Pecha Kucha

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.  

Apply to be a Speaker, Poster Artist, Venue Host, or MC here!

PechaKucha Nashville was hosted by NCDC's Ron Yearwood, and features artwork by local artists on the posters created for each event. 

See the other PechaKucha Presentations from our past events!

Presenter Resources

Create A Profile (Create a profile so your PechaKucha presentation can be shared with the world on the Global PechaKucha Website!)

PechaKucha Powerpoint Template

PechaKucha KeyNote Template



Upcoming Events

PechaKucha Night Vol. 35: Global

PechaKucha Night Vol. 35: Global

Join us for a night where multiple speakers will talk about their global experiences, and how they relate to their work in Nashville. Topics include architecture, fashion, art, photography, entrepreneurship, civic engagement and more!

PechaKucha Night is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.

Why Global?

February 20 is the official annual celebration and anniversary of PechaKucha! 1200 cities in 137 countries across the world will be hosting a PechaKucha event. The theme for this month is Global to reflect the international nature of this annual event.

What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.

PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.

20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge.

Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.

Poster Art by AfroDrft

Past Events

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