Poster for Aleppo's Vol. 6

Not only is the PechaKucha Night series in Aleppo, Syria alive and well, but as can be seen from the event posters in this post, the city's Vol. 6 is taking place later this month, on December 16. The official event page will soon be added to the Aleppo city page -- and for more posters, visit our PechaKucha Night posters Tumblr blog.

PKN Tokyo Vol. 92 Presentations A Bangor native with a passion for weird and creative things, Chris Pierce has been a star "Dungeon Master" -- the person who directs a session of a role-playing game -- at the annual SnowCon Gaming Convention in Orono for the past 4 years. His enthusiasm and love of tabletop gaming is addictive -- and shines through in this presentation from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 4 -- and he’s been known to convince many a "noob" to sit in on a game of Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92), architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. PKN St. Louis Vol. 9 Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for next month's PKN St. Louis Vol. 9 (pictured above) and one for the upcoming PKN Moscow Vol. 19 (it's not listed on the official site yet, but it should be added soon). Photos For the past couple of days we've been sharing coverage of specific events, and so today we catch up on quite a few photosets that we've been adding to our Flickr account. Pictured above, PKN Koszalin Vol. 8.

Calendar Tonight (June 7) sees PKN Eindhoven Vol. 2, PKN Moncton Vol. 5, and PKN Utrecht Vol. 4, while tomorrow night (Friday) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Bahrain Vol. 5 and PKN Cagliari Vol. 3. 

Point of View In "Point of View," Samer Tarabichi shares his thoughts on how you can perceive things differently after you change your angle or you change your position. The whole picture changes, and it affects your understanding and perception. The presentation is about the importance of taking different points of view on things that we take for granted. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Aleppo Vol. 2, and is in Arabic.

PKN Aleppo Vol. 5 PechaKucha Night in Aleppo Vol. 5, held in early March, was a huge success, and as organizer Harout Ekmanian tells us, "we had ten wonderful presentations and there were nearly 400 people at the event, besides the Mayor of Aleppo, Mr Ayman Hallak, and city council members." We include in this post a few photos from the event, to give you a taste of what the night was like. You'll also find the full list of presenters on the event page. More...

Poster for PKN Aleppo Vol. 5 Aleppo will have its PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 on March 11 -- a special date for us here in Japan as it marks the anniversary of last year's earthquake and tsunami, which led to our Inspire Japan efforts. The event will be held at Nadwet Al-Shahba, and you'll find more details here.

PKN Aleppo Vol. 4 Aleppo in Syria recently celebrated its 4th PechaKucha Night, and it was quite an evening, with over 400 in attendance to watch, as organizer Harout Ekmanian tells us, "10 beautiful presentations." Here then are a few photos from the event, and you'll find all presenters listed on the event page. More...

Poster for PKN Aleppo Vol. 4 Aleppo is getting ready for its fourth PechaKucha Night, with the event set to take place December 17 at the city's regular venue, Shibani School (at the Al-Shibani Building). As the poster reveals, it's time to "Refresh!" You'll find more info on the city's Facebook event page.

PKN Aleppo Vol. 3 We've been able to share a lot of material from Aleppo recently, and here is a look at the city's more recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 3, held at the same venue as previous events (the Shibani building). More...

Poster for PKN Aleppo Vol. 2 Following our post with photos from PechaKucha Night in Aleppo Vol. 2, here's a look at the poster that was produced for the event. Organizer Harout Ekmanian also sent in a few interesting links, including video reports from local TV channel MASAYA for Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, and some promotional videos that were prepared for the events (Vol. 2 and Vol. 3). We'll also soon be sharing some photos from PKN Aleppo Vol. 3.

PKN Aleppo Vol. 2 Today we take a look at Aleppo's PechaKucha Night Vol. 2, not the last PKN to be held in the city (Vol. 3 was held in April), but one that we simply hadn't gotten around to sharing photos for yet. It was help back in February, and as you'll see from the photos, counted a terrific attendance, with around 450 showing to take in the evening's varied mix of presentations (you'll find the list of presenters on the event page). The event was held at the Shibani building in the Jalloum district of the old city, and I think we can all agree that it was a terrific venue for a PKN. More...