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February 16, 2010

News & Opinion: PechaKucha Night: Milwaukee

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture



One week from tonight will be the sixth PechaKucha Night in Milwaukee, and it's going to be pretty special.

Tuesday, February 23
8PM
Sugar Maple
441 E. Lincoln Ave in Bay View

PechaKucha Night was started in Tokyo as a non-profit. For the Milwaukee franchise, we donate all the event money above costs to the foundation to help support the global websites and enable the foundation to do greater things (which can be found here).

For our sixth event in Milwaukee, we're waiving the cost of admission to make it easier for more people to attend as the local economy continues to get back on its feet. We're also giving the first 20 people through the door a copy of Andy Nulman's book "Pow!" which talks about taking your idea from "who cares?" to "wow!"

The 20 (image) x20 (seconds) presentations will include topics such as, the global impact of coffee, green homes, November beards, why people don't like to dance (and what to do about it), songs and sausage, the fact that humans actually have three brains, and much more.

Presenters include:

Mike Brenner - art snob turned beer snob (and one that cares deeply about our city)
James Carlson - builder of human brains
Jim Chambers - architect for a greener world
Fred Gillich - designer and bringer of "too much metal"
Steve Hawthorne - loves coffee so much that he travels to S. America to get it
Ryan Matteson - music lover and blogger
David Ravel - Milwaukee's culture czar
Winston Smith - from London!
Betty Blexrud-Strigens - rocks the stage and darkroom
Jim Warchol - designer and beard aficionado

And if that's not all, Shopkeeper Ken will be spinning records before, during the beer break, and after the event. It's going to be quite a night. Hope to see you there.




About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.