Monday, October 3, 2011

PK-sf v47 @ Levi's w/ the Commonwealth Club

Have you SEEN this line-up!?
Mark Dwight, Founder & CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks
Rob Forbes, Founder, Design Within Reach; Founder, Public
Flora Grubb, Founder, Flora Grubb Gardens
Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, People’s Grocery
Walter Hood, Principal, Hood Design; Professor and Former Chair of Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley
Max Schorr, Co-founder and Publisher, GOOD Magazine
Bryony Schwan, Executive Director, Biomimicry Institute

Not our usual "Open Mic" group...all headliners, it'll be a terrific night. Goodies at the post-show mixer. A Great way to dive into October, so come on down! Tickets available at the door...See y'all tonight!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

PK-sf v47: How to build a Sustainable Future

Greetings SF Pecha Kucha people!

Hope y'all had a great summer! Now we're looking forward to it getting warm, finally. Coming up October 3rd, we will be stepping beyond the our usual focus on design to engage the bigger question facing the planet when we co-host our first event with both the Commonwealth Club of California* and Levi's. There's an excellent line-up coming together. The evening's format will be a bit new, tickets must be purchased on-line at the Commonwealth Club website:

October 3rd @ 6:00 PM
Levi's Auditorium, Levi's Plaza 1155 Battery St., San Francisco, CA

* "The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members."

We hope you can make it! It'll be a whole scene, crowd, etc. & a good chance to see how sustainability is viewed from new and interesting perspectives.

Team PK-sf

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

PKN vol.44 May 23rd, NEXT MONDAY

A little late notice, but we're hosting another event on Monday evening, the 23rd, at 330 Ritch.
A really great group of presenters has stepped up, and i think we'll be seeing a fantastic range of topics. We've got a community educator and artist, a bike-builder, a spirits distiller, a sustainable entrepreneur, a few industrial designers, and a sociologist, to name a few.
GRASSROOTS is the theme for May. Come hear about how design can be used for social, environmental, or even political activism and change. We've scheduled another event with the great folks at 330 Ritch for Monday, May 23rd at 8:20pm (doors at 7pm). We will be back at 330 Ritch, (after April 16th's brief detour to Yoshi's). Their helpful staff will be fixing drinks behind the bar and Little Skillet will be cooking up some delicious Fried Chicken & Waffles (w/hot sauce OR syrup), chicken sandwiches, amongst other things.
Head over to the main page for the details:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cool digital cartography course!

GAFFTA is offering an excellent Digital Catography course tomorrow, downtown SF:

It's an introductory course, not-necessarily for programmers & coders.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

INSPIRE JAPAN - Pecha Kucha Night for Tsunami Relief

If you cannot attend one of the over 94 events this Saturday, you can still contribute:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pecha Kucha Night #43 - INSPIRE JAPAN - April 16th @ Yoshi's

The on-going tragedy in Japan has prompter our global Pecha Kucha community to reach out along with Architecture for Humanity through Pecha Kucha to raise funds for their important work and raise awareness of the diverse, pressing needs confronting our friends in Japan. This will be just one stop along with over 100 other Pecha Kucha cities sweeping around the world to help give a hand just like last year's huge effort for Haiti.

Because SPACE IS LIMITED at Yoshi's, you must PRE-PURCHASE tickets online here:

Yohsi's is a premier jazz venue, with a full bar & excellent hors d'oeuvres available for sale and donations will be warmly accepted, but tickets MUST be PRE-PURCHASED online.

If you're on Facebook, there's more info at the following event listing:

plus our listing on the website:

If you'd like to present in the theme of INSPIRE JAPAN, contact us at "pechakucha.sf at"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Great Night - Great Cause

Thank you PK-sf people,

Monday night's "Madness" fundraiser for Japan Earthquake relief raised money - ($1,500!)and awareness. And, on top of that, we kicked-off the global PechaKucha fund raising campaign for Japan Earthquake relief. We want to also thank the many RISD alums who reminded why that institution remains one of the top design schools in the world - fantastic work everyone. Notable among them was a local Pecha Kucha favorite, Joe Gebbia who not only shared his design rags (in his case butt pads) to riches story with the birth of Air B-n-B their fantastically successful venture connecting travelers with spaces -all online! He also handed-out $50 vouchers good at any AirBnB stay. Not bad. Throw in some more truely inspirational presentations and you've got another outstanding PK-sf evening. Date an theme for our May event will be announced soon - stay tuned.

Feel free to chime in here with comments or on Facebook - Follow us Twitter at @PechaKucha_SF

Team PK-sf

Saturday, January 15, 2011

PK-v41 "ONE" - great start for 2011

Last Tuesday's 1st PK-sf of the year saw a great turnout - a full house and some terrific presentations. Look for announcements of the year's up-coming events. What will YOU present?