10 speakers headline this year's PechaKucha Night Richmond

Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Richmond, B.C. – On Thursday night, make room for Brain Space: this year’s PechaKucha Night Richmond Vol. 14.

Hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Wilson School of Design, 10 speakers from a variety of backgrounds and industries will share their experiences and insights in short six-minute-forty-second presentations.

Some of these dynamic 20x20 presentations – 20 slides at 20 seconds each – will feature the “crazy exhilarating” path the music director at McNair Secondary School took from learning to teaching, a designer’s perspective on food, and a Richmond CEO’s thoughts on the art of making difficult decisions.

The event, free and open to the public, is produced entirely by second-year graphic design for marketing students at KPU.

“When the event sells out as it did last year, we know the students have learned how to successfully promote and produce an event. And this year we have a student presenter and a student emcee,” said David Young, a KPU instructor for the program.

Brain Space, also sponsored by the City of Richmond’s Public Art Department, will feature live music, free food and the chance to win some fantastic door prizes.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event kicks off at 7 p.m. on March 31 at KPU Richmond’s Melville Centre for Dialogue (8771 Landsowne Rd.).

To learn more or to register for the event, visit Facebook or go here.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at kpu.ca.    

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