The 2022 California Bicycle Summit opens on Wednesday, April 6, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., with an Opening Night Mixer at the New Parkway Theater. The mixer will be a miniature film festival with a twist. And you can order food and drinks (and fabulous popcorn) from the New Parkway’s full kitchen to enjoy while you watch.
The producers and actors in the documentaries Spokespeople and Biking While Black will be on hand to discuss their movies. Old and new bike-themed music videos will entertain us between the short films.
A handful of special PechaKucha presentations will showcase quirky and visionary themes ranging from the anthropology of bike-friendly cities to a nearly religious bicycle philosophy.
PechaKucha is a Japanese word that translates as “chit chat.” The term has come to denote a specific type of presentation: 20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds, giving presenters 6 minutes and 40 seconds to convey their ideas. The constraints of this concise format lead to face-paced, fun, and creative presentations. You won’t want to miss it!
Do you have a revolutionary idea about biking that you’d like to share? Apply for a PechaKucha spot by filling out this form. We will accept applications through March 26, 2022.
Notes for PechaKucha presenters: Presentations must be inspiring, visually enticing, and have some connection to the Summit’s theme: Connecting (feel free to interpret the theme broadly). At the theater, the PechaKucha presentations won’t be controlled by the speaker; they must automatically play.
About the New Parkway Theater
The New Parkway Theater is an intimate venue with comfortable couches and chairs for seating and eating and drinking while you watch the movie. The venue’s restaurant and bar serve delicious food and beverages, including popcorn with a toppings station that is the best in the Bay Area. The event will feature several opportunities for eating, drinking, and mingling, as well as enjoying the entertainment.
If you’re already registered for the full Summit, you’ll have an opportunity to claim a free ticket to the opening night mixer. If you’re not registered yet, reserve your spot today.
A limited number of tickets for the opening night celebration will be available to the general public. Check this space for information on how to buy tickets, coming soon.