A few months ago I heard about Pecha Kucha Night and thought it sounded like an event worth attending. The idea is simple, a show and tell by designers for designers. It uses the broadest possible definition of design so that architects, photographers, print, industrial, fashion etc. designers are included. Everybody shows up and starts socializing, a 5 à 7 atmosphere prevails, and then presenters kick off their talks. 10 to 15 people in an evening get 20 slides at 20 seconds each, so it moves quickly. Even if you’re not terribly interested in one presentation, give it 6 minutes and 40 seconds and another will take it’s place.
Unfortunately there wasn’t a Pecha Kucha Night in Montreal. So I contacted the Pecha Kucha organizers in Tokyo and asked what I had to do to set one up. Knowing that I’d need a partner in crime on this project I twisted Boris‘ rubber arm before he returned from Japan and we were off and running. (Mad props to him for the PKN MTL site)