Next Event

14 NOV


Doors @ 7:00 PM / Presentations @ 7:30 PM

Choice. Which choice to make. How to make that choice and why. Which choice would you choose to re-choose?

Our speakers will each speak to the choices that define them, the ones they wrestle with and possibly the ones that they weren't able to make. In 6 minutes and 40 seconds, they will each share their unique viewpoint on the central theme of "Choice."


  • Dale Leckie - Geologist & Writer
  • Anna Cooley - Director & Filmmaker
  • Kathryn Smith - Musician & Playwright
  • Brett Bergie - Writer & Cyclist navigating gender transition and her wife's cancer
  • With more speakers to be announced in the coming days!

PechaKucha Nights are part of an international speaker series spanning over 900 cities around the globe. They follow a specific format: each speaker presents 20 slides for only 20 seconds per slide. This means each speaker has only 6 minutes and 40 seconds to express their view on the theme. It makes the presentations concise, diverse, fast-paced and a lot of fun.

BEER: You'll have your choice of Village brews during the pre-show and Beer Break -- @VillageBrewery

GELATO: Fiasco Gelato will be scooping out your choice of delicious iced desserts -- @FiascoGelato

SNACKS: Savoury snacks will be on hand to complement your beer and gelato choices.

***Please bring CASH for all food and drink purchases.***

SOCIAL: @PechaKuchaYYC

VENUE: Knox United Church -- @kxcalgary

Huge thanks to our community event partners, RocketHouse -- @RocketHouseInc

Suggest Speakers, Volunteer, Get our ticket emails:PKNYYC.com

Tickets are only $11 so buy them early and buy them fast.


To buy tickets and the FAQ, check us out on Eventbrite: 




@ VOL 12 ON MAY 28, 2012

In a culture where robots are everywhere -- whether as a toy, in an industrial setting, or as a movie villain -- it's good to have someone like DJ Sures, CEO, roboticist, and the visionary behind EZ-Robot. Watch as he shares his passion for robots, particularly the ones that are easy to control. (in English) More to see: http://www.ez-robot.com/default.aspx



Using the Format at Conferences

The PechaKucha format goes beyond regular PechaKucha Nights, and we are often contacted about having one-off PechaKucha sessions as part of conferences or festivals, which we call "Powered by PechaKucha" events. Here's one planned for the Werklund School of Education's IDEAS: Rising to the Challenge conference in Calgary.

This spring, a conference focusing on education innovation will be held on campus, and PechaKucha will figure prominently in the program. The conference, called IDEAS: Rising to the Challenge, will focus on creating opportunities for participants to inform each other’s work, to build on ideas and to challenge the ideas of learning and teaching.
According to Brenda Gladstone, co-chair of the conference and Chief Operating Officer of the Galileo Educational Network, the two-day event is for innovators, designers, educators, academics, researchers and students (hence the acronym IDEAS).
“Participants will build new knowledge networks,” says Gladstone. “These networks will focus on scholarship for teaching, in which research informs teaching and leading practices, and leading edge practices from the field inform research.”

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About the City's Organizers

  • DJ Kelly

    DJ is a civic and arts advocate and a marketing and communications professional in Calgary, Alberta.

  • Steve Nagy

    Co-founder of RocketHouse. Co-owner and Artistic Director of Breathe Parkour. So, let's go jump off pretty things and take pictures!

  • Mike Morrison

    Writer, blogger, Metro columnist and Veronica Mars movie backer. Social, media, marketing, photos and travel are my jams.

  • David Plouffe

    Member of the Pecha Kucha Calgary Advisory Group. I am bridge builder - making it possible for strange or unlikely partners to work together; a connector – linking people to one another or to others to maximize outcomes; a convener - bringing people to together to learn and discuss about an issue or topic; a collaborator – partnering with people; an idea mover -taking a leap with new ideas or people; and community voice amplifier - finding and supporting people at the margins of a field or community.

  • Zoe Klintberg

    A connoisseur of classic films and creativity and also an advocate of adventures and art.

  • Wil Knoll

    Regular Contributor to the CBC Calgary Technology Column, CBC Calgary News at 6 Television Broadcast.