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As you can tell from the poster pictured here, Springfield, MO is taking part in the PechaKucha Global Night on September 20, with its Vol. 11. You'll find more info and the list of presenters on the official event page.

Springfield, Missouri's Vol. 10 is coming up early this July (the 6th, to be exact) and on their City Page they've gone into great depth on the design of their latest poster, here's a snippet:

The symbol of the X is important the identity of the ideaXfactory which sits at the intersection of two main arteries connecting downtown arts districts and sections of a major urban park under construction. Finding X's in unexpected places and titling them: eXploration, eXpansive, eXotic, and eXile became a game that crossed over to Facebook where anyone could suggest X words.

Check out the full post on their City Blog

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


The poster for PechaKucha X is inspired by X's -- 20 found X's to be exact. Last fall when PechaKucha Springfield, MO organizers Russ RuBert, Pam RuBert and Meganne Rosen O'Neal were helping start a new art installation space called the ideaXfactory, they also started a game of photographing found X's and posting them on Instagram.

The symbol of the X is important to the identity of the ideaXfactory which sits at the intersection of two main arteries connecting downtown arts districts and sections of a major urban park under construction. Finding X's in unexpected places and titling them: eXploration, eXpansive, eXotic, and eXile became a game that crossed over to Facebook where anyone could suggest X words.

Another formative influence to the development of the ideaXfactory were stories about SuperDeluxe, the Tokyo home base of the PechaKucha founders, where content reigns supreme.

Most recently ideaXfactory has been awarded a prestigious ArtPlace America grant for 2013-14. One of the first events to kick off the season will be the next PechaKucha Springfield that will occur on July 6 during the Contemporary Art Street Jam. This will be event number ten for Springfield, so WOW -- how perfect is that? It's appropriately become known as PechaKucha X - idea eXploration!


Springfield, Missouri held their Volume 9 evening on February 10th and challenged their presenters to "creatively explore topics related directly, culturaly, or not at all to Climate Change." Okay, so they left things open-ended, but that that didn't stop many from following the suggested theme. Naturally, they made a neat poster for this event and we're sharing it with you. 

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

PKN Toronto Vol. 14 Presentations Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. As you'll see in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 10), after a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into 3D "art." In his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10), Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city's community centers. PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8 Posters Instead of adding a new poster to the Tumblr blog today, we share the story behind the making of Springfield, MO's poster for its upcoming Vol. 8, produced by organizer Pam Rubert.

Since we are hosting this event at our studio on our lonely industrial street, I drew our streetscape for the poster. When the full moon rises over our street, I sometimes think that my husband's aluminum sculpture is reaching for the moon. When I look out of my office window, I can sometimes see a family of groundhogs that have made a home underground. Every day they are throwing more dirt and rocks out of the hole, so the tunnels must be getting bigger and more complex. I imagined PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 as sort of an underground network of a variety of people and creatures.

Below, the groundhogs in question: Groundhogs PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20 Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, held earlier this month. Please note that the dates for Vol. 21 and Vol. 22 have already been announced, and are set for November 6 and December 4 respectively. Calendar We kick off the weekend with these events tonight (October 26): PKN Orlando Vol. 7, PKN Bern Vol. 19, PKN Waterville Vol. 9, PKN Koszalin Vol. 10, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, PKN Cagliari Vol. 4, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2. On Saturday, you'll find PKN Lodz Vol. 9.

PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 Presentations Jozef Rabara shares the striking photographic work he's produced at school. As you'll see in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), he offers up a distinctive view of his family, transsexuality, and the world around him. Grace Wu is a human rights activist who works for Amnesty International, and through her presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14) she shares her journey of working in the human rights field, and shares some of the things she's learned through that work and experience. PKN Guatemala Vol. 2 Posters Since we have so many additions to the Tumblr blog today, we've decided to highlight a few of them in our post, to make sure get to see them. Added today are the following posters: PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 (poster and web flyer), PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, PKN Jakarta Vol. 12, and PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8.  PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, there's only one event tonight (October 24), PKN Providence Vol. 43, but tomorrow is another big Thursday, with the following: PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.

Celebrating Melville and a Creative Jobs Platform in Brazil

PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 7 Presentations Megan Whilden is a government worker in the city of Pittsfield, and in this presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 1) she talks about the "Call Me Melville" summer cultural program. In this presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 7), Tiago Yonamine talks about how he created Trampos, Brazil's biggest and most famous creative jobs platform. From its Twitter account to the new powerful website, Tiago explains how young talent needs a place to find work and how brands can take notice of their potential. PKN Durban Vol. 7 Posters Today's new posters on the Tumblr blog come from Durban -- for the city's Vol. 7, which is happening on August 22 -- and Springfield, MO, for tonight's Vol. 7. Notice Although the worldwide PechaKucha network never rests, the HQ does in order to replenish its energy, and hopefully catch a few rays. We will therefore be on "sleep" mode for the next two weeks, and won't be doing our regular daily posts during this time. We will still have two new presentations going up on the site each and every day, which we'll share on the blog as well, but for details on the PKNs happening during this 2-week period, please have a look at our calendar page. Calendar Tonight, Friday (August 3), you can catch the following three events: PKN Panjim Vol. 3, PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 7, and PKN Hakata Vol. 7. Then on Sunday, we have PKN Dunsborough Vol. 5 and PKN Beijing Vol. 21, and Monday has PKN Pittsboro Vol. 11.

Poster for PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 6 These big blue lips are inviting you to the upcoming PechaKucha Night in Springfield, MO Vol. 6, set for May 12 at The Creamery Arts Center -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Here are few more details about the poster from organizer Amanda Snelson:

We are thrilled to share with you the poster for our upcoming event. This event's poster design was integrated in Missouri State University's graphic design department as a class assignment. The assignment was a hit, as the students were inspired to create such diverse poster designs. We are thrilled with all of them, but had to pick one. The chosen poster, a clean eye-popping graphic, was designed by Jessie Kroeger, a student at Missouri State University.

Poster for PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 5 PechaKucha Night in Springfield, MO Vol. 5 is coming up in January, and here's a look at the poster that was produced for the event -- you'll find presenters and links listed on the official event page (to be updated later). Here's more on the event from organizer Amanda Taylor:

PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 will be on January 22, 2011 at The Moxie Cinema, 431 S. Jefferson, #108, starting at 7pm. The Moxie Cinema has kindly opened their doors for the evening, which makes for a unique space to celebrate Springfield’s creative scene. Doors open at 6:30pm and presentations begin at 7pm. Limited seating! $5 ticket price, all proceeds go to future PechaKucha events. The presentations begin at 7pm from architects, artists, community members, and more. Presenters include local artist Gregory Benne, coffee enthusiast Tom Billonis of The Coffee Ethic, and Lori Tack of Ozark Greenways. Contact Amanda Snelson at pechakucha.spfd@gmail.com with any questions. This event is volunteer driven, founded by Klein Dytham Architecture, sponsored by Moxie Cinema, and the poster was designed by Tyler Gross.

Poster for PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 4 PechaKucha Night in Springfield, MO Vol. 4 happens tomorrow night (September 23) at RuBert Studio -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Below, more details on the event courtesy of organizer Amanda Taylor. The poster was designed by Alex Sanders.

PechaKucha Night Vol. 4, “There’s No Place Like Home: Joplin Benefit” will be coming to RuBert Studio (1841 E. Bergman St. Springfield, Missouri) on Friday, September 23. AIA Springfield and PechaKucha Night Springfield have come together once again, this time to raise money for Joplin Relief. Pam and Russ RuBert have kindly opened their studio doors for the evening, which makes for a unique space to celebrate Springfield’s creative scene. Doors open at 6:30pm and presentations begin at 7pm. The theme for PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 will not necessarily reflect the presentations, it’s simply advertising the evening as a fundraising event. Presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to present their material which makes for 6 minutes and 40 seconds of edifying entertainment. Despite the stuffy “presentation” moniker, PechaKucha’s atmosphere is casual and lax. The idea is to come away from the event with a greater perspective and richer ideas, but most importantly, to enjoy oneself in the process. We are asking for a minimum $5 donation that will go to AIA Springfield for their masterplanning services to help Joplin rebuild smarter. This event is entirely volunteer-based and sponsor funded. Poster designed by Alex Sanders. Contact Amanda Snelson with any questions. This event is brought to you by AIA Springfield and sponsored by Pam and Russ RuBert.

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