City Focus: Zaporizhzhya

Our City Focus this week heads down Lenin Avenue, one of the longest avenues in Europe which goes through the entire city of Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, gathering the city's best cafes, restaruants, and it's PechaKucha Night. Head to their city page for a taste of Zaporizhzhya's creativity!

PKN Vientiane Vol 4!

Good Grief! Mad props to PechaKucha Night Vientiane whose rad poster for their upcoming Vol. 4 is totally giving us 20x20 vision! Head over to our Official PechaKucha Poster tumblr for a bottomless trove of mesmerizing treasures that get created every day for PechaKucha Nights all around the globe!

PK People: Frederick Jon

Friend of PKN Singapore, Frederick Jon steals the PK People Spotlight by sharing stories through the gift of his photos. Engaging with the photo giving project, Photohoku, he believes in the power of photographs to be or do anything, to do good, forever in an instant. Check out his PechaKucha!

Presentation of the Day

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Alan Tomlins

Green Coffee Buyer, Small Batch Coffee Roasters in Brighton

Coffee is "the third most traded thing on the planet, and it's nearly all hand-picked."

In Coffee Culture from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Founder and Head Roaster of independent coffee company Small Batch, Alan Tomlins takes us on journey around the world tracking how coffee is grown and produced. With stunning photograhs from Africa, Asia and the Americas, this PechaKucha is full of facts that all coffee lovers should know. Alan also gives insight in to how coffee is crucial to different cultures and communities. A champion of ethical production, he shows off the people behind your morning coffee.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

BY VINCE SIU
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

"Boardgames are as old as civilization itself."

In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 30th, 2016. 

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Two Wheeled Tomorrow

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

"There aren't many things that have survived this sanitization and overly safety focused modern life like the motorcycle has."

In Two Wheeled Tomorrow from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Matthew Roberts makes the case that raw, gritty, internal-combusting motorcycles are here to stay. Roberts argues that custom motorcycles are one of the last outlets for the human desire to be daring and adventurous.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 26th, 2016. 
Images Courtesy: Throttle Dolls, Brian Scott Peterson, Cafe Racer Dreams, Hazan Motorworks, El Solitario, Deus Ex Machina, Bikeexif, Pipeburn.

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Running Dog

BY BEVERLY DILLON
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Running is as much a stress reliever for dogs as it is for humans."

In Running Dog from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 3Beverly Dillon shares how the #RunningDog program has helped dogs become more adoptable, how the program is helping dogs cope with their surroundings, and how the program is enriching the lives of the volunteer runners.

Dillon attended Kent State University and studied Fine Art before launching on a colorful career path. She spent many years as a florist, enjoyed time as a barista and expressed herself as a tattoo artist before becoming certified as a personal trainer. She is an avid runner and offers a dog running service to private clients.
Beverly started the ‪#‎RunningDog‬ program at One of a Kind Pet Rescue in Akron. #RunningDog is a program that allows runners to volunteer their time to give the rescue dogs much needed exercise. The program also uses social media to give the rescue dogs much needed exposure.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 24th, 2016. 

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Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star

BY JAY DUCOTE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"I learned how to cook by throwing LSU tailgate parties." 

In Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1Jay Ducote shares the story of when he was on the TV show Food Network Star. Ducote is a food and beverage writer, radio host, culinary personality, professional chef, and self-proclaimed "hugger." He could talk about his numerous television appearances, the fact that he was named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, his award-winning radio show, his product line, the fact that he has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City this July, or that he'll be opening his first restaurant, Gov't Taco, in 2017. But we only gave him 400 seconds.

This was "PechaKucha of the Week" on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.