A cartoon drawing of a wolf in a business suit with the word Wild written to the side

PechaKucha Night Calgary

Co-Presented by One Yellow Rabbit and PechaKucha Calgary


20 seconds X 20 slides. One awesome night.

The theme is WILD!

PechaKucha is a global live speaker series drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chit chat.” The format is particular, concise andentertaining: 10 speakers share their take on the night’s central theme (“Wild”), but only have 20 images each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds to do it.

Embracing High Performance Rodeo’s vibe, the theme this time is Wild. What wild hijinx have our speakers been up to? Have they lived in the wild? Will they bring a wild card? The speakers aren’t tame so this night could get... wild!



Emcee: Uropa - @uropaqueen (IG)

Speakers: (in no particular order)

Grayson Cockett - @epic__podcast
Soldier, Paramedic, Ski Patrol, Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team Member, and Healthcare Disaster Manager, Grayson has spent much of his career in and around 'wild' situations.

Jesse Mullie - @JesseBarbarian
Average guy who enjoy's Hikes, Friends, Food and Dragons.

Louise Casemore - @ladyjerkdaniels
An Alberta based performer, advocate, and award winning playwright. She is passionate about good food, exploring new ways to approach storytelling, and all things strange and unusual.

Dr. Ross Watson
The first blind climber to reach the West summit of Mount Logan, climbed Alaska’s Denali and traverse Baffin Island. Due to attrition in the sport of blind climbing Ross is one of a few blind climbers left in the world.

Fiver the Hockey Pup - @pupfiver
An award-winning fabulist best known for his long-standing feud with TV's 'The Littlest Hobo', Fiver the Hockey Pup pairs nicely with gin and will be very challenging to explain to your parents.

Laurel Green
An adventurous arts manager, theatre director and dramaturg. She is the Festival Producer for One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts.

Maureen Murray - @maureenhmurray
A Wildlife Disease Ecologist with the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. My research focuses on how living in cities affects the health of wildlife and their interactions with people.

Jessica Barrett - @jmbarrett
A writer. These days, she works a lot with corporate executives, but also pens features for Avenue Magazine and regularly appears on the Calgary Eyeopener's unconventional panel.

Kim Jev
Afros in tha City and African diaspora DJ community

YOU -- We want 20 of you to jump on stage and tell your best 20 second story.

Listen to emcee Uropa for prompts during the show.



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