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Challenging the Status Quo

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Prior to moving to Cleveland to lead SPACES, Christina Vassallo was the Executive Director of Flux Factory, a nonprofit organization and arts collective in Queens, NY. She has independently curated exhibitions for a variety of non-profit and for-profit venues and is a self-described “stubborn bicyclist”. Please welcome to the PKN Stage for the second time, Christina Vassallo

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Context, Perspective and PKN

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 21, 2019

Since 2008, PechaKucha Night Cleveland has been organizing events to better connect the various creative communities throughout the region. Michael Christoff, who cofounded PKN Cleveland with Raseem Parker in 2008, talks about why ten years later, he still loves loves it and hopes to continue bringing people together to share their stories and creative energy.


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PechaKucha Daily Blog Channel

The PechaKucha Daily Blog is where you'll find news on the latest PechaKucha happenings worldwide, reports on recent PechaKucha Nights, a look at some of our favorite PKN posters, and more.


Mumbai @ Goethe Inst / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Feb 27, 2013


Regensburg @ Kinos im Andreasstadel
Dec 05, 2013


Helsingborg @ Helsingborgs Stadsteater
Oct 15, 2013


Lille @ Gare Saint Sauveur
Sep 18, 2014


Bemidji @ Rail River Folk School
Dec 01, 2015


Cheboksary @ DomKultury (The Culture House)
Dec 15, 2015


Bragança @ Foyer do Teatro Municipal de Bragança
Apr 16, 2016


Norfolk @ Work Release
Mar 09, 2017


Dushanbe @ Parking Dushanbe
Feb 21, 2018


Norfolk @ Starving Artist Cafe
May 10, 2018

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PKN Brisbane

@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

PKN Brisbane team member Luke comes to Tokyo and shows everyone how Brisbane runs and fosters the local creative community through PechaKucha Nights. This presentation is in English.

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TechnoMacumba and the First PKN Rio

@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

PKN Rio organizer Leandro Damasceno joins the Vol. 100 celebrations in Tokyo to talk about his experience of organizing the first PKN in Rio, and also talks about using technomagic to empower people.

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SuperDeluxe, Home of PKN

@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

SuperDeluxe in Tokyo is where the first PechaKucha Night was held back in February of 2003, and it remains its home. Each month, the Tokyo series includes a presentation that looks at the latest and upcoming happenings at the space, but for this special 100th edition, manager Mike Kubeck takes a look back at some of his highlights.

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The First PKN Presentation

@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

Back in February of 2003, the very first PechaKucha Night was held at SuperDeluxe, and the very first presenter for the evening was Klein Dytham architecture's Yukinari Hisayama. At the Tokyo series' special 100th edition, he again kicked off the night, with the VERY SAME presentation, image for image! (in Japanese)

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Klein Dytham and PKN Kyoto

@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

In this bilingual (English/Japanese) presentation, PechaKucha Night founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham share their experience running PechaKucha around the world, as well as their day jobs designing beautiful buildings. This is a great condensed presentation on how PechaKucha Night started and what the philosophy is behind this global movement. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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PKN in Ginowan

@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

People tend to remember Okinawa as just Okinawa, but there are actually cities there. PechaKucha Night Ginowan organizers Maki and Daryl talk about the unique challenges and benefits of having the event in their city, as well as they dream to build a more vibrant art community. This was at the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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PKN in Nishinomiya

@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Nishinomiya, nearby the city of Kobe, is one of the oldest PechaKucha nights in Western Japan. Organizers Brent Jones and Roger Palmer here talk about how they started the event with Konan university as well as the unique charms of the  city. This was at the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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Why I Started PKN Otsu

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 01, 2016

2016年から始まったNewcomer、PechaKucha Night Otsu!City organizerの得津秀頼さんが、PKNを始めようと思ったきっかけや、開催するにあたっての想いを、ユーモアたっぷりに伝えてくれました。10/22開催のvol.2参加はまだまだ間に合いますよ!

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PKN Guangzhou’s Blossoming Beauty

@ VOL 156 ON APR 13, 2018

PechaKucha Night Guangzhou organizer  Tom Kwan shares with PechaKucha Guangzhou's 8th anniversary event, the first workshop of PKN Kids in guangzhou, his life as a triathlete, and organizing 2 events with the titles “sports raise your life” and “sports make quality life”! Watch this presentation to find out more about the ongoings of PKN Guangzhou!

