What is PechaKucha? This will explain it to you in 20 slides. Great for anyone who enjoys presenting, presentations, and design.
Devised in February
2003 by Astrid Klein
and Mark Dytham.
(Japanese for “Chit-Chat”).
PKN events consist of around a dozen
presentations, each presenter having
20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds.
Each presenter has just 6 minutes 40
seconds to explain their ideas before
the next presenter takes the stage.
Conceived as a venue through which
young designers could meet, show their
work, exchange ideas and network.
This format keeps
presentations concise, fast-
paced and entertaining.
1n 2004, PKN began running in a
few cities in Europe, and has since
become a worldwide phenomenon,
now running more than
400 cities in almost every
corner of the globe.
Held mostly in fun locations
with a bar creating a space
for ‘thinking and drinking.’
Anyone can present -
This is the beauty of
A good PechaKucha is unexpected,
tell a great story, share something
personal, funny, and inspiring.
Each one is run by a city organizer.
Check to see if there is one in your city
before trying to organize your own.
Many people have said - “oh so this is like a local
TED!” PechaKucha Night is not like TED.
TED is top down, PechaKucha is bottom up!
PechaKucha Is not a social network. It is a
live event, with real people, real communication,
real beer and real creative fun.
INSPIRE JAPAN. On April 16th, 2011,
many of the 400 PechaKucha cities around the
world will come together and hold events.
The presentations will be focused
on 3 main themes INSPIRE
JAPAN, THE ISSUES, RECOVERY.
They could be simply about
things that inspire us, or Japan
how it has inspired you.
Great ideas or solutions that help deal with the
issues at hand whether earthquake, tsunami or
nuclear - and the road to recovery.
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