Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, show work and share ideas spontaneously and casually, using a presentation format of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha Nights are all about interaction, direct feedback, eye contact, body heat and excitement – adding that ephemeral, yet essential haptic experience, which simply cannot be communicated any other way.

We hope you enjoyed May 29th ‘s Pecha Kucha Ottawa Volume 8 at Saint Brigid’s. It featured the local talents and projects of:

Andrew Plumb | Hacker and 3D Print guru

Ryan Stec | Artengine

Alexandre Castonguay | New Media and Digital Art

Basil AlZeri | Interdisciplinary artist

Anthony Scavarelli & Henri Kuschkowitz | Luminartists

David Rust-Smith | Bibz Games

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Spoken word artist

Megan Smith | Media Artist and Curator

Stephanie Vicente | Herd Magazine

Arturo Brisindi | Video Artist

Of course, we’re doing it again! Another 4000 seconds of inspiration is coming your way this fall!

Pecha Kucha Volume 9 will be held on September 20th, 2013. It will take place at the minxy Mercury Lounge, a perfect venue for this edition of PK Ottawa. This will be a very special night for all Pecha Kuchas as they are being synchronized worldwide on this day under the shared theme “Hidden Heroes.” In keeping with this exciting happening, PK Ottawa is eager to present to the world unique manifestos, as presented by the evening’s intriguing lineup of creative speakers, on this Ottawa-appropriate topic.

The full lineup will be announced soon, but for now, we’re excited to say that Jeremy Waiser of Avaaz, the international e-petition powerhouse, and Liam Mooney of Jackpine, Ottawa’s latest digital ad agency, are on board to thrill and delight you.

We at Pecha Kucha Ottawa have been busy bringing new vision and fresh energy to the team.  We’d like to welcomeEsmeralda Smith Romero to Pecha Kucha Ottawa, where she will be heading up the communications efforts. Britta Evans-Fenton is an integral part of the Pecha Kucha Ottawa team as the technical coordinator. Remco Volmer will continue to curate and oversee PK Ottawa, part of his repertoire of community focused initiatives, from Electric Fields and the Mini Maker Faire to Dr Sketchy.

We’d like to invite you to visit our new blog at Here you will find an overview of past PK Ottawa sessions and presenters. As we move forward it will also be a shared space featuring new initiatives by P K Ottawa, which, like any good burlesque show, will be unveiled all good time.

Hub Ottawa will be hosting their latest Hub & Spoke presentations on August 28th and Pecha Kucha Ottawa will be there glitter bombing and sharing our event and vision with the crowd.

Wishing you all a safe and happy summer. See you September 20th for a night of curiosities that will get curiouser and curiouser.


Remco, Britta and Esmeralda.

Pecha Kucha Ottawa Vol 9

Friday, September 20th 2013

7PM – 10PM

Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square

Hub & Spoke

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

5:30PM – 8:30PM

Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank St

Anamorphic Lens Love, an Unusual Flat in Florence, and Ottawa Panoramic

PKN Cork Vol. 1 Presentations What's an anamorphic lens? Find out in this presentation (from PKN Cork Vol. 1) by Mike Hannon, as he talks about his love of this photography accessory, leaving you with the following thought: How can something so geeky be so entertaining? In this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Pisa Vol. 1), Juri Favilli covers an architectural renovation project for a flat in the middle of Florence's old town. The concept was to have new living areas in which most of the home's functions were placed in the walls. You end up with a living space with almost no furniture, which answered the client's request of wanting an "ordered home." PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 Posters There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so we'll highlight (above) yesterday's PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 flyer -- the event takes place this coming Sunday (June 17). PKN Ottawa Vol. 5 Photos Above, a first look -- and a panoramic one at that -- at the scene for last night's PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, about 30 minutes before the start. As PKN Ottawa organizer Remco Volmer tells us, "the speakers were great, the room was nearly at capacity, and the vibe was terrific." Calendar First up, here are tonight's (June 14) events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 14, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following four events: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, PKN Des Moines Vol. 10, and PKN Paris Vol. 18. 

Poster for PKN Ottawa Vol. 1

As we announced late last month, PechaKucha Night is coming to Ottawa in early 2010, with Vol. 1 set to happen January 27 at the Arts Court Theatre. Here's a look at the poster organizers have created for the inaugural event.

PechaKucha in Ottawa

You've got to hand it to the organizers of the upcoming PechaKucha Night in Ottawa: the first event in the nation's capital is set to take place January 27, 2010, but the official city page is already streaming photos of what we're assuming is the scheduled venue (Arts Court Theatre and Studio). How's that for a teaser!