"We're all probably suffering from chronic low level stress... But we don't have a tool to bring us back to that rest and digest."

In "Inhale | Exhale" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25, Pamella Heikel takes us on a personal journey of ups and downs as she learns how to truly breathe—and appreciate and conquer that persistent foe in all of our lives: stress.

Child Friendly in the City

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."

In Child Friendly in the City from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. Though this talk, he challenges us to view our spaces through youthful eyes, while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child friendly cities.

Poster for PKN Edmonton Vol. 26

PechaKucha Night Edmonton gets into the spirit of the season with their poster soaring to the top today, in preparation for their Vol. 26! For more of the season's best, head right down to Official PechaKucha Poster tumblr where we share what PKN posters all any of the 100+ events a month from all over the world. Get some ideas, design a great poster for your PKN, and become the next feature on our front page!

This week's city focus takes us to Canada, to the Pechakucha Night Edmonton, home not only to the visually arresting Art Gallery of Alberta but also to one of PechaKucha's most active and vibrant cities. Enjoy presentations from their recent PKN Vol. 25! Way to give'r, Edmontonians!  

We direct this week's City Focus to Canada and city of Edmonton, whose fellow Albertans in the northern town of Fort McMurray suffered the country's most destructive wildfire in recent memory. 80,000 residents were evacuated and nearly 2000 homes have been destroyed. Our hearts and thoughts go out out to all those affected. Stay tuned for ways to help by participating in the PechaKucha INSPIRE Initiative.

Mad props to PKN Edmonton, Canada this week for the simply elegant sense that went into their playful, yet sophisticatedly designed poster for their upcoming Vol. 22 this week. Stay tuned for presentations coming soon after, and in the meantime, check out their archive!

...and don't forget to have a peak at out official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr!

This week's top image on the front page of the site is this great shot of a presenter in action at the PechaKucha Night series in Edmonton.

Another month has passed and we now find ourselves in the warmth of August -- at least in the Northern hemisphere -- and that means it's also time to share a hot and fresh serving of top 5 presentations (for the month of July). All the presentations are embedded below, or follow the links to watch them on their proper presentation page -- and you can make sure to receive this list every month in your mailbox by subscribing to our global newsletter (in the footer below).

"Dating by Design" by Ayla Newhouse


"Learn Like a Beginner" by Vincent Cabansag


"Three Six Five" by Michelle Lam


"The Most Valuable Skill" by Mike Busch


"What's the Big Idea?!" by Will Russell

Can you share a story of an act of kindness?

Michelle Lam began a personal project in an effort to not only make a difference in her life, but have a positive impact on the people she came into contact with on a daily basis.

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Three Six Five" from PKN Edmonton Vol. 15, Michelle elaborates on how she decided to create an entire community focused on promoting acts of kindness, and the various social experiments she conducted in this pursuit.

For our weekend edition of "Presentation of the Day," we let Owen Brierley talk about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.