Join The Chit Chat, Pecha Kucha Volume 6 In Tampa

The creative show with the often mispronounced name, Pecha Kucha, will host Volume 6 on Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Lafayette Room at Mise En Place.

After a call for presenters, a two-minute presentation is given to Kenneth Cowart, Pecha Kucha Tampa Bay organizer.

The 20 image, 20-second presentation style program has brought together a diverse roster of presenters for Pecha Kucha V6.

"It's [Pecha Kucha] evolving to get people from all different walks of life," says Cowart. "I'm pretty inclusive about who can present. As long as it's not a direct advertisement for their company, and it's a new, unique idea or something that someone else might be interested in. Anyone who wants to talk about something they're passionate about."

For instance, Jereme Monette is an AP world history and philosophy honors teacher at Plant City High School who is passionate about educational travel.

"The reason I like attending [Pecha Kucha] is because it's such a neat way to share ideas, kind of a cultural exchange. A place where people who care about Tampa, St. Pete and the surrounding areas can get together and really kind of discuss ways that we can make the area better, or more importantly, ways that we are making the area better."

Monette will present for the first time at Pecha Kucha V6. He wants to share the amazing impact that educational travel can have on students and the community in general. "It's one of those things where it's difficult to appreciate how valuable mass transportation can be for a community or a high speed rail until you've kind of gone off and experienced a place firsthand and seen how amazingly helpful it can be and how it can improve the infrastructure of an area."

Other participants include:
Hadrian Alegarbes - environment
Wendy Babcox - photographic artist
David Bailey - architect
John Dollus - 3D realization
Leslie Elsasser - 2D artist
Bruce Monroe - artist
Ted Van Cleave - photographic artist

Admission to the Pecha Kucha V6 event is $5, and you can RSVP on Facebook. The next Pecha Kucha Tampa Bay event is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 22, 2010.

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Kenneth Cowart, Jereme Monette, Pecha Kucha
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