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PKNY Vol. 6 Photos

The fallout from PechaKucha Night in New York Vol. 6 continues -- see yesterday's post on Deborah Fisher's project -- this time with a few photos from the event, courtesy of Elizabeth Griffin.

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50 PKNs in June

It's certainly a busy June for PechaKucha Night events around the world, with so far already 50 cities hosting PKNs sometime this month -- with the global city count at just over 200 now, that's about one in four of PKN cities worldwide. Here's a look at all the cities that are busy with events this month -- be sure to check and see if you can find one in your area! June 2: Chicago #9 @ Martyrs' June 3: Brisbane #11 @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse June 3: Hengelo #1 @ Creatieve Fabriek, Hengelo, NL June 3: Charleston #3 June 3: Tacoma #1@ The New Frontier Lounge June 4: Gothenburg #14 @ Park Lane June 4: Frankfurt #11 @ Weißfrauen Diakoniekirche June 4: Omaha #4 @ Slowdown June 4: Berlin #13 @ WMF June 5: Valencia #4 @ Mercado Fuencarral Valencia June 6: Kalmar #3 @ Pukeberg June 8: Fresno #3 @ Starline June 9: Cape Town #6 @ The Assembly June 9: Wellington #5 @ Overseas Terminal, Azzuro Room, upstairs June 10: Providence #4 @ Local 121 Basement June 10: Dunedin #2 @ Otago Polytechnic School of Art June 11: Dawson City #2 @ Odd Fellows Hall June 11: Los Angeles #20 @ LA Forum Gallery June 11: Aarhus #2 @ LYNfabrikken June 11: Zagreb #3 @ Hartera festival / ex Tvornica papira (special visit to Rijeka) June 12: Oulu #5 @ Folkets Hus June 13: Surabaya #1 @ pool garden cafe, JAVA PARAGON HOTEL, Surabaya June 14: Worcester #1 @ Bocado Tapas Bar June 14: Halifax #2 @ Seahorse Tavern June 15: Tromsø #6 @ Kjeller5 June 15: Portland Maine #8 @ Brunswick: Frontier Café Cinema & Gallery June 16: Edmonton #4 @ The Shaw Conference Centre June 16: Chicago #0 @ ENGLISH June 17: Boston #11 @ Mantra June 17: Hong Kong #5 @ One Bar June 17: Beirut #5 @ Orient-Institut Beirut June 17: San Francisco #34 @ Harlot - Nightclub June 17: Copenhagen #11 @ Korsgadehallen June 18: Prague #13 @ Aero Cinema June 18: Miami #2 @ The Wolfsonian June 18: Lexington #1 @ LexArts (ArtsPlace) June 18: Kosice #1 @ Kino Úsmev June 18: Newcastle #3 @ Live Theatre, Newcastle June 19: Nairobi #3 @ RaMoMA Museum of Modern Art June 20: Maastricht #3 @ AINSI June 20: Budapest #13 June 20: Kaunas #2 @ "Skliautai" June 24: Paris #9 @ Divan du Monde June 24: Kuwait City #2 @ Al-Qabliya School June 24: Tokyo #63 @ SuperDeluxe June 24: Seattle #13 @ Cascade People's Center June 25: Brighton #2 @ Redroaster Coffee House June 26: Marseille #7 @ Plage des Sablines June 29: Zürich #5 @ SEEFELD RAZZIA June 30: Buenos Aires #14 @ Ciudad Cultural Konex

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PKE in Leeds

There's a special PechaKucha event set to happen in Leeds on July 18, although it will still part of the city's regular PechaKucha Night series (Vol. 11) -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Below, more details from PKN Leeds organizer Stuart Hide.PKN Leeds has come together with Interior Educators (IE) to hold an independent Pechakucha event their third annual IE Free Range graduate show entitled ‘Re-Imagine’ to be held at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London on Monday 18th July. The IE Free range Re-Imagine show is the largest exhibition to view the best work from 2011 graduates from leading undergraduate courses in Interior Architecture and Interior Design within the UK. This year will see over 300 graduates exhibiting at the show. In celebration of the students achievements, IE are putting on a number of special events over the course of the show. The launch of the show on Thursday 14th July (6-10pm) will no doubt be a momentous occasion with the initial opportunity to view the show accompanied with beverages and music. Friday 15th (10am-5pm) will see the celebrations continue with a specialist publishers day, where a number of publishers will be providing book presentations, launches as well as stalls around the subject area of ‘Interiors’. Over the Saturday, Sunday and the Monday the exhibition will continue for all to enjoy. On the evening of Monday 18th July (7-10pm) acting as a book end to the show and as the crescendo to the whole event, PKN Leeds in association with IE have organised a specialist PechaKucha Night around the theme of ‘Re-Imagined Spaces’. This is billed as the largest interiors based PechaKucha held this year. With some of the leading UK practioners, academics and thinkers the discipline has to offer. The event is free to all so please join us for an evening of thinking and drinking within a re-imagined space!

