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.
At the last Austin event, they had hundreds and hundreds of people, and I heard they even had to turn some folks away, but tonight It’s gonna be in a big empty retail space at 416 W. Cesar Chavez, so everyone should be able to get in. The doors open at 7:30pm, presentations start at 8:20 pm. There’s beer. No cover, only donations.
Come by, listen to some cool folks talk about their work, and pick up a postcard!