PechaKucha, or “chit chat” in Japanese, is a concise presentation style, comprised of twenty slides at a duration of twenty seconds each that advance automatically. This unique 20x20 format, devised in 2003 by KleinDytham Architecture, powers multi-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights. PKNs invite creatives of all fields to meet, present projects, and exchange ideas in over 900 cities around the world. It has been a great honor to be the founder and lead organizer of the NY chapter.
For presenters and spectators alike, these are always great evenings. Every PechaKucha Night features a charismatic host to introduce ten or so speakers from a range of fields, a variety of experiences, and a completely surprise group of topics. PechaKucha Nights are held in bars, music venues, clubs, public parks, museums, universities, and community gardens. Presenters and spectators are able to share and network in a unique social and creative environment unlike any other lecture series or event.
Founded in the spring of 2014 by volunteers, and supported by generous partners, the New York chapter of PechaKucha brings together a uniquely diverse perspective to this global stage.