Lets get this out of the way right off the bat: PechaKucha is properly pronounced 'peh-CHAK-cha' and is Japanese for 'chatter' or the sound of conversation.
PechaKucha Nights are local idea-sharing events in the 20 x 20 format: speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide. Slides advance automatically to keep things moving forward at a rapid pace. Anyone can present, but meaningful PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. The key to a great presentation is to present something you feel passionate about. Many people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work.
- Jimmy Chalmers: The Hive Mind: Lessons from Honey Bees
- Justin Gehtland: Doing Well by Doing Good and Embracing your Fear of Failure
- Alex Gibson: My Crush on Gina Bianchini: Bad Ideas and High Profits
- Doug Hughes: Under Pressure? Dealing With Life’s Stressors
- Michael Stewart-Isaacs: Entrepreganda: Emerging Our Country from Recession to Progression
- Nathania Johnson: We Don’t Need No Education: Why the Worst Students are the Brightest Thinkers
- Gabrielle Kaasa: Love, Life and Friendship: 10 Lessons From My 99 Year Old Great-Grandma
- Steven Keith: Epiphany Farming
- Teri Saylor: Advancing Civil Rights in Raleigh: The Face of Modern Activism
- Richard Spangler: The Black Man as Leader, as Told By a White Guy From Connecticut
- Mbelu Walton: Heart of Lightness: Paying it Forward in the Congo
- Dan Wilson: So You Wanna Start a Business
These events are fluid and social. Lonerider will be serving free beer all night and there will be light snacks. This is one event not to miss!
Date & Time: June 17th, 2010, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Location: Relevance, 200 North Mangum Street, Suite 204, Durham, NC, 27701
“The beauty of Pecha Kucha Night lies in the tension between the chaos of a full-blown party and the politeness of an art school crit, with the snappy pace holding it all together.”