City Focus: Calgary

A picture perfect time is just around the corner for this week’s City Focus spotlight. Located in the Canadian Province of Alberta, Calgary is known for its rich cultural diversity and abundant sunshine. With its multicultural competency of 120 languages and delectable hearty cuisine, there's no wonder its among the top 5 most livable cities on Earth. We are looking forward to yet another amazing night showcasing Calgary's radiant local talents at PechaKucha Night Calgary Vol. 34. Hope to see you all there! 

Take a leisurely walk on the beach with us in Pensacola, Florida for this week's City Focus. Combining its rich history and beautiful beaches that cover 50 miles of its coastline, Pensacola is truely an intruiging and eye-catching city. With their passion for bringing people together through creativity, community outreach programs, and its fascinating history, their presentations reflect the true heart of Pensacolans. Please check out their city page to learn more about all the wonderful things Pensacola has got going on! We wish the PKN Pensacola team the very best of luck on their 13th volume on September 22nd. Hope to see you all there!

This week's City Focus features the beautiful historic town of Taos, New Mexico. The rustic adobe buildings as seen at the Taos Pueblo, inhabited by Native Americans for centuries, influence the city's appreciation for natural artistic beauty. Taos offers many galleries and museums that showcase regional artwork which make hosting PechaKucha Nights in this arist-filled city something unique and special. They are hosting their 28th volume on the 16th of September at the Taos Center for the Arts and we look forward to what the Taos community has to share. Be ready to be inspired!

Lying on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan, St. Joseph is our featured city focus this week. Home to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph is a forward moving town, latent with history of commerce and travel. This quaint beach town is welcoming to all, between its scenic coastline and magical amusement parks. We can’t wait for PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 14! See you all there.

Just in time for their PKN Vol. 24, Cairns is taking the spotlight for this week’s City Focus. Located in Queensland, Australia, this PK city is breathtaking with it’s clear blue waters and white sand. Cairns is a popular tourist location due to it’s access to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is hosting their PKN Vol. 24 during National Science week and we can’t wait. See you all there!


Travel with us to Grenland, Norway in this weeks City Focus. In August, Grenland will be hosting their own PechaKucha Night Vol. 1! Their first monthly PechaKucha Night is being held among the natural scenery and captivating coastline. Grenland is widely known for its outdoor activities, museums, and sightseeing. Grenland is a unique and offbeat Norwegian city with minds as vast as their beautiful natural world. Come out on August 29th to welcome Grenland into the PechaKucha family! Looking forward to seeing you there.


Take a trip with us to the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, for our City Focus. St. John’s is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula and is rich with both history and captivating beauty. It is one of the oldest european settlements in North America, dating back to 1519. As for the cityscape, the homes and buildings in St. John’s are radiant with color and have tremendous character. Participating in their first ever PechaKucha Night, St. John’s is going to be packed with creatives to the brim! We are so looking forward to seeing your colorful minds at St. John’s PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 at the end of this month! Follow them on intstagram for updates and fun facts about PechaKucha @pechakuchastjohns!


To celebrate their 20th PechaKucha night, we point the City Focus upon New Westminster, British Columbia. Alongside its rich heritage, the art and culture scene in New Westminster is up and coming with the Burlesque Festival and their bountiful theater productions. For their 20th PKN, New Westminster plans to invite presentations in doubles: 10 presentations x 2 presenters per presentation, all equaling out to 20 presenters. Best of luck to PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 20 and your creative take on the PechaKucha 20x20. This will be an unforgettable evening and we can’t wait to see you all there!

This weeks city focus is on Kalispell, Montana, the gorgeous valley with a secret key to Glacier National Park. Rich with Native American influence, Kalispell is directly translated in Salish to “flat land above the lake.” Kalispell is the home to beautiful wildlife, trails, and mountain ranges, all interwoven by strikingly blue lakes nestled between. The vast space of Kalispell is reflected among the open minds that are coming to speak at PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 5. Hope to see you there! 

Follow us to Leiden, a small city located in South Holland for this weeks City Focus. Sewn together with quaint canals and rivers, Leiden is the home to Leiden University established in 1575; one of the oldest and most prominent in Europe. As a university town, Leiden is brimming with young, fresh, creative minds that will be generously represented in their upcoming PechaKucha Night, PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol. 24: The Next Generation. Join us on July 4th for a night of storytelling by the next generation of Leiden. Looking forward to seeing you all there!