Pecha Kucha Night San Diego

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10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

PechaKucha Night San Diego: V18

12/02/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join SDAF for PechaKucha Night Volume 18 on December 2 at the newly crowned People's Choice Orchid, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station.

Come early (we recommend 7pm or earlier). Enjoy the food and beer. Presentations start at 8:20pm and will take place inside in the large event space. Seating is limited to 120, standing room for 200.

$15 donation suggested and greatly appreciated!

Stellar presenter line up just announced here!

RSVP on Facebook here.

PechaKucha Night San Diego: V.17

02/20/2013 - 7:20pm

Volume 17 poster generously created for the event by the talented folks at Charles Berquist Studio. Many thanks to them, and to the Lafayette Hotel for their kind hospitality. More info below.
PKN SD V.17Please join SDAF as we observe the 10th Anniversary of PechaKucha Night organization on February 20th by launching into our 4th year with V.17 in the Mississippi Room at the Lafayette Hotel.

Entry from street.
Doors open at 7:00, presentations start at 8:20.
Cash bar. $10 donation suggested and greatly appreciated.
More info, link to presenters and RVSP (not required) here.
Interested in presenting? Have a look here, and send a note to

Stuff you always ask us about, and some you don't...

flyer by PR1ZE

A few notes about tonight's PechaKucha Night...

Bar opens early. Presentations begin at 8:20, and take place in the courtyard, under the stars at MXD830 (830 25th Street). There will be plenty of hot toddy's and body heat, but be sure to bundle up, too!  

$10 donation is suggested to offset SDAF production expenses.

Bring CASH for $5 drink tickets, available for the outside bar where aforementioned hot toddy's and other fun concoctions, as well as beer and wine, will flow.

Beer, wine and food are also available at our favorite neighborhood bistro, Counterpoint - and must be eaten and sipped on (or chugged) IN Counterpoint.


Please drink responsibly. We are happy to call a cab for you.

Even more info here.
RSVP here
(helpful, but not required). See you there!


PechaKucha Night San Diego: Volume 16 is rolling in!

Click here for event update! Love our flyers? See more at Night San Diego #16It's time for a pre-holiday, near-year-end PechaKucha!

Come nourish your brain with grain-fed ideaburgers cooked up on stage in the form of our 20 images x 20 seconds presentations at PechaKucha Night San Diego: Volume 16.

SDV16 will be held under the stars in the courtyard of the Orchid-awarded MXD830 (830 25th Street, 92102), and home to Counterpoint, "... an urban tavern, a place to see neighbors, see friends, to feed your body, and, hopefully, your spirit, too."

So skate, waddle or roll on down to Golden Hill, grab yourself a beverage and some yummy eats, find a seat, and let your imagination and senses feast on the organic experiences, adventures, perspectives, projects and passions that our fabulous line-up of PechaKucha presenters have to offer.

This event is generously hosted by FoundationForForm Architecture & Development. Poster created by one of the most creative people we know, Terri Beth Mitchell of PR1ZE - who also happens to be presenting. In fact, we have a fabulous line up in store. Join us!

RSVP on Facebook (recommended, not required)

Inspire Japan

Inspire Japan
On February 20, 2010, SDAF took part in a Global PechaKucha for Haiti event.

This year, another unimaginable crises has occurred and continues to unfold in Japan, home of PechaKucha Night, and another global event, Inspire Japan, will take place on April 16th.

Although SDAF is not officially taking part in this global Ustream event, PKN San Diego Volume 11 will be held as planned on April 20th, and SDAF will be donating a portion of the night's proceeds to Habitat For Humanity through PechaKucha. In addition, we are hoping to include a presentation to pay homage and Inspire Japan.

Do you have something to share based on Inspire Japan's main themes of INSPIRE, JAPAN, THE ISSUES or RECOVERY? Great ideas or solutions that help deal with the issues at hand whether earthquake, tsunami, nuclear or the road to recovery are all welcomed - or the additional presentation could simply be about things that inspire us (like PechaKucha), or Japan and how it has inspired you. If you do have something to say and 20 images to say it with, send a note to

Read more about Inspire Japan here. If you have something to share but not enough time to put a presentation together (we need your images by April 13), please write us anyway. We hold 4 PechaKucha Nights a year, and we believe the themes mentioned above will prove significant for a long time to come.

PechaKucha Night San Diego: Volume 11

04/20/2011 - 7:20pm

PKN #11click here for more information, or to to RSVP on Facebook

$10 door donation suggested.
A Global PechaKucha Day benefit, "Inspire Japan" will be held on April 16. Learn more about it here: A portion of the proceeds of PKN San Diego Volume 11 will be donated to the cause through PechaKucha Night.

PechaKucha is derived from a Japanese term meaning the sound of conversation, or chit-chat. PechaKucha Nights are creative, social and informal. The concept is simple: each presenter is allow...ed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of floor time and expression before the next presenter is up. Then there’s the 20 "rules". One of our favorites? Pecha Kucha Night is about thinking and drinking...

Presentations begin at 20:20 (8:20). Drinking starts well before.

For presenter information check out the PKN website:

If you would like to present at PechaKucha Night San Diego, please send a note to us at We'll get back to you as soon as possible with information on what we need to get you into the queue!

Earth Hour Benefit for Japan

On March 26, 2011 San Diego Architectural Foundation, San Diego's official host chapter of the Tokyo-based PechaKucha Night, will partner with Starwood San Diego, the San Diego Japanese Consulate, NBC San Diego, Sophie 103.7 and Discover SD to honor the recent tragedy in Japan as part of a very special “Earth Hour” ceremony. “Earth Hour” is an annual sustainability initiative that encourages people to drastically decrease energy usage for one full hour. This year’s “Earth Hour” carries with it a theme of global preservation, and a deep compassion for the recent tragedy in Japan.

Earth Hour Benefit for Japan will feature fun drink specials, wonderful performances and special guests. Click here for details about what is sure to be an exceptional evening. SDAF is honored to take part in this significant event - we hope to see you there!printable flyer available below

Pecha Kucha Night SD V.V

01/20/2010 - 7:20pm - 10:20pm

Join SDAF for the debut of year #2 of San Diego's Pecha Kucha Night! V5 will be held at El Camino II , 2400 India Street (between Kalmia and Laurel Streets - formerly the Airport Lounge). Thinking and drinking begin when you arrive, presentations at 8:20.

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