Summer 2013 Update

Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, show work and share ideas spontaneously and casually, using a presentation format of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha Nights are all about interaction, direct feedback, eye contact, body heat and excitement – adding that ephemeral, yet essential haptic experience, which simply cannot be communicated any other way.

We hope you enjoyed May 29th ‘s Pecha Kucha Ottawa Volume 8 at Saint Brigid’s. It featured the local talents and projects of:

Andrew Plumb | Hacker and 3D Print guru

Ryan Stec | Artengine

Alexandre Castonguay | New Media and Digital Art

Basil AlZeri | Interdisciplinary artist

Anthony Scavarelli & Henri Kuschkowitz | Luminartists

David Rust-Smith | Bibz Games

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Spoken word artist

Megan Smith | Media Artist and Curator

Stephanie Vicente | Herd Magazine

Arturo Brisindi | Video Artist

Of course, we’re doing it again! Another 4000 seconds of inspiration is coming your way this fall!

Pecha Kucha Volume 9 will be held on September 20th, 2013. It will take place at the minxy Mercury Lounge, a perfect venue for this edition of PK Ottawa. This will be a very special night for all Pecha Kuchas as they are being synchronized worldwide on this day under the shared theme “Hidden Heroes.” In keeping with this exciting happening, PK Ottawa is eager to present to the world unique manifestos, as presented by the evening’s intriguing lineup of creative speakers, on this Ottawa-appropriate topic.

The full lineup will be announced soon, but for now, we’re excited to say that Jeremy Waiser of Avaaz, the international e-petition powerhouse, and Liam Mooney of Jackpine, Ottawa’s latest digital ad agency, are on board to thrill and delight you.

We at Pecha Kucha Ottawa have been busy bringing new vision and fresh energy to the team.  We’d like to welcomeEsmeralda Smith Romero to Pecha Kucha Ottawa, where she will be heading up the communications efforts. Britta Evans-Fenton is an integral part of the Pecha Kucha Ottawa team as the technical coordinator. Remco Volmer will continue to curate and oversee PK Ottawa, part of his repertoire of community focused initiatives, from Electric Fields and the Mini Maker Faire to Dr Sketchy.

We’d like to invite you to visit our new blog at Here you will find an overview of past PK Ottawa sessions and presenters. As we move forward it will also be a shared space featuring new initiatives by P K Ottawa, which, like any good burlesque show, will be unveiled all good time.

Hub Ottawa will be hosting their latest Hub & Spoke presentations on August 28th and Pecha Kucha Ottawa will be there glitter bombing and sharing our event and vision with the crowd.

Wishing you all a safe and happy summer. See you September 20th for a night of curiosities that will get curiouser and curiouser.


Remco, Britta and Esmeralda.

Pecha Kucha Ottawa Vol 9

Friday, September 20th 2013

7PM – 10PM

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square

Hub & Spoke

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

5:30PM – 8:30PM

Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank St