Pecha Kucha…Pecha Whatcha?

Since 2008, some of you may have heard people talk about an event called Pecha Kucha. Two questions always follow the word Pecha Kucha: what is Pecha Kucha, and how the heck do you pronounce it?

Well let’s start with the pronunciation. Here’s a great video to help you:

Simple right?

Pecha Kucha is a presentation format created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture. The format gives presenters 20 slides as a way to curb unnecessarily long presentations, like those often experienced in the architectural industry. It all started in Tokyo, but now more than 700 cities around the world host the event. It’s an opportunity where people can share their ideas and work in a relaxed environment, something not everyone can do.

For the past six years organizations such as AIGA and now PB&J (Party, Benefit and Jam) host the event. Two weeks ago, Pecha Kucha 29 took place at MOCA Jacksonville. PB&J invited Downtown advocates to present on anything related to Downtown.

The audience heard from Greg Beere of Content Design Group, Karen Sadler of the World Arts Film Festival, Jack Twatchman of Burro Bags and Burro Bar, Gary Sass of Ad Lib Luxary Tours, Terry Lorince of Downtown Vision, Inc. and Denise Reagan from MOCA Jacksonville.

Beere spoke about how design of buildings can bring more character to Downtown and the need for more residents, Sadler discussed the World Arts Film Festival, Sass told us why he started Ad Lib Luxury Tours’ Top to Bottom Walking Tours in Downtown, Twatchman spoke about how millennials are the generation that will take over the world…or at least Downtown, Reagan presented on behalf of Marcelle Poledink on MOCA Jacksonville and Lorince educated the audience on how Downtown Vision, Inc. has marketed Downtown for the past 12 years and the efforts we’re working on today.

If you’d like to see Terry’s slides check out the pictures below.

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Pecha Kucha is a bi-monthly event hosted by PB&J (Party, Benefit and Jam), an organization that like to bring the community together by throwing unique parties. You can learn more about Pecha Kucha and PB&J by visiting the website or following them on Facebook or Twitter.