April 14, 2015 – Pecha Kucha Night Harrisburg kicked off the first official event of the series with the theme ‘Creating A Healthy City’. The event attracted 75 attendees to Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg. The presenters represented a variety of disciplines to share their work on making Harrisburg a healthy city. The night began with a networking reception at a new brewery, “Zeroday”. Food was available from MADDASH Food Truck. Special attention was given to use only local suppliers for both the food and beverages. The night opened with a presentation on ‘An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities’. This presentation examined what makes a city economically and physically healthy. It was explained how healthy cities are aided by robust local economies and how a healthy economy improves the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Other thought provoking presentations included ’20 Musings on Food, Movement and Building’; ‘Making the City better in Two Minutes’ to ‘One Step at a Time: Inspiring Girls to be Joyful, Healthy & Confident’ focusing on personal journeys for a bigger cause incorporating teamwork and a shared vision. The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all attendees.
The Pecha Kucha Night was made possible through a partnership with Women in Housing & Finance PA; US Green Building Council; Harrisburg Young Professionals & the American Institute of Architects. Additional Sponsors for the event included Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects & Century Engineering.