In recent publication, Spark Club hints at next event

Spark Club, along with several other noteworthy Dallas gatherings, was featured in this Sept./Oct. edition of Origin Magazine.

In its current issue, Origin Magazine features Spark Club as the truly unique gathering that it’s become since its inception nearly two years ago. Authored by participant and conspirator Christian Yazdanpanah, the piece captures the people, spaces, and style of Spark Club. It also hints at some new directions and formats that we hope to spark in the coming months. If you’d like to read the piece and explore the online publication for yourself, click here and scroll to page 47. Origin Magazine is also available for free at several art galleries, art museums, performance venues, and other select  locations around town. Otherwise, look out for an exciting post in the coming week or so about our next gathering!

PKN Video 1: Harvey Lacey Makes Bricks from Recycled Plastic

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Image by steevithak via Flickr

We are proud to present this, the first of 9 videos from Pecha Kucha night last Thursday at Sons of Hermann Hall. Please forgive the poor audio. I think you’ll be pleased with the content if you fight through the sound.

This first video is of Harvey Lacey. Lacey is an entrepreneur who once served two tours in Viet Nam and installed telephone cables.  It was during that time that he learned the pleasure found in making something without having the proper tools or materials and do the impossible with nothing under the worst of circumstances. This is a story of innovation and inspiration.

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PKN + SparkClub = Gamechangers

We hope you enjoyed the live stream from Pecha Kucha Night at Sons of Hermann Hall tonight. We will have the recording posted soon if you missed any of it, so come back. It was a great night. You want to see this one.

Call for Volunteers! Two opps for service.

1.  Thursday, June 16, all day. If you’re interested in the social sector, understanding the innovations bubbling up in terms of creativity, collaboration and programming, then volunteering for the bigBANG! 2011 event is for YOU!  Please apply to be a Fellow and designate that you don’t mind volunteering.  Deadline is May 15.  Please be prepared to attend a May 24 orientation at Union Station at 1:30pm if you are able to volunteer June 16 for the event.

Volunteers get FREE admission and a super cool Free Lisa T-shirt.  Plus our undying love and affection.  Forever.  :)

2.  June 3-14, varying days from 8am-noon. Want to get dirty?  Come on out to help harvest produce for bigBANG! 2011 at Paul Quinn College.  Email SarahJaneSemrad@gmail.com with your interest.  Details are in the works.  PQC is the school who plowed up their football field and turned it into an organic farm.  In Texas.  Please let us know if you’re interested.  Thanks!

Call for bigBANG! 2011 Fellows

Fellows to bigBANG! are emerging leaders, graduate students and entrepreneurs interested in social innovation, collaboration and mixing it up! In other words, perfect for Spark Club.  A limited number of these Fellow tickets are available. Please use this form if interested in applying for a Fellowship for the bigBANG! event on June 16, 2011 at Union Station. All the information about the event is on the conference website: www.bigBANGtx.org. 2011 Fellows will be announced on May 20. In the meantime, thank you for your interest!

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