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Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre
Jun 16, 2010


Phillip Island @ Trenavin Chapel
Apr 17, 2011


Dec 07, 2011

PAST AIA2030 Chicago Success Stories

AIA @ AIA Chicago
Aug 20, 2013


Beacon @ Quinn's
Jun 16, 2015


Kennebunkport @ Atlantic Hall
Nov 12, 2015


Zaporizhzhya @ IT HUB Coworking Place
May 27, 2017


Saskatoon @ The Underground Cafe
Sep 17, 2018


Kadnikov @ Kadnikovskaya library
Feb 24, 2019

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My First...

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

Creative Director Anita Steinstad speaks on failure, success, awkward moments, life-altering decisions. A short story of my firsts.

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Risks & Failures


Patrick Foellmer speaks about his story from being a primary school teacher to a music instructor, from a culture consultant at the Thueringen Ministry to start his own band Lillabungalow and the risks and hiccups he faced up to this point.

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StartingBlock Madison - A New Place for Startups and Thinkers to Collide and Cooperate

@ VOL 16 ON FEB 18, 2016

Speaker Chandra Miller Fienen gives an overview of the StartingBlock Madison project. Opening in 2017, StartingBlock will provide a new place for area entrepreneurs and community to learn, build, hack, and grow successful businesses and next-generation thinkers.

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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What Does Success Mean to You?

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 14, 2016

Lauren Maples, founder and director of bijakids, talks about her own journey of defining what succes is and how the lessons she learned along the way informs her daycare practice. 

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No Guts, No Glory

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

"I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone just did what they want to do."

In “No Guts, No Glory” from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7Dr. Bert Rutten takes us on a journey into the world of personal development. Dr. Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology, and inspires us to do what really want – instead of what others think us to be capable of.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016.

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Stop Researching and Start Failing

@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

The internet is great, isn't it? You (and everyon else) can learn anything you want at any time for free. There's a dark side to this ever-growing and ubiquitously available resource, though. In this presentation, Spencer Smith will share his experiences in learning five disparate topics, and how the internet might have actually prevented him in executing on the successes tied to each of the five.

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My Groove Became A Rut

@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Having invested her entire adulthood in the lives of youth as a mother and public school teacher, recently Katrina Yarnell has begun a new chapter of her life in volunteering and business.  Negotiating a new direction, finding completely new networks, and saying "yes" even though it means fighting fear of failure and the unknown has been the hallmark of her PIVOT.  Katrina's measure of success is serving others, loving well, and continuing to learn and grow.

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Suit up!

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

In this changing world, the way we dress up has a significant impact on creating a good first Impression. It's one way to persuade others into showing interest towards you and influence success in your favour. Praveen Saragadam's advice to us in this presentation is to suit up and build up our career!

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The Darker Side of Success

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Keith MacIntyre is an award-winning professional engineer with two decades of experience using technology to help businesses succeed. He has also struggled with mental health issues, flirted with many a dark siren, and lived to tell the tale. This is his brave, inspiring, and eye-opening story.

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PKN Surabaya in the News

PechaKucha Night in Surabaya gets some nice press this week in the biggest regional newspaper, and organizer Adhiatma Gunawan sends in this quote in English, describing what is planned for tonight's Vol. 2: Finally after a few months, PechaKucha Night Surabaya is coming back soon, and the Vol. 2 will be held on 25 November 2009 at Matchbox (Bigbox Complex), Jalan Sumatera 40, Surabaya. After the success of more-than-300 people coming to the very first event, Adhiatma Gunawan (as PKN Surabaya License Holder) and his team are quite confident that the upcoming Vol. 2 will repeat and even achieve bigger success. PKN Surabaya Vol. 2 will bring a special theme, "I LOVE INDONESIA," where 9 outstanding presenters will share their ideas and passion about the spirit of nationalism in today's era.


People Love the Format!

We often get messages from organizers following their PechaKucha Nights, sometimes as a full report that appears on the blog, or sometimes just a few short words to say that things went well. We did get a kick out of PKN Taos organizer Matthew Thomas message, following last week's PKN Taos Vol. 2: Event #2 was a complete success! Sold out, max capacity and they had to turn people away. PEOPLE LOVE THE FORMAT!

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PKN Bermuda Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night Bermuda Vol. 2 was a great success! Held on 7 February 2013 at the Chewstick Lounge, we had a standing room only crowd who cheered and applauded presentations by Tiago Garcia (social entrepeneur), Colleen Sinclair (interior designer), Larry Mills (building enthusiast), John Gardner/Jonathan Castro (architect), Alex Potts (lawyer), Robert Zuill (filmmaker), Manuel Palacio (artist), Erica Smith (Urban Planner) and Tiffany Paynter (poet). Thanks to Krys Assan, who arranged to film the event, and the great folks at Chewstick - Deidra-Lee and Gavin - who offered up a welcoming venue. See you at the next PKN Bermuda on Thursday, 2 May 2013!

