From the press release:
PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana vol. 12 is almost here! Beginning at 8:20 p.m. (doors open at 7:45) on May 18 and hosted by the Krannert Art Museum, this free event will showcase eight local creatives, each presenting quick-fire, “show and tell”-type presentations.
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), PechaKucha is a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 slides at 20 seconds each, for a grand total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds per presenter. This keeps presentations concise and the interest level up.
PechaKucha’s focus is on passion, not portfolio, and the presenters come from diverse creative backgrounds.
- Todd Barnett :: Great Unexpectations
- Jared Fritz :: Life Sentence
- Brian Lee :: Our National Airspace System
- Christina McClelland :: How Llama Club Prepared Me for Life
- David Michael Moore: The Art of Failure
- Eszter Sápi :: Turning the Tables/Thinking Queer Thoughts
- Joanna Strauss :: Facebook Or It Didn’t Happen
- Gretchen Wieshuber :: Beautiful Typography
Pecha Kucha Night is hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, whose mission is to cultivate a vibrant, local design culture.
PechaKucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham Architecture), was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo and has tapped into a demand that has spread virally to almost 500 cities globally. Champaign-Urbana was the 217th city to host a PechaKucha Night.
More information about PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana can be found here.