PechaKucha Geelong

The next PechaKucha night will be held in October 2019.

To express your interest in speaking at a future event, please contact Nerilee Jones, Industry Development Officer at City of Greater Geelong – [email protected]

What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha is a simple 20 x 20 presentation format where multiple guest speakers present 20 slides/images for 20 seconds each on a particular topic. It’s fast-paced and fun. The slides advance automatically, so presenters have to keep up! The entire presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Who invented this format?

The presentation format was devised by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo.The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February 2003 and can now be found in more than 1000 cities worldwide. For more information, visit

How did Geelong get involved?

As part of our City of Design designation and having seen PechaKucha nights in action in other cities, we loved the concept and wanted a creative way to share clever, design related stories with our local community. We obtained the license in late 2018 and hosted our first PechaKucha event in March 2019, it was a great night!

When are PechaKucha nights held?

We plan to host at least four events a year. Keep an eye on our social pages @geelongdesigncity (Insta) and @Eco Dev Geelong (Facebook) 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, how can I get involved?

If you would like to be a speaker at an upcoming event, we recommend you read our PechaKucha Guidelines which includes a checklist for PechaKucha success. This will ensure you have a good understanding of how the event works and assist with planning your presentation.

Keep an eye on our social pages for when we announce applications are open. We also put the call out through our e-newsletter which you can subscribe to at the bottom of this page.

All applications will be assessed by our team and if you are successful, we’ll contact you. If you are not selected for a particular event, don’t despair! We need to ensure we have a good mix of speakers on the night and it may be the case 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.

If you have any questions regarding PechaKucha events in Geelong, please contact Nerilee Jones, Industry Development Officer, City of Greater Geelong –  [email protected]

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