PechaKucha drags you into a live situation with atmosphere, energy and real human interaction.

PechaKucha drags you into a live situation with atmosphere, energy and real human interaction.
The speakers will inspire you as they share their passions, their creativity, their achievements… just about anything really …

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture. It draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”. It was started as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has however, turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in over 878 cities around the world, inspiring people worldwide.

The casual atmosphere of the event makes it easy to socialise naturally. You can speak to any presenter during the beer break and say: “That was fantastic, I love what you do!” – and start a conversation from there.

The event creators call it a “think and drink” night and that encapsulates perfectly the vibe of the event, casual, laid-back, entertaining and thought-provoking all at once.

The presentation format is based on a simple idea: 20 images displayed for 20 seconds each whilst the presenter talks you through it. It is a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things interesting. It forces people to reduce, to clear their minds and think about what is relevant. It is amazing how much you can put across in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Date: January 27th 2016
Venue: The Venue, Melrose Arch
Time: 18.30 for 19.00 start
Entrance: Free
Cash Bar Available
Booking Essential


We have 10 speakers lined-up for Wednesday evening, addressing everything from body-language to teamwork, collaboration and inspiration.

Everyone has a story and we’d love to hear yours: whether it’s quirky, creative, funny, heart-warming, deep, shallow, inspiring or thought-provoking – give it a go!

If you’d like to present – apply here:

Remember there are no rules about who can speak or the subject matter (within reason, obviously).

The only rule is the 20 x 20 one (20 slides of 20 seconds each).

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