The other night I went to a pub ideal for old alcoholic bachelors with nothing to live for, thankfully Pecha Kucha was being hosted there so it was taken over by pure awesomeness. Below is a description of Pecha Kucha according to their official website:
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
You arrive, put on a name tag, grab a drink and mingle with all sorts of creative people and people that love creativity. Then you grab a seat and listen to people chat about something they are passionate about as it has expanded from just designers and to all other facets of creativity. It was fantastic to hear what people had to say, learn about new things and if I didn’t like something, it was over in 20 seconds!
The event truly brought together a cool group of people, from young to old that were all there and open to, learning about anything that the various presenters felt was important enough to discuss.
Below are links to the Cape Town Pecha Kucha site and the International site- Go!