PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet,
network, and show their work in public.
It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation
format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
Over the past three years, Maine Center for Creativity has assisted in bringing 17 Pecha Kucha events
to Portland and helped spark these events in Bangor, Kennebunk, Midcoast, Vinalhaven, Brunswick,
Lewiston/Auburn, Downeast and Waterville.
For more information and to learn how to become a Pecha Kucha presenter, visit http://www.pechakuchamaine.org/