Did you know that PechaKucha Nights are held in over 900 cities worldwide? Xylia Buros was one of 45 PKN organizers from around the world who attended the Global PKN Conference in Tokyo in March 2016. In this presentation, she gives a glimpse into the diversity of the series, best practices learned, and the inspiring people she met, including PKN's founders, Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein.
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Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti - THANK YOU
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 70
ON FEB 24, 2010
Thank you all for making Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti a huge success. Over 117 events took place during the 24hr PechaKucha Presentation WAVE - and we almost spoke to everyone, ahem! Fantastically over $42,000 has been raised to date - thats almost to our first target of $50,000 which buys a school.
Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti, One Year On
BY CAMERON SINCLAIR
IN SAN FRANCISCO
What a difference a year makes. Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti raised over $80,000 on the 20th February 2010 for Architecture for Humanity. Our aim was to raise enough money to rebuild one of the devastated schools in Haiti, so today, one year on we are very proud to say that dream is becoming a reality. Thanks to all the amazing efforts of Cameron Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity they have begun to rebuild schools in Haiti, one of which is directly funded by Global PechaKucha Day. To mark the occasion, and let you see progress Cameron has put together an update, in a 20x20 presentation, where you can see the design for the Ecole La Dignite, the school you have funded, taking shape. After you have watched the presentation you will understand that the money we raised has been put to use very effectively. If you can we encourage you all to continue to support the long haul AFH mission mission in Haiti, you can find the pages here.
PechaKucha Global Events
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 90
ON MAR 28, 2012
From MechaKucha to PechaKucha!
BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 126
ON JUN 24, 2015
"PechaKucha embraces all the Mechakucha-jin of the world to come and share their ideas!"
Hailing from the Netherlands, Sueli Brodin, editor at the United Nations University, PechaKucha's Maastricht organiser, and our dear friend, pays a visit to Pechakucha Night Tokyo to deliver this compelling presentation at SuperDeluxe about, of all things, PechaKucha!
Growing up very multiculturally (Dutch, French, Brazillian, Japanese), and having lived in Japan for part of her youth, she describes herself as a “Mechakucha-jin” - a hybrid word that borrows from Japanese, evoking an image of per person who is "all-jumbled up." Sueli talks about her personal background and how after years of never quite fitting in, she found a home in the PechaKucha team of Maastricht. She shares her gratitude for Pechkucha and how it continues to offer a home for people like her, and a global stage to everyone wishing to inspire others with their “mechakucha” side.
WOW! How inspiring! Thanks Sueli! We Love You!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 17, 2015.
Interconnection - Your Day in a Global Perspective
BY NATHAN DE LYSTER
@ VOL 26
ON DEC 01, 2015
Nathan de Lyster shows how an average day in the life of a middle-class Westerner connects with the lives of people from at least 20 other countries.
BY DAN WHITMAN
@ VOL 2
ON MAY 21, 2016
Dan Whitman is the Founder of Global Tap, a worldwide organization dedicated to fresh water for all, while conserving resources and protecting the environment. Did you ever stop to consider the incredible amount of plastic and glass bottles required to satisfy the demand for convenient water worldwide? Dan Whitman did and that consideration led him to establish Global Tap. Watch his PechaKucha and discover a different and sustainable way to deliver water around the world.
PechaKucha Pow Wow 2016
BY KEITH NOBLE
@ VOL 12
ON JUL 20, 2016
Every city in the PechaKucha netework is very important to PechaKucha HQ in Tokyo, no matter the size of the events or the city. Keith Noble and Tania Dennis share their experiences with other cities from around the world. The Pow Wow was great and has helped PechaKucha HQ steer PechaKucha through 2016.
My PechaKucha Journey
BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 19, 2016
"What I learned from Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"
Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charismatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun!