PechaKucha Night / 20 slides, 20 seconds

Next Event: PKN Vol. 42 on November 17, 2022. 

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What is PechaKucha Night?

The PechaKucha Night (PKN) presentation format was created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003. It was planned as an event for (you guessed it) designers and creative types of all disciplines to meet, network, and showcase their work, and play, in public. PechaKucha Night occurs in hundreds of locations around the world. The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is pleased to serve as the official San Diego chapter host 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, and each is 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 desires to do so within the 20×20 format. The 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. From sharing a work in progress, to historical works, to your passion for bread baking or bee raising or whatever else makes your soul sing, it’s totally ok.

Interested in becoming a presenter?

Are you interested in presenting at PechaKucha Night? Drop us a line at 619-232-1385 or

the PKN team

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