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September 2013

Presentation on Resilience

Bamboo_poster_picNext Friday (October 4) I will be presenting for the ACCJ (American Chamber of Commerce Japan) at the Hyatt Regency Osaka. This event is exclusively for members and for their invited guests. However, if you are not a member and would like attend — assuming you will be in Osaka, Japan next week — then you may contact the Kansai office of ACCJ directly here by email to request a seat. This is not a public event, but if you will be in Osaka next week, you may be interested in attending. The price for members is ¥8,000 and ¥10,500 for guests. You can find more information here on the ACCJ website. This interactive and visual presentation, which includes dinner in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka's Sanctuary Kagayaki Hall, will incorporate some of the new findings in the science of resilience along with a look at the myriad lessons from the bamboo.

Title "Be Like the Bamboo: The Art & Science of Resilience"
6:00 - 6:30pm Registration starts, mingling, drinks
6:30 - 7:15pm Dinner & Networking
7:15 - 8:30pm Presentation & Workshop
8:30 - 9:00pm Discussion and Networking

Send email to:  kansai@accj.or.jp

360 degree visuals
Yesterday I checked out the venue down by the bay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel. The hotel is fantastic and the presentation room is quite special.The room will have a view of the gardens during dinner which are illuminated at night. Just before the presentation begins, the shades come down and video of swaying bamboo fills the entire wall, 360 degrees. There are four large 16:9 screens for the projected slides during the talk. Below you can see some of the pics we took during rehearsal (click for larger size). It's a remarkable place to present. Sort of like being in the middle of a bamboo forest. Hope to see you there next Friday.

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Testing the projection systems at the Hyatt Regency Osaka's Sanctuary Kagayaki Hall for next Friday's presentation.  

UPDATE
Here are a few photos from the actual presentation. It was really a fantastic evening. Thanks very much indeed to everyone for attending.

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