SparkClub + PechaKucha Night at Sons of Hermann Hall

You're destined to be inspired by attending this month's Spark Club event at the Sons of Hermann Hall. The group of social entrepreneurs will collaborate with PechaKucha Night. PechaKucha (pronounced pe-chak-cha, meaning "chit chat" in Japenese) is an international event "for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public."

Several inspiring individuals in the Dallas community will each present 20 images in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, or just 20 seconds per image. The night will move fast, as will your brain.

PechaKucha Night started in 2003 and has been held in 305 cities across the globe. This is the second PKN event to be hosted in Dallas this year.

It's free, however a $5 contribution is suggested. Cash bar only.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 from 7pm-10pm

Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226

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Speakers include:

  • Stacy Caldwell, President of Dallas Social Venture Partners
  • Jason Roberts with Oak Cliff Transit Authority and Better Block Project
  • Marianna Griggs of the Community Gardens of Oak Cliff
  • Chris Zielke and Chris Jeffers of 48 Nights
  • Tori Trad of Perkins + Will, Brooke Bowen of Well Coffee Roasters
  • Benje Feehan of BC Workshop
  • Omar Jahwar of Vision Regeneration
  • Greg Metz of University of Texas Dallas
  • ... and more to come.

About PechaKucha Dallas
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. PKN Dallas was held for the first time in January 2010 and featured speakers included Allison V Smith, photographer; Brian Gibb, The Public Trust; Cherie Boettcher, a midwife; David Goltl of DWR; Bang Dang, architect; Catherine Horsey, preservationist and banjo player. For more information, please visit

About Spark Club
Spark Club is an emerging network with the goal of sparking and nurturing good ideas for a deeper investment in our community. Spark Club is not your ordinary foundation, institute or not-for-profit. It is a completely voluntary network of brilliant people interested in affecting change where they live. We recognize that social impact is achieved by working well with others and for a good cause. Our gatherings, both virtual and actual are designed to identify and create new ways of looking at community challenges and social issues. We hope to inspire a robust network representing all sectors and issues areas to connect and leverage social entrepreneurship throughout the North Texas community.

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Jennifer Conley has a strong passion for arts and culture in the Dallas community. You can usually find her in local coffee shops blogging about upcoming events, or attending free lectures around town. She is currently co-organizing a technical webmaster conference in August called OpenCamp. Follow Jennifer Conley on Twitter. View Jennifer's articles.