...And the Academy Award goes to PechaKucha Ostrava, the Czech city who has not only reached the 20th PKN milestone, they did it in epic style with this tip of the hat to Godzilla and the giant monster movies of the past. We'd like to thank all the little people (literally) that help make this dream a reality ;-) Here's to you Ostrava. Congrats on #20! 

PechaKucha nights in Ostrava, Czech Republic are enormous undertakings. PKN Ostrava's last celebration, their Vol. 10, saw 1500 attendees alone and their upcoming Vol. 11 promises to be even bigger! 

(Seriously, check out the photos from their Vol. 10)

Volume 11 will be held this Saturday, March 30th, in the grand Landek Park.

To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

PKN San Antonio Vol. 6 Presentations Linda Perez was born and raised in San Antonio. Over the course of her life, she has cleaned hominid fossils and taught secondary school in Kenya, done research at Harvard University and conducted a health care survey in the Andes Mountains, helped initiate sustainable agriculture and rural businesses in Zambia and assisted in HIV/AIDS awareness & prevention in Swaziland. Since 1993, she has overseen the development of a herd of Beefmaster cattle on her 300-acre L&M Ranch, 40 minutes south of San Antonio. Her presentation (from PKN San Antonio Vol. 6) focuses on her life as an independent, organic farmer in the heart of Texas. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Ostrava Vol. 8) contains stories about wooden buildings that were realised in the Czech Republic by Martin Rajnis and his students. The buildings are inspired by traditional dwellings found in many parts of the world, that are friendly to the environment and, for the most part, very cheap. Martin also points out the bureaucratic system that affects Czech building policies. PKN Orlando Vol. 6 Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog comes in the form of a trio of posters for the upcoming PKN that's set to happen on October 26 in Orlando -- although V6 appears on the poster, this is in fact the series' Vol. 7, and you'll find the full list of presenters on the official event page. Video Today we have a great video teaser to share for the upcoming PKN Trnava Vol. 5, which will be part of the Grape Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Slovakia.   Calendar Today (August 22) you can catch the following two events: PKN Cairns Vol. 5 and PKN Durban Vol. 8. Tomorrow, you have the following three PKNs to choose from: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 19, PKN San Antonio Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 7.

Poster for PKN Ostrava Vol. 3 Ostrava's PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 was held this past Saturday, and from what we hear it was a full house. Here's a look at the poster that was created for the event, featuring a nod to the Swiss-ness found in all PKNs. PKN Ostrava organizer Jiri Vicherek explains:

The Swiss army knife is the symbol of third PKN Ostrava, and the reason should be obvious. Both the Swiss army knife and the PechaKucha format share the same valuable attributes: They are popular, prestigious, smart, versatile, functional and unique, and both combine great concepts inside of them. So enjoy our third poster for our third PKN event.

PKN Ostrava Vol. 2 PechaKucha Night in Ostrava Vol. 3 has been announced for March 5, and here's organizer Jiri Vicherek with some more details. A third PKN in Ostrava, and a third interesting venue. After the amazing location in the middle of an old industrial complex protected by UNESCO, Lower Vítkovice, and the second event at the most famous Ostravian dance club, The Fabric, which attracted close to 700 people, the third PechaKucha Night is to be held in the movie theatre Vesmír (the name means "cosmos' or "space" in Czech). This venue in the city center has great historical value to the city and at the same time is a superb technical facility. Speakers are yet to be confirmed, tickets (for free, organizers are trying hard to maintain this luxury) will be available next week, and a full house is expected yet again. More info (in Czech) is available on the local website or at the facebook page.

PKN Ostrava Vol. 2

Looks like it was an amazing PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 for Ostrava, held this past Saturday, as described below by organizer Jiri Vicherek.

It was completely full, about 700 people of all ages and backgrounds! The event was at club Fabric, usually a dance club, very famous, and rebuilt from the old tram depot! 12 guests presented their passion, including Adam Gebrian, architecture guru and co-organizer of PKN Prague, design studio OFICINA -- creators of the visual concept of the Prima COOL TV Channel -- and guys from the design studio Najbrt -- creators of both Ostrava's and Prague's city logo design. It was huge succes, documented by various national and local media.