PK People: John and Stephanie

We blast the PechaKucha People Spotlight on John Taraborelli and Stephanie Caress, PKN Providence's co-organizers for hosting their ... wait for it ... 100TH PECHAKUCHA NIGHT! The first aside from Tokyo to do so in our global network of over 2000 organizers. Hats off to you two for continually hosting Providence's Coolest Party

PechaKucha People: Marissa Kovatch

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo organier, Marissa Kovatch, who "believes PechaKucha provides a significant opportunity for an emotional exchange as people share their passions and purpose."  She loves to unite people through her work and has seen the power of PK's concise platform for diverse storytelling to inspire others.  She was a founding city organizer in St. Joseph and recently kicked-off Volume 1 for PK Kalamazoo where she resides. When not PechaKucha-ing Marissa is a Principal designer & co-founder of Intersect Studio, a design & architecture firm enhancing the human condition daily through the creation of great places for people.

Big hats off to PechaKucha Night Batavia organizer George Scheetz and his rock-star team who never cease to impress in curating a vibrant line-up of presenters time and time again. We just love Batavia presentations! We put them all in the PechaKucha People Spotlight this week in honor of their volume 8 this week. Dive into presentations over on their city page. Cheers to you George and team for all your PechaKucha Passion! 

PechaKucha People: Yoshiharu Nakayama

Our weekly PechaKucha People feature highlights PechaKucha Night Kumamoto organizer, Yoshiharu Nakayama! As a Doctor, CEO, dedicated community organizer, Nakayama-san stands out for spearheading a number of inspiring initiatives, one aimed to eliminate the disparity of medical care between cities and rural areas, another focussed on community creation triggered by the 2011 East Japan great earthquake and the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, and more. Nakayama-san, it's a privilege to have such on-target people amongst the ranks! 

Our PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PKN Baton Rouge's all-star organizer Anna Schwab, who in addition to appointments at Arts Council Baton Rouge, National Endowment for the Arts, (throw in professional dancer, and super-mom) finds time to curate one of our best PechaKucha Night's out there. Check out presentations from their recent Vol. 5

We put this week's PechaKucha People Spotlight on Japanese Ukulele sensation Rio Saito, who along with percussionist Dondoko Sato serenaded PechaKucha Night Tokyo's Summer Party-curated by MINI. Thank you for such beautiful music! Check our Rio and Dondoko and presentations from Tokyo's special event

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight goes to the multi-talented, world-class Japanese Pro-surfer, Akira "Jet" Nakaura! Not only is he a superb athlete but he is also a creative director of film, art and music. He will be one of the many amazing presenters at this week's special event PechaKucha Summer Party, so be sure to come check out his presentation on July 21st! See you there!

PechaKucha Night Göttingen Organizer Alex Schmidt steps into this week's PechaKucha People spotlight! When he's not scouting or working on a PhD in theoretical neurosciences, which we know is as close to creativity as any science gets, he's cultivating the vibrant spirit of PechaKucha Göttingen who's hosting their Vol. 8 this week! Go Alex! 

PechaKucha Night Cape Town Organizer Andrew Cole graces this week's PechaKucha People spotlight! With his dynamic and friendly personality, Andrew brings laughter and joy to PechaKucha audiences from Tokyo to Cape Town! Thank you for your dedication to making PechaKucha Cape Town great and hope to see more wonderful creativity at PK Cape Town Vol. 44!

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on two PechaKucha super women, Chicago and New Orleans organizers respectively, Sharon Exley and Marianne Graffam. Both architects at trade, these women are always going the extra mile to maintain a incomparable level of engagement with each of their vibrant cities, affording them both the ability to curate some of the most hard-hitting presenters time and time again, keeping both New Orleans and Chicago's PechaKucha Nights's at the forefront of our global network!