pechakucha night: waterways - presenters

Conway / Kliorys, Cleveland, OH


Conway (founder, shown above) and Kliorys (sustainability manager) of Great Lakes Brewing Company, a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer.iwn 

Adib Dada | Beirut, Lebanon


Dada is the founder and lead architect at theOtherDada, an architecture lab aimed at invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. His firm has been working pro-bono for years on the self-initiated project to help bring back the Beirut River.

Sharon Day | Minneapolis, MI



Day is an Ojibwe elder and water walker who is carrying forward a new tradition to honor and protect our shared waters. As part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways Edition, Day will lead a water walk which will begin at the Cuyahoga’s headwaters in northern Ohio and end four days later; she will carry the sacred river water to the mouth of the Cuyahoga where it empties into Lake Erie. At PechaKucha Night: Waterways, she’ll speak about her journey.

Kizito Johnson | Kampala, Uganda


  Johnson serves as the Director of Works for Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc., an organization that inspires individuals to recognize and solve our water issues through creative education, events, and providing safe water access to people in need.

Sadhu Johnston | Vancouver, BC


Johnston helped found the Cleveland Green Building Coalition in the early 2000s. Today, Johnston is the city manager of Vancouver, where his Greenest City Action Plan hopes to make the British Columbia seaport into the most eco-friendly in the world by 2020.

Monica Lewis Patrick | Detroit, MI


Lewis-Patrick is Co-Founder & President of We the People of Detroit. As an educator, entrepreneur, and human rights activist/advocate, she is one of the leaders at the forefront of the water rights struggle in Detroit.

Dr. Taraneh Meshkani | Cleveland, OH


Meshkani is an urbanist, architect, and educator who currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design. 

Cordell and Chuck Stokes | Cleveland, OH


  Cordell Stokes, the son of Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, is the chairman and CEO of CLC Stokes Consulting Group in Cleveland and senior adviser for Journey Steel Inc. in Cincinnati, OH. Chuck Stokes, the son of Rep. Louis Stokes, is the editorial and public affairs director for WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in Detroit, MI.

Mark Dytham, PKN Founder | Tokyo, Japan


 Mark Dytham is one of the founding principals of Klein Dytham Architecture, which he started with PechaKucha co-founder Astrid Klein! While running their practice, Mark and Astrid managed to launch a global movement meant to provide creative people a place to talk about the things they are passionate about! 


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