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PK Posters: Logroño Vol. 10

Another poster warps in to our solar system from the far-reaches of the Milky Way Gala-, er, from Logroño, Spain. PKN Logroño's Vol. 10 is Thursday, March 7, so get out there and join in their evening focused on hardworking creatives and entrepreneurs alike.  To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.


Nuestro Presentador

NUESTRO PRESENTADOR PKN Puerto Madryn vol 1Nació en EEUU en Brooklyn, después se vino a la argentina con sus padres y su hermano a corta edad. Hincha fanático de Atlanta, se crió y vivió en el barrio de sus amores Villa crespo hasta que se vino con su Mujer Verónica a Madryn hace 15 años. Siempre tuvo comercios, su origen comercial siempre fueron las dietéticas, es técnico en turismo, tuvo dos hijos Camila y Matias.Algo importante en su vida fue su viaje junto a su amigo Pablo a Europa a los 20 años durante un año y medio, Recorriendo y trabajando y desbarrancando…Hace teatro en el grupo la escalera hace 3 años, es muy buen amigo con muchos códigos y hace un excelente programa de Radio LCDTH Una de sus pasiones es viajar.

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Pecha Kucha Bemidji: FAQ

For Presenters What file format should images be in? .JPG  You do not need to put your PK in a PowerPoint file! We assemble all the presenters' images into one file for the event. Where can I find images for my presentation? You can use your own photos, stock photography, your own illustrations, and any images you have permission to use or that are in the public domain. Here's some good information about images and copyright. If you have any trouble locating images for your presentation, don't hesitate to contact us at We can help! Contact us with any questions and we’ll be glad to help with your images. Please number the files in the order they should appear in the presentation. In the case of more than one image per slide, simply name them 1a, 1b, 1c, etc.  They are due two weeks before the event.  I’m presenting and I am nervous. Help! PKN audiences are open-minded, generous, and appreciative of your time and effort. Many of the people in our audience have presented in the past, so they know how you feel! Relax. You’re going to have a great time! Contact our PKN team for further resources and encouragement. We're happy to help! What do I need to do before the big event (besides prepare my presentation)? Fill out the biographical information so the emcee can introduce you. (This will be sent in an email.) Send your numbered images to PK coordinators two weeks before the event. Tell us your presentation’s topic and title. When should I show up? PKN starts at 6:30, but the doors open and the creative showcase begins at 6:00. If you are speaking, please arrive by 6:15. What kind of microphone is available? A handheld mic is available, as well as a clip-on lapel microphone and a stand microphone at the lectern. What kind of podium/lectern is available? We understand that this is being updated: TBD. Can I bring visual aids? Yes!   PKN Attendees What is the ticket price? Free! Where is PKN held? The Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Dr NE, Bemidji, Minnesota. Beer and wine are available for purchase. What time is PKN? Creative Showcase starts at 6:00, PKN starts at 6:30 I want to present! What do I need to do? Email, Facebook message, or tweet at us!, PKN Bemidji on Facebook, @pknBemidji on Twitter  When are the PKNs in 2014? February 20th, May 15th, September 18th, December 4th   Prospective Speakers What topics can I present about? There are only two things not allowed: You may not sell a product or service, and you may not attempt to persuade the audience regarding your political or philosophical leanings. Everything else is allowed. Please keep in mind that the audience is our entire community—all ages and backgrounds--so your content should be family-friendly. I have a friend who would be amazing at this event. What should I tell them? PKN is a fun and friendly environment for everyone, no matter what level of experience they have in front of an audience. After you present at PKN, you will want to do it again! Is this only for experienced presenters? No. Anyone can sign up to speak at a PKN. Anyone. And our PKN Bemidji team is happy to help you put your ideas together.   General Questions Is PKN a non-profit? Yes! PKN is for fun, not for profit. What is the cover charge/ticket price? PKN is always free, fun, and family-friendly! Who are your sponsors? Amity Graphics, Red Zest Design, The Sanford Center, Kitchigami Regional Library Legacy, Glass Doctor of Bemidji, Green Janie, Garden of Edits, Blue Ox Marathon, Real Living First Realty.  Can I be a sponsor? Yes! Contact us for more information. How did PKN start in Bemidji? That’s a whole other blog article—coming soon! Tell me more about Pecha Kucha International. There’s some good information here: The PKN Internation blog is another good resource for all things PKN: And this great book is available if you want to read more. How do you pronounce Pecha Kucha? With Muppets, of course! What tools are available for creating my own pecha kucha? We have a worksheet that is very helpful for putting everything together. Our PKN team is always available to help you with your presentation. Just send us an email! I don’t think I have anything to present about. My life is pretty ordinary. Everyone has a unique experience and/or perspective to share about something. You can present. We would love to hear your story. I would like to be on your mailing list. Just drop us a message on Facebook (PKN Bemidji), Twitter @pknBemidji, or email How many other PKN chapters are there? As of January 15th, there are 727 chapters around the world! There are two others in Minnesota, in Duluth and Minneapolis. What is a Pecha Kucha Night, in a nutshell? PKN is a night of short stories and good conversations! Presentations consist of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each. Topics can be anything including but not limited to hobbies, travel, athletics, science, history, art, cooking, photography, volunteerism, and on and on. Check out our YouTube channel to see many of the past presentations. (link) Here’s PKN International’s FAQ. Are you trying to sell me something? No. Are you sure? Yes, we’re sure. Do you have any fun links pertaining to Pecha Kucha? Yes! Check out these cool posters from all over the world! Here’s an excellent article about PKN.   Volunteers I don’t want to present a PK, but can I volunteer at an event? Yes! We need photographers, greeters, artists for the creative showcase, emcees, poster hangers, and people to spread the word about this fun community event! Contact us:  I would like to be in the creative showcase. Who should I talk to? Jane Hastig or Heather Johnson. Send us an email 

