Pecha Kucha Nights Near You

picture by: Markus Hofko

Have you ever been to a Pecha Kucha night? Never heard of it?

Pecha Kucha is a presentation format for creative work originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Kein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) in Tokyo, Japan in 2003.

A Pecha Kucha night is an event format in which presenters show a slideshow of 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds — giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. Each event usually has 8 – 14 presenters. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art and creative fields.

The event format has been replicated in more than 300 cities, including London, San Francisco, Seattle, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Berlin. Events usually are limited to one each month per city and a minimum of four events per year.

Luka Hinse brought Pecha Kucha Nights to New Zealand and Auckland started in March 2007 as the first NZ city. Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Hamilton, Dunedin, Gisborne, Raglan, Whangarei and Queenstown are now running regular Pecha Kucha Nights.

Pecha Kucha is for CONTENT and not profit.

Find a city near you and join the conversation!

These are the upcoming Pecha Kucha Nights, with more info about the speakers usually posted a few days before each event on

If you have never been I would strongly recommend you go along for something different!

Wellington Pecha Kucha:

PKN_WGN_10  Monday 28 February 2011
Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Terrace

Nelson Pecha Kucha:

PKN_Nelson_09  Thursday 17 March 2011
Theatre Royal.

Auckland Pecha Kucha:

PKN_AKL_24  Thursday 24 March 2011
Webb’s Auction House, 18 Manukau Road, Newmarket
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8.20pm

For more information see