Presentation Party Night (PPN) is a monthly lecture series based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, founded on the idea that everyone has something to teach. The goal of PPN is to create a forum for learning and progressive discussion in the community, but to make it free and fun. PPN combines a party atmosphere with informational programming to make a raucous celebration of peer education, food, and beer. The events happen on the 3rd Sunday of every month. The event is completely free and open to the public.
The event started in a loft in Brooklyn and now is hosted at Bat Haus, a co-working and event space. We’ve grown from 30 attendees a month to over 100. For the past year and a half I have managed PPN with my teammates, Andy, Drew, and Austin. Every month is a challenge to find the right speakers, promote the event through traditional and non-traditional press sources, and make sure the location and refreshments are ready for the crowd. Along with my partners, I MC the event, tend the bar, and make sure attendees are learning and having a good time. We are currently in the process of launching a larger global network for PPN’s in other cities and countries. Two new locations have already started in Richmond and Chicago. There is a challenge to create a system that is open and easy to navigate for interested parties in starting their own PPN, that also provides a toolset for them to get off the ground.
Completed: Ongoing | Team: Andy Gillette, Drew Weigel, Austin Blank | Project Link: PPN NYC | Project Tags: Event, Public Space, Project Management