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The Women are in Charge: More Enlightening Chit Chat at PechaKucha Night SLC

PKN_2016_FlyerThis time, they put the women in charge. And PechaKucha Night SLC never seemed more tempting.

A dozen presenters will be grabbing the mic and projecting 20 images for 20 seconds on a topic of their personal expertise for your personal enjoyment on March 18th at The State Room, 638 S. State. You have to be 21 because there is a cash bar available starting at 7 p.m. and throughout the evening. The presenters begin at 8. If you get your tickets now they will only cost $15 instead of $20 at the door (where there won’t be any left anyway), so go to www.thestateroom.com or call 1-877-987-6487 and buy them early.

Don’t know how they manage to pull this off three times a year, but once again there are some truly fascinating folks onboard, thanks this spring to Women in Architecture.

You’ve got civil engineer Amanda Bordeloin; architect Angela Dean; women of Design Build Bluff, a U graduate architecture program working in partnership with the Navajo community of San Juan County; Utah Film Commissioner Virginia Pearce; family rights attorney Lauren Barros.

Curtis Miller bills himself as – get this – a mathematician/student/wage gap researcher; and Jen Plumb is an emergency room physician. (See how varied these topics can be?) There’s more: Maria Vyas is a transportation planner; Sofia Gorder a dancer/educator/creator and we ALL know about Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley. What fun!

That leaves last, but not least: Esther Gubbay, an architecture student, and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, a chemist. Such variety!

Seriously, PechaKucha Night presentations are an opportunity for creative minds to share ideas in a relaxed manner and chat about their concepts during intermission and after the show. If you have great architecture, design, graphics, photos, art, sculpture, food, or anything else you want to suggest and aren’t daunted by talking in front of a few hundred people you can go to http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/salt-lake-city/contact/new and send a message with a brief description of what you would like to present. But do attend an event first to see what it’s all about.

A graduate of the University of Utah, Ann Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine.

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