PechaKucha Geelong


27 November 2019 – PechaKucha Vol. 3 – Make Create Innovate 

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What’s PechaKucha?

PechaKucha (pronounced ‘pet-cha-kut-cha’) is a Japanese word that means chit chat.

It’s a simple 20 x 20 presentation format where multiple guest speakers present 20 slides/images for 20 seconds each on a particular topic.

PechaKucha is fast-paced and fun. The slides advance automatically, so presenters have to keep up! One PechaKucha presentation goes for six minutes and 40 seconds.

How did Geelong get involved?

We wanted a creative way to share clever, design-related stories with our local community as part of our City of Design designation.

We saw PechaKucha in other cities and fell in love with the concept, so we obtained a license in late 2018 and hosted our first PechaKucha Night in March 2019. It was a great night!

When are PechaKucha Nights held?

Keep an eye on our website and follow us on Instagram (@geelongdesigncity) and Facebook (@EcoDevGeelong) for announcements. 

What makes a good PechaKucha?

Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected – unexpected talent, unexpected ideas.

Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or passion.

Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha Night into ‘a box of chocolates’.

PechaKucha is not a sales pitch. The emphasis is on storytelling.

I’d like to be a speaker at a future event, how can I get involved?

Start by reading our PechaKucha Speaker Guidelines UNESCO City of Design 2020, where you’ll find a checklist for PechaKucha success. This explains how PechaKucha nights work and helps you plan your presentation.

We put the call out for speaker applications on our website and social pages and in our e-newsletter. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up for Geelong UNESCO City of Design e-news at the bottom of the page and stay in the know.

We’ll let you know if your application is successful. We need a good mix of speakers and it may be that your topic will fit better with a future event.

All speakers participate on a voluntary basis and our PechaKucha nights are free for people to attend.

Who invented PechaKucha?

The PechaKucha presentation format was devised by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo.

The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February 2003.

PechaKucha can now be found in more than 1,000 cities worldwide. For more information, visit

More questions?

If you have any questions about PechaKucha Geelong, please contact Nerilee Jones, Industry Development Officer, City of Greater Geelong at [email protected]

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