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 1000 cities around the world.

Every PechaKucha Night features twelve or so speakers from a diverse range of fields and topics. PechaKucha Nights are held in bars, 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.