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00000181-fa79-da89-a38d-fb7f2b600000Region of Boom is a reporting team at KUOW.We are tracking growth in metropolitan Seattle, which is being reshaped by the demands of a fast-growing technology sector led by Amazon. It’s a boom on a grand scale bestowing wealth and opportunity upon some and disruption and displacement upon others. Take a look at where development is happening now and make sure to tell us what is going on in your own neighborhood.Follow the ongoing discussion at #regionofboomThis project is edited by Carol Smith.

How do we all thrive in a Region of Boom?

Domonique Meeks cites the power of storytelling at Region of Boom Live.
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang
Domonique Meeks cites the power of storytelling at Region of Boom Live.

Based on KUOW's series on growth in our region, Region of Boom Live brought together a wide array of speakers to answer the question: how can we create a community where all can thrive?

Speakers were asked to present in the PechaKucha format, where each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds each, with images advancing automatically as they speak. 

Featured were leaders, artists and visionaries who are defining the future of our region as they explore the complexity and opportunities brought about by Puget Sound’s unprecedented growth. 

Below are select presentations from the evening. To see the full event, visit Seattle Channel.

Jan Bolerjack, Pastor, Riverton Park United Methodist Church, SeaTac, Washington

Stephan Blanford, Seattle School Board Director, District V

Gyasi Ross, Blackfeet Nation Author, Artist and Activist

Nikkita Oliver, Creative Justice

Leda Chahim, Government Affairs Director, Forterra

Julie Pham, VP Community Engagement Washington Technology Industry Association