As one of the newest cities to join PechaKucha's creative community, PechaKucha Night Alexandria graces this week's City Focus. Located along the Potamac River, Alexandria has preserved America's colonial culture through its 18th century style architecture, boutique shops, and museums. Having held their very first volume this month, be sure to keep a look out for fascinating presentations from historically rich Alexandria! See you all at PechaKucha Night Alexandria Vol.2!

This week's City Focus lands on Brunei's scenic capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Known for its elaborate mosques and beautiful weather, Bandar Seri Begawan is also teeming with fascinating tales and is known as the creative center for Brunei. With it's intricate architecture and blue skies, it's no wonder that people can find creative inspiration in this gorgeous city. Check out PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan's homepage to see a glimpse of the creativity happening in Brunei!

Located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, scenic Batavia graces the spotlight in this week's PechaKucha City Focus. Known for their love of the sciences and arts, Batavia never fails to impress the creative community with their intellectually captivating content. With PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.10 coming up on February 15th, be on the look out for their presentations soon, and you can find their past presentations here! See you there!

We shine this week's City Focus on the bustling capital city of Ghana, Accra. We are excited to see that their four events in 2017 showcased the city's diverse talent and history. Be sure to check out Accra’s creative event posters on our official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr. We wish the PechaKucha Night Accra organizers the best of luck in planning their upcoming event! 

While PechaKucha Nights are most often hosted in clubs, lounges, and other "thinking and drinking" spaces, we salute all the Public Libraries across the world that hold PechaKucha Nights, most upcoming in Waterville, Maine for Vol. 26. It goes to show how much PechaKucha Nights can be an important and integral part of a communities cultural identity that they're celebrated in so many public collections of knowledge! We wish you the best of luck Waterville and put you in this week's City Focus to show it! 

Happy New Year! This week's City Focus heads to the heart of the most-populous built-up metropolitan area in mainland China and one of the largest urban agglomerations on the planet, PKN Guangzhou for hosting the first PechaKucha Night of 2018, their 31st volume! We wish them the best of luck in setting the tone for another year of PechaKucha creativity across the world. Happy New Year Guangzhou and Happy New Year PechaKucha! 

In honor of their inaugural Pechakucha Night, we put this week's City Focus Capital of Culture of Peru, Trujillo! In addition to being home to the newestPKN series, their colonial-era center is also home to the grand Trujillo Cathedral, with its bright yellow facade, and the blue Casa Urquiaga, as well as the neoclassical Iturregui Palace with its Italian marble statues and courtyard. Just at the city's edge is the huge adobe complex of Chan Chan, the abandoned city that once served as the center of the ancient Chimu kingdom. Needless to say, the city's breathtaking beauty and rich cultural history will no doubt be a source of inspiration and creativity for their Vol. 1 presenters! Best of Luck, Trujillo and welcome to the PechaKucha Family! 

Taking the spotlight in this week's City Focus is Taiwan's vivacious capital city, Taipei. Characterized by its diversity and charming hospitality, Taipei has cultivated an excellent environment for the growth of bountiful creativity and knowledge in Taiwan. With PechaKucha Night Taipei Vol. 35 coming up soon, let's wish them the very best and hope to see more amazing presentations from Taipei in the near future! Hip-hip-hurray for Taipei!


This week's PechaKucha City Focus brings us to the bustling city of Hanoi. With its rich multicultural history, Hanoi is bound to have some of the most innovative and creative minds in Vietnam. Let's wish Hanoi the best at PechaKucha Night Hanoi Vol. 13 this Sunday, November 26th! Cheers to the hardworking organizers who continue to bring creativity to Hanoi!

This week's City Focus spotlight lands on Punjab's lively and majestic capital city, Lahore. Home to Pakistan's second-largest populous, Lahore is bound to be teeming with creativity and excitement! As one of the newest cities in Pakistan to join the PechaKucha family, let's all give them a warm welcome on their very first event happening November 11th. See what's in store at PechaKucha Night Lahore Vol.1! See you there!