This week we shine the PechaKucha People Spotlight on the dynamic duo, Sonia Selavy and Leslie Tsai of PechaKucha Night Tainan. Sonia’s journalistic sensibilities combined Leslie’s charismatic leadership and people prowess make this power couple a formidable team who do more than just showcase Tainan’s talent but truly celebrate it. Congrats Sonia and Leslie! Looking forward to your next PKN!!!

As our Japan Huddle 2017 organizer meetup has come to a close, there is one person in particular that has not only contributed to its seamless organization and execution but has consistently supported the successful curation of PechaKucha events in Tokyo. This very special PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha HQ's very own curative coordinator, Mariko Yokogi. With Mariko's diligence in keeping our humble headquarters running smoothly, she has become an invaluable part of our team and an important member of both the Japanese and Global PechaKucha community. From everyone at HQ, thank you for everything you do, Mariko!

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on the lovely Kate Levina and the PechaKucha Night Volgograd Team. Taking a few cues from her leading role in running and curating PechaKucha Nights, Kate has also recently landed a key role in the preparation for FIFA 2018 in Volgograd. Three cheers for this hardworking team of inspiring and creative individuals - wishing them luck at their upcoming event PechaKucha Night Volgograd Vol. 3. Keep the ball rolling, Volgograd!

The PechaKucha People spotlight circles back around on the city of San Antonio and it's fearless PKN organizer, Vicki Yuan who visited us at PechaKucha HQ last week in Tokyo with her other half, Matt Wallace, bearing a beautiful PechaKucha silk-screened poster back from their Vol. 13. THANK YOU, Vicki, for the rad poster and for being such a stellar and turned-on organizer. San Antonio is very lucky to have you! Hope your upcoming Vol. 28 is off the hook! 

PK People: Sarah Stark

Polygot Sarah Stark, PechaKucha Night Tokyo's intrepid interpreter steps into the PechaKucha People Spotlight for her translational talents with which she continually supports Tokyo's multi-lingual audience. It was her voice in our earphones at last week's Designart 2017 Opening Event - PechaKucha Night Tokyo Special that allowed us to follow along with the images!  We salute Sarah and all the other PechaKucha People out there that help translate 20x20 presentations across the 40+ languages of PechaKucha!  Thank you, Sarah! ありがとう, Danke, Gracias, Merci, спасибо, ευχαριστώ, 谢谢... <3

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha and KDa Architecture founders, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Dedicated to Tokyo's creative class, these two have co-founded the innovative art festival in Tokyo, DESIGNART. They, along with over 70 local and international designers, will be hosting events in 70 different locations around Tokyo from October 16th to 22nd. Along with their hardworking team of All-star architects and designers, Astrid and Mark have diligently worked their way to the top of Tokyo's architecture and design platforms, making aspects of design and architecture available to all. Feel free to come and check out their work along with the amazing work of designers from around the world and be prepared to amazed! 

The PechaKucha People spotlights gets meta this week on PKN Bandar Seri Begawan co-organizer Baseema Ishaaq, whose contagious smile, along with BSB's always incredible presentations, most recently from their Vol Vol. 11, puts us in a positive feedback loop :-)))))) Check out their on-target 20x20s and hop into our PechaKucha People spotlight to see more amazing people that make our creative family so special!

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight reflects back on one of our brightest organizers, Sue Davis, of PKN Sunshine Coast, who just last week hosted their 23rd volume. Sue not only champions her community's talent through PechaKucha, but also as an educator, board member, and university deputy dean. It's no wonder Sunshine Coast has such a top-notching curations of presentations and presenters. Check the creativity coming out of Sunshine Coast.  

One of the newest members of the PechaKucha global family is Puerto Vallarta organizer, Paco Ojeda, who steals this week's PK People Spotlight for stepping up to the challenge of cultivating PechaKucha Nights on Mexico's Bahía de Banderas, Pacific Coast. With loads of experience in overseeing editorial content, and with presentations now online from his recently Vol. 1, we're confident PechaKucha is in good hands in Puerto Vallarta. Keep your eyes on this one for more good things to come! 

The PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Queensland Emerging Architects Prize recipient and longtime PechaKucha Night Brisbane organizer, Christina Cho. As one of 20 architects profiled in Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture, she encapsulates how on-target our organizers are. And with PKN Brisbane's 50th Volume this week, we thought we'd go ahead and blast the PechaKucha Global Spotlight on Christina again, posing here with PechaKucha Founder Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein at PechaKucha annual organizer meetup in Tokyo. Well done Christina and PechaKucha Brisbane Team for all the amazingness! Here's to the next 50!!!