PechaKucha Night C-U is looking for presenters! We’re now accepting applications for PKN Vol.23 (Saturday, February 11 at Virginia Theatre). Would you like to present? Read on:
PechaKucha presenters come from a wide range of fields — activists, architects, artists, chefs, coolhunters, critics, designers, dreamers, entrepreneurs, fashionistas, historians, makers, photographers, and scientists, to name a few.
The most important thing about your PK presentation is that you love your subject matter. Though you will have only 6 min. and 40 sec. to deliver your final presentation, an ideal topic is one you could talk about for hours. We look forward to your submissions and delving into your creative brain! Please note that if you don’t get chosen for the next PK, we keep your application and may get in touch with you to present at a later volume.
Applicants will be notified by January 5th if they are selected to speak for the Volume 23 show. All selected presenters are expected to attend a presenter meet up on Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30pm. The meet will take place at the [co][lab] located at 206 W Main St., Urbana, IL.
PechaKucha is an international event where artists, designers, and creative minds come together for a live, high-energy extravaganza. The PechaKucha format, 20 slides in 20 seconds each, allows 8-16 presenters only 6 minutes and 40 seconds each to strut their stuff. This keeps presentations concise and the interest level up.
PechaKucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham Architecture), was conceived in 2003 and has tapped into a demand that has spread virally to over 600 cities globally. For more information or to get a sense of the magnitude of the event, check out the official site.