36 AM Apr 9th via web

SimoneKaminsky @uncleweed Haha, you did! I like your perspective. You were funny and motivating, thanks! @shaaarrr: D. Haddow was another fave of mine too! 10:31 AM Apr 9th via HootSuite in reply to uncleweed

StephenIrving Feel better for having seen @uncleweed and @douglashaddow‘s presentations last night at Vancouver’s#pechakucha9:39 AM Apr 9th via web

zoepawlak Congratulations @causeaffect. Vancouver Pecha Kucha was off the heezy. I love Uncle Weed! Awesome vid @thecheapershow. Can’t wait for more.8:13 AM Apr 9th via web

judybishop @uncleweed – EVERYONE enjoyed. You should be proud of your ability to amuse, entertain + stimulate. #artist 8:05 AM Apr 9th via TweetDeck in reply to uncleweed

krystlesivorot @uncleweed loved the presentation @pechakuchanight. Really entertaining & great message. thanks! 12:29 AM Apr 9th via HootSuite

wghthemovie @uncleweed speakin a rockin…great presentation tonite! Wicked setup, solid finish -first star! Love the Pecha…so inspiring! 11:41 PM Apr 8th via Tweetie in reply to uncleweed

jeffwerner Dave Olson at PKv10: Upgrade your heroes, develop a personal archaeology and stay translucent not transparent. 11:40 PM Apr 8th via web

Comments from Vancouver is Awesome “What I Love About Pecha Kucha” BY BOB KRONBAUER

Hilary Says:
April 9th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Totally, Bob! I kept thinking the same thing throughout the evening. Especially because what was shared by the presenters was so personal and also indicative of the paths they each chose, the choices they made (as Pamela Masik spoke to) that brought them to where they are. I especially loved Dave Olsen’s presentation (how galvanizing!) and Marc Baumgartner’s perspective on “context.”

Great night. Very inspiring.

mayglobus Says:
April 12th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Dave Olson and Bing Thom had me laughing AND inspired. What a truly awesome night.

Thanks to all the folks who came up afterwards to say thanks and tell me what they are up to and to everyone who chimed in with Twitter/Facebook/SMS/Flickr etc. love – my words are nothing without ya and you now know how i much i value chronicling events with artifacts so thanks for making stuff.

PechaKucha vol 10! via VIAwesome

The presenters included: Jay Balmer, Isabelle Dunlop, Dave Olson, Dani Vachon, Gair Williamson, Martha Sturdy, Doug Haddow, Pamela Masik, Bing Thom, Stephanie Corker Irwin, Vanessa Leigh and Marc Baumgartner.

Source: PechaKucha vol 10! | VIAwesome