H'App'y Birthday to PechaKucha!

It was PechaKucha's 14th Birthday earlier in the week and to celebrate - and we mean really celebrate - we made a very special present: The 'PechaKucha of the Day' iOS App. It is downloadable NOW from the App Store just by searching for PechaKucha or you can download it here!

PechaKucha App is LIVE!

Tell your mum, your dad, all your friends - even your dog ;- ) We are really proud that finally we can get the most brilliant, creative and insightful city presentations into the hands of 100,000's of people - every day - all over the world. Share away and help us spread our PechaKucha Passion!

Your Daily Dose of PechaKucha!

With over 9,000 presentations now online, we wanted to curate one presentation each day that we felt shouldn't be missed. Each presentation is always 20 images x 20 seconds, that's 400 seconds of creativity to grab on the way to work, dip into at lunch, or kick back with on the sofa!

Presentation of the Day

Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.

"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag]

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

“Research has illustrated that 90% of us will do almost all of the drawings we will make in our lifetime before the age of 10. That’s the threshold we pass when someone tells us that we aren't good at art or math or science.”

In The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag] from PechaKucha Night Batavia’s first volume, Speaker Peter Exley discusses the importance of thoughtful and deliberate sketches. We all spent time in our youth expressing ourselves through drawing. At some point, many of us turned our attentions to things less creative. Peter did not. Here’s why.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. 

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.

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A Quest for Adventure

BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2013.

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Failure

BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 01, 2009

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."

In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.