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PechaKucha Night Huancayo vol.11

El miércoles 12 de marzo, en la Galería Café ImaginArte se realizó el PechaKucha Night Huancayo vol.11, el primero del año. Allí compartimos ideas, experiencias y emociones con los doce ponentes y todos los asistentes. Una noche en la que descubrimos nuevos talentos y conocimos más de sus vidas, hasta una pequeña clase sobre la Prehistoria, para no olvidar el colegio. Ya estamos preparando el siguiente PechaKucha, los esperamos a todos. Les dejamos las fotos del evento en Flickr y la página web:  

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The Evolution Of Our Brains & The Modern World

Can our brain changes itself? As a leading expert in brain optimisation, Dr. Dani Gordon MD, CCFP, ABIHM believes that our brain is substantially shaped by what we do to it and by the experience of daily life. At Pecha Kucha Night Ubud 20x20x20, she will talk about how our brains have evolved over millions of years to the modern day, and how technologies from modern lights to broadband internet, social media and smartphones have changed the way our brains work. Dr. Dani Gordon is a Canadian Board Certified Medical Doctor and American Board Certified Integrative & Holistic Medicine Specialist Doctor, the highest level of qualification worldwide in Natural Medicine. She is a published researcher, and an expert in neuronutrition and supplementation. She is also the cofounder of Yoga Brain Lab.


PK1 Inaugural!

Our first ever Pecha Kucha Night Bryan was a great success! The Stafford was the perfect place to relax and enjoy people from quite different walks of life come together to celebrate creativity and meet some new friends. Joe Morgan's "Dirty Dozen" group started the evening with amazing examples of innovative projects. Rodney Hill showed his large scale, very intricate wood carvings, some with erotic affordances. Krista Steinke led us on a poetic journey across borders through photography. Andrew Roblyer gave us ways to think about how social media can be used to structure new theater performances. Bart Taylor inspired us through stories of high schoolers embracing STEAM. We had a surprise request for volunteers to finish with 20 random images in "mad lib" style, and discovered we have some great stand-up comedians in the community! Thanks to everyone. We’ll be back in 3 months for PKB2.

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A PK First! From "The Big House"

In a suprise twist of events, PKN Brescia in Italy featured a satellite presentation, surprisingly full of heart, delivered from inside... you guessed it, jail. Inmates involved in a rehabilitation iinitiative surrounding art and sculpture shared their works the PechaKucha way. Check out this great escape!