PechaKucha Night

Watch a recap of PechaKucha Volume 43: A Green Perspective


Where designers and creative types of all disciplines meet, network, and showcase their work

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 can present?

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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.

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

A screen that reads "PechaKucha Night 20x20" and seating area prior to the start of the event
A person stands on stage presenting their slides for PechaKucha Night
People leaning against a bar watching a presentation
A person wearing sunglasses and headphones working at a computer.
A group of people sit in the audience during a PechaKucha Night event

Upcoming PechaKucha events

Sorry, there are no events scheduled at this time. Check back soon or view our full calendar for other exciting events.