2015 PechaKucha Pittsfield Night Schedule:

August 16 @ 7pm

Presenters still needed! Contact us with your idea today!

[The deadline to register is July 20]

PechaKucha Night is 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 conversation (“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. It also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of laughs!

While more than 230 plus cities WORLDWIDE hold these PechaKucha Nights (PKN), Pittsfield is the first and only city in Western Massachusetts to be a part of the fun. Even better — this means that YOU can get the opportunity to partake in one of these informal, social, sharing gatherings. Even if you’re not into presenting, sitting in the audience is a great place to be!

The spirit of PKNs is to have a wide variety of presentations appearing during the same event and to welcome all topics. That means scholars, artists, comedians, DIYs, entrepreneurs, innovators and others are presenting together on topics close to their hearts.

The are only two rules at PechaKucha Pittsfield Nights:

1) It must be 20 slides, advancing every 20 seconds.

2) We ask is that you keep it PG-“ish” — there might be some kids present.

Although we do many presentations in one PKN, at times we will receive more submissions than we are able to accommodate. In those cases we will ask if presenters would be willing to move their talk to the next PKN on the calendar.

Please feel free to submit ideas for talks at any time. We ask that all presenters, once confirmed, send us their slideshows at least 5 workdays in advance of the PKN. To propose a presentation contact us at 413-443-7171 or e-mail Johanna at [email protected]

Click this link to read 20 questions and answers about PechaKucha.

Here are some examples of PechaKucha Pittsfield Night presentations from the past for you to enjoy:

(Please note that although all material presented is PG, on occasion our presenters have slipped in some NSFW language)

Jenn Smith of the Berkshire Eagle talks about her travels to Pakistan:

Tom Lewis reflects on being 2 years into a stand up comedy career:

Our own Van Shields presents his take on art and identity:

Philip Shemella reflects on being a stay-at-home dad: