PechaKucha comes to Ennis

Posted on 15 June 2011 by

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A night of fun and inspiring presentations on various subjects in the fields of design, ideas, statements, concepts, the arts, life in general and lots lots more…

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where each presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and presenters talk along to the images. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

It’s a cross between show & tell, an open mike night and a happy hour (or two)! Come join us and see what it’s all about and find out why there are Pecha Kuch Nights in over 400 cities all over the world!

And best of all…IT’S FREE

If you want to help us out organising, advertising or even presenting this fun new thing to do in Ennis we’d love to hear from you!

01. PechaKucha Night is for creativity and not for profit. 

02. PechaKucha Night presentations are 20 images x 20 seconds each. 

03. The presenter has no control over the images. No "forward" or "back please." 

04. Many cities often lack spaces where creative people can share their work. 
 PechaKucha Nights are about exposing the hidden creativity in a city. 

05. The venues of choice for a PechaKucha Night have a bar attached, and include: 
disused aircraft hangars, churches, supermarkets, schools, factories and warehouses, 
as well as historic buildings, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, and theaters. 

06. A good PKN has between 10 and 16 presenters, with a Beer Break in between. 

07. PechaKucha Night presenters should include a wide range of creative people: 
activists, animators, arbiters, architects, artists, chefs, coolhunters, critics, 
curators, designers, dreamers, entrepreneurs, fabricators, fashionistas, historians,
 makers, rabblerousers, scientists, insiders and outsiders... 

08. PechaKucha Nights are held in "true" social spaces. 

09. PechaKucha Night is a "true" social network. 

10. PechaKucha Night is about thinking and drinking. 

11. PechaKucha Night is about the live event, not an LCD screen in your home. 

12. Each PechaKucha Night city signs a simple "handshake agreement" to join the network. 

13. The "handshake agreements" are just that, handshakes, based on trust and not money. 

14. Each city agrees to run a minimum of 4 events a year starting from the signing 
of the "handshake agreement." 

15. In return, we add the city to the global PechaKucha website and the global 
PechaKucha community. 

16. PechaKucha Nights are held in over 410 cities. 

17. PechaKucha Night is becoming a Global Foundation and that Foundation will 
support pro-social projects that PechaKucha presenters are involved in -- in their 
city and beyond. 

18. Profits from the events as well as sponsorship will support the Foundation. 

19. PechaKucha Nights are organized by passionate and enthusiastic people of any 
creative field. 

20. Everyone who runs a PechaKucha Night has a day job.

Venue: TBC

Date: Late July

Time: Probably about 8…but who knows

Speakers include: So far, psychologists, doctors, explorers, scientists,  designers and musicians, we even have a ghetto superstar on the cards!

 

If we do not have PechaKucha status by start date it will still go ahead as a test run and by Autumn we will have full status!… or my names not….who am I again?

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