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Success! Our first PechaKucha Night in Mount Forest

Mount Forest in Ontario, Canada hosted its first PechaKucha Night at the local library. The presentations were excellent and the crowd responded encouragingly. New friendships were formed and much excitement was expressed for the next event on July 11th. Five presenters for the #2 Night have already signed up! How cool is that.  Bath Lambert presenting "Awakening." This is her first public speaking engagement ever and she rocked the house! Having fun with the crowd. Susan Seitz talking to the audience after the evening was complete about her creative process in making her PechaKucha presentation "Who am I?" 

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Photo from PKN NYC Vol. 14

Last week's PechaKucha Night (Vol. 14) in New York was a great success, with over 600 in attendance. We'll soon have the presentations to share on the site, but in the meantime, here's a peek at the what the space where the event looked like.

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Campaign Sucess for "Home for All"

We're very happy to announce that PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham was able to raise 4,000,000 yen through his campaign to raise money for "Home for All" by running the Tokyo Marathon back in February! Here is a thank you message from Mark, and watch Mark's presentation about the campaign here. とってもハッピーなアナウンスがあります。ペチャクチャの共同創立者であるマーク ダイサムが2月の東京マラソンで走る事によって「みんなの家」の資金4百万円を集める事ができました!マークより感謝の気持ちはこちらになります。マークのキャンペーンについてのプレゼンテーションはこちらをご覧ください。

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

Everyone knows of William Shakespeare, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens doesn't believe it for a second, and in fact denounces him as the true author of the classic plays and writings. In "Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, rather than entertain notions of common knowledge, she gives convincing evidence on how the noble Edward de Vere is likely the true Shakespeare we know and love. 

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Pow Wow 2016 in Tokyo!

Last weekend PechaKucha HQ wrapped it's 2nd annual Pow Wow, where City Organizers from across the globe decended on Tokyo for a long weekend of sharing their city's creativity and discussing the future of PechaKucha. It was truly a global success! Expect to see and hear more about it in the coming days and weeks! 

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Another successful edition of PechaKucha at Maastricht School of Management

“PechaKucha teaches us four important skills in management,” said Oliver Olson, director of Global Education, as he opened the fourth annual edition of MSM goes PechaKucha on Friday 17 March. “1. Following rules, 2. Being concise, 3. Public speaking, 4. Improvisation” Its strict format – 20 slides, 20 second per slide – forces you to think carefully about your message and to stay focused. At the same time, it allows you to practice your presentation and public speaking skills, and develop perhaps the most important one, which will help you throughout life in any situation, the skill of improvisation.” Stimulated by these encouraging words, no less than 11 MBA and MM students took the PechaKucha stage at MSM in front of a full audience of staff, students, friends, family members and MSM stakeholders. As always at MSM, their stories came from all over world, from Kenya to Peru, from Greece to Vietnam, from India to Chile and more. The students talked about topics that mattered to them and transformed the way they saw the world and the future, and the common point between all their stories was that although personal, they all had a deeper and universal value and meaning. We heard about what we can learn from observing birds in a city like Lima, how the financial crisis in Greece led to the development of new business ideas, why we should thank our enemies, the power of relationships, a successful financial product made in Kenya, and why education and life-long learning are key to making the world a better place. T The PechaKucha team in Maastricht complimented the students on their excellent choice of topics and slides. The strength of the PechaKucha format lies in the combination of an authentic message and powerful images. The presenters scored high on these points, whilst keep their own presentation and delivery style. Some used humor, others metaphors, some walked up and down the stage, others asked questions to the audience. The dynamic and engaging pace of the presentations lifted everyone’s spirits on this Friday afternoon. The event, perfectly organized by Pilar Gonzalez, ended – how else? – with a brilliant improvisation on random slides by Oliver Olson himself, who took the PechaKucha standards to yet a higher presentation level under huge laughter and applause from the public. All presentations will be online soon, don’t miss them!   By Sueli Brodin

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PechaKucha Night Mukalla V 1

On Saturday evening, 4 May 2019, the event of Pechakucha Mukalla was held ,for the first time., in the presence of a number of prominent social figures, cultural components and a large part of the audience. The evening was hosted by a 3 friends cafe next to the beach. In the beginning, the speakers presented their success stories, which varied among young people who presented projects, works, studies and researches that they competed in international forums, which were praised by many aspiring to start implementing them on the ground in the near future. After that, videos of some young Yemeni people from different countries around the world were presented and their success stories were reported in projects that they implemented. Some of the talented young people also participated in musical performances where they added joy and happiness to the place.