Pam Treadwell, Jose Fajardo among presenters at tonight's PechaKucha Orlando v7




Friday, Oct. 26 – PechaKucha Orlando v7

7-10 p.m.

The Orange Studio

1121 N. Mills Ave.



These days, it seems, everybody’s holding an event that’s all about sharing new information and spreading exciting ideas – Ignite events, lightening talks, speed geeking, Death by PowerPoint nights. But the granddaddy of these events, which usually consist of a half-dozen or more smart people getting up in front of an audience to talk about any subject they think is too brilliant to keep to themselves, is the PechaKucha night. Presenters get to show 20 PowerPoint slides for 20 seconds a piece (for a grand total of six minutes, 40 seconds worth of presentation) about anything at all. If you assemble the wrong group of presenters, this might prove to be a painfully dull exercise – but the organizers of PechaKucha Orlando v7 have assembled an almost bizarrely diverse crew to present for this evening. Artist and feral bee-keeping enthusiast Pam Treadwell, WMFE President and CEO Jose Fajardo, celeb chef Paul Joachim and artist Cole NeSmith, who was instrumental in getting the Creative City Project off the ground in Orlando, are on the agenda for this night. We’d like to see Fajardo present on feral bees, NeSmith on live cake sculptures and Treadwell on working in National Public Radio. That probably won’t happen, but PechaKucha is a bit of anything-goes, so you never know what could happen. – Erin Sullivan

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