My solargraph Project was selected for PechaKucha Portland February 20, 2015. It was the first time that I not only attended a PK event, but also was a presenter. The room at Asylum was packed! My first impression was that the PK events are a great source of cheap entertainment! For under $10 you can get out of the house with friends and family and listen to ideas, experiences, and visions of 10 interesting people in your community.In the middle of a cold relentless winter the PK event was a great escape.
A girlfriend from high school brought her daughter and friend to the event. I loved having their support. It had been a while since I last spoke publicly so I was a bit nervous about screwing up. Once on stage, though, with the floodlight on the podium, I couldn’t see anyone in the audience which made the whole event easier because my biggest fear was making eye contact with someone I knew and losing my place in my presentation.
If you’ve never gone to a PK event before, go! It was so refreshing to listen to other people’s ideas. If you have something that you are interested in and have worked with, consider being a presenter. In Maine there are several locations where PK events are held. It’s a great way to connect with people in your community who are doing interesting things!