PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Night

San Diego's PechaKucha Night featured in The Reader!!
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What is PechaKucha Night? PechaKucha Night was designed by designers Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003 as an event for (you guessed it) designers and creative types of all disciplines to meet, network, and show their work, and play, in public. PechaKucha Night occurs in hundreds of locations around the world. SDAF is pleased to serve as the San Diego's official host chapter of 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 allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of floor time and expression before the next presenter is up. It all makes for succinct and stimulating presentations from across the board. Presentations begin at 20:20.
Who presents at PechaKucha Nights?
The PKN floor is open to anyone who has something to share and a desire to do so within the 20x20 format. SDAF may (or may not) offer a theme for any given date to provide direction, and when we do even a whiff of the evening's inspiration is acceptable - but not required. Unacceptable: sales presentations and porn - but almost everything else, from sharing a work in progress, to sharing historical works, to your passion for bread baking or bee raising or whatever else makes your soul sing, is.
How can I participate?
If you have a 20x20 presentation up your sleeve, first review the presentation guidelines. Then, take the following steps:

  1. If you've not experiences PechaKucha, please join us for a night of thinking, drinking and chit-chat. Date, venue and presenter information is posted on the PechaKucha website as it becomes available.
  2. Send a note of interest to with the following:
  • Your name, occupation and presentation topic.*
  • At least 3 sample images (saved as a .jpg, and each image a maximum of 1024x768).**
  • More information as to your topic and relationship to it that may be used for your introduction.

* Note that your occupation and presentation topic may be completely unrelated.
** Do not include flash or animation as samples or in your presentation – images only, please.

We will reply to your email soon. All presenters must have their images submitted to us at least one week before each PechaKucha Night.

The goal of PKN and SDAF in this effort is to stimulate thought, awareness and inspiration through the many forms that art and design take. As such, PechaKucha Night San Diego will be curated to encourage diversity, i.e. if you're an architect, designer, artist, writer, sculptor, baker, or creative in some other way that we may not have mentioned here, we want to hear from you! 

For more info about PKN and its history, have a look-see at the following: - official web site
20/20 Vision - Metropolis Magazine (Japan)
PKN and Beer - A Sober Guide to Better Presentations - by Paul Baron

Check out our event photos here:
PechaKucha Night SDV.1 at The Corner Restaurant and Bar
PechaKucha Night SDV.2 at The Pearl Hotel
PechaKucha Night SDV.3 at The Ivy Hotel
PechaKucha Night SDV.4 at Woodbury University
PechaKucha Night SDV.5 at El Camino II
PechaKucha Night SDV.6 at Whistle Stop Bar - BENEFIT FOR HAITI
PechaKucha Night SDV.7 at Whistle Stop
PechaKucha Night SDV.8 at Whistle Stop
PechaKucha Night SDV.9 at Whistle Stop
PechaKucha Night SDV.10 at Quality Social
PechaKucha Night SDV.11 at The W Hotel
PechaKucha Night SDV.12 at MXD830 / Counterpoint
PechaKucha Night SDV.13 at Til Two Club
PechaKucha Night SDV.14 at Mingei International Museum
PechaKucha Night SDV.15 at Orchids, Onions & Opportunities
PechaKucha Night SDV.16 at MXD830
PechaKucha Night SDV.17 at Lafayette Hotel
PechaKucha Night SDV.18 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station





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