Pecha What?

PechaKucha Night began in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to share their work, but has since grown into a global event held in over 700 cities around the world.

PechaKucha Night Lakeland gathers local creatives from across many fields to share their passions in a unique, concise format: each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds each – a 6 minute and 40 second dose of ideas before the next presenter is up.

Be sure to check out our Events for announcements about upcoming PechaKucha nights.

To get an idea of past presentations, check out our gallery.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is PechaKucha 20x20? PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.
  2. Who invented the format? The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February, 2003.
  3. Why invent this format? Because architects talk too much! Give a microphone and some images to an architect — or most creative people for that matter — and they’ll go on forever! Give PowerPoint to anyone else and they have the same problem.
  4. What are PechaKucha Nights?PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.
  5. Where are PechaKucha Nights held? PechaKucha Nights are mostly held in fun spaces with a bar, similar to the home of PechaKucha Night, SuperDeluxe, which is a space for “thinking and drinking.” To date, PechaKucha Nights have been held in bars, restaurants, clubs, beer gardens, homes, studios, universities, churches, prisons (disused), beaches, swimming pools, even a quarry!
  6. Who can present? Anyone can present — this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights.
  7. What can people present? The key to a great presentation is to present something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work. We always recommend people go and see a PechaKucha Night before they ask to present to get a good feel for what it’s all about.