"People of color are largely underrepresented in the glass art world so, I sought to change that ratio."

In The Transformative Power Of Glass from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 40, Artist and Educator Pearl Dick uses glassblowing to empower at risk youth in Chicago.

"Technology is so woven into the fabric of society that we cant't imagine a world without it."

In Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8, David Guida and Sarah Naqvi passionately share their experiences in coding and the direction they see it heading in the future.

David and Sarah are thinkers, creators, and leaders in a medley of grassroots organizations that promote tech awareness for the youth of their community.


"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics. 


"Who knew Santas cleaning windows was a thing?!"

In Sublime and Ridiculous Record Breakers from PechaKucha Night Vol. 153Mark Dytham, architect by day and PechaKucha founder by night, is on the bill this month, making his annual Christmas 20x20 presentation. Big and small, weird and wonderful, Mark will share his collection of sublime and ridiculous record breakers.

昼は建築家として、夜はPechaKuchaの創設者としての顔をもつMark Dytham. 今年もクリスマス恒例の20x20プレゼンテーションをお届けします。今回は様々な素晴らしくもおかしな新記録達成者たちについて紹介します。


"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve."

In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.

"They are a very resilient tribe and I think they have the courage to survive in style."

In Polar Musings from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 3, Speaker Emma Linford takes us on a journey into the frozen north of Canada, where she meets reindeer, indigenous tribes, and icy conditions so cold it freezes your skin in 30 seconds.

"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..."

In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

Yahoo!: Stuff By Hand

"Just have fun with design, it's not a serious thing, it's a fun thing."

In Yahoo!: Stuff By Hand from PechaKucha Night Saskatoon Vol. 1Craig Medwyduk presents his striking design work that he has created for various businesses in the Saskatoon community.

"Improv is like being slammed in the face by objects that you don't know what they are. You have no concept of what they are or what they are going to be and you get to use it. It's a gift!" 

In How to Think on your Feet from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 1, Dann Sytsma was just as surprised as the audience when his presentation, the improvisational slot intended only for the evening's entertainment and for which he had absolutely zero preparation, became not only a coherent speech but an artful and enigmatic PechaKucha masterpiece for the ages! Well Done, Dann! 


"I was able to transition myself from a... soul draining paper pusher into a freelance creative that's able to make a living on art."

From Addicted To Photography from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 41, Ryan Brandoff shares his story about how his passion for photography has changed his mundane 9 to 5 lifestyle into a life worth living.