Get into it with fast-action presentations of 20 slides / 20 seconds per slide. Each year ideaSPARK influences the area, including the design of Raleigh City Plaza and the inclusion of local designers in city proposal requests.

Pechakucha Night Raleigh Vol.18 | Thurs. Sept. 11   |  6:40p to 9:40p  | Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
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Our theme for this event is Creative Spins. It will be a potpourri of creativity, anything goes, the wilder the better! Our live music will be a musicSPARK Young Gun performers, Bucket Brothers. They are 10 & 14 years old! Listen to the boys during this interview with Fran Stasio.

speakEASY | Sat. Sept 13   |  4p to 6p  |  Architect Bar & Social House (108 1/2 E. Hargett St.)

We will be collecting your thoughts, during our live event with Raleigh city leadership and local resources to help answer any questions you have about making your community better. Want to start a co-op garden? How about a play space for kids or a doggie area? Need to learn new skills? Does your non-profit need assistance? Bring it on! Bring your questions. We will have answers.

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ideaSPARK Talent includes:

PKN Vol.18 Speakers

  1. Truett Thompson – This is SPARKcon!
  2. Maria Droujkova – 5-year-olds can learn calculus
  3. Dr. Robert Schrag – The Look of Love, or Something Else
  4. Karen Jasmine – I got fired so I could homeschool
  5. Jordan Deva  – Crescendos
  6. Jesse Jur – Powerful Textiles!
  7. Pam Blondin – raleigh [ ] space Parklet Sparking Collaboration
  8. Marsha Gordon – Why Seeing Movies in Public Still Matters, and What We All Should Do About It
  9. Louis Cherry – Lessons from Prague

Our call for SPARKcon September PKN is over. FYI – Benefit for presenters during this event are: Professional video of each presenter posted to our YouTube channel. Largest audience attendance. Cross promoted and PR via SPARKcon organizers.







Butcher Market

Architect Bar

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