Klein and Dytham debuted the concept in Tokyo’s SuperDeluxe and called it PechaKucha Night (PKN). Since then, the event has been held in over 800 cities around the world. Most cities have virtually no public spaces where people can show and share their work in a casual way.
PechaKucha is the perfect platform because it’s informal, fun, and creates an outlet for an exchange of ideas, and a celebration of creativity. A PKN can be held anywhere and anyone can present. Klein's daughter presented her artwork when she was five, and Dytham's mom presented her elaborate wedding cake creations when she was 69.
The global PechaKucha network is organized and supported by KDa, and each PKN is run by a city organizer and backed by a host of volunteers. Cities hosting PKNs consent to a free “handshake” agreement that is renewed each year. The agreement ensures there is only one event series per city and cities must organize a minimum of four events a year to qualify as an active city.
If you’re interested in organizing a PKN, start creating your PKN on Events.com today.
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