All of Bermuda are invited to enjoy the lingering summer sunset, libations and stimulating conversation at this week’s PechaKucha Night, Thursday September 6 outside on the patio of The Spanish Point Boat Club. Doors open at 7:00pm and the presentations start at 8:00pm for Bermuda’s 24th edition of PechaKucha Night. Every edition is different - PKN #24 features short, dynamic and moving presentations on topics ranging from neurogastronomy to 3D printing, airborne plein air painting to building birdhouses, and healthcare to total life transformations.
Our seven speakers include Sue Khan, Dr. Wendy Young, Christian Chin-Gurret, John Gardner, Laure Marshall, János Lengyel, and Jessica Meredith. Each presentation uses the trademarked “PechaKucha 20x20” format, in which 20 images will flash the screen for 20 seconds, ensuring that our presenters keep their talks short and to the point.
PechaKucha Nights in Bermuda are always free of charge and open to the public, but donations are encouraged in order to give back to our generous hosts at the Spanish Point Boat Club, as well as to our A/V team. Doors open at 7pm so come early, get a healthy vegan dinner catered by Green Lite Cafe & Eatery, and grab your seats before there’s standing room only.
Sue Khan will tell her story of leaving behind what appeared to be a very “successful” career and venturing into new waters, in her presentation: “7 Years an Underwriter, 7 Months an Entrepreneur.” Dr. Wendy Young will share her academic and professional experiences on the meaning of spirituality in community and the importance of the sacred in private life, using the power and depth of the ocean as a metaphor for nature and god.
They will be joined by Christian Chin-Gurret, a product design student, who will talk about his journey of building an innovative Bluebird box. After the intermission, János Lengyel will illuminate the PKN audience on the potential uses of 3D printing technology in Bermuda, particularly in ‘Made in Bermuda’ manufacturing.
John Gardner will present a critical review of the issues revealed through the action of his ongoing sketchbook work ‘Painting on Planes’, 80 of which are currently displayed at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery. He says, “The act of Painting on Planes addresses issues including the decision to conduct a retro approach to spending time on a flight which already provides free digital entertainment.”
Laure Marshall, a specialist in hospital analytics and quality improvement, will share some insights into “Why is Healthcare in Bermuda So Expensive?” in her twenty slides within six minutes and forty seconds. And in Jessica Meredith’s talk, she will explore Neurogastronomy - ‘the science of senses.’ How does our brain affect our perception of food/drink?
PKN Events are held four times a year. Anyone interested in presenting at next PechaKucha Night is invited to contact the team at email@example.com or visit the Facebook page at www.fb.com/PechaKuchaNightBermuda
For more information visit our website, http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/bermuda
Event: PechaKucha Bermuda Volume 24
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time: Doors open 7:00 PM, Presentations start at 8:00 PM
Location: The Spanish Point Boat Club, 1 Spanish Point Rd, Pembroke, Bermuda - outside on the patio
Format: Presentations with 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
A 3 minute Q&A session will follow every 6 minute 40 second presentation. Attendees are encouraged to spark conversations with neighbors during the intermission and after the show.
Vegan & Vegetarian dinners available for purchase, catered by Green Lite Cafe & Eatery
As always, we encourage patrons to bring their own reusable cups, straws, and eating implements to help reduce plastic waste.
1. Sue Khan
“7 Years an Underwriter, 7 Months an Entrepreneur”
Sue is a 29 year old mother, describing herself as “on a mission to show the world that you can be wildly successful doing what makes you happy. That you don’t have to sacrifice happiness for abundance and wealth. That we should all take time to press pause and re-evaluate our lives often, to make sure we are truly LIVING.” The former reinsurance professional is now a full-time entrepreneur - owner of eco-conscious mind/body shop, Naked Zero, and women’s health & minimalism coach SARRA K.
She will share her journey within to find out what truly lights her up, leaving behind a very “successful” career and venturing into new waters.
2. Dr. Wendy Young
Dr. Wendy Young will share her academic and professional experiences on the meaning of spirituality in community and the importance of the sacred in private life.
Wendy recently returned to Bermuda after spending 12 years teaching a combination of social ethics, gender, class and race issues, social work and sociology at University of Florida in Gainesville. Wendy will speak about her innovative and inspirational work with veterans at the Honor Center in Gainesville, Florida when she helped ‘lost’ souls rediscover a sense of meaning, identity and purpose. This experience has informed her therapeutic practice working with people with common garden issues of anxiety, depression and loneliness. This presentation uses imagery of the power and depth of the ocean as a metaphor for nature and god.
Wendy practices as a Medical Social Worker at Bermuda Home Dialysis Services, is a grief and loss counsellor at Agape House Hospice. She is also founder and principal consultant at www.seagardentherapy.com which provides psychotherapy, therapy and counselling services in grief management, family dysfunction, addiction and in support of carers of the neuro atypical.
3. Christian Chin-Gurret
“My Journey of building a Bluebird box”
Christian Chin-gurret is a final year product design student who has developed a new way of constructing a Bluebird box, that does not need any nails or glue in assembling! He will talk about his journey of building this innovative Bluebird box, and founding The Happy Bird Company.
This is Christian’s second time on the PechaKucha Bermuda stage, after he entertained audiences last year at PKN Vol 20, presenting about the expectations versus reality of the first year of university.
4. John Gardner
“Painting on Planes”
John Gardner presents a critical review of the issues revealed through the action of his ongoing sketchbook work ‘Painting on Planes’.
John identifies professionally as an Architect but Artistic initiatives have always figured in his work pattern and provide a perspective influencing his design decisions. He owes a great deal to Rhode Island School of Design where he studied and was also a recently visiting critic. In the past decade he has concentrated on singular sculptural exercises and for convenience also on sketching when travelling. John stated “Sketching and particularly Painting on Planes has revealed itself to be a relatively unique venue. The act of Painting on Planes addresses issues including the decision to conduct a retro approach to spending time on a flight which already provides free digital entertainment. Painting in a work environment is interesting as it has supported a special social interaction with flight attendants. There are technical issues of physical congestion. Ultimately the exercise is one of forced observation and interpretation of a perspective that is relentlessly similar.”
5. Laure Marshall
“Why is Healthcare in Bermuda So Expensive?”
Laure will share insights on health spending in Bermuda
Laure is a specialist in hospital analytics and quality improvement. She has worked with hospitals in the United Kingdom, United States and Bermuda for the last ten years to develop their analytics infrastructure and coach staff to interpret and use their results to drive improvement.
6. János Lengyel
“3D printing - A future for manufacturing in Bermuda?”.
Janos Lengyel is the Director of B3D Ltd., the first and only commercially operating 3D printing company in Bermuda. During his presentation he will introduce the technology, describe the potential uses of 3D printing technology in Bermuda and identify which industries could benefit the most.
7. Jessica Meredith
“Food for Thought”
An introductory talk on neurogastronomy - ‘the science of senses’. How does our brain affects our perception of food/drink, and how are restaurants using this research to create more innovative dining experiences?
Jessica is a 27 year old Bermudian with a love of learning, and a passion for cooking. She began cooking at an early age - baking chocolate chip cookies, as one often does - and as she grew up, her culinary interests evolved into a creative outlet. Her culinary mantra is ‘food is art, you just get to eat it afterwards!’. Ms. Meredith is also particularly fascinated by studies of behavioural sciences, in essence, why we are programmed to perceive our world in a particular way. Her interest in both the artistic & scientific side of cooking is the basis for her talk, ‘Food for Thought’.
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