'Bellingham 2.0' night will look at city's future

Pecha Kucha event celebrates community, creativity


Pecha Kucha Night is a presentation event that celebrates community, creativity and inspiring ideas. The theme for Bellingham's fifth official Pecha Kucha Night, taking place at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Studio Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., is "Bellingham 2.0: Envisioning Our Future, featuring 10 presenters talking about various aspects of our local culture, from waterfront development to downtown revitalization, local food systems to progressive education.

Each presentation encompasses 20 slides, with 20 seconds per slide for explanation. It's a fast-paced and dynamic opportunity to listen to the ideas of 10 community visionaries.

After the event, join the after-party in the lobby for an opportunity to keep the conversation going. Grab a drink, connect with the community, and imagine the future of this beautiful place we call home.

"Pecha kucha" ("peh-cha koo-cha") translates to "chit-chat" in Japanese. This is an event that was started by a small architecture firm in Tokyo in 2003 and now occurs in more than 700 cities around the world.

Bellingham's amazingly fun and inspiring Pecha Kucha events began in 2011, with themes including architecture, agriculture, adventure and the creative process. Suggested donation is $5 to $15.

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