Portland Trails 15×15 and Annual Meeting

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5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

SPACE Gallery

Portland, ME

For Portland Trails’ 2014 Annual Meeting, they are turning the idea of an “Annual Meeting” on its head. This will be a fast-paced, dynamic event where every 15×15 presentation exemplifies the core mission of Portland Trails.

This type of presentation was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, PK rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. The idea is for presentations to spark conversation for the audience. The evening will be intentionally designed to create opportunities to “chit chat” with other attendees about the conceptual side and the implementation of trails, conservation, active transportation, place-making, and community engagement.

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