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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!


Featured Presentation

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Rob Han

Social Entrepreneur in Shanghai

How to Behave as the Best Man


Within seconds Rob Han grabs the attention of the audience. His captivating and comical personal story involving kidnapping and violence, turns into something beautiful and thought-provoking. By sharing a memory of his own, he creates a memory for the audience. Rob concludes his talk by offering the crowd a fitting question as a gift.

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Human Centered Design

@ VOL 26 ON JAN 14, 2016

"For this project, I particularly looked at the things that those children could do instead of what they couldn’t." 

In Human Centered Design from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 26Bas van Hoeve explains what inspires him when he's designing: people. He doesn't design just to create something nice or beautiful; he hopes his products actually help people. Don't just focus on the best paying customers, also pay attention to those most in need of specialized design.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, July 25th, 2016. 

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On-Demand Economy

@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

Zhe Wang shares about the on-demand industry: there are many products people don't want to buy or services they only want to pay for when they really need it. This is called the on-demand economy. You don't want a car, you want transportation. You don't want a beach house ... well, you actually do want a beach house, but you can't afford one, so instead you'll hire one. But you get where this is going.

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Unicorn Breeding

@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

Joanna Palmowksa shares on making the impossible, possible. Unicorns are not just for Silicon Valley, and they're also not a one-time thing. With the right mindset, you can achieve much more of your dreams than most of us believe.

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How Restraint will Fuel Your Creativity

@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

“Maybe eventually in the one route left, you will find new continent of possibility.”

In How Restraint will Fuel Your Creativity from Pechakucha Night Shanghai Vol.27, seemingly contradictionary, Pierrick Calvez makes the case that restraint can actually give you more freedom. He backs this up with relevant examples from various artists. Our conclusion: Think outside of the box, but putting yourself in a(nother) smaller box!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 27th, 2016. 

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Educating China's Next Generation of Innovators

@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

As the first speaker of PKN Shanghai #27, Michelle Sin sets the bar high for the rest of the evening. Her insights into the Chinese education system are known to few, and described accurately by even less. The first seconds looking at her second slide you think it is a computer generated pattern, ... but then you realise it isn't. Learn how education isn't just about quantity, but also about quality.

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Shanghai's Pride and Joy

@ VOL 22 ON APR 03, 2014

Raymond Phang has been working to develop events for the Shanghai LBGT community since 2009, and what started out as a small group of volunteers rapidly became something of a movement. Raymond speaks of the growth of Shanghai Pride, what it means to him, and how it has changed his city for the better. 

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8 Things Designers Can Learn from Baking Cakes

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

James Stockdale is an architect by trade, but is passionate about cakes. He discusses how cake design principles can be applied to the rest of the design world.

James emphasizes the importance of engaging all the senses, and how to cultivate the ideal work environment and attitude.

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Electric Racing

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Godert van Hardenbroek talks about Dian Racing, a student run group involved in the formula zero electric racing series. He explains some of the history behind alternative energy in cars, and how both he and his students have become involved in the formula zero series.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2013.




The Pottery Workshop

"Our cornerstone workshop is located in a place called Jingdezhen, which is known as the place where porcelain was invented during the Song Dynasty."
In "
The Pottery Workshop" from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 21, Dryden Wells talks about The Pottery Workshop -- a ceramics-making community and business located in Jingdezhen. Dryden goes over the history of the work space, and the vast array of programs it runs. The studio offers a variety of ceramics classes, and regularly hosts arts events for the local populace.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Alessandro Vaccaro

    18 Years of international experience in creative industry across many countries. Grew and educated in Italy, awakened in France and reborn in China. Highly motivated, hands-on creative, built and managed teams, headed projects and strengthened clients’ brands. A creative thinker with a 360° view on business, life and people connections.

  • George Lobo Pitman

    19 years as Designer | CrossMedia | CrossCountry | CrossCulture Co-Founder Member of Designer AA Largest Design Community in Shanghai / Calligrapher & Illustrator / Gave workshops in partnership with Art Collectives & Companies Senior Kung Fu Student of Wing Chung applies values of resilience, perseverance and comprehension in life.

  • Angela Qiao

    4 Years of 3d designer experience for events and exhibition in multiple industry areas 2 Years of Event management experience in Shanghai, expertise in vendor sourcing, contracting and event onsite management. Detail oriented, proactive .