The Vogue Theatre was completely sold out for Pecha Kucha 13. As organizer Steven Cox said, despite the opening night of VIFF,

Pecha Kucha Night Volume 13 ( view site: http://pechakuchanightvancouver.com/ )
The Vogue Theatre
Thursday, Sept. 30th
Door: 6:30PM
Start: 7:30PM
Ticket: $15
Online Sale: https://tickets.voguetheatre.com/ or call (604) 569-1144
Box Office: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm

Presenters at Pecha Kucha 13

Robert Calder – Owner of Secret Study/Boompa Records
Amanda Gibbs – Director of Museum of Vancouver
Mark Shieh – Founder & Director of Take Root
Am Johal – Chair of Impact on Communities Coalition
Susanne Tabata – Producer/ Director of Bloodied But Unbowed
Victor Wang – Director/Curator of Here is Now/ Make Art History
Myriam Steinberg – Artistic Director of In the House Festival
Grant McDonagh – Owner of Zulu Records
Connely Farr – Designer/ Songwriter/ Performer ( Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty )
Rebecca Bollwitt – Editor in Chief of Miss 604
Michael Lyons – VP Marketing & Sales of Smallworks Laneway Housing
Brendan Meadows – Photographer of Brendan Meadows

I spoke with 8 of the 12 speakers: Robert Calder, Connely Farr, Victor Wang, Brendan Meadows, Rebecca Bollwitt, Myriam Steinberg, and a joint interview with Grant McDonagh and Susanne Tabata. One of the interesting side notes of speaking with Presenters is you learn about the person presenting before you see their presentation. Some presenters do best when on stage while others seem more comfortable speaking in a one-on-one interview. 12 unique stories, 12 unique people, but all inspiring.

I went to Pecha Kucha 10 and had an amazing time, which you can read about in this VancouverObserver.com article. If you’ve never been to the event, it’s highly worth attending because you hear a range of inspiring stories by talented and creative people from diverse backgrounds.

Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Sit back in your favourite chair or curl on your couch, grab a coffee or tea, and listen to 6 audio interviews that will leave you smiling from the rollercoaster of emotions you’ll feel when hearing their stories.

I spoke with Robert Calder about his background, reasons for presenting at Pecha Kucha, and how he chose his photographic slides for the event. Robert is the Owner of Secret Study/Boompa Records.

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Robert Calder at Pecha Kucha 13 ( photo by Jonathan Hanley | hanleymade.com )

Listen to exclusive interview with Robert Calder:

Victor Wang is the Director/Curator of Here is Now/ Make Art History.

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Victor Wang at Pecha Kucha 13 ( photo by Jonathan Hanley | hanleymade.com )

Listen to exclusive interview with Victor Wang:

Connely Farr is a Designer/ Songwriter/ Performer ( Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty )

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Connely Farr at Pecha Kucha 13 ( photo by Jonathan Hanley | hanleymade.com )

Listen to exclusive interview with Connely Farr: 

Rebecca Bollwitt is the Editor in Chief of Miss 604.

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Rebecca Bollwitt at Pecha Kucha 13 ( photo by Jonathan Hanley | hanleymade.com )

Listen to exclusive interview with Rebecca Bollwitt: 

Brendan Meadows – Photographer of Brendan Meadows

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Victor Wang and Brendan Meadows at Pecha Kucha 13 (photo by Jonathan Hanley | hanleymade.com )

Listen to exclusive interview with Brendan Meadows:

Myriam Steinberg is the Artistic Director of In the House Festival

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Myriam Steinberg at Pecha Kucha 13 ( photo by Jonathan Hanley | hanleymade.com )

Listen to exclusive interview with Myriam Steinberg:


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Jonathan Hanley is an entrepreneur, web guy, writer and photographer--- into all things social media and communications. He has worked with international green groups and sustainable businesses for more than 25 years. Bringing people together by building and growing social communities for 14 years.

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