feature – Edmonton's Next Gen

By: Edmonton Next Gen  09-12-2011

After a succesful pilot project in August, Edmonton’s NextGen presents MEÆT1.0 – MICRO-FUNDING TOGETHER, November 26, 2011, 6:30 PM at Latitude 53.

A project of ENGAGE, producers of the popular DIYalouge forums,  MEÆT brings local creatives and new philanthropists together for an evening of short proposals followed by a shared meal. At the end of the meal, all diners vote on which proposal receives the pot of funds to move forward with their project: immediate funding for awesome ideas! MEÆT1.0 is hosted by Nate Box of Elm Café.  For more information onMEÆT and to registervisit .

MEÆT 1.0 brings us together for a meal and to fund home-grown projects. By getting together and pooling our wealth we can avoid bureaucracy, get right down to the meat of an idea and make it happen. We look forward to continuing the momentum from the discussions we had with participants of DIYalouge last week,” says Carol Neuman, Engage Working Group Co-Chair.

Edmonton NextGen is looking for MEÆTing participants – limited space is available:

1.       Presenters: Apply to have a project funded, present your project & come enjoy dinner;

2.       Diners: Come enjoy dinner, experience the presentations, vote for your favorite, and donate $10 to fund something awesome.

Read on for a reflection from Toscha Turner, NextGen Volunteer, on her
experience planning and hosting MEÆT 0.5…

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We’re hosting a photo contest!

What do you love about Edmonton? The River Valley? The Legislature? Rexall Place? Or something unique to your neighbouhood. Share the picture that best captures your love of Edmonton for a chance to win an Apple iPad 2 (approx $550 in value).

Upload your favourite photo to the NextGen Flickr Photo Contest Group and you could win.

Prizes
• 1 Grand Prize: Apple iPad 2 (approx $550 in value)
• 4 Draw Prizes: Local restaurant/business gift certificates worth $50 each. All participants are eligible for random drawing on these prizes.

Timeline
• October 21, 2011 @ 12:00am: Contestant photo submission begins!
• November 15, 2011 @ 11:59pm: Contestant photo submission closes.
• November 16, 2011 Finalists chosen by NextGen
• November 17, 2011 @ 12:00am: Finalists announced and voting begins
• November 20, 2001 @ 11:59pm: Voting closes
• November 26, 2011 Grand prize winner announced

The original signed photo consent form can be sent via mail to: NextGen Initiative, City of Edmonton, 8th Floor CN Tower, 10004-104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7 or can be dropped off in person to the 11th Floor CN Tower, 10004-104 Ave from Mon-Fri between 8:30-4:30pm.

Time flies! In a city with so much happening and so much promise it’s easy to lose track of time to take stock of what’s going on. As it’s been nearly a year since Edmonton NextGen’s successful Candi{date} election gatherings it’s now time for an update.

Up{date} 2011 brings together city councillors and key civic leaders in a speed dating style format for you to directly ask how their visions for Edmonton’s future are coming to life a year since the election. It’s your chance to:

  • Ask questions
  • Offer opinions
  • Learn about Edmonton’s growth
  • Spark debate

First introduced in the 2010 municipal election, Candi{date} is a made-in-Edmonton NextGen event that connects Next Gen voters to election candidates. Candi{date} is a casual, informal and fun way for voters to meet candidates, find out who they are and what they stand for, and to ask the questions that matter to them.

So get thinking, organize your thoughts and come out for an Up{date}!

  • Where – Art Gallery of Alberta
  • When – Wednesday, October 5th, 7pm-9pm
  • Who – City Councillors, Civic Leaders

Edmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 11, September 14, at the Myer Horowitz Theatre (8900 114 Street) at the University of Alberta.

Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m.; with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at TIX on the Square; charge by phone at 780.420.1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca.

Join the conversation on Twitter, hashtag #PKN11.

PKN11 features presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides x 20 second per slide format made popular world-wide by Klein Dytham Architecture.

PKN11 also features music by DJ Blue Jay and a visual art showcase presented by the 3rd Annual Edmonton Timeraiser.

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by Ryan Stark

Thanks to TelusTV, here’s a recap of Pecha Kucha Night 10 (PKN 10) in Edmonton hosted by the City of Edmonton’s NextGen Initiative on June 17, 2011. The unique theme of Pecha Kucha Night was on designing downtown and the event attracted a sold out crowd of 400 people.

by Stephanie Enders

“MEÆT 0.5 is a pilot event designed to bring us together for a meal and together fund homegrown projects. By getting together and pooling our wealth, we can avoid bureaucracy, get right down to the meat of an idea and make it happen,” says Carol Neuman, Engage Working Group Co-Chair.

Edmonton NextGen is looking for MEÆTing participants. Limited space is available:

1. Presenters: Apply to have a project funded, present your project and come enjoy dinner.

2. Diners: Come enjoy dinner, experience the presentations, vote for your favourite, and donate $10 to fund something awesome.

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by Stephanie Enders

Ever dream about…

Starting a gallery?

Launching a magazine?

Turning your sketches into a fashion line?

Landing your own TV show?

Getting your favorite musicians to play your festival?

Let’s talk.

Edmonton’s NextGen presents DIYalogue, a cultural mix-and-mingle in the style of NextGen’s popular Candi{date} series, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at The ARTery, 9535 Jasper Avenue.

Looking for a collaborative space to share ideas and gain advice on launching them into action? DIYalogue connects Edmonton’s established cultural entrepreneurs with emerging young creatives in 20 minute one-on-one mentorship mini-dates. DIYalogue explores the potential for individual success in the creative industries through unique partnerships and community support.

Participating speed mentors include:

• The Royal Bison

• The ARTery

• Solidaritees

• dEdmonton

• The Edmontonian

• Parlour Magazine

• City and Dale

• Fridget Apparel

• SOS Fest

That’s right… tickets to PKN 10 are sold out.

With the redevelopment of the City Centre Airport lands on the horizon, PKNX explores the potential for a Do-It-Yourself Downtown and features presenters exploring the architectural, social, environmental and cultural potential for our urban core in the 20 slides x 20 sec per slide format made popular world-wide by Klein Dytham Architecture. PKNX tickets are sold out. Watch the livestream on edmontonjournal.com and join the conversation on Twitter, hashtag #PKNX.

PKNX features thirteen presenters, including the 100th Edmonton NextGen PKN presentation to-date:

Michael Strong, Urban Planner

Shafraaz Kaba, Architect

Tom Sutherland, Architect, FRAIC, Principal of DIALOG

Myron Belej, Urban Planner

Ron Gilbertson, President & CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Chelsea Boos, Designer

Mike Weinmaster, Botanical Artist

Ian O’Donnell, Strategic Coordinator and Downtown Community Guy

Doug Carlyle, Landscape Architect and Principal of Carlyle + Associates

Tai Ziola & Craig Dorward, Intern Architects

Mack Male, Edmonton Blogger

Todd Babiak, Writer, Hustler

PKNX features music by DJs Jaycie Jayce (NRMLS WLCM) and NIK 7 (Shout out out out out).

PKNX ticket holders also have private access to the Alberta Aviation Museum during the event, an opportunity to discover Northern Alberta’s rich aviation history. Pecha Kucha Night X is the final event of the Designing Downtown Series, a partnership between Edmonton’s NextGen, M.A.D.E. in Edmonton, and Progress (UN)LTD. Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Many thanks to our great sponsors! Without your support, this would not be possible.

With the redevelopment of the City Centre Airport lands on the horizon, PKNX explores the potential for a Do-It-Yourself Downtown and features presenters exploring the architectural, social, environmental and cultural potential for our urban core in the 20 slides x 20 sec per slide format made popular world-wide by Klein Dytham Architecture.

The presenters at PKN X will be announced shortly.

PKN X features music by DJs Jaycie Jayce (NRMLS WLCM) and NIK 7 (Shout out out out out).

Doors and pre-party: 6:30 pm
Presentations: 7:30 pm
After-party: 10:00 pm

Tickets on-sale now at Tix on the Square: http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/event/detail/3558 or call: 780-420-1757
Adults: $11 +s.c.
Students: $9 +s.c.
PKN X is an all ages event; limited tickets available.
PKNX ticket holders also have private access to the Alberta Aviation Museum during the event, an opportunity to discover Northern Alberta’s rich aviation history

NextGen, in partnership with community group interVivos, recently brought our successful CANDI(DATE)event to the 2011 federal election.

First introduced in the 2010 municipal election, Candi(date) is a made-in-Edmonton NextGen event that connects Next Gen voters to election candidates. Candi(date) is a casual, informal and fun way for voters to meet candidates, find out who they are and what they stand for, and to ask the questions that matter to them.

On April 20, 2011, during the week leading to advance polls, this edition of the popular speed-dating inspired elections event connected Next Gen voters with candidates running in the Edmonton-Centre federal electoral district. Featuring candidates from all of the political parties running in Edmonton-Centre, Candi(date) brought together over 60 voters to meet candidates on a one-on-one and small group basis, and to connect through frank conversation and engaged dialogue.

As the event tag line goes, it’s time for Edmontonians to get engagedand see what candidates propose

by Ashley Casovan

Next Gen groups across Edmonton have partnered together for the month of June. Together we are going to share ideas, get involved and help shape the future of our city.

The Edmonton Community Challenge is a volunteer-driven event, promoting community spirit through friendly competition between community leagues throughout the city.

It’s a great way to support local charities, get to know others in your community, and win prizes!

The original event resulted from collaboration between NextGen and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, in partnership with The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters, and Capital City Cleanup.

Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture first devised Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for the sound of chitchat in 2003, as a night for young designers to meet, network, and discuss their projects. The catch: each designer gave a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. These constraints challenged presenters to clarify their ideas and match each thought with the perfect image.

Since then, Pecha Kucha Nights are held by a global community of over 400 cities and the presenters have become just as diverse. Pecha Kucha is a grown-up “show and tell”. The presentations allow the audience to learn, expand their perspectives, and leave the night with something new on their mind. It’s food for thought.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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