PechaKucha in VTE!

Vientiane's very first PechaKucha Night took place on February 11, 2016, and somehow we managed to squeeze 120 people into Naked Espresso Khamkong in downtown Vientiane!

Ten super speakers, people standing on chairs to see, pop-up bar in a coffee shop, many Beerlao's consumed, live music, poetry... gosh, Vientiane, you really are great!

For the event, we gathered 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds, artist Olé Viravong Scovill, blogger and traveller Hannah McDonald-Moniz, environmental advocate Serge Doussantousse, graphic designer Kone Phachanthavong, cafe owner and art educator Hiroshi Yoshioka, designer Sali Sasaki, musician Chris Lister, social enterprise entrepeneur and florist Mali Chayamarit, and traveller and photographer Alison Saracena, gathered to share their ideas with the community.

Presentations spanned ancient ruins, travel, art, street eats, coming to Laos and much more, with a live song and a poetry reading thrown in for good measure.

A special thank you to our 10 fantastic speakers, Naked Espresso Khamkong and the Naked Espresso team for hosting us last night, birds follow spring for our fabulous poster, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for providing our technical equipment, and WIG Laos for our projector.

A few pics, more can be found at our PechaKucha Vientiane Facebook page. Photos by Kate Antonas

Most of our speakers (L-R): Vilakone, Hiroshi, Olé, Catherine, Sali, Mali, Hannah, Chris. 

Most of our team (L-R): Nami, Sabine, Kate and Catherine.