Rogue Curiosity powered by PechaKucha

Join us for Rogue Curiosity a powered by PechaKucha 20x20 evening of short and inspiring talks, celebrating individual expression in service of global and local community. [What is PechaKucha 20x20? See FAQ below.]

The Rogues. We've gathered a silo-busting bunch, all mavericks in their own fields, to inspire and incite you with their personal stories of curiosity turned to creative action in the commons. Expect to see lots of examples of how positive, generative change can happen anywhere -- on the streets of Vancouver or Nigeria, in the boardroom or in a computer lab, and through any discipline -- science, social activism, journalism, invention, movement and preventative medicine.

You will also have a chance to participate in some lively discussion, voice your own curiosity and talk with the speakers. Our individual voices and choices create a collective destiny for our species and our world. Register now! Seating is limited.


Lindsay Brown, BFA, MA (Comm)
Designer, writer, civic and arts advocate, Director of Communications for Commons BC, and 4th generation Vancouverite.

Brian Callahan, MBA, MDiv.
A lama with an MBA, Certified Clinical Counselor and leadership coach for over 30 years. I am excited about awakened and inspired leadership in the business world and the classroom.

Walter V Cicha, PhD
Scientist, inventor and educator. I am a philosophical maven on a life journey dismantling barriers between logic and beauty. Also a married dad with two children whose combined age is 9.

Robin Clark, BScF, RPF
Registered Professional Forester and owner of a natural resource consulting business. Currently creating sustainable economic development projects for aboriginal communities in western Canada as well as China's Anhui Province, which provide fascinating insights into other cultures.

Dethe Elza
Geek dad interested in resilient cities and a future worth looking forward to. Working at Mozilla Foundation.

Erica Frank, MD, MPH
Founder and President of (the world's first free university), Professor and Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at UBC, and 2008 President of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Amy Kiara Ruth, BSc (Kin, Ed)
As a kinesiologist and somatic movement educator, I explore what it means to be an embodied being – living in relationship to seasonal rhythms & tides in an urban environment.

Farrell Segall, B Eng, Elect Eng
Engineer and award-winning inventor. Dedicated to the business of achieving goals through dreaming, innovating, design and implementation of new and alternative solutions to real-world problems and scenarios.

Linda Solomon
Award-winning publisher, founder and Editor-in-Chief, Vancouver Observer, online paper. I report on the human side of controversial energy issues.

Kate Sutherland
Social Entrepreneur and author. Where do breakthroughs come from? What unleashes our collective intelligence, wisdom and capacity?



What is PechaKucha 20x20?

A lively presentation format where the speaker shows 20 images, but each only displays for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the presenter talks along with them. This allows for a great diversity of topics in an energizing evening.

PechaKucha (pronounced pe-chuck-ah-cha) means chit-chat in Japanese. Wildly popular around the world. Official  website here:

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Nov 7th, 2013
7pm - 9pm


John Oliver, Learning Commons, 530 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC