"Teaching isn’t just about bestowing substantive knowledge to students. It’s about teaching them and giving them experiences that Google can’t."

It is easy to grasp the concept that communication is a two-way street but how many of us really put the theory into practice? How easily do we fall on the default of just trying to put our point across, specially if we think about education?

Mark Kawakami is passionate about teaching and also describes himself as a failed comedian. In The Teacher Who Learned to Listen from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, he shared what conclusion he came to over the years of teaching.

“The single most incredible statistics about my trip was not the kilometres I covered.. but was that the entire time during in Africa.”

In "Fat Kid on a Bike", From PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40Ron Rutland had the privilege of spending 27 months cycling 30,000km through every country in Africa. For most the view of the world is derived from what we see in media. In this presentation, he will shares what is Africa and its people who taught him. 

Kennebunkport, Maine, USA, "A Place to Be All Year", lands the PechaKucha City Focus for sharing their communities' creativity this week, by uploading a batch of presentations from their recent Vol. 21! Their proximity to the sea informs topics ranging from Lobster Photography to Amphibious Tiny Houses! Check 'em out!

A round of applause for the influencers and instigators from PechaKucha Night Glasgow for this poster from their 30th volume! Locking in on architecture's role in shaping their culture they shared conversations that give voice the distinct "Glasgow Style". Delve into more PechaKucha Posters on Tumblr

PechaKucha Night New Westminster committee member, and PechaKucha Person of the Week, Jen Arbo is being recognized and interviewed in the New Westminster Record as the city's Citizen of the Year, and we at PechaKucha HQ couldn't be more proud of her. Check out the full interview here.

“I went to Japan and got completely blown away."

In "Tilly's Tokyo" from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 21, illustrator Tilly aka Running For Crayons takes us on a visual journey, drawing on her time in Japan. Tilly got very inspired by Tokyo's bursitng life, incredibly interesting people and beautiful nature that she has seen along the way.

"Sidecars make you happy!"

In "3 Wheels, 2 Pals, 1 Tail" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3, After purchasing a Ural motorcycle, Melissa Monno and her dog, Dante, put the bike and themselves to the test, hitting the road into the Western United States. The two found a world of adventure and serendipitous encounters along the way, which fueled an “anything is possible” mindset. Upon returning home, the two strive to continue spreading happiness and Melissa aims to build meaningful connections within her new community as a small business owner.

"How did we get to grow mushroom on used coffee grounds?"

In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, as an event organizer and urban farmer Alexander Elichner tells us the story behind his ideas and ways to grow mushroom on used coffee grounds. He give us the tips and how to applies a sustainable and circular approach to farming! Do you want to find out how? 

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.”

In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.

“Nature is a massive role in our business.”

At PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol.2, Bronagh O'Kane shares her journey to the making of her print company, called "Orwell and Goode". She talks about how the company came into being, and what infroms their work. She belives that nature can attach with our emotional connection which influence her business. Her business won an award at Top Drawer for Best New Product!