City Focus: Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport, Maine, USA, "A Place to Be All Year", lands the PechaKucha City Focus for sharing a batch of presentations from their recent Vol. 21! Their proximity to the sea informs topics ranging from Lobster Photography to Amphibious Tiny Houses! Check 'em out!

Poster for PKN Glasgow Vol. 30

A round of applause for the instigators from PechaKucha Night Glasgow for this poster from their 30th volume! Locking in on architecture's role in shaping their culture they shared conversations that give voice the distinct "Glasgow Style". Delve into more PechaKucha Posters on Tumblr!

PK People: Jen Arbo

PechaKucha Night New Westminster committee member, and PK Person of the Week, Jen Arbo is being recognized and interviewed in the New Westminster Record as the city's Citizen of the Year, and we at PechaKucha HQ couldn't be more proud of her. Check out the full interview here.

Presentation of the Day

“I use handwritten letters to listen and encourage people…”

In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Printing The Human Body

BY ANTHONY HOLMES
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

"You can put this on your lab, press print, go for lunch, come back and have some tissue."

In "Printing The Human Body" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7Dr. Anthony Holmes gives us an insight in to 3D bioprinting – a truly disruptive emerging technology. By enabling us to print human tissues and organs, it has the potential to revolutionise the way we understand and treat human health and disease and address the incredible shortfall of organs suitable for transplant in the globally. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.

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The Teacher Who Learned to Listen

BY MARK KAWAKAMI
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Teaching isn’t just about bestowing substantive knowledge to students. It’s about teaching them and giving them experiences that Google can’t."

It is easy to grasp the concept that communication is a two-way street but how many of us really put the theory into practice? How easily do we fall on the default of just trying to put our point across, specially if we think about education?

Mark Kawakami is passionate about teaching and also describes himself as a failed comedian. In The Teacher Who Learned to Listen from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, he shared what conclusion he came to over the years of teaching.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2016.

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Fat Kid on a Bike

BY RON RUTLAND
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

“The single most incredible statistics about my trip was not the kilometres I covered.. but was that the entire time during in Africa.”

In "Fat Kid on a Bike", From PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40Ron Rutland had the privilege of spending 27 months cycling 30,000km through every country in Africa. For most the view of the world is derived from what we see in media. In this presentation, he will shares what is Africa and its people who taught him. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 1st, 2016.

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Tilly's Tokyo

BY TILLY AKA RUNNING FOR CRAYONS
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 03, 2015

“I went to Japan and got completely blown away."

In "Tilly's Tokyo" from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 21, illustrator Tilly aka Running For Crayons takes us on a visual journey, drawing on her time in Japan. Tilly got very inspired by Tokyo's bursitng life, incredibly interesting people and beautiful nature that she has seen along the way.

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