What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.
PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.
20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.
PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge.
Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.

PechaKucha Origins
PechaKucha began because, well, because people talk too much!

In 2003, yearning for “More show. Less tell,” architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein Dytham architecture invented PechaKucha. The initial purpose: to streamline long design presentations. Sessions soon morphed into happenings: PechaKucha Nights -- first in Tokyo, then around the world. Today, more than 50,000 people present at 1200+ global PechaKucha Nights every year. And the number keeps exploding. Today schools and business use PechaKucha to creatively and effectively engage students and employees on a range of subject matters. We’re part of a global whānau.


PechaKucha Night Christchurch

Our local version of PechaKucha Night started in 2008. PechaKucha Nights are event where people share hilarious, heartwarming, tear-jerking PechaKucha presentations at brick & mortar venues around the world. And when we say people -- we really mean anyone with something to say can present. No professional public speakers here. Audiences at PK Nights range from 50 to 5,000.

Contact Us
PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organiser: organiser@pechakucha-chch.org.

PechaKucha Night Christchurch City Organisers

City organisers are volunteers who are passionate about storytelling, connection, creativity and love the 20x20 format!

2015 - 2022
Experience Curator | Consultant

2014 - 2017


2011 - 2013
Architectural Historian


2008 - 2011
Architectural Graduate

PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.