PRESENTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
1. Send a brief 300-500 word summary of your presentation and how it relates to the theme we have chosen at email@example.com.
2. Wait for confirmation from the City Organizers. We have various parameters to judge if the topic is suitable for the particular theme of the event. We are looking to feature 8 to 10 presenters per night. In the meantime, watch some presentations on the PK website to get familiarized with the format at https://www.pechakucha.com/watch
3. Once you receive confirmation from the City Organizers, go ahead and put together your 20 slides. Our expectation is that you commit to the date and time of the event for which you are selected. You have to stick to the 20x20 format of 20 slides, 20 seconds each. The slides must automatically move forward after 20 seconds—NO TRANSITION EFFECTS OR ANIMATIONS, please. This is a requirement by HQ. Your presentation will be uploaded as 20 separate images along with the sound recording to the official PechaKucha website.
For all images, please use the standard/default slide size in either PowerPoint and Keynote (Keynote, preferred). Do not format your images to widescreen (16:9). We recommend you fill your slide with your image. It is recommended that you use an image that is 150 dpi. Your image should be around 10” wide by 7.5” tall.
4. Send your completed Powerpoint or Keynote to firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks before the event date. We need time to prepare your opening and closing slides for your presentation. Opening slide will have our city chapter branding, your name, and your presentation title. Closing slide will feature your contact info, if you wish to share this. We strongly advise against using editable text to avoid font display issues on the day of the event. The best presentations use strong visuals.
5. Set up your profile on the official PechaKucha website. This mainly includes an email address, a photograph, and a bio. Please notify us once you have completed this so that we can include you on our city PechaKucha website for the specific event.
6. Decide on appropriate tags AND categories for your completed presentation and send them to us at email@example.com. Categories and tags increase traffic to your presentation which will be uploaded on the official PechaKucha website. Categories are a broad group of topics such as art, photography, design. To describe your presentation in more specific terms, use tags such as books, publishing, minimalist, collectors' item etc.
7. Practice your presentation. Remember there is no 'go back one slide, please' in PechaKucha. And you have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share your story.
8. Show up early to the venue. One of the organizing team members will be there to greet you 1 hour prior to presentation time.
9. When called to present, take the mic and make a kickass presentation!
Share something you love, your latest project and/or creative work and take the audience on a journey. The spirit of the PechaKucha Nights highlight the creative and diverse interests of work and play in our community. “Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha Night into “a box of chocolates.” (PechaKucha HQ FAQ’s)
**Not seeing the theme that speaks to you? Pitch your theme idea to us! We are always open to your ideas on the theme schedule and presenters, so please write us!**
FOR MORE FAQ's ON PECHAKUCHA NIGHTS, SEE https://www.pechakucha.com/faq