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 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.
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.
A portion of every ticket sold contributes to the PechaKucha Global